These “mom and pop” philanthropists are proving that micro-aid philanthropy can make a difference in people lives. It is a style of philanthropy called micro aid – Reginald Amide, a student from St. John’s University in New York City, helped to organize a Haiti relief dinner last month with the university’s Haitian student organization. The dinner’s proceeds were donated to Zafen.org, a new microfinance website. Edlyne Abellard, a 43- year old registered nurse from New Jersey, conducted a clothing drive at her church and shipped her donations to Port-Au-Prince, where she was born. She and her husband have also increased their monthly donation to a private school that was destroyed by the earthquake.
- Have you ever considered organizing something to support the Vincentian Family’s efforts in Haiti?
- Are you aware that Zafen.org makes it easy for a group of friends to bundle their support?