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My blog is strictly about photography... so for this post I wrote the above and, well, took a photo of it!  I was looking for a trusted website today to send a donation for Haiti.  I was planning to pay around $50, then I thought it would be more fun to involve you.  Yes you!

Until 12pm Kuwait time on Friday, for every comment I get from a unique visitor to this post, I will add a dollar to my original donation.  I post on Facebook and Twitter, so I will be counting the comments, replies and retweets - as well as those below.  I'm optimistic, but I apologise (a little) for also being realistic.  I will pay a maximum of $200 to WFP.  If you know of a better organisation, please let me know.

Thank you for YOUR HELP!

UPDATE i: A very generous offer by intlxpatr and her husband: They will match (y)our donation! Talk has become even less cheap! Your comment is now effectively worth $2.  Thank you intlxpatr :)

UPDATE ii:  We have, together, donated $250 to the World Food Program, specifically for their 'Help Haiti' appeal.  I hope this small contribution helps their great effort.  The enthusiasm shown by many of you to help is inspiring.  I thank you all for your time and input.  Have a great Friday/weekend and I wish you all the best.

UPDATE iii: Intlxpatr and Marzouq have matched our $250 donation, and Polar Panda has donated $249 Canadian.  These additions, together with the matched donations of the Canadian government, and Polar Panda's employer, brings the total to an impressive $1,450.  Thank you so much!

Reader Comments (70)

It's noble to care about the world, and ignore your own problems for a while. I wish many more could do it. :) Keep it up.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Alpha


Blog $5
Facebook $2
Twitter $3

Current Total _______________ $104

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

To help the world... Better hurry.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Alpha

Thank you for your generosity.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

bu yusef!
mashallah! Ikaib al3mal aljeed! saly Allah 3laik!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZ.J.110

Carry on your good work!


January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter$tyli$h Executive


Blog $4
Facebook $2
Twitter $3

Current Total _______________ $113

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Good morning! Here's my $2 worth.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterG

Thank you so much for all your support.

Final addition:

Blog $1
Facebook $3
Twitter $1

GRAND TOTAL _______________ $118

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Great work coz!! ;)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQ80BOY

Donation made... See update ii

I couldn't miss the opportunity of intlxpatr matching our contribution, so we donated 250.

This means a combined total of $500!
Thank you all once again... especially intlxpatr :)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I sent my matching donation - $250 - to the WFP, Bu Yousef. Well done! Thank you for this humanitarian challenge.

I am hearing about a great Family Day at a camp in Kuwait, with food from Mais al Ghanim and tickets a 10KD donation. Oh, what a great day that sounds like. I think it is a joint effort of American Women and British Women (and very well could be others)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

Better late than never ;-)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

my vote.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlt40

Sounds great... Today however, I painted a few walls inside the house and my wife took the kids ice-skating :)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Hey Yousif! Thank you for providing us a way to help!

Thanx to your comment I will match your donations as well to $250!

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Great action with love, Bu Yousef.
I've sent my match $249 (CAN) to World Relief Canada as I can get a tax receipt (Canadian government will return 33% of my donation to me). Both my employer and Canadian government will match it. So it will be $747 in total.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

Oh WOW. Bu Yousef, did you see? 250 from Marzouk and 249 from Polar Panda? Just look what you have done - you've created a $999 donation from thin air, or virtual space!

Walls: what colors?

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

:) even more... See update iii

Walls: Drawing room had to be a little boring to blend with classic furniture, so: grape green and caramel. Dining room was more fun with a rich mocha colour :)

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I just found out an exciting fact today! Here is the math behind the Heidi Relief Donation on my end:

Polar Panda donate $249
Talisman matches $249
My consulting firm (Sierra systems) matches $249
Canadian matches $249 x 3
Total: $1494

Oh, that is so neat! I am so happy!

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFruitloop

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