Calling All Crafters: You Can Help the Earthquake Victims in Haiti

by Michael on January 18, 2010

Posted in: Calling All Crafters,News

As I’ve said many times here, and on the Craft-News.com site:  it’s about COMMUNITY!  People sharing with each other.  Human beings helping other human beings.  Here’s another chance  for you to be community-minded and help the people of Haiti.

The ladies over at CraftHope.com have created a special Etsy shop where you can either donate a handmade item or purchase one.  Either way, you’ll be helping out!  Funds from the sale of all the hand-crafted goodies will be sent to Doctors Without Borders to help the earthquake victims of Haiti.

Let me just tell you that there is a whole lotta love in that little shop. Handmade love from all around the world. Go on over, take a looksy. We are seriously updating that space at all hours so keep checking back, or refreshing your page. There is some amazing items that have come through that shop! A HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to all of the crafters out there that donated and continue to donate items. I know we only get to reply with a quick thank you, but you need to know that you are truly appreciated. Without your donation, there would be no shop, there would be no money raised for Haiti. You all are amazing.

And another HUGE thank you to those of you who have gone shopping. Some of you took items I was wanting to buy while I was typing feverishly. I would be typing and say ‘look at that… where did it go?’ Things go fast!

This shop has exceeded our wildest expectations. We thought, maybe, just maybe someone would donate something and we’d raise a couple of hundred bucks for Haiti. Boy, did you blow that out of the water.

In just 24 hours, the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy shop has had 162 sales and raised just around $4,000. Pat yourselves on the back my friends. You are rockstars!

Please understand that there is about a 24 hour turnaround on listing items. We are going as fast as humanly possible.

We truly appreciate all of the sweet comments that come in with the listings. You cheer us on and certainly make us feel like what we are doing is important. Thank you for that.

We just added a new section to our shop called ‘kid craft.’ Crafts made by kids. So please encourage your child if they want to get into the action. My daughter got a weaving loom from Santa and has been working on a pot holder to put into the shop.

–Jade from Craft Hope

So…please help out in any way you can.  And thanks for being part of the Craft-News community.  Your compassion and generosity are VERY much appreciated!

P.S.  Thanks to all the crafty mamas working so diligently behind the scenes on the Craft Hope Etsy shop.  Now THAT’S what I call community!

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