I know most people have given something by now in the name of Katrina relief, either to the Red Cross or to other charities, but here is a way to help the victims easily and without hurting your own wallet.
Making Change for Katrina is a national spare change collection campaign to benefit the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Gulf. The recipient of the funds is Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for people in need. Coinstar, Inc. will serve as the primary collection partner for Making Change for Katrina. Coinstar has over 12,000 coin collection kiosks throughout the U.S. and machines are programmed in English and Spanish.
It's easy - just gather your spare pennies, nickels, and other coins and take them to your nearest Coinstar® Center.
During the month of April, your coins will go to help Habitat for Humanity build new homes in the Gulf Coast region.
Or, you can send funds directly to Habitat for Humanity.
To donate online, please go to Habitat's Web site, www.habitat.org, and click on the Hurricane Katrina recovery fund button, or call 1-866-292-7892.
So get digging in your couch cushions, check under your floormats, check the pockets of your winter coat.
Thanks so much in advance to anyone who gives.