Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Heart of Haiti -- One Year Anniversary

January 12th marks the 1 year anniversary of the disaster in Haiti, and I wanted to take time today to introduce you to the Heart of Haiti, founded by Willa Shalit, and the important work they are doing to support Haitian artisans and their families and communities in the wake of last year's devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in which the Haitian government reported that an estimated 230,000 people died, 300,000 were injured and 1,000,000 were made homeless.

It is amazing what Haitian artisans are creating with raw materials, like wrought iron, recycled oil drums and stone, after this life-altering event. Their artistic pieces embody their rich culture and history, and show their unwavering drive to rebuild in the face of tremendous adversity. Macy’s is offering everyone the opportunity to purchase some of these handcrafted pieces, which are sure to be treasured keepsakes for years to come, on their website. Proceeds will go towards providing life-saving support to those devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Not only are you doing your part, by helping these families, but you are able to pick up beautifully handcrafted, one-of-a kind pieces at reasonable prices that you can keep for yourself, or give as gifts. Take for instance the watermelon bowl below: This papier-mâché bowl, with a juicy red center and ripe green exterior, would look great in your kitchen or as a serving piece this summer. And, it only cost $16.00. Macy’s is also offering other handcrafted trays and bowls, along with canvas prints, sculptures and jewelry.

To learn more about this relief effort and how you can provide support, click here.

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1 comment :

  1. That is really great! ... and cute bowls!

    Following you from MBC