Apple and American Red Cross begin accepting Haiti relief donations through iTunes

“With tens of thousands feared dead following a devastating series of earthquakes in Haiti, Apple and the American Red Cross have begun accepting donations for aid and relief through the iTunes Music Store,” AppleInsider reports.

“Through a link featured on the front page of the store, customers can contribute (iTunes link) as little as $5, or as much as $200,” AppleInsider reports. “The donations are charged through users’ credit cards through iTunes, in the same manner a music or movie purchase would be charged.”

AppleInsider reports, “The contributions are essentially anonymous, as Apple will not reveal personal information of its users to the American Red Cross through the transactions. Those who give will receive an e-mail confirmation from the iTunes Store, which will be the only evidence of the donation for tax writeoff purposes.”

Full article here.


  1. Can we do this from the iTunes iPhone/iPod touch app? I don’t see a way. Has anyone been successful? If not, I will have to wait until I am home on my computer.

  2. My tax dollars are enough of a donation. That $100 million Obambi pledged and the hundreds of millions, if not billions more this relief effort will cost the US didn’t exactly appear out of thin air. The American tax payer (the ones who actually generate enough income to pay taxes) is already racking up a new tab for Haiti.

  3. text donation to yele and red cross worked pretty quickly and easily. The smart phone offers ways to do things today even more easily than even through a web site. That’s what Google realized.

  4. haiti has gotten billions of dollars ever since the clinton admin. none of the money goes to the people, including any money sent now. best thing to do is use money and send people there to hand out supplies , tents and bulldoze all the debris. just handing out cash is B.S.

  5. jim, they’re not “handing out cash”! Relief efforts cost money. Christ, the logical knots some people twist themselves into to avoid feeling guilty about being miserly, selfish sh**s.


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