Text donations for Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts

If you’ve been following the news today you might have heard about the massive earthquake that rocked Japan. 8.9 on the Richter scale. Below was an email that was sent into us by the CWTA and their partner the Mobile Giving Foundation. Currently Bell, Koodo, Virgin, Rogers, Telus, Fido and Solo customers can participate.

Here’s how you can help out:


The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, which brings the power and reach of mobile phones to registered charities as a fundraising and donor interaction mechanism, has enabled several new text message donation programs for Canadian charities to assist with their earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. The charities listed below are offering Canadians the opportunity to give through their mobile phones by texting any “KEYWORD” to its associated short code. Donors will then receive a message asking them to confirm their donation with a “YES” reply. A one-time charge of $5 or $10 will be added to the donor’s wireless bill or deducted from their prepaid balance. 100% of each donation will go to the donor’s chosen charity. Service is available on most carriers.

• The Canadian Red Cross Society: Text “ASIA” or “ASIE” to 30333 ($5).
• The Salvation Army in Canada: Text “QUAKE” to 45678 ($10).
• UNICEF: Text “GIVE” to 45678 ($5).”

(Thanks Marc!)