Haiti Ebook

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on February 7, 2010

Okay, so after hours and hours of asking for recipes, designing the ebook, reformatting recipes and researching ways to get it out there and get the money to Haiti, it is here.

First off, I would like to say thank you to every single person who has sent in recipes, tweeted about this, posted on their blogs about this and any other way you may have spread the word.  Now, I can only hope that we get the same response for the actual ebook.  After all, that is what this is about: selling ebooks to donate money to Haiti.

All proceeds will do to the Red Cross.  The Canadian Red Cross that is.  You see, I am Canadian so it only makes sense to donate to this one.  Also, it has been in Haiti for many years, so they will be able to use the funds to help as in the best areas possible.  And here’s the really important part: the Canadian Government will match all donations received by February 12th, that are marked for Haiti Relief (as I will be doing to these).  They are matching donations made by individuals as well as those made from fundraisers for Haiti (like this ebook) by schools, businesses, social groups (that is what I believe we are, as blogging is a community of people, in this case coming together around food), etc.

Of course, you may continue to purchase the ebook and donate after the 12th, but getting it matched makes it just that much better!  Also, my parents have agreed to match all donations up to $1000.

I’m utterly exhausted, but also extremely excited and ready to share.  So here it is:  There are 87 recipes contributed by 71 fantastic people.  They are a collection of home.  People from all over the world have provided recipes that bring them comfort.  I have loved looking through them, and can’t wait to cook them!  I hope you do too.

In terms of price, the ebook will cost as much as you want it to cost, with a bare minimum of $10.  It is a donation, so that price is adjustable and you can donate as much as you wish!  Whether you purchase it for $10 or $510, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  All together, we can make a difference.  We can pool our donations and extend a hand to Haiti.

Enjoy this book.  It has been an absolute labour of love.  Best of all, it is for a good cause.

Notes:  Being an ebook, you purchase the PDF file, then can print off as many copies as you wish!


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EDIT: This ebook is no longer available. Over $6000 were raised in it’s effort. Thank you to everyone who helped me make that happen.

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buttercup caren March 1, 2010 at 4:01 am

I am super impressed & inspired by you & your efforts. I had to blog-it-forward by posting about your e-book fundraiser (and interview with Maggie at SheLetThemEatCake.com).
Thank you!

Bellini Valli March 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm

A job well done and much appreciated.

Olga April 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I’m so glad I could contribute. The cover looks beautiful, and I really like the name.

Heather April 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Yay! I’m so happy was I was able to contribute too! So many people contributed! Woo hoo! Great job Lauren.

Julie April 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Wow – congratulations!! Good for you! It looks wonderful – I can’t believe you pulled it together so quickly while also going to school! You’re amazing.

Maggie April 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Yay! Lauren you amaze me! Thank you so much for putting this together for all of us. I hope you feel so proud of yourself.

Trissa April 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Well done Lauren – am about to pop over the other site to get a copy!!! I can’t wait to see how it looks and try out the recipes. I am so proud of you as well for organizing this!

Jeanne April 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Just bought my copy…it looks amazing Lauren! I’m honored that I was able to contribute.

Julia @ Mélanger April 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Lauren, you have dreamed and created an amazing thing. I am so happy I was able to contribute. Can’t wait to see all the other recipes. Off to purchase now!

Sandy Smith April 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Great job on this, Lauren! Thank you for pulling it all together. :)

Kim Bouldin April 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm

WTG Lauren! I just bought mine, too! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!! It looks amazing!

gfe--gluten free easily April 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Lauren–You have done a phenomenal thing! The matching part is incredible. Many thanks to the Canadian government and your parents (and hugs to them!) for providing matching funds. I think the fundraising will far exceed what could possibly be expected. I’m so happy to have had a small part by contributing and I’ll purchase my copy and spread the word far and wide so many others will. Huge kudos, my dear! Now please get some rest. 😉 Hugssss.


Winnie April 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

You are so awesome Lauren! I bought my copy and tweeted/”stumbled” this post! Thanks for putting this lovely project together; I’m so happy I could be a part of it!

I’ll announce it on my blog, as well, the next time I post (tomorrow or Tues…)

Carrie April 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Lauren this just so wonderful!! I’m so proud of you! This is going to help Haiti SO much! i can’t wait to get my copy and read through the recipes! :-) Thank you so much for allowing me to contribute! I hope you get lots of rest and I KNOW this will be phenomenally successful! Great job gal!!!

Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz April 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

So awesome Lauren. You are amazing. I’ll get it Thursday on my payday so can give a bit more. Thank you for letting me be involved and again so proud of your efforts.

Sonia Gluten Free April 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Congratulacines !
Thank you !

Barbara April 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Congratulations Lauren. An amazing achievement. I’ll be back to purchase a copy later today.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Great job Lauren and it is a great cause to contribute a recipe to so I was more than happy to put forward a recipe. Fantastic work and as always, you’re thinking about others which is just so lovely 😀

VEGirl April 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I just bought it! Looks fantastic, I didn’t know how to help Haiti, but you gave me a way. I’m writing a blog post advertising it!


Rochelle April 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Great! I’m thrilled that I was able to contribute a recipe. And I’m glad to see that it’s already selling so well! Way to go 😀

Ricki April 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Just got my copy and it’s beautiful! Congratulations on a spectacular job–I am really honored to be part of this. Hope it sells in the thousands! 😀

Feeding the Saints (A. C. Parker) April 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Congratulations, Lauren. I am so happy to have contributed. I am about to purchase my copy now. I’ll also be putting up a post about it, tweeting, linking on Facebook, trying to spread the word–especially between now and Feb 12th. I’ve told you before, but it’s worth repeating in a public forum: I’m so impressed with your initiative, your big heart, and your active will to help others. Brava!

Nancy @ TheSensitivePantry April 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Lauren — Great job. Just downloaded a copy and it’s wonderful!!! So many good recipes–and I’m thrilled many are GF. Thanks for doing this…and thanks to your parents for their generous contribution as well.

Christopher And Tia April 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

You are truly inspiring.

Audax April 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Lauren — thank you for allowing me to contribute to your wonderful cause. The cover looks wonderful and it so good to hear about the fund matching form the gov’t and your parents! Superbly done it looks smashing.

Feeding the Saints (A. C. Parker) April 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Lauren, just an update: I purchased my copy of the ebook and love it. I have put up the following post on my blog about it:
Hope it helps bring in some more funds.
XO Allison

Lisa April 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Lauren, I’m so happy to have been a part of this, and from what I can see thus far, it looks awesome! *hugs*

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking April 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Thank YOU, wonderful Lauren!!

Fabi April 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Hi Lauren,
Beautiful project! I tryed to purchase it her in my office but the proxy won’t let me, so this evening when I’m home I’ll do it.
Congratulations for your initiative, and I hope your efforts will be paying off soon. You know what? I’m a regular contributor for the spanish Red Cross.
Big hug.

(wife.) April 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm

This is so amazing. Thank you for such a fantastic effort and product, and congratulations!

Cheri April 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Congrats Lauren! So glad you have this weight off your shoulders. Thank you so much for working so hard!

Alta April 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Buying a copy as I type this. Congrats. What a great thing you are doing, and how awesome that your parents are matching contributions!

RecipeGirl April 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Just bought a copy. Thanks so much for putting this together. I’m sorry I failed to get you a recipe for this project! Looks like you got plenty :)

Deeba April 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Well done Lauren…am lost for words. This is amazing work. Am just including it in a post in an attempt to spread the word.
I am proud to know you… you are brilliant!!

Deeba April 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Oooops sorry…am off to buy a copy once I’m done posting.

Kristina April 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Congrats and thank you!

Maria April 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Congrats on this project! You are amazing!

Junglefrog April 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Very impressive for getting this together on such short notice Lauren! I just downloaded the book and it looks amazing! Well done!

Trissa April 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Hi Lauren – just got my copy – what a wonderful ebook – such a great effort. Dont thank us – We have you to thank!

Dharm April 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Bravo on this amazing effort! You should be very proud of yourself.

The Curious Baker April 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

What a great idea! I’m glad there are gluten free recipes in there too, I’m happy people the Haiti situation isn’t being forgotten.

A cupcake or two April 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I missed my chance to provide a recipe but I am about to buy this. You are an amazing person for thinking of doing something like this for Haiti.

Fabi April 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I got it.
The e-book is beautiful and I’m happy I could help.
Big hug.

bakeinparis April 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Congrats, Lauren! I know you will make it …..

Sawadee from Bangkok,

Simply... Gluten Free April 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

You are such an inspiration. And I am such a loser – I had a situation that required a lot of time and attention and I missed sending in a recipe for you but I am off to buy and and sending emails to my friends to buy as well.

I hope you know how special your are – not many people your age care much about more than wearing the right pair of jeans. I know your parents are so proud of you as you should be of yourself! xo Carol

Linda April 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Lauren, I just got a post up letting my readers know about the ebook. I hope you’re getting a lot of sales.

Maggie April 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Hey Lauren – Finally got my post done about the ebook :) Sorry for the delay. Now I’m off to buy my ebook! Thanks for doing this for all of us and all of them!

bakeinparis April 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Just made the purchase…. I am pretty happy with the content and of course giving the donation! Lauren, you have done a graceful job on this e-book :-)

I will spread the word….

Sawadee from Bangkok,

kate the bake April 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Well, that was the quickest blogpost I have every written, I hope a few of my followers buy too.
Well done Lauren on a great project and a great compilation.
Kate :)

jasmine April 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Congratulations on accomplishing this — you and everyone who donated time, recipes, pixelspace (and of course everyone who bought the book) are simply wonderful.


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