Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dear Friends,

As you all know Haiti needs a lot of help. The January 12, magnitude-7 quake killed up to 200,000 people, Haitian authorities said, and left up to 3 million people hurt or homeless and clamoring for medical assistance, food and water in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

I'm extending a hand with 20% of all internet sales on Etsy going to my favorite Haiti charity organizations, Yele Haiti and Partners in Health, extended until Valentine's Day. Haitian born artist Wyclef Jean founded this organization as a non-government charity. I don't know about you, but I trust someone from that country to know how to handle a situation of this magnitude? Despite some current negative propaganda against the organization, they have helped and donated millions, even before this disaster. They continue to raise money but they need more help.

Please visit my shop, or one of the many other talented artists helping out with the cause.
For Etsy, just type in Haiti and loads of titles come up to help you donate. Also, donate directly to your favorite charity, for a comprehensive, up to day list, visit

here is the link,

  Here are some of my favorite (many local), artists work available on Etsy,

   Portland Charm Necklace by Wanderlustre

 Red Baby Stocking Cap by CraftHope

Cozie Cowl by Miss Maggie Love

   Bus Fare Necklace by Betsey and Iya

   Cuckoo C-locket by Brehan Todd

     Finally, here is a link to other Portland businesses that are helping to support,