Heart Of Haiti

One year ago today an earthquake hit Haiti and claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Haiti is still rebuilding after this tragedy and you and I can help by purchasing something from Macy’s Heart Of Haiti Project.

The Heart of Haiti Project, according to the website, features crafts that “reflect a rich culture and history and the Haitians’ unwavering drive to rebuild their lives in the face of tremendous adversity”. The proceeds from the Heart of Haiti purchases “help provide better nutrition, improved education and healthcare”.

Here is one of the items in the shop, a papier-mache watermelon bowl that is signed by the artisan :

They also have a beautiful Heart of Haiti tray that I love!

I hope that if you are planning on making any purchases in the near future you will consider buying an item from the Heart of Haiti Project.

(Disclosure: I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.)

Help for Haiti- How Much YOU Raised…

I am overwhelmed by all of the comments and link-ups to my ‘Help for Haiti’ post. I just wanted to let you all know that BECAUSE OF YOU I am donating $48 dollars and 22 hours of my time to Feed My Starving Children. Considering every $1 provides about 6 meals, we just provided 288 meals. That is awesome! The money will be donated this week and the volunteering will happen in the Spring (right now they are booked through March!). Thank you again to everyone who participated! I am so proud of everyone for coming together to help the Haitian people. Remember you can still help the people by praying for them over the next weeks, months, and years as they rebuild their lives.

Help for Haiti- How You Can Help For Free!

Watching the video clips and viewing pictures of the earthquake’s aftermath in Haiti brings me to tears. Seeing the stunned faces. The battered bodies. The frightened children. The people sleeping in the streets…. I knew there must be some way that I could help them from where I was, with the resources I had available. When Crystal Paine a.k.a. Money Saving Mom asked other bloggers to come together and join her in giving to Haiti I immediately jumped at the opportunity to help. She has asked each blogger participating to choose which organization we would like to donate to and write a blog post inviting others to link up to us with how they plan to contribute. To do this I need your help.

Here’s what I would like you, my readers and friends, to do… Think about what you have done to help Haiti (or are currently doing). If you are a blogger please blog about how you are supporting the people of Haiti and add your link to Mister Linky. If you do not have a blog you can leave a comment below.

For every blog post that is linked up by midnight on January 21, 2010 I will be donating $1 to Feed My Starving Children. One dollar may not seem like a lot to us but this charity will stretch that dollar and provide six meals to hungry children. $62 will feed one child for a year and $170 will put food in one thousand mouths.

For every comment that is added by midnight on the 21st I will be donating half an hour of my time to volunteering at the organization helping package the meals. Financially I can’t do as much as I would like to so I want to offer up my time. Part of the reason I chose this organization is because it is within an hour of where I live and they use volunteers to package the meals. As of now they are booked through March with people wanting to help so I will be volunteering in the Spring- and into the summer if you guys overload me with comment love! I plan to have a ticker so you can see my progress and the hours served.

Most importantly please remember the people of Haiti in your prayers. This is the most powerful thing you can do!

Won’t you join me? Please link up or comment below.