January 18, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Hearts for Haiti is an Etsy shop set up by several enthusiastic Etsy sellers to raise funds for the Haiti disaster relief. Shop items have been  generously donated by hundreds of Etsy shop owners and 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders (http://doctorswithoutborders.org ).

The shop was set up on January 14, 2 days after the disaster, and since then has had over 220 sales and raised over $2,500. And those numbers are increasing at a very quick rate.

It’s so inspiring to see everyone in the handmade community come together for a greater good.

You can follow the progress of the shop in this Etsy forum thread or follow them on Facebook.

If you would like to donate an item to HeartsForHaiti.etsy.com, please send an email to etsyforhaiti2 [!at] gmail.com for a copy of the donation guidelines.

Or, of course, go buy something lovely and know that your money is going to a wonderful cause.

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One response to “Hearts for Haiti”

  1. […] Next: We blogged about the Etsy Hearts for Haiti shop last week, but here’s a friendly reminder that the site — which donates 100 percent of proceeds (except for PayPal/Etsy fees) to Doctors Without Borders — is still up, and there’s a ton more stuff to choose from this week. We think it’s pretty great that Etsy artist-crafters are so willing to donate their wares (we bought goodies from Shagpile and Iktomi so far, and we ain’t done shopping) to such a great cause, especially Hightower Botanicals, whose rosemary necklace is molded straight from the real thing. Snap it first, before we cave and snatch it ourselves. $79, etsy.com/shop/heartsforhaiti. Spied first at balancedcrafts.com. […]

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