Thursday, January 21, 2010

Etsy Hosts Hearts For Haiti Shop


If you still haven’t made a donation to the American Red Cross or any number of other relief organizations in the name of helping post-quake Haiti, there is, of course, still plenty of time, and still plenty of people who desperately need all the financial help they can get.

Etsy’s jumped on board with Hearts for Haiti, a fundraising shop where 100 percent of the post-Paypal and Etsy fee proceeds go directly to Doctors Without Borders, which has been working in Haiti for 19 years and operates three emergency hospitals in Port-au-Prince.

Some details from the Hearts for Haiti site:

This is an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100 percent of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to Doctors Without Borders in bi-monthly increments.

All items include seller-donated free shipping (most worldwide, see individual listing); because the need is SO great, we want you to buy and help support Etsians helping Haiti. The theme for the next few weeks is on heart items, but we have more than just that. Please … know that your purchase in this shop not only gets you a great Etsy item but it also helps alleviate the needs in Haiti.

So far the little shop that could has raised more than $8,500.00 — but it still has a long road ahead. If you’re an Etsy artist who’d like to donate to the shop, e-mail for more information; if you’re a shopper, click here and spoil yourself, your friends and your family totally guilt-free.

Just a few of my favorites:

Ok, this one is mine and if you have to have this set of 10 Flat Panel Love Note Cards, click here and you'll be taken directly to that listing in the Hearts for Haiti shop.

Bless us one and all.

1 comment:

Karen Faulkner said...

Glad you posted this, I didn't know about it. I'm going to donate a heart print and an original watercolor!