Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haiti Relief: Compassion and Generosity on Etsy

Handpicked on Etsy
Moved by the horrendous disaster in Haiti earlier this week, Etsy artists have joined in the effort to raise funds for relief. The first two showcased items are being donated from my own stores, and many independent sellers are doing likewise. Other sellers are participating in group efforts such as HeartsforHaiti. There are beautiful creations in all categories and at all price ranges to be found on Etsy's search pages, using the search term "Haiti" or "Haiti relief." We can all participate with our purchases and our donations. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $6.50 to $45.00
From to left to bottom right, today's Etsy artists include: Piacere, Katsarayarns, mizumizu, botanicalbird, sweetbriars, myadobecottage, littlebirdcreations, amyjoavnet


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

How kind of those artists! So many people trying to do what they can. I hope the relief can get to the Haitians soon.

kimbuktu said...

Thanks for the info and wonderful choices. I am going to search "Haiti" now.

Andria said...

Based on what the past and current US presidents said yesterday, money is desperately needed. It is good to see Etsy artists trying to raise funds with their donated creations. Lots of Etsians have also taken the time to create treasuries for this cause.

Vee* said...

Thank you for the wonderful blog!
In the less than 2 full days over 100 items have sold and over $1,500 has been raised! i donated a necklace called Remembrance and plan on donationing some other items tonight!
Beautiful shop btw:)

my adobe cottage said...

What a terrific forum/site! Our family has friends who have family in Haiti. In addition to donating funds myself, I immediately thought of our generous Etsians. We can all help out, one way or another.

cindylouwho2 said...

Thank you for featuring this amazing shop! The volunteers have been working around the clock & have raised more than $1500 in just 36 hours - way to go!

amyjoavnet said...

Thanks for doing this, Andria. is doing a great job and we are all so happy do be able to chip in.

Andria said...

It is an honor to feature all of you and bring attention to the generosity of Etsy artisans and shoppers.

And, thanks to each of you for visiting EtsyLounge and for taking the time to comment.

Botanical Bird said...

Beautiful! It's wonderful that you are helping to bring awareness to another way that others can help the people of Haiti. Way to go etsians!

Here is a quote I found & want to share:

Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.

by Mason Cooley

Vee* said...

I am on the admin for the shop now (and im honored!) and i am also a admin on the facebook fan page. please join facebook and spread the word!!!

thank you!!

*** sales for the night:

$2,541.16 USD and 202 sales

Victoria van der Laan said...

Thank you so much for spreading the word! The spirit of generosity that has filled the shop from sellers and buyers worldwide has also filled my heart with hope for Haiti--thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this happen!!