Text to Change the World

My, my. We have come a long way with cell phones, haven’t we? Remember when cameras didn’t take pictures, record video and help save the world? I do, but I won’t talk too much about it because I’d be aging myself.

Let’s just focus on the aspect of change, shall we?

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that The Red Cross pulled in an astonising $22 million dollars from it’s text-to-give campaign which is being powered by mGive.

In 36 hours alone, donations made via mobile phones for Haiti Earthquake Relief surpassed $7 million across all the short codes managed by the Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile. This amount represents a mobile-giving record for funds raised for a single cause.

Before you get super-impressed by the numbers, please know, there is much more to do to rebuild Haiti. Here’s a list of organizations you can text to make a difference:

Text the word “Haiti” to 20222 to donate $10
On behalf of the Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund

Text the word “Haiti” to 85944 to donate $10
On behalf of the International Medical Corp

Text the word “Haiti” to 25383 to donate $5
On behalf of the International Rescue Committee

Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10
On behalf of the Red Cross in the U.S.

Text the word “Haiti” to 52000 to donate $10
On behalf of the Salvation Army Upper Wisconsin

Text the word “Haiti” to 45678 (In Canada Only)
On behalf of the Salvation Army in Canada

Text the word “Haiti” to 30333 (In Canada Only)
On behalf of the Plan Canada

For more information on these various campaigns and how mobile giving works, go to the Mobile Giving Foundation’s website at www.mobilegiving.org.

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