One year ago today, many of us sat glued to our TVs and computers as new of the devastating earthquake in Haiti reached us. Many of us rallied around the cause…we sent money, we sent supplies, we looked into short-term care for the children without families.
Yet, one year later, our lives are back to normal. We’re not consumed by concern for the plight of Haiti. There have been other devastating catastrophic events that have demanded our attention. Some of us have just become overwhelmed with the mundane.
For those in Haiti, however, the devastating earthquake has made it difficult to make a living and they are still faced with living conditions that are neither safe nor sanitary!
In the face of this devastation, I am honored to share Heart of Haiti with you.
Heart of Haiti is a collection of home decor items handcrafted by the people of Haiti. Each item is designed exclusively for Macy’s. Here’s a little info directly from their website…
The devastating earthquake of January 2010 has made it virtually impossible for Haitians to make a living. Raw materials have been wiped out, there are a lack of secure and sanitary conditions and little funding to support economic relief.
Purchasing one of these handcrafted masterpieces directly benefits Haitian artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose. Artisans receive 22 percent of the retail price for each item in the collection.
This initiative offers the first sustainable income since the earthquake, enabling artisans to repair homes, pay school fees and feed and clothe their families. With steady income comes better nutrition, improved education and access to healthcare.
Heart of Haiti is committed to helping the people of Haiti earn a living and 22% of the sales go directly to the artisans who create the pieces sold. You can purchase the Heart of Haiti collection online or in 25 Macy’s stores across the country.
Every purchase makes a difference, so Shop Now for a Better World!