Monday, December 1, 2014

Shaun King: A Home in Haiti

$300,000 could have helped build a better orphanage for the children in Haiti...where is the $$
Another questionable organization started by Shaun King - (website is now a vitamin site)

 "Could you please provide us with an update about your project in Haiti, and also for a main contact from the organization which you donated all the money raised? It would be good to get an update from all involved." [Link]

This question was sent to him after he wrote on twitter that he donated all the money raised, more than $540,000 according to some reports, such as this article and the Twitchange website to Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (NWHCM). Up to this point, I was just hoping to get a straight answer from either Mr.King. [snip]
NWHCM confirmed to the author above that they received $200,000 from Shaun King’s Ahomeinhaiti back in December 2010, and that the money was wired via Paypal, a paypal account that was in the name of Courageous Church (Shaun's church), but he could not confirm if that was all the money raised through twitchange.  NWHCM also added that Pastor King was hired for a paid position by NWHCM after the twitchange campaign, and up to now (April 2011), he is still employed with them.

From Washington Post: The effort raised $75,000 to $100,000 within the first 24 hours, King told

The Rebel Magazine article (now deleted, pdf here)
After the Jan. 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left 1 million homeless, King launched aHomeInHaiti, raising nearly $2 million worth of emergency aid, including 10,000 tents, for people in the Caribbean nation.

 As the momentum behind aHomeInHaiti subsided, King came up with the idea to create TwitChange to raise money for a permanent home for disabled Haitian orphans.
TwitChange received more than 70 million hits and received international acclaim. “It was wildly successful,” King says. “We were on The Tonight Show and The Today Show. It got a ton of media coverage and we ended up being able to help a lot of children in Haiti.” The campaign, which cost $20,000 and raised more than $1 million, caught the attention of nonprofits around the world. Last year, King stepped down as pastor of the Courageous Church and sold TwitChange to a group of investors.
  • ahomeinhaiti: sent nearly $2 million in emergency aid to post earthquake Haiti. 
  • twitchange: received more than 70 million hits in 8 months, received international acclaim for its creativity, and raised nearly $1 million for Haiti, families of American soldiers, and the education of girls in developing nations. 
  • 500 toyS: provided a brand new toy and school uniform to every child of an inner city Atlanta elementary school for the past 2 years. 
  • hope atL: provided more than $1 million in emergency flood relief support to victims of the Atlanta floods.
Every cent from the above fundraisers went to the paypal for Courageous church.  The address to send checks and money orders was the address to Courageous church.

TripAlert was also donating $1.00 for every person that signed up to their site:

There was a ton of money coming into aHomeinHaiti, much more than was being tallied on the twitchange website.  But let's say the $531,000 is correct - Shaun only sent $200,000 to NWHCM, that's a sizable profit of $300,000.

Scam, or nah?

Read about Miselene Excellent, a little girl dying of cancer that Shaun King did a fundraiser for..... did the money go to her?