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Haitian Relief Donations by Text Reach $20M

Donations made via texting for Haiti Earthquake Relief have surpassed $20 million across all the short codes managed by the Mobile Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping other nonprofits raise funds through mobile services.

It is an unprecedented show of the power of mobile communications to enable initiatives – a power that can be leveraged for the greater good, be it anything from disaster relief to eye-witness reporting of world events.

On Sunday, thanks to widespread marketing on national broadcast outlets, mobile donations increased by $3.5 million, raising the total amount from $16+ million reported by MGF on Monday, to more than $20 million. The Foundation said it continues to see donations come in at an increasing pace, and will report updated numbers throughout the week.

Donations are being made by texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone. Depending on the code, a micro-donation of $5 or $10 will be added to a user’s cell phone bill. A full 100 percent of the donation goes to the recipient charity, which is earmarking the donations specifically for Haiti.

Legitimate, available short codes include:

  • Text the word “Quake” or “Haiti” to 20222 to donate $10 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
  • Text the word “Yele” to 501501 to donate $10 to the Yéle Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti, founded by Wyclef Jean.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 52000 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.
  • Text the word “Hope10” or “UNICEF” to 20222 to donate $10 to UNICEF.
  • Text the word “Habitat” to 25383 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 40579 to donate $10 to the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
  • Text the word “Oxfam” to 25383 to donate $10 to Oxfam America Inc.
  • Text the word “Save” or “Safe” to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children Federation Inc.
  • Text the word “Give” or “World” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision Inc.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 85944 to donate $10 to the International Medical Corps.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 25383 to donate $5 to the International Rescue Committee.
  • Text the word “Care” to 25383 to donate $10 to the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE)
  • Text the word “Give” to 25383 to donate $10 on behalf of the MTV telethon.
  • Text the word “AJWS” to 25383 to donate $10 to the American Jewish World Service.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 45678 (In Canada Only) to the the Salvation Army in Canada.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross in the U.S.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 30333 (In Canada Only) to donate $5 to Plan Canada.
  • Text the word “Hope” or “Monde” to 45678 (In Canada Only) to donate $5 to World Vision Canada.
  • Text the word “CAHAITI” to 20222 (In Canada only) to donate $5 to the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative.

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