Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Heart of Haiti Collection through Macys


 
 
 

Have you ever heard of the Heart of Haiti?  They are working to help rebuild Haiti through "Trade, Not Aid." In other words, Heart of Haiti is using commerce and culture to create social change.
Here is what they are doing: 

- Instead of providing one-time funding through charity, Heart of Haiti is creating opportunities for Haitian artisans to earn income with dignity by creating jobs and income for the people of Haiti.

- Through the sale of Heart of Haiti products, artisans are able to earn life-changing income for themselves, their families, and their communities. The initiative is enabling artisans to repair homes, pay school fees, and feed and clothe their families. The income also allows them to have access to better nutrition, improved education and healthcare.



DID YOU KNOW that The Heart of Haiti collection has already led to employment of 350 artists in Haiti and has provided some financial benefits for an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in the country.  Each item made is made by hand using recycled materials.  Some of their products include: vases, candleholders, serving trays, picture frames, mirrors, coasters, necklaces, clutch purses and more with a price range of $25-$60.


How can you help?  Check out the Heart of Haiti collection on Macys.com.  Any of their products  would make wonderful Christmas giflts!

Disclose:  I wrote this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program and that you will receive a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you.

3 comments:

Britton said...

I love your blog!! Thank you so much for sharing the Heart of Haiti on your blog, I work at Everywhere and we really appreciate it!

Debbie said...

What a great program! Anything we can do to help the Haitians is well worth it.

Miss Sara said...

I am a FIRM believer in “trade not aid” because often times aid is short term, it doesn’t help re-build… AND Haiti is such a dear cause to my heart. This is great! Thanks for spreading awareness!

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