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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Heart of Haiti

It's been almost a year since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. The aftereffects of the earthquake has made it almost impossible for Haitians to make a living.



This is where the Heart of Haiti project comes in.  Through a partnership with Macy's, Heart of Haiti offers artisan crafted decorative arts and jewelry for sale. All income from the sales goes enhances an artisan's family’s nutrition, educates children, and brings access to healthcare and dignity.


Take a look at some of the products that Haitians continue to make, in spite of the earthquake: they use raw materials like recycled oil drums, wrought iron, and stone to create art.







You can check out all the products HERE and support the project by making a purchase.


I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Encore Bride said...

That's a nice way of contributing to the cause, thanks for sharing I will go and check them out.

January 8, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you. Sounds like a wonderful program.

January 8, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Great org!

January 8, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

That's a really neat program! Amazing stuff.

January 8, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

They sure do have a lot of beautiful stuff! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing this.

January 8, 2011 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Gorgeous!

I'll be doing one of these posts too.

January 9, 2011 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Erzulie-Jaffa said...

Hi, I am sorry to say that I contacted Macy's to participate (we represent some women's crafts in Leoganne) and no one ever responded. They pushed me off to an NGO and after several attempts I gave up. Why wouldn't they call back and let other artists participate? Maybe you can help?

January 9, 2011 at 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

I think a lot of people, myself included have forgotten this tragedy has happened just a short year ago. They still need our help. Thank you for contributing to creating awareness ;)

January 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Erinsgobragh said...

That's AWESOME!

January 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

I was excited to do this opportunity as well. Such a great program.

January 9, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

That vase is so pretty! Going to check out the site...

January 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Britton said...

Thank you so much for sharing Heart of Haiti! We hope that you can make it to the Twitter Party on 1/11/11 with Haiti Artisans and Willa Shalit from Fairwinds Trading. #GNO #Heartofhaiti www.momitforward.com


Thanks!
Britton

January 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

Wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. Will pass around.

January 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Thanks Shell, I love handmade goods, especially when they come with a good cause.

January 9, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a great way to find presents and help a cause.

January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

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