April 29, 2011

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Heart of Haiti Mother’s Day post

Do you have a special woman in your life that helped you? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is time to reflect on all those wonderful women, moms, grandmas, aunts, etc. who are there for us no matter what!

Growing up my Grandmother lived with us.  She moved in shortly after my Grandfather’s passing, but I was so young that it felt like Grandma was always living with us!  We did not have much money growing up, but we always seemed to make do on what we had.   Well my Grandmother and I had to share a bedroom, but as a young child I did not mind.  We would lie in bed together and she would tell me stories as I fell asleep.  We would snuggle, and sometimes she would let me wear her perfume and brush my hair with her beautiful brush.

It is those little memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  Those memories of how my Grandmother was so nurturing and carrying as helped me to become the mother I am now today.  Although I do not share a room with my kids, I will snuggle with them, lie in their beds and tell them stories just like my grandma used to.  Brush my daughter’s hair with my brush, dab a little bit of perfume on her, etc.  Although she is no longer with us in this world, she is still with me in my heart and memories!

Through the sale of Heart of Haiti products, artisans are able to earn life-changing income for themselves, their families, and their communities.  This is the first sustainable income since the earthquake.  The initiative is enabling artisans to repair homes, pay school fees, and feed and clothe their families. The income also allows them to have access to better nutrition, improved education and healthcare.

Heart of Haiti collection on Macys.com
  • The Heart of Haiti collection has already led to employment of 350 artists in Haiti and has provided some financial benefits for an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in the country
  • Each item is designed by a master Haitian artist and made by hand in Haiti
  • Each product is made from recycled materials.
  • The collection includes 40 different home decor items and accessories
  • Products include vases, candleholders, serving trays, picture frames, mirrors, coasters, necklaces, clutch purses and more
  • Most items fall in the $25-$60 range

I have a special discount code for you to use when purchasing a Mother’s Day gift from the HOH collection.

Discount: 15% off Heart of Haiti and Rwanda Path to Peace products (5/3 - 5/8)

To view the Shop for a Better World / Heart Of Haiti collection in it's entirety (including just added items for Spring), visit:http://bit.ly/gaalFP

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1 comment:

  1. Great blog post! Love to read about what is going on in Haiti! Thanks for sharing!