Monday, January 18, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Everyone has been touched by the widespread devastation in Haiti. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon was quoted yesterday as saying that the situation in Haiti is "one of the worst humanitarian crises in decades." As usual, I am in awe of the work people around the world do for each other, as many people join together to raise money or work in Haiti to help people get back on their feet. In particular, looting and crime has made the situation dangerous as well as the desperate lack of clean water.

I am proud to say that through two small grassroots efforts, I am hopefully helping those in need. I want to introduce you to one of them today... HeartsforHaiti an Etsy shop helping to make a difference.

This comes from their shop announcement and will tell you a little bit more...

This is an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders ( ) in bi-monthly increments. This shop has permission to use the DoctorsWithoutBorders name and a separate bank account and Paypal account have been opened to maintain the integrity of this shop.

Items have been donated from many individual shops; each shop has included their particulars ( country, shipping time) in each listing. All items include seller-donated free shipping (most worldwide, see individual listing) because the need is SO great, we want you to buy and help support Etsians helping Haiti. The theme for the next few weeks is on heart items but we have more than just that. Know that your purchase in this shop not only gets you a great Etsy item but it also helps alleviate the needs in Haiti through donations to DoctorsWithoutBorders (MedicinesSansFrontiers ).

Please visit the shop today and help make a difference to those in need in Haiti.

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