Monday, January 18, 2010

Sharing Our Gifts with Haiti

I shared this on my sister blog yesterday, but I think it is so important that I want to share here today as well. I have been wondering what I might do to help in Haiti. Having been hit with unemployment by this economy, I do not have funds to send. I have been told by former president Bush to "just send your cash" instead of any blankets or water. (Yahoo news story; Obama, Bush, Clinton)

So, that leaves me aching for those hurt by this tragedy, with no way to help. Today, Craft Hope has provided me with an answer. Craft Hope has opened an Etsy shop called Craft Hope for Haiti, and this shop is run completely on donated items. The full proceeds of sales from this shop will go to the Doctors Without Borders Haiti relief effort.

In just 24 hours, the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy shop had 162 sales and raised just around $4,000. At the time of this posting, the shop is up to 346 sales and climbing! That is a wonderful statistic, and I hope to help keep it growing. In addition, Craft Hope has added a section in the Etsy shop called "kid craft," so if you know any crafty kids who want to get in on helping the Haiti relief effort, here is their opportunity.

I have turned the badge into one that you can grab and share. Find it in my top right sidebar.

Thank you Craft Hope for starting this shop and
giving us another outlet where we may share our gifts,
even when we may be unable to share funds.


Manoute said...

Thanks for your nice comments :o) and thanks for sharing :o)

Cascia said...

Sounds like a great organization. I hope they raise a lot of money for Haiti.

Lenox Knits said...

I just posted about this site and another like it today. Shopping/donating from my couch all afternoon.