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Fashion Helps Haiti

Fashion Helps Haiti

LA-based t-shirt line Kid Dangerous designed the "HELP HAITI" tee, with all proceeds going to the One Dome At A Time Emergency Fund.

In the wake of Haiti's tragic earthquake, The Budget Babe is donating $1 for every comment received below (up to $100) to the American Red Cross for Haitian Relief. Hey, I'm not Oprah but I wanted to do my small part.

If you're looking for ways to help, text "Haiti" to 90999 to automatically donate $10 to American Red Cross Relief or go to Alternatively, you can text "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5 via Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti organization.

For more on the fashion designers and retailers who are supporting relief efforts in Haiti, check out this great article on The Recessionista by my friend Mary Hall.

If you're looking for a "Help Haiti" badge that you can add to your blog, visit

UPDATE January 17, 2010: Thanks to YOU we reached our goal of 100 comments!! As promised, I made my pledge of $100 on behalf of The Budget Babe and its readers to the American Red Cross. Here's "proof" (screenshot of my receipt - click to enlarge):

Thanks again to everyone who posted a comment. Together we can make a difference as cliche as that sounds. You guys ROCK.

thanks so much for doing this, i think its great that you're helping others out in a time of need. you're someones oprah out there! :-)
#1 teresa on 2010-01-16 07:32
this is a good idea
#1.1 this is cool (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 14:48
My husband and I just gave money to the red cross. This is a great way to raise some money. I hope you reach your $100.
#2 Jennifer on 2010-01-16 08:27
Thanks for helping!
#3 Beth (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 08:36
Thanks for doing this. Great idea!
#4 Terry on 2010-01-16 08:41
I am not leaving a comment so you will give, I am leaving a comment to COMMEND YOU for your generous spirit and for using your voice and your fabuless blog to help people in Haiti. Earlier this week, a blogger collation was formed. Bloggers were asked to raise their voices. THANK YOU for answering the call. Your spirit is as beautiful as you are! :-)
xox the recessionista
#5 Mary Hall on 2010-01-16 08:50
gave to the clinton foundation's haiti relief fund ( and planning to give to the red cross. thanks for contributing too!
#6 gina on 2010-01-16 09:40
Thanks for doing this!
#7 Laura on 2010-01-16 10:13
this is a great idea! :-D
#8 jenn on 2010-01-16 10:21
Thanks for being so generous and doing this!
#9 Katie on 2010-01-16 10:23
#10 Camden on 2010-01-16 10:26
This is a great thing you are doing:) Thank you!
#11 Sarah Lyon on 2010-01-16 10:28
this is a great thing to do.. thanks!
#12 capripor on 2010-01-16 10:37
Great Idea!
#13 alicia (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 10:39
i think it's great you're doing this... thank you!
#14 dana on 2010-01-16 10:41
I just donated as well! Thanks for doing this.
#15 Alisha on 2010-01-16 10:45
Google Crisis Response also has a hefty list of organizations who are accepting donations and various forms of aid. Visit my blog for more info.

P.S. Generosity is generosity, BB. Imagine how many people $100 can feed! I think what you're doing is just wonderful.
#16 Katie Lynn (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 10:58
This is great! I think everyone should donate. Even though my family had an extremely hard 2009, its nothing compared to the devastation in Haiti.
#17 Noelle on 2010-01-16 11:06 is also a great one to donate to! Thank you BB for being so generous.
#18 Cydney Coleman on 2010-01-16 11:19
100 is going to make an incredible amount of difference. Thank you for your generosity
#19 nohemy on 2010-01-16 11:23
so happy your doing this! i plan to do my part also!
#20 Amanda on 2010-01-16 11:26
Wow, great way to help!
#21 Anna on 2010-01-16 11:32
Nice idea. It's great that people are coming together to help out.
#22 mary (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 11:36
Such a tragedy, it's really heartbreaking. Thank you for donating, this is really sweet of you.
#23 Irina (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 11:56
Great way to help. Thanks!
#24 Jamie on 2010-01-16 11:59
This is such a great idea! And believe me, $100 goes a long way in Haiti- the average salary there is around $400 a year! Thanks for these efforts!
#25 Clewis on 2010-01-16 12:06
hey, it's so great that you're doing this!
#26 eliza on 2010-01-16 12:10
Such a great initiative.
#27 Maxine on 2010-01-16 12:18
Great idea! I'm sure your contributions will be greatly appreciated! :-)
#28 Sydney on 2010-01-16 12:28
what a good idea! :-)
#29 Case on 2010-01-16 12:30
this is an amazing idea, and extremely noble of you. I hope you get to a 100.
#30 Dana Miller on 2010-01-16 12:42
This is very nice of you to do.
#31 Tatiana on 2010-01-16 13:00
Thanks for for doing this BB. :-)
#32 Stacy Z on 2010-01-16 13:08
Awesome idea :-)
#33 lagurl97 on 2010-01-16 13:39
I think this is wonderful thing for you to do, and so happy that many of us realize that we must do something to help. I have donated money since it's happened to Wyclef Jean's organization

Hope you get to 100! I'll spread the word! :-)
#34 Moni (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 13:48
This is a wonderful thing! I have had my family and friend text money and I'm glad that the some of us in the blogging community are trying to bring attention to this horrific disaster. This country is crippled by not having enough Trama/Emergency facilities to treat those who have been badly injured. So many are now are at risk for losing their lives if they do not get surgery within the next 24 hours. The situation is critical there, so support is still needed. Thanks BB for doing your part!
#35 Budget Chic (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 14:43
Great idea!! itunes also has a donate button for Red Cross.
#36 Lori on 2010-01-16 14:57
Thank you for doing your part!
#37 Jenny on 2010-01-16 15:06
this is really terrific, BB! :-)
#38 randomfashionjourney (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 15:25
great idea
#39 Andrea on 2010-01-16 15:52
I have been wanting to help. What a great way to do your part!
#40 Ashley on 2010-01-16 16:08
Lovely idea! Thanks for keeping good perspective on what's really important. :-)
#41 Lauren on 2010-01-16 16:34
thank you
#42 rachel on 2010-01-16 16:38
thanks for doing this bb!
#43 lyna on 2010-01-16 17:06
Wow! This is so kind of you.
#44 Jodie on 2010-01-16 17:09
Anything to help the cause!
#45 VINCEBRACY.COM (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 17:12
Thank you for your generosity- the world could use more people like you!
#46 Dana on 2010-01-16 17:41
Thank you for doing this! Love this site too!
#47 Sharon on 2010-01-16 18:37
That is a wonderful idea.
#48 Nicole Feliciano (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 18:44
so great, thank you!
#49 Susy on 2010-01-16 19:09
Thats so sweet of you!
#50 Jenna on 2010-01-16 19:16
May the Lord help the people of Haiti, and comfort those who have survived in the face of such horrific loss. May we all be charitable not only now, but in the months to come! They will need the help!!!
#51 Jessica on 2010-01-16 20:06
You are magic.
#52 Allison on 2010-01-16 20:12
#53 Charlene on 2010-01-16 20:16
I just stumbled on your website looking for clothes..and wow,what a novel and great thing you are doing...
#54 tia on 2010-01-16 20:20
I am Haitian American, and you have no idea how much my community appreciates your contribution. You're awesome, but I've been reading long enough to already know that. ;-)
#55 Joann on 2010-01-16 21:39
Thanks so much for helping!
#56 Connie (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 21:45
This is a wonderful idea!
#57 Lester Quevedo on 2010-01-16 21:54
Thank you so much! I have already donated to the American Red Cross. I view your blog everyday and it is good that you are doing something about the devastation in Haiti!
#58 Jaleesa on 2010-01-16 22:10
this is lovely
#59 Vivian on 2010-01-16 22:19
Great cause, hope the dollar helps
#60 Carolyn on 2010-01-16 22:25
this is wonderful!
#61 elena on 2010-01-16 22:55
thanks for being so generous!
#62 alex on 2010-01-16 23:08
Well done.
#63 Jay (Homepage) on 2010-01-16 23:11
What a wonderful idea.
#64 Andrea on 2010-01-16 23:39
#65 Michel on 2010-01-17 00:13
I recently donated $40 to Red Cross: Haiti Relief and Development. I am really happy you are doing this
#66 Flora on 2010-01-17 00:27
Way to go Budget Babe!
#67 Erin on 2010-01-17 00:34
Thanks for doing this...
#68 Alice (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 00:44
I can't think of a better reason to post.... Nice challenge!
#69 Shelle on 2010-01-17 00:45
It's inspiring that you're using your blog to raise awareness about Haiti and get people involved!
#70 JoAnn on 2010-01-17 01:12
thanks for doing this BB.
My professor is from Haiti and most of his family is still back there. It's terrible to hear what they're going through :(37
#71 Natalee on 2010-01-17 01:42
you are awesome for doing so. (:
#72 xoxofn on 2010-01-17 01:54
Thanx! every dollar counts! :-)
#73 Suzie on 2010-01-17 03:34
It's awesome that you're doing this. :-)
#74 Elise on 2010-01-17 07:50
Thank you for doing this.
#75 Alex on 2010-01-17 07:51
You're not Oprah, but you're still made of awesome. Thanks for doing this!
#76 Dallas on 2010-01-17 08:21
good for you BB!
#77 Meg on 2010-01-17 08:53
You're fantastic for doing this! What a great way to spread the word.
#78 Kimberly (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 09:48
As citizens of the world, we all have a responsibility to help our fellow man. Right now, the people of Haiti are suffering, but it is wonderful to see how the world community is coming together to assist in the relief efforts. Thank you for doing your part.
#79 Mikki (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 10:27
This is wonderful.. every bit counts!
#80 nora on 2010-01-17 10:33
thank you.
#81 Justine on 2010-01-17 10:54
Keep up the great work, BB, and thanks for doing this.
#82 Terri on 2010-01-17 11:03
So nice of you to do this.
#83 Dusty Atterberry (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 11:05
Good for you!
#84 Patty on 2010-01-17 11:13
Also, H&M is collecting donations in stores and will match every dollar that is donated (:
#85 Mai (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 11:22
thanks for doing this! as a completely broke grad student, this is pretty much all i can do to help. this and spread the word to others about how they can help.
#86 Ashley on 2010-01-17 11:23
Thanks for donating! Great idea!
#87 Stephanie (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 11:24
Love what you're doing here! XOXO
#88 Amber on 2010-01-17 11:54
Thanks for helping Haiti!!
#89 Kelly C (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 12:12
I love your blog and I love this cause! I've already given to Wyclef's charity.
#90 Nicolle on 2010-01-17 12:21
Support! Almost to 100!
#91 squishysushi on 2010-01-17 12:22
#92 looksl ike you're going to be out $100 soon.
#92 wendy on 2010-01-17 12:36
Amazing idea. I'm so happy everyone's contributing, every little bit counts!
#93 Living Fly on a Dime (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 12:56
Great idea! Happy to show some support!
#94 GoldenGurlie on 2010-01-17 13:07
Keep up the good work!!
#95 jessaminute on 2010-01-17 13:08
This is pretty cool. I just hope that in the months to come, we can all remember that Haiti will still need our help. Only 6 comments to go! :-)
#96 Moni (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 13:09
Thank you!
#97 Sarah (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 13:29
Thank you! What you're doing is really amazing!
#98 Jennifer on 2010-01-17 14:21
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#99 caily on 2010-01-17 14:24
wow, thanks for doing your part! love your site
#100 amy on 2010-01-17 14:38
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
#101 gigiofca (Homepage) on 2010-01-17 17:04
#102 kj on 2010-01-17 23:48
Comment!!! Thank you.
#103 Haitian on 2010-01-17 23:50
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