Advantis Communications Inc.

January 14, 2010 14:26 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Finding the Right Charity for your Haiti Relief Donation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2010) - For impartial information about which registered charities are actively soliciting donations for the Haiti relief efforts and more, Owen Charters, executive director of CanadaHelps is available for interview.

WHAT: Canadians want to give to the Haiti earthquake relief effort,
but they need to:
1) Search for a registered charity that is focusing/working on this cause
2) Ensure the organization is legitimate - a Registered Canadian Charity
3) Find a charity that matches their personal values

WHY CanadaHelps:
-, a charity that helps charities, is the fastest and most
efficient way to find registered Canadian charities accepting donations
for the Haiti relief efforts.
- At there is a constantly updated list of all
registered Canadian charities helping this cause.
- CanadaHelps' secure and intuitive website accepts online charitable
donations 24/7.
- Donors can make an online donation to one or more of their favourite
charities and receive a tax receipt immediately via email.
- Donations to qualified charities will be matched by the Government of

QUOTE: "Getting funds to Haiti fast is critical and well-intentioned donors need to be confident they're giving to a legitimate charity that will use donations wisely," says Owen Charters, executive director, CanadaHelps. "An online donation through CanadaHelps allows charities to focus on the relief efforts and direct funds to the most urgent priorities rather than spending time and money on administration and mailing receipts."

ABOUT CanadaHelps:

CanadaHelps is a registered charity that encourages giving by making it easy for donors to find a legitimate charity working on the Haitian relief effort from the 85,000 registered Canadian charities and make a donation online. This national online resource makes giving to your favourite charity or charities simple and secure with tools for donating via credit card, Interac online, a CanadaHelps gift card or even stocks and mutual funds. Donors can split a donation between several charities and stay organized with intuitive features and online tax receipts. CanadaHelps sustains operations through a nominal 3 per cent transaction charge which covers all credit card fees and IT infrastructure costs. CanadaHelps also relies on philanthropic support from Canadian corporations, charitable foundations and other generous donors. Please visit

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