1. Donate Money:
We, like a lot of you did in the past week, made a donation to a charity to help with the disaster relief. What I found was how much easier it was to do it via PayPal! I have used PayPal extensively for EBay and other payments to folks I don't know, so it wasn't a stretch to use it to send donations. A lot of the charities don't have explicit buttons on their site for donating via Paypal...but PayPal does!
If you have a PayPal account...all you do is type in the amount, click send, and you are done. One other benefit and a most important one for me...no giving out of personal information.
There are LOTS of other places to go to if you want to help, here's a link to CNN's list of organizations.
If you can't choose one, the America Red cross and American Friends Service Committee are a good places to start.
2. Donate Frequent Flyer Miles:
American Airlines :
Allow you to donate AAdvantage miles to provide transportation for children who require medical treatment. You can donate online or call Customer Service at 1-800-421-0600.
Continental Airlines :
Accepts donations for American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Careforce and Healing the Children. They make it really easy, you just log in and donate.
Accepts donations for The United Way and CARE. They have an automated telephone system you an call, at 1-800-325-3999. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Airlines :
You can donate your WorldPerks miles to the Red Cross, AmeriCares, Habitat for Humanity, OxFam and Unicef by contacting Northwest directly at 1-800-327-2881. Minimum donation is 5000 miles.
United Airlines :
Accepts donations to the Red Cross. To donate, call Mileage Plus Customer Service at 1-800-421-4655.
3. Donate a percentage of EBay sale proceeds:
eBay Giving Works, the dedicated program for charity listings, makes it easy for you to contribute to charitable causes by trading on eBay.
Requirements to Sell:
1. You must be a registered seller on eBay. Register to sell
2. You must select PayPal or credit card as a buyer payment option.
Let us know if there are ways other than these to contribute to the relief effort.