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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Craftivism for Haiti

Some very generous organizers, artists and crafters have come together to raise money to help the people of Haiti. They've organized online auctions and opened Etsy shops with donated handcrafted items with proceeds from the sales going to Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross International Response Fund and other relief organizations. I wanted to share what I'm sure are just a few of these online groups. There's more information on Etsy artists Craftivism on Etsy's Handmade Blog, the Storque.

This photo of a woman in Haiti, taken before the disastrous earthquake, is from the Etsy shop HelpHaiti. All the proceeds from this shop go to Project 81.

Hearts for Haiti is an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. Proceeds from this shop go to Doctors Without Borders.

Craft Hope is another Etsy shop full of beautiful donated items from the crafting community. Proceeds from the Craft Hope Etsy shop go to Doctors Without Borders. You can find out more from the Craft Hope website.

Indie Fixx is holding a silent auction of items that have been donated by indie crafters, artists and designers. Proceeds go to the Red Cross International Response Fund. More details on the Indie Fixx website.
In just a few days these shops and auction have already raised a lot of money. Be sure to check out these sites for more info or to purchase or donate an item. And I'd love to know about other efforts you are a part of, or know about!

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