Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Totes for Haitian Children



Today I had the pleasure of sitting on my porch, working on decorating some little tote bags which will be sent to children in Haiti. I saw this request on Cat's blog, "Baumcat", which I always enjoy reading.
The bags are being collected by Debbie Woodward who is part of Real Hope For Haiti. The bags, containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, 3 granola bars and a toy, will go to a rescue center or orphanage in Haiti. Debbie would like the bags to be sent by the end of January, which doesn't give much time.
Details, directions for drawstring bags and the address to send them to are on Cat's blog here.
It just feels good, besides sending money, to do a little hands-on something to help.

Another group working to help is Craft Hope for Haiti, an Etsy shop set up by the big hearted folks at Craft Hope, whose motto is "spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time". The Craft Hope for Haiti shop has already made $27,000 from handmade items donated by artists and crafters. There are beautiful items for sale there, plus an opportunity to donate handmade items to help the cause. They will be accepting the next round of donations in early February. You can check out the link and possibly do some Valentine's Day gift shopping while helping a good cause!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

5 comments:

Cat said...

Your totes are colorful and I am sure will be treasured!

You have a loving heart, thanks for helping!!

Karen L R said...

Perfect!

Lori said...

It is a great feeling to know you are helping in some way. Thanks for sharing the other links!

sparkle jars said...

This lifted my spirits...such a beautiful way to share with the children of Haiti.

kanishk said...

Those beautiful tote bags will be treasured and hopefully help the recipients to cope with such a tough situation

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