Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sharing Our Gifts with Haiti

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 227 sales! 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.

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.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Thank you, Sinclair, I have the same problem as you, no funds. So I'm glad there's a way to help! I'll check it out now.