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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Help for the People of Haiti

In place of "French Finds" today I would like to share with you a store that is reaching out to those devastated by the recent earthquake in Haiti.A group of Etsy Artists/shop owners have come together to support the relief efforts in Haiti. Fellow Blogger and Etsy Artist - Victoria Van Der Laan, came up with the idea of a charitable shop on Etsy for Haiti. You can read about it here: at ExLibris Handmade . The Artists have created a shop on Etsy called HeartsforHaiti.etsy.com. Various Etsy shop owners are donating items with the ongoing proceeds ( less Etsy and PayPal fees), going directly to the relief efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This will be an ongoing shop as the Medical needs in Haiti will continue for the long term. So far this group has raised over $12,000.00 in less than a week and have almost 700 donated items. If you are an Etsy shop owner and are interested in donating, send an email for further donation guidelines to: etsyforhaiti@gmail.com If you are interested in shopping to support this worthy cause - click on the banner above to be taken to the shop.

The Hearts for Haiti shop has many items perfect for Valentines Day. I have donated several key chains similar to ones I carry in my shop Simply French Designs. I made two simple designs for the Hearts for Haiti shop. One is unisex style which has a solid pewter (made in USA) heart pendant with French inscription "Mon Coeur S'ouvre a ta voix"..."My heart opens to your voice." I also have another using the same heart pendant with an additional crystal embellishment.

I chose this French Text Pendant as it seemed apropos for the French speaking country and a keychain seemed to be an item that most could use or give as a gift. I am hopeful that all of our hearts have been touched by this event and we as a world are united to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need. Click on the photo below to purchase the key chains through the shop Hearts for Haiti.
"Mon Coeur S'ouvre a ta voix"..."My heart opens to your voice."
If you have a blog, facebook page, website or any Internet presence feel free to grab the button below and spread the word. Every bit of effort helps. Click on the button for the hyperlink and don't forget to link it to the Hearts for Haiti shop on Etsy!

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