help_haiti is a multi-fandom community that is working to collect donations to organizations working on disaster relief efforts in Haiti. In a nutshell, it works by having fandom participants auction items (like stories or icons) and services (like beta-reading) in exchange for a donation made to one of the relief organizations working in Haiti. There are quite literally hundreds of auctions currently running for everything imaginable in fandoms great and small.
Several members of the Tolkien community have auctions going. I am keeping a list of these auctions when I find out about them on both the Silmarillion Writers' Guild (in the sidebar below the links menu on every page) and Many Paths to Tread. If you have an auction running or know of another Tolkien fandom member who does, please let me know, and I will update the list.
I have my own auction going. I am offering printed or e-book copies of three of my Silmarillion novels and novellas--Another Man's Cage, By the Light of Roses, and The Work of Small Hands--for a donation of 5 USD per book. Please note that AMC is so bloody long that it will be offered as three books. For printed versions, printing costs will also be included in the final total. Based on my estimates so far, printing costs should not exceed 7 USD per book but, as noted, this is an estimate, and I cannot be sure at this point. I prioritized posting the auction rather than getting the books into finished, printable form where I could get a final printing cost.
My auction thread is here. Anyone interested can, of course, post to the auction thread, or I am willing to work privately with anyone interested. Please email me at DawnFelagund@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post.
Finally, please get the word around. Even if you cannot participate, there may be others in groups and communities who can, and every little bit of help really does make a difference.