There are many wonderful links and resources out there on the internet for those interested in lending a hand to the relief efforts on the Gulf Coast. I wanted to take a moment to highlight a couple of sites that are focusing primarily on the displaced children of Katrina.
michele of A Small Victory is running a campaign called Kids of Katrina School Supply Drive, which is raising money and accepting goods, primarily for school supplies and other back-to-school items for those children who will inevitably need to start school soon… more than likely in another state. It sucks to be the new kid and I can only imagine this will be just as we remember, just 100-fold. If you’re interested in lending a hand or a few bucks to the cause, please visit Kids of Katrina’s School Supply Drive here.
Jett of Decablog is also running a collection campaign for Katrina’s kids, this time primarily for comfort items. Most of these kids have lost all of their toys and things that bring them peace. I can’t think of a better time for someone to need their woobie or their Mr. Bear or whatever their security is. Jett is raising money and taking donations to make sure these kids find a little glimmer of solace in this chaos. Please visit Katrina Kids Relief here.
I received an email later on today about another sort a relief… creative in more than one way: Displaced Designer — Helping Designers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Get Back on Their Feet. I have to admit, it hadn’t occurred to me. But given the computer meltdown I had recently, I can’t imagine losing my whole creative world like that. And then the thought of starting over…. it’s overwhelming. If you can help any of these people, please check out Displaced Designer.