Here are some ways you can donate:
American Red Cross
You can text in your donation.
Text "Haiti" to 90999 to give Red Cross a $10 donation
Rogers and Fido customers can text "help" to 1291 to make a $5 donation.
Every dollar you donate will be matched by the federal government of Canada.
For more information on the earthquake you can visit CNN's Haiti Coverage.
Aisha Chaudhry, who just made her kih debut today, has also made a brochure with information on the Haiti crisis.
During the Caliphate of Abu Bakr there was a drought and people were suffering. The Caliph told them to remain patient, for God would soon relieve them. Before long Uthman’s caravan arrived from Syria. There were one thousand camels in and all of them were loaded with wheat and food from Syria. With this the traders of Medina gathered at Usman`s house to purchase the goods so that they may give it to those in need.
He brought them in and asked them how much profit they were prepared to give him on this merchandise. “Twelve dirhams on every ten dirhams worth,” they replied. “But I can get a better price,” said Usman. “Then we’ll give you fourteen,” Usman again said that he could get a better price, whereupon they put their price up to fifteen dirhams. But Usman stood firm. Bewildered by his attitude, they asked him who could give him a better price, considering that all of the merchants of Madina were already assembled there. “I can get ten dirhams for every dirhams’s worth,” he told them and then asked them if any one of them could give a better price than that. No one spoke up. Then Usman recited the verse of the Quran which says that those who do good will be rewarded tenfold (6:60) He explained to them that he himself intended to give away the goods to those needy in Medina.
The giving of sadaqa serves numerous functions. Sadaqa first and foremost acts as expiation for sins. The believers are asked to give sadaqa immediately following any transgression (Ihya-e-Ulumuddin, Al-Ghazzali, 1/298). Voluntary alms-giving can also compensate for any shortcoming in the past payment of zakat. Sadaqa also gives protection against all kinds of evil. Sadaqa wards off affliction in this world, questioning in the grave and punishment on Judgement Day. (Ismail Hakki, Tafsir Ruh-alBayan, 1/418). It is therefore recommended to give sadaqa by night and by day,in secret and in public to seek God’s pleasure (Quran, 2:274). The constant giving of a little is said to please God more than the occasional giving of much. Sadaqa is also a means of moral edification. It purifies the soul from the evil of greed. Sadaqa is a reflection of generosity of God (the All-Giving).