Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

Update: as of 1/20/10 -
Over $20,000 raised and over 1000 items sold!
(I'm so happy....my donation Sold 1/22/10)
I've been seeing this "Craft Hope for Haiti"
on several of the blogs I follow.
Another way to help with the many needs of the people in Haiti.
It is a shop on Etsy called "crafthope"
They are helping raise money for the millions of people effected by the earthquake.
Today I see there was another earth quake measuring 6.1
Only 35 miles from the original epicenter of the first quake.
Like many people my husband and I have made a donation already
to an organization we trust..
And have received reports that tons of food has been sent in and
make shift medical facilities have been set up to help those affected.
I thought why not do this too.
100% of the money raised will be going to "doctors without borders"
(minus the Etsy fees)
In the first 24 hours, the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy shop
has had 162 sales and raised just around $4,000.
They had this idea that they’d maybe get to $5,000 eventually.
They got there by yesterday at noon.
As of now, they’re rapidly approaching the $10,000 mark.
I am donating this original 7x9 hand crafted plaque for $20.
Details will be on the listing
While at the shop you can check out what others have donated.
I love what the plaque says. I think it is fitting
to remember how quickly things can change for any of us.
I think we all would just long for the simple pleasures of home.
May we continue to send our thoughts and prayers
to all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
For more details....Check their amazing progress at their website.

Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time




It's great that etsy is helping in such a big way!

Jan Mader said...

It is great. This post is so helpful...thank you!

Lynn said...

Hi Terri, this is wonderful, I am going over to take a look after my visit. It's funny because I was just wondering if anyone was doing something like this and how I could help, thanks for posting about it and for donating your beautiful house work of art :)