Saturday, January 16, 2010
Help for Haiti
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Etsy sellers are banding together to help. They are donating items to the shop above, "Hearts for Haiti," which is donating all proceeds to earthquake relief in Haiti. Purchase anything from this Etsy shop and the money you spend (minus the unavoidable Etsy and Paypal fees) will be going directly to a worthy cause. Plus you get a neat handmade item. :)
I think this shop is such a great opportunity for those of us who don't have cash to donate, but do have vintage or handmade items that we can contribute.
I'll be donating these cards:
They seemed appropriate, given the heart theme.
I just learned that the "Hearts for Haiti" shop isn't the only one donating proceeds to earthquake relief--the "Craft Hope" shop is donating proceeds as well.
Between the two shops, over $16,000 [EDIT, 1/25: make that $44,000] has been raised to provide medical care for Haitians, and that number is rising rapidly.