20 January 2010

Keeping On

Last week, in shock over the devastation in Haiti, I decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from my Etsy shop to the nonprofit Partners in Health. I am happy to say that to date, sales in the shop have raised $194.28.

I was uncertain how much to post last week (and still am), but do want to say that after teaching in a wonderful Haitian community in Massachusetts for several years, this is a cause very near and dear to my heart. I taught writing, and many of my students would compose powerful memoirs about the violence and despair in Haiti. This was before the quake. I can't even imagine what their families are experiencing now. Like many of you, I desperately want to do something, anything, and since I am on maternity leave (our daughter was born in early December), reaching out through the craft community was simply the best way for me to be involved at this time.

I want to thank those who have already purchased from the shop, and also remind all of you that I will continue to donate proceeds until I run out of items. I will also be participating in a silent auction on the Indie Fixx site and plan to donate some items to Craft Hope.

We are all sending hope, in one form or another.

13 January 2010

For Haiti

I was so sad to hear the news of the devastation in Haiti yesterday. In an effort to try to do something, I am having a fundraiser through my Etsy shop.

All proceeds, from now until the stock in my shop runs out, will be donated to humanitarian aid in Haiti. Monies will be donated through Boston-based non-profit Partners in Health, founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, which you can read more about here.
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