Monday, January 18, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

When disasters strike, our true convictions and compassion for others show.
How can you heart not be torn by the images you have been seeing about the devastation in Haiti? What can you do as an individual? Make a donation to one of your favorite charities-perhaps. For those of you who have shops on Etsy there is another option, perhaps you can donate an item to HeartsforHaiti.

HeartsforHaiti's Shop Announcement

This is an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders ( ) in bi-monthly increments. This shop has permission to use the DoctorsWithoutBorders name and a separate bank account and Paypal account have been opened to maintain the integrity of this shop. Items have been donated from many individual shops; each shop has included their particulars ( country, shipping time) in each listing. All items include seller-donated free shipping (most worldwide, see individual listing) because the need is SO great, we want you to buy and help support Etsians helping Haiti. The theme for the next few weeks is on heart items but we have more than just that. Please browse our sections to the right and know that your purchase in this shop not only gets you a great Etsy item but it also helps alleviate the needs in Haiti through donations to DoctorsWithoutBorders (MedicinesSansFrontirs ). If you can, donate something. There are links to how to donate at the shop or in the forums. Or, go check out the shop. There are many wonderful items for sale there. I have posted this Tigers Eye Pendant Necklace.


  1. Thanks for the information on such a great cause.

  2. Here's the latest total funds raised:
    Currently in PayPal: $3911.69
    Etsy fees: $297.54
    Total for Doctors Without Borders: $3614.15
    (as of 6:43 pm 1/18/10)

    Quite impressive!
    Pleas take a look at the shop if you haven't already.

    If you posted something for sale-or purchased something please post it here for all to see!


  3. Drumroll please..

    Here's the latest totals!
    Currently raised for MSF (after fees): $4992.93
    (as of 3:23pm 1/19)

  4. Another update on the totals-what a great effort!
    Currently raised for MSF (after fees): $6369.66
    (as of 11:45pm on 1/19 EST)

  5. Here's a new update for the total!
    Currently raised for Doctors Without Borders (after fees): $16491.12
    (as of 6:15 pm EST, January 24, 2010)

    And my necklace sold too! I'm thinking about sending another item to the shop. I have to admit that I've made a couple of purchases! What a great way to do some shopping and help a good cause.


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