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Bu Yousef’s Haiti Challenge

My Kuwait blogging friend, Bu Yousef, is about to send a donation to the World Food Program designated to help Haiti. He has set a challenge to all bloggers and blog readers. Please, go comment on his post. For every unique comment he gets on his post (one per person), his donation will go up $1 from a minimum $50 to a maximum of $200. It’s up to us.

I would love for BuYousef to hit his maximum. I would love for him to be so overwhelmed, that he ups his maximum to $250. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Please go say good morning/good evening to BuYousef, and do it NOW! Thank you!

Bu Yousef, AdventureMan and I will match your donation. ๐Ÿ™‚

January 21, 2010 - Posted by | Blogging, Charity, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Financial Issues, Health Issues, Hygiene, Interconnected, Kuwait |


  1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Bu Yousef | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. May god count this to your good deeds and reward you for it

    Comment by vinniecorp | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. Hi Intlxpatr,

    Regina here, for

    I would like to personally invite you to list your blog on our Expat Women Blog Directory ( so that other women can read about and learn from your expat experiences.

    Many thanks in advance for your contribution and keep up your great blog!


    Comment by Regina | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. LOL, Bu Yousef, I love your initiative! I agree with SuperD on your comments, by the way; Doctors without Borders is there and doing a great job.

    Vinnie! I am so glad to see you! Thank you for your kind words! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Regina, I am embarrassed to tell you, I am already part of ExpatWomen, but I think I am still registered as Kuwait, not Qatar.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  5. fyi- my friends in Haiti just saw an ambulance from Qatar! Parents are still there, safe and busy.

    Comment by Q8Dutchie | January 22, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hello…

    3 hours left… We’re at $104. I will of course raise it to $250 if we get there. So far, I’m sticking to WFP. Your generous matching donation should go to anywhere you choose – but please let us know where – so I can update my post. I intend to make the donation at 12:00 today (Friday prayer time).

    Thank you so much for your kind support – yours and your husband’s.

    Comment by Bu Yousef | January 22, 2010 | Reply

  7. […] i: A very generous offer byย intlxpatr and her husband: They will match (y)our donation! Talk has become even less cheap! Your comment is […]

    Pingback by Help « | January 22, 2010 | Reply

  8. Q8Dutchie – Qatar sent a plane, a medical mission and all kinds of supplies. I think they were one of the first countries to respond, and with crucial supplies and services. Bravo, Qatar!

    Bu Yousef, we matched your contribution to the World Food Program: Haiti. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 22, 2010 | Reply

  9. ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless you both and your family. You made this experience DOUBLE the reward, as well as the donation. Thanks.

    Comment by Bu Yousef | January 22, 2010 | Reply

  10. Ha! Time passed so fast when single parenting…is it the end of Friday already? Matched your $249 to World Relief Canada! Blessings to you all.

    Comment by Polar Panda | January 23, 2010 | Reply

  11. Oh! Polar Panda! God Bless the work of your Hands! Thank you!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Thank you intlpatr for your inspiration!

      Comment by Polar Panda | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  12. I just found out an exciting fact today! Here is the math behind the Heidi Relief Donation on my end:

    Polar Panda donate $249
    Talisman matches $249
    My consulting firm (Sierra systems) matches $249
    Canadian Government matches $249 x 3
    Total: $1494

    Oh, that is so neat!

    Comment by Polar Panda | January 25, 2010 | Reply

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