Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Anyone who reads the news these days knows that many in the island nation of Haiti are still suffering the after-effects of the earthquake there. This is where Macy's initiative is cool: the Heart of Haiti collection is helping to rebuild Haiti through "trade, not aid" and emphasizes lasting social change. Instead of a one time or perpetual handout, Heart for Haiti allows artisans to earn an income and help them, their families and their communities get back on their feet. The collection is truly helping the people of Haiti rebuild their lives and communities through commerce and culture. It has already employed over 300 artisans and has assisted 4,000-5,000 Haitians financially. Products for sale in the Heart for Haiti collection include vases, candleholders, serving trays, picture frames, mirrors, coasters, necklaces, clutch purses and more, most falling into the $25-$60 range. Check out Heart for Haiti at Macys.com--get some shopping and giving done at the same time!
I am writing this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program and I may received a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you. Any and all opinions here are my own.
posted 4:04 PM