19 January 2010

craft hope for haiti

"It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world."
-Craft Hope

Craft Hope is this great initiative that links crafty crafters with communities and persons in need. Past projects have involved sending scarves to orphanages, sock monkeys to kids' camps and dresses to women's shelters.

This time around, Craft Hope has opened an etsy shop featuring donations from crafters around the globe. 100% of the proceeds from these donations will go to Doctors Without Borders. As of this post, there have been 636 sales totally nearly $10,000. The shop opened 4 days ago.

I'm happy to have donated a Floral Retrograde Coaster set to the shop, which has amazingly already sold! So head on over and browse-- you can buy something cute & handmade while knowing that you are also donating $$ to an important and urgent relief effort.

(For crafters, the response to Craft Hope has been so overwhelming that the founders are putting a 2-week hold on new donations while they work to set up a sustainable system for continuing this project. The shop will continue to be stocked with donations previously received.)

1 comment:

  1. This is super cool. After reading your post, I am contacting them for when they are in need of more donations, once they sort things out. Well done.


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