[BHS etree] STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Call for donations to BHS Haiti Relief Campaign

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Wed Jan 20 17:53:33 PST 2010

PLEASE do not reply to this email, contact Chris Young
[mailto:cyoung at berkeleyhigh.us] 

Dear BHS Community Members,

The BHS Student Leadership Team has set a goal of raising $8,000 to send to
Partners in Health, which is emerging as one of the leaders of the relief
effort in Haiti.

The slogan of this campaign is "Where Humanity Struggles to Live, Berkeley
High Steps Up to Give."  This slogan was generated to support the
educational component of this campaign - that communities driven by
compassion and empathy can organize and make a powerful contribution towards
the alleviation of human suffering. 

Please support this campaign with your own donation if able.  Donations can
be made in three ways:
1. At the website:
2. By giving your student money to bring to school on Friday, when that
money will be collected during second period.
3. At any time, checks or cash can be brought to the Leadership Office on

Let's take further inspiration from Meryl Streep who in accepting her Golden
Globe award Sunday night, said: "Partners in Health, send some money to
Partners In Health, and be grateful you have the dollars to help!"

Thank you,
Chris Young and BHS Student Leadership Team / 510.644.8990


If you are considering other organizations to give your donations, consider
the following I have received from BHS parents:

1.  The SF-based Global Fund for Women. This is a philanthropic organization
that specifically supports women's rights work in developing countries and
has supported women struggling with the challenges of Haiti for over 20
years. Since the devastating earthquake we've been able to contact our
grantees on the ground (well, some of them) i.e.  find those that are still
able to operate - and offer them extra funds to support relief efforts. You
can see and join in with the Global Fund for Women's response to the crisis
on the website if you just click below: 

2. News on the Yele Haiti Foundation to consider before donating: 

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