How you can help – Gustav

The Hauser Center has a great blog post on where to give to help victims of Gustav. It advocates for thoughtful giving to local groups, with which I wholeheartedly agree.


How to help in Georgia

Georgia is a developing country, but not among the poorest of the poor. It’s not Haiti or Bangladesh. Therefore, the displaced persons who fled probably have some level of savings, … more Blood & Milk…


Keep your banana to yourself

I read a blog post tonight about giving to beggars in India. The writer said that if you give them food instead of money, they will sell it back to … more Blood & Milk…


Things I don’t believe in #10 – Donating stuff instead of money

Give money. Don’t send food, bottled water, clothing or useful-seeming stuff. Give money. Your old stuff costs money to ship. It is almost always cheaper to just buy it in … more Blood & Milk…


tiny Burma update

Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF) Switzerland is distributing World Food Programme aid in Burma. More information (in French) here. There is also a donate page here. Your donation goes to all … more Blood & Milk…


How to give to Burma

100,000 people may have died in Burma. The survivors need our help. After the attention engendered by my last post, I did some googling for options on how best to … more Blood & Milk…


Why I am not giving to Myanmar yet (and some thoughts on social media)

Beth Kanter is one of my heroes and she’s one of the reasons I am on Twitter. Today she asked me to blog or tweet about the BlogHer Myanmar giving … more Blood & Milk…