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Earthquake in Haiti

Jan 14, 2010

by Vanessa Bertozzi

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

UPDATE UPDATE: Etsy and the Etsy Admin combined raised $13,270!

UPDATE: Etsy Admin decided to donate our personal money, and Etsy (the company) will be matching what we Admin raise. Our donations will be going to Partners in Health

Our blogger friend Jen over at IndieFixx told us about a fundraiser she is putting together where artists have already donated work. Here are the details:

Haiti Relief Fundriaser: I am coordinating a silent auction, which just started today, with 100% of the proceeds to go to the Red Cross International Response Fund. Lots of Etsy shops have lined up to donate items and I’d like to raise as much money as possible. Here’s a list of the Estians who have pledged an item for the auction.

artkitten.etsy.com
sherrytruitt.etsy.com
papermenagerie.etsy.com
PixelandHank.etsy.com
phydeaux.etsy.com
theflashbulb.etsy.com
BlackStar.etsy.com
papercutsbyjoe.etsy.com
yummyandcompany.etsy.com
Doodlage.Etsy.com
blockpartypress.etsy.com
fringe.etsy.com
and more to come!

Image by Khristian A. Howell

[The following was originally published on January 13, 2010.]

As I am sure many of you have seen, there was an enormous (7.0 magnitude) earthquake in Haiti last evening that has destroyed much of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area, home to some 1.8 million people. Reports are still coming in but there is no doubt that the Haitians, most of whom live on less than $1000/year according to many UN and relief agency reports, will need all the help they can get for days, weeks, months and years to come.

Our hearts, prayers and best wishes go out to the people of Haiti and to their friends and family around the world. The Huffington Post has a good list of organizations assisting in the rescue efforts and I am sure there are many others as well. Many Etsians will no doubt want to help artists directly as well — with phone lines down and already limited infrastructure in ruins it may take some time to reach or get responses from people or agencies. Let’s all be patient and do our best to help.

HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF-100 percent of proceeds of this print goes to The Red Cross (Dancer- Art Print)
HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF-100 percent of proceeds of this print goes to The Red Cross (Dancer- Art Print)
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Haiti Backpack
Haiti Backpack
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konchon kreyol
konchon kreyol
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Caribbean Travel Journal
Caribbean Travel Journal
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3 Voodoo Vodou vodun mini pinback buttons
3 Voodoo Vodou vodun mini pinback buttons
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304 comments

  • CocoaBeans

    CocoaBeans said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. So sad to see this.

  • earringsnation

    earringsnation said 7 years ago

    I wish to help them in any way that I can. I feel so sad for them...

  • TheRubyNeedle

    TheRubyNeedle said 7 years ago

    Terrible...just awful, our hearts and prayers go out to all people of Haiti!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    so awful! My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage said 7 years ago

    Praying for you and the hardships this brings. May everyone affected find some small comfort knowing so many care.

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    Sending healing vibes. Thanks for the info about how to help. It is a shame that natural disasters always disproportionately affect the impoverished and those with less income, resources, etc. to begin with.

  • BlueKimonoStudio

    BlueKimonoStudio said 7 years ago

    I appreciate you bringing this human-need story into the Etsy community even though most of us already know it happened. Etsy is truly a community in the broadest sense of the word. It just has that spirit. Your post has motivated me to donate some of my sales in the near future to the Red Cross or something. Generosity breeds generosity...

  • tessacotton

    tessacotton said 7 years ago

    Thank you, Etsy, for your recognition of this sad event and a link to those trying to help! Our prayers are with the all the people affected in this crisis.

  • herbolution

    herbolution said 7 years ago

    You never know how hard the reality can hit. God bless those who suffered and send them a might to survive at this horrible time.

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 7 years ago

    thanks for blogging about this, so important to think outside of our own little shops and the day to day.. I've been on twitpic this AM and have been stunned by the pics from some photojournalists over there. A reminder of the Tsunami in a way... This collection of work above is a peaceful contrast to the reports and images. I love the earrings and especially the portrait of the little child.

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 7 years ago

    Heartbreaking. My prayers are with the people affected. Thanks for posting about this, etsy~

  • warmnfuzzies

    warmnfuzzies said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with them. This is very sad.

  • greencouchdesign

    greencouchdesign said 7 years ago

    Just horrible.

  • mingtaphotography

    mingtaphotography said 7 years ago

    I grew up in Taiwan where located on the Pacific Ring of Fire(Ring of fire) earthquake happens all the time! It is really terrible! God Bless Haiti!

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 7 years ago

    The devastation is horrific. Although I can't personally be involved, there will probably be a relief team flying out from here soon...

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Glad you put this up on the site-we go about our routines each day not thinking about the suffering and pain others are having to endure-I hope to be able to help in some small way-for now all those in Haiti are in my prayers.

  • 3squares

    3squares said 7 years ago

    a tragedy. my thoughts are with the people of Haiti.

  • FioreJewelry

    FioreJewelry said 7 years ago

    This is just terrible. My thoughts are with them.

  • SASSYspaces

    SASSYspaces said 7 years ago

    this was definitely a great tragedy.... i can only imagine how terrible it would be to be trapped somewhere, not knowing if/when you would get out?! we all must be very thankful to have another day to live our lives & be grateful for every blessing...

  • QuiltFinger

    QuiltFinger said 7 years ago

    Awful. Just another horrible thing to occur to one of the poorest countries. I hope the rest of the world will spare them some aid.

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    What is happening there is beyond comprehension-thanks for writing this as a reminder to us as we go about our daily routines that there is so much pain and suffering. We need to all stop for a moment and find a way to help out.

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 7 years ago

    Direct Relief International is an very effective organization..i will be making a donation to them today. if anyone can make contributions to any of the relief organizations, please do!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    This is really awful news..... My heart goes out to the Haitians... my God help them!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the beautiful country and the beautiful people of Haiti.

  • ZAPOLdesigns

    ZAPOLdesigns said 7 years ago

    I was so sad to hear this. It is especially touching how many people are already out there assisting their fellow men, women, and children. Such a beautiful rich nation it is a shame for them to have so much troubles.

  • bugbitesplayfood

    bugbitesplayfood said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers go to all who are suffering in Haiti, what a terrible tragedy for a country with more than their share of problems to begin with. God be with them!

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 7 years ago

    It is so sad and unfair. These people need our help, I know I will be helping in fact I know someone who has family there.

  • rerunzvintageshop

    rerunzvintageshop said 7 years ago

    I wish I could fly right down there and help the needy people of Haiti...My family needs me here, but I'll check with our local Red Cross today on how we can help! Prayer is the big, big thing we can all do.

  • evihan

    evihan said 7 years ago

    it is sooo sad...:-(

  • cfcknit

    cfcknit said 7 years ago

    Please let us know if there is a way we can help and that our donations will get to the people in Hati

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 7 years ago

    My heart and my prayers are with Haitians .

  • Schmutzerland

    Schmutzerland said 7 years ago

    This is awful. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families their.

  • JourneyDesigns

    JourneyDesigns said 7 years ago

    Such a tragedy, my prayers will be with them.

  • SepiaSmiles

    SepiaSmiles said 7 years ago

    I hope that those suffering fine peace soonxxx

  • julieandco

    julieandco said 7 years ago

    so heavy-hearted today......praying.

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Just went online to AmeriCares and they are taking online donations-right now I think money will help out a lot-you feel so helpless being here but in some small way this makes us feel a little more connected.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    wonderful article. thank you.

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 7 years ago

    Thank-you etsy for bringing this very human need story to the community. My thoughts and prayers go to all of those suffering during this unpredicted disaster. My hope is that they will get the speedy relief that is needed to help recover from this disaster.

  • Cajajewelry

    Cajajewelry said 7 years ago

    thank you. my heart goes out to all who are suffering.

  • 2treasurehunt

    2treasurehunt said 7 years ago

    Very Sad. Thank You, for the article.

  • reinaldovalentin

    reinaldovalentin said 7 years ago

    THANKS FOR THIS ARTICLE. Haiti has been overlooked on the world scene for years. Its one of the poorest places in the world, disease, education, hunger, a lack of industry, and corruption have been problems in Haiti for decades. This is a horrible thing that happened, but I hope this will be the weak up call to the world for the people of Haiti. God bless & keep Haiti

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    I hope help is on the way. I'm praying for them.

  • ClockworkCrow

    ClockworkCrow said 7 years ago

    Etsy has made the world a little smaller(and sweeter)for me. Doing business with regular people around the world highlights our similarities. (We need more of this!) Tragedy can happen anywhere at any time. I think we should try live each day like it's our last. Thanks for the links! I will be sending healing thoughts and looking into other ways to help!

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 7 years ago

    This is so tragic, My thanks to Etsy for posting this story-

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    hope and prayers out to Haiti.

  • LolaBlueShop

    LolaBlueShop said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with them all. I already made my donation this morning. Please pray for them.

  • fineartstoneware

    fineartstoneware said 7 years ago

    My prayers are for Haiti.

  • fineartstoneware

    fineartstoneware said 7 years ago

    My prayers are for Haiti.

  • theLittleGreenButton

    theLittleGreenButton said 7 years ago

    This is very sad. Etsy has a big heart....thanks for sharing.

  • XOXOBridalBoutique

    XOXOBridalBoutique said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all those that have been affected.

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti! We as a family will be helping out in some way, please know this.

  • SandBagsDesigns

    SandBagsDesigns said 7 years ago

    In time there will be ways for many of us to help. Undoubtedly donating money will be one of the quickest way to assist. I can't begin to imagine what so many must be going thru right now..... my thoughts & prayers are there.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    So tragic. Thank you etsy for raising awareness about this so that more goodwill can be directed towards the people of Haiti.

  • ArzuMusa

    ArzuMusa said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. So sad to see this. Thanks for sharing.

  • ElementsOfSaffron

    ElementsOfSaffron said 7 years ago

    My thoughts are with them all! Is there something we can do here on Etsy....some kind of promo and donation of sales?

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro said 7 years ago

    Sad beyond words. Sending prayers for all.

  • VintageScraps

    VintageScraps said 7 years ago

    Thank you for lising the relief organizations!

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected!

  • SleepTightGracie

    SleepTightGracie said 7 years ago

    I have thought about what to do when these things happen. I live far away, I can't go there and help, I give to certain charities. But I have decided for me it is important to give each time. I have so much and others so little and we are a closer world now than we used to be. I may not send much but I want to respond as a member of the same planet. For me, to skip one lunch out is nothing and might be what keeps a Haitian holding onto hope.

  • loopyboopy

    loopyboopy said 7 years ago

    Thanks for think links. Haiti needs everyones healing thoughts sent their way!

  • mothersdreamartworks

    mothersdreamartworks said 7 years ago

    Catholic Social Services and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also gathering supplies and donations to send to help the Haitian people. The LDS church will send 100% of all donations. You can go to http://www.lds.org/library/page/display/0,7098,6433-1-3298-1,00.html to learn more. Can't speak for the Catholic church, but I do know they are always huge contributors in relief during these horrific events. Sharing this as the Huffington list failed to share to of the biggest contributors of relief. Our thoughts and prayers for all who have suffered during this tragic event.

  • meekssandygirl

    meekssandygirl said 7 years ago

    God bless them :(

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 7 years ago

    thanks for this post! Etsy has an open heart and it shows~ I appreciate the info on where to go and what to do! lets reach out one and all and help the survivors!

  • KatDesignsNYC

    KatDesignsNYC said 7 years ago

    I haven't been to haiti in a very long time. My family was born there but thankfully they all live here. It's going to be hard trying to get in touch with extended family members that live over there now but I'm praying they are okay.

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 7 years ago

    I echo the feelings of those who have thanked you for making us pause, think about and pray for those who are suffering during this tragic time - and to know that as I sit here - thousands of etsians across the world are sharing these thoughts as well.

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us updated. My thoughts are with them.

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns said 7 years ago

    Thanks for bringing awareness on this to the etsy community. I just sent a donation to CARE, they do a nice job and 90% of your donation goes directly to the victims of the earthquake. If we all help in the smallest way, it adds up to a lot for the victims. Thanks again for the information.

  • SkyBox

    SkyBox said 7 years ago

    Wow - Thank you for your humanitarianism, Etsy. So quickly, too - excellent work.

  • dafnadagan

    dafnadagan said 7 years ago

    My prayers for the Haiti people

  • Pantora

    Pantora said 7 years ago

    Hello, I will be donating 7% of all sales to help aid Haiti in its time of need. View my shop at www.pantora.etsy.com if you'd like to make an additonal donation please feel free to convo me SINCERLY AND OH SO FASHIONABLY ANDREA

  • KevinWilliamson

    KevinWilliamson said 7 years ago

    Is there some way to do something like list certain items in Etsy that if someone buys it the proceeds go directly to some humanitarian organization that will be helping with relief in Haiti?

  • Poshwashsoap

    Poshwashsoap said 7 years ago

    What a tragedy! I know how frightening Earthquakes are. All those aftershock reminders, keep bringing that intial fear back. So sorry they are going through this terrible ordeal!

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign said 7 years ago

    Terrible...just awful, our hearts and prayers go out to all people of Haiti! Our country Turkey is in the risky area for earthquakes, we lived a very big earthquake disaster in 1999..My heart with Haiti people.. :(

  • blackeyedsuzie

    blackeyedsuzie said 7 years ago

    Doctors Without Borders is another great place to donate; they spend very little on administration/ fundraising, so most of what is donated goes directly to those in need: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/

  • Neelam12

    Neelam12 said 7 years ago

    Such a terrible thing. My thoughts and prayers go out everyone affected by this disaster.

  • walkthetalk

    walkthetalk said 7 years ago

    My prayers are with all members of the Haiti community.

  • SaucyBird

    SaucyBird said 7 years ago

    My heart goes out to everyone affected. I hope they get the help they need swiftly.

  • lorileiscrafts

    lorileiscrafts said 7 years ago

    So awful! My prayers are with the people of Haiti

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 7 years ago

    My prayers are with all in Haiti!!

  • lindasilverthorne

    lindasilverthorne said 7 years ago

    It's hard to imagine such devestation to such an already impoverished country. Prayers and thoughts for Haiti and its people.

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers go to all affected. I hope nobody has to face a disaster like this again.

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    terrible, my prayers are for Haiti.I feel so sad for them

  • buenahelena

    buenahelena said 7 years ago

    The Vodun drapo makers of Haiti are my artistic inspiration. I was able to see a show of many in DC this past summer and have never felt such pure magic in a museum. My heart and prayers go out to Haiti!!!

  • artyjen18

    artyjen18 said 7 years ago

    Thnking of all and sending spiritual help.

  • SpunOutOriginals

    SpunOutOriginals said 7 years ago

    I'll be praying for them and the NZ family that were there. They just found their 2yr old under her fathers body in the hotel rubble, so sad. Two daughters still missing.

  • AnnBernadette

    AnnBernadette said 7 years ago

    Visit this website to help - https://my.care.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&5000.donation=form1&df_id=5000&autologin=true&AddInterest=1040&JServSessionIdr004=hjgcpan2f5.app303a It's an amazing organization. Even if you cannot donate, keep Haiti in your thoughts.

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard said 7 years ago

    so sad to see, hope they get the help they need!

  • JoyandWhimsy

    JoyandWhimsy said 7 years ago

    My prayers are with the Haitian people.

  • sassyphotocreations

    sassyphotocreations said 7 years ago

    It's just terrible, sending thoughts and prayers for Haiti.

  • pricelesstshirts

    pricelesstshirts said 7 years ago

    We are sanding our thoughts and prayers to Haiti. Please help Haiti if you can.

  • ipopdesigns

    ipopdesigns said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with Haiti.

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike said 7 years ago

    Heart wrenching news :-( I hope aid will arrive fast,plenty and soon.

  • thewhimsytrove

    thewhimsytrove said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the link to Huffington Post. Disaster relief is often a mine field for those of us who want to send our money to non-religious organizations, and that was an excellent list for us. We are already big fans of Yele Haiti, the organization run by Wyclef Jean. Haiti has been a tragedy on America's doorstep (and largely because of American actions) for far too long. I can only hope a disaster of this magnitude ends up focusing useful attention on our neighbor and solving some problems that have desperately needed solving for decades. And for those for whom it has come too late, we can only make an offering for your journey.

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 7 years ago

    Heartbreaking news, my thoughts will with Haiti....

  • birribe

    birribe said 7 years ago

    Terrible news, I hope the help already is there.

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 7 years ago

    My prayers are with the people of Haiti. I will be donating 25% of all Jan sales to the Red Cross to help them during this very difficult time. I hope they will find hope and peace. www.redcross.org

  • gillianbelle

    gillianbelle said 7 years ago

    When I learn of natural disasters like this one, my heart just goes out to the people affected. Haiti is such a beautiful country...the worst part is that the country already had its fair share of struggles to deal with and now this...

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 7 years ago

    Devastating news, having lived through a big earthquake in Greece in my childhood I feel for all those poor people! My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  • Willowswings

    Willowswings said 7 years ago

    my brother came to live with me from Haiti when he was 10 months old...he is now 16. I love him dearly and glad he is safe with me....this disaster is very heartbreaking to us knowing that alot of his family live right in the heart of the distruction...peace to all

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 7 years ago

    truly tragic in every sense my heart and hope goes out to all those effected

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    thanks for the update - i will certainly keep them in my thoughts and prayers

  • kirevi8

    kirevi8 said 7 years ago

    I feel so sorry for them!It is really very sad:(

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 7 years ago

    So Sad- I pray help arrives quickly and it's effective

  • BlueGremlin

    BlueGremlin said 7 years ago

    so scary and sad i feel sad for all of the children that do no understand what is going on. Thinking of everyone there and sending my love.

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    so sad, just saw on the news they are starting with the number of 100,000 casualties...sending prayers

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti and their families. Such a scary, devastating event.

  • lainedesign

    lainedesign said 7 years ago

    It's crazy to look at that beautiful featured photo of the Haitian countryside, and then see the devastation on the news. Thank you so much for acknowledging what has happened and drawing our attention to ways we can help....

  • QuiteCharming

    QuiteCharming said 7 years ago

    My sympathies and prayers to all the Haitian people.

  • animalsandicons

    animalsandicons said 7 years ago

    Let's hope the forces of charity overwhelm the magnitude of devastation. Prayers to Haitians everywhere.

  • stepanka

    stepanka said 7 years ago

    can't imagine...... so thinking about of all the people in Haiti

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 7 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all that have been effected.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    So sad. :(

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 7 years ago

    May God be with you all. I have you in my prayers.

  • frogprincessdesigns

    frogprincessdesigns said 7 years ago

    My thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with everyone there as well as with everyone who has family there. This is such a tragedy.

  • reqbat

    reqbat said 7 years ago

    100% of anything bought in my shop will be donated to the Red Cross- it's time for ACTION.

  • elitas

    elitas said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with Haiti.

  • VintageJamie

    VintageJamie said 7 years ago

    Really sad... Give my heart to Haiti

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    So sad and tragic, my thoughts and prayers are with Haiti.

  • thesoapseduction

    thesoapseduction said 7 years ago

    Let's not just send prayers and well wishes, let's do something! I challenge every seller to donate profits from their sales to the relief effort. I am donating 25% of my daily sales to Yele Haiti (www.yele.org).

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. And with their relatives around the world who are worried and wondering about their loved ones. I am donating 10% of all sales in my shops to the RedCross durng the month of January. rollinghillsvintage.etsy.com and anitarae822.etsy.com

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 7 years ago

    i was in the bay area when the 7.1 earthquake struck...it was scary, unthinkable at the time, BUT with all the chaos we all knew help was on it's way. suddenly to have all your resources taken away in a matter of minutes shakes your very being to the core...i pray for the people of haiti to keep their faith that help will come soon.

  • designbycassandra

    designbycassandra said 7 years ago

    Thank you to Etsy for featuring their support on the Front Page! My heart goes out to these people, and I know that the universe will take care of them - Haiti is a country full of love within the communities of its people and culture. The rest of the world is watching, and we are on our way to help you, in any way we can, big or small. Even if all we can do is send love to them, the universe will know our intentions. To follow the generous souls that have posted previously, I will also donate 25% of my sales during the month of January to the Red Cross, an international organization that are on the front lines, helping the victims of natural disasters and war-torn territories. Please visit me at designbycassandra.etsy.com!

  • BrooklynTartBakery

    BrooklynTartBakery said 7 years ago

    I am donating 100% of my profits for the next month to the Doctors Without Borders Haitian Relief fund. It may not be much but every little bit helps. It warms my heart to see so many fellow shop owners donating their proceeds as well. 10%, 25%, 100%...everything helps. Does anyone know if there is going to be an organized effort on behalf of Etsy to get the word out about this? There should be advertisement for every shop that is donating. The more press, the more money we can donate.

  • joanniel

    joanniel said 7 years ago

    I am donating 20% of all jewellery purchases to the Haiti relief fund via world vision. I also listed two pairs of earrings that 100% of the proceeds will go to Haiti relief fund. Thank you for your support. joanniel.etsy.com -- worldvision.org

  • jetflair

    jetflair said 7 years ago

    I would love to see an etsy-admin organized shop we could donate items to with 100% of money donated to relief efforts. Any chance?

  • MiuAndUmi

    MiuAndUmi said 7 years ago

    It's truly heartbreaking news, I agree with all you generous darlings. I contribute monthly to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) anyway, but for the rest of January, I will give 100% of my sales to the relief fund for Haiti. It's the least I can do.

  • KaraAndBrooke

    KaraAndBrooke said 7 years ago

    This breaks my heart! My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. I could not imagine the terror and sadness they feel! <3

  • DesignedByLucinda

    DesignedByLucinda said 7 years ago

    JetFlair, I agree, I would love to see Etsy spearhead a relief shop where we can all make conributions. I feel so sickened with all that devastation.

  • funretro

    funretro said 7 years ago

    I am donating 10% of all purchases this week to the Red Cross. Let's all do something!

  • transienttreasures

    transienttreasures said 7 years ago

    Heart wrenching. I want to help! And, I have more time than $$$. Hoping to assist in opening an ETSY shop where ALL of the proceeds will be donated to a charity that will aid the Haitian survivors. Please see this thread in the fora: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6404152 Just getting started, but know that generous Etsians will help!!! Namaste, Nora

  • 4GetMeNotTreasures

    4GetMeNotTreasures said 7 years ago

    So devastating. Prayers to everyone affected by this disaster. Warm thoughts of love, hope and comfort to the families & friends who have no way of knowing or assisting their loved ones.

  • goddessinthemirror

    goddessinthemirror said 7 years ago

    Save the Children, headquartered in CT, has helped the people of Haiti over the past many decades. They may have on-the-ground ops already mobilized. Consider donating to them too. I worked for them years ago when Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward volunteered for print ads. Wonderful organization that primarily focuses on community development (a hand-up rather than hand-out) but they definitely respond to emergencies too. When 20/20 featured a story about Save the Children in Nepal America responded in such a beautiful wave of donations and care. I appreciate non-denominational ngo's who aren't concerned about spending money on shipping Bibles, etc. Clean water and food are what make a huge, immediate difference. Most peoples have their own culture and spiritual path and I honor and support that. May care arrive agenda less.

  • SomebodysStuff

    SomebodysStuff said 7 years ago

    I'm glad this was posted... thank you! I appreciate the information. I'm sending good thoughts, prayers and love until we know if there's more we can do!

  • joanniel

    joanniel said 7 years ago

    That's a good idea Jetflair. An etsy-admin organized shop for Haiti donations would really interest me as well. I would love to donate some jewellery to this shop if it does happen.

  • thepinkpeony

    thepinkpeony said 7 years ago

    My sister is in Haiti working in a orphanage right now. In honor of her commitment to the children of Haiti, all profits from my shop will be donated to relief efforts until she returns home (God only knows when).

  • landings239

    landings239 said 7 years ago

    I grew up in the carib. and earthquakes happen frequently but are generally very minor. So no doubt the people of Haiti were very unprepared for a quake of this magnitude. My thoughts and prayers are with them as my own parents live in the Virgin Islands. I personally plan to donate to the Red Cross.

  • tippystockton

    tippystockton said 7 years ago

    My heart goes out to all of the poor souls in Haiti. I can't even imagine going through what they are enduring when they had so little to begin with. I thought that promoting a donation was tacky. But seeing all of the generous folks who are already doing it makes me want to jump on the bandwagon. I will be making a donation of 25% of all sales for the next week to World Vision, a local agency that does so much good for people in need. Let's have this go viral on ETSY. Everyone, join in! Let's make a difference. God bless us everyone!

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the article Etsy. I'm currently trying to find out exactly where donations will do the most good. I donate on a regular basis to charity and these poor people in Haiti really need our help right now.

  • battysbath

    battysbath said 7 years ago

    My thoughts are with all those affected by the earthquake.

  • pixiepaper

    pixiepaper said 7 years ago

    So sad, my thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

  • zozo

    zozo said 7 years ago

    It is so sad! I can stop crying for all these people! We are so little, when the nature is angry!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the article. I chose Doctors Without Borders, which is included in the Huffpo list. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are hurting.

  • NinisHandmades

    NinisHandmades said 7 years ago

    My prayers and thoughts go out to the people of Haiti. I pray that this will make us all aware of how fragile our lives are. 10% of my entire sales will go towards Crisis Relief for Haiti. God bless you all. NINI

  • thedoggiehouse

    thedoggiehouse said 7 years ago

    I live right beside Haiti i fell very bless that Puerto Rico is Ok, we are doign what ever we can offer as a Island to help them too. Lets Pray for them to be a save Island Haiti ...

  • thedoggiehouse

    thedoggiehouse said 7 years ago

    Puerto Rico we are beside of Haiti we are helping as we can with whater,medical and food.... Lets Pray for them and the people that now rest in peace.

  • thedoggiehouse

    thedoggiehouse said 7 years ago

    Puerto Rico we are beside of Haiti we are helping as we can with whater,medical and food.... Lets Pray for them and the people that now rest in peace.

  • ManateeDreamsCreates

    ManateeDreamsCreates said 7 years ago

    I have added an appeal for donations to various relief organizations to my shop announcements on this store and my sister stores. I am pledging to donate 100% of net sales from this shop to one or more of those listed organizations during the rest of January and all of February and have already made a personal donation to Partners in Health at www.pih.org. Others to consider are Doctors Without Borders, The Red Cross, and the World Food Programme as well as many others. Please keep in mind that many medical schools do relief work during spring break so please consider supporting their work. Their help will be desperately needed in Haiti this spring. I'm sure they we be a welcome relief to the initial boots on the ground who are now dealing with the initial first response to this disaster.

  • LesterJones

    LesterJones said 7 years ago

    Hello I am a newbie. I am surfing the site trying to learn more about what is being offered at Etsy. I am already feeling the love and compassion of members after reading the article and 149 commments about the earthquake in Haiti. My thoughts and prayers goes out to people of Haiti.

  • frenetickitten

    frenetickitten said 7 years ago

    Hey, I'm in. I don't know that it will add up to much, but I will gladly donate 25% of my January sales to the International Red Cross and would be willing to donate to any special Etsy shop set up solely to help the earthquake victims.

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    This is so very sad. Thank you etsy for getting the word out. The Huffington Post links are a great list.

  • ClockworkZero

    ClockworkZero said 7 years ago

    I'm organizing a fundraiser - donating some of my work towards a raffle. I just have to figure out the logistics of it. I've done them before - paid for the shipping & item, and then people buy the tickets on my clockworkzero blog. I will also be donating a portion of the sales here in my esty store sold in January towards a charity. Its such a heart breaking event. Our Governer General here in Canada is from there and my heart broke listening to her speak yesterday.

  • oliverhenry

    oliverhenry said 7 years ago

    Thank you for posting this. It is so important for us all to give even if it is $10 via text "Haiti" to 90999. And the Huffington Post list is so helpful they are all great organizations.

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 7 years ago

    So horrible! Off to check out the list.

  • Shoequeen1961

    Shoequeen1961 said 7 years ago

    I agree w/ oliverhenry... Let's give, give, give. I donated $5 via my cell phone by texting the word "YELE" to 501501--Wyclef Jean's nonprofit organization. No amount is too small! We are all God's children and it's a necessity for us to take care of one another. Thank you Muka for bringing this to the attention of the ETSY community...

  • muka

    muka said 7 years ago

    Great to see the community coming together. Thanks to everyone who is trying to help in any way possible. I have some close friends involved in work in Haiti including running and building schools and orphanages and they would be the first people to say that every little bit makes a difference.

  • rmateen

    rmateen said 7 years ago

    I also would be interested in joining others to donate a percentage, etc. towards the Hurricane relief efforts. Is Etsy organizing something site-wide or is it up to individual shop owners?

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 7 years ago

    A tragedy, lets do everything possible to help!

  • almapottery

    almapottery said 7 years ago

    If you want to help the children of Haiti,sos children's villages is a nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible . sos is a prestigious charity that keeps orphan siblings together in the same household while providing them with basic needs and education ,in many countries around the world. here is the link for donations for Haiti http://www.sos-usa.org/About-SOS/focus-areas/Emergency-relief/Children-in-catastrophes/Pages/Haiti-Earthquake-Relief.aspx

  • CheapBoutique

    CheapBoutique said 7 years ago

    OMG! I taught & lived in Haiti for several months! I saw terrible things...but nothing like this!! I wonder if the offices and school that I taught at are still standing! ADRA is one organization where donations are not spent on administration, I know that for a fact! I'll be listing items to raise funds in my 3 shops!

  • thewhimsytrove

    thewhimsytrove said 7 years ago

    We've decided that the featured items in our shop will be donated to Yele Haiti. Already sold one! Thank you, generous buyer!

  • RunzwithScissors

    RunzwithScissors said 7 years ago

    For those of us who have no money to give, but have extra inventory to donate, a shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/heartsforhaiti is being set up as we speak. Discussion is ongoing in this thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6404152&page=5 (where names and background on previous fund raising efforts for Australia were discussed.

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 7 years ago

    I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to live somewhere hit by an earthquake. I'm off to see if I can donate something to the fundraising shop mentioned above, as I donated several items to the Australian bushfire fundraising shop & it was really easy!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    It is very sad. Let us join our hearts in prayer.

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest said 7 years ago

    All my thought and positive thoughts go to those affected, and to those families who don't know where their loved ones are at this time! Off to check out heartsforhaiti to see what I can do!

  • CarefullyCurated

    CarefullyCurated said 7 years ago

    Thank your for doing this.

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for highlighting this effort. It makes us all feel a bit less helpless. Every drop has a ripple effect. Indiefixx will have new silent auction items on the blog every day. http://indiefixx.com xoSherry

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

    Many prayers and thoughts are going out to them-definetly donating whatever I can here on Etsy via the heartsforhaiti shop and elsewhere too!

  • ME2Designs

    ME2Designs said 7 years ago

    The Huffington Post list is very good - thanks for sharing! It's going to be a long road for recovery for the poor people of Haiti, and we can continue to give, knowing that the great need and the work will be ongoing. As a reminder... *** Dealing with Electronic Communications Post-Disaster *** In the past, tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to exploit such events for personal gain. The recent earthquake in Haiti is no exception. Already scammers and spammers have begun to use to the tragedy to trick people into giving money or opening up computer systems to viruses and other malicious software. In light of this, everyone should remain aware of the need to be cautious when dealing with electronic communications. These are some guidelines that can be adhered to: · Do not respond to any unsolicited (spam) incoming e-mails, including clicking links contained within those messages. · Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as surviving victims or officials asking for donations via e-mail or social networking sites. · Verify the legitimacy of nonprofit organizations by utilizing various Internet-based resources that may assist in confirming the groups existence and its nonprofit status rather than following a purported link to the site. · Be cautious of e-mails that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas in attached files because the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. · Do not give your personal or financial information to anyone who solicits contributions, as providing such information may compromise your identity and make you vulnerable to identity theft.

  • whichwatchismine

    whichwatchismine said 7 years ago

    I love that so many estians as a community have started this pool together. I gladdens my heart to know that we can count on fellow crafters in times of crisis. Get better Haiti!

  • martice

    martice said 7 years ago

    http://martaandthe.blogspot.com/2010/01/sale-nr-100-goes-to-haiti.html my nr. 100 will go entirely to the victims in Haiti.

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative said 7 years ago

    I just watched the news here in Uk and learned more about the devastated situation this people are. i really hope that the international help gets to them very soon, it seems there is a bit chaos with red tape and mobilization of the help, why we human had to make things so complicated?? My heart and thought are we all the people from haiti. Love and hope from London Marga

  • neawear

    neawear said 7 years ago

    This is awesome!! *Off donating an item for the auction!* Bid hard people :)

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative said 7 years ago

    By the way how can I donate of of my cushion for this cause? Can anyone contact me and let me know soon. Thanks Marga

  • CAMEOdesign

    CAMEOdesign said 7 years ago

    Partners in Health (PIH) is a great & reputable organization to donate to! My sister is currently working at PIH's clinic in Neno, Malawi, but used to work with their program in Haiti directly. To donate on your own to the organization, click on https://donate.pih.org/page/contribute/haiti_earthquake.

  • shamila

    shamila said 7 years ago

    I was wondering what Etsy was planning...good to know. I would like to donate 100% of some of my work on Etsy to the relief efforts. Mostly my Labradorite pieces - Labradorite is a stone of new beginnings and I think Haiti's relief may just be that for the survivors, a new beginning from a devastating past. Can someone PLEASE get in touch with me about how to proceed? Thanks! Shamila

  • JesseMosher

    JesseMosher said 7 years ago

    thank you for donating all

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps said 7 years ago

    So so sad! I'd like to donate a $25 gift certificate to the auction - how do I do it?

  • TrilliumStudios

    TrilliumStudios said 7 years ago

    Have been watching the news today - I feel so sorry for those folks. So devastating

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 7 years ago

    heartfelt compassion and love toward all the victims as well as the relief teams. My friend's son is in the Navy and he left from NJ yesterday to go give relief and aid. Lets wrap our arms around these people. Thank you admin and Etsy and to all those who donate. In this season of Love, let us open our hearts to the Haitians.

  • menzocollection

    menzocollection said 7 years ago

    I just donated to Partners in Health. Came across them before I read this article. I'm from south Louisiana and volunteered in New Orleans in the 1st few months after Katrina. Just can't get my head around the magnitude of what happened in Haiti, though.

  • NotJustBags

    NotJustBags said 7 years ago

    any idea when http://www.etsy.com/shop/heartsforhaiti will be up and ready for donations?? We are setting items aside.

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 7 years ago

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out the people of Haiti. The need in Hait is so great and the efforts of everyone involved through Etsy will be greatly appreciate. I will find a way to become involved and help.

  • JollyJennifer

    JollyJennifer said 7 years ago

    If someone could please contact me, I would love to contribute!

  • lalaspequenos

    lalaspequenos said 7 years ago

    To those in Haiti, its times like this when little miracles happen.

  • vividallure

    vividallure said 7 years ago

    Thanks Etsy for taking the time out to do this. I hope everyone understands that Haiti is a very poor country and donating to the cause will really help those in need. Every little bit counts. They are in desperate need.

  • GemsandDolls

    GemsandDolls said 7 years ago

    I would love to donate. How do I do that ....

  • brmcandles

    brmcandles said 7 years ago

    what a terrible situation. my heart goes out to all the families

  • treefox

    treefox said 7 years ago

    until january 31st, i'll be donating 20% from each sale to the canadian red cross for the haiti relief effort. http://www.etsy.com/shop/treefox

  • Mumbot

    Mumbot said 7 years ago

    To donate $10 text the word HAITI to 90999

  • intherosegarden

    intherosegarden said 7 years ago

    Does anyone know When will http://www.etsy.com/shop/heartsforhaiti be ready?

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage said 7 years ago

    Thank you for heartsforhaiti. I'm off to donate.

  • sandscrochet

    sandscrochet said 7 years ago

    Our Prayers are with all- terrible tradegy we will be working with the local church's sending support.

  • indiefixx

    indiefixx said 7 years ago

    It's Jen from Indie Fixx and I just want to thank you all for visiting and bidding. I also wanted to let you know that I'm all full for donations at this time.

  • 1knarruhn

    1knarruhn said 7 years ago

    I visited Haiti on a cruise ship stop in '78 and they lead us to the locals selling their handmade wares. Humble artsy people as I saw them. Poor then and even worse now.

  • VintiqueLa

    VintiqueLa said 7 years ago

    If you live in LA and want let more stuff go, bring donations of clothing or bake goods to space 15 twenty on Sunday and money raised go to the victims..check it out.... http://www.space15twenty.com.....

  • greenbaboondesigns

    greenbaboondesigns said 7 years ago

    This has been weighing so heavily on my mind. I've listed Hearts for Haiti in my shop...100% of the sales from my needle felted hearts will be matched and donated by myself to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti. I wish I could do more.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Donate http://www.yele.org/ our family's hearts and love go out to haiti and to family's in waiting all over the world. we love you

  • SuchesCrafts

    SuchesCrafts said 7 years ago

    We don't know how blessed we are. This is such a horrific thing to happen to anyone much less those who already have nothing. My prayers are with them. We have to help in anyway we can.

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany said 7 years ago

    Another great relief organization to consider making a donation to is, http://www.concernusa.org/ A good friend of mine worked with them in Africa last year and personally knows the relief team on the ground in Haiti now.

  • bethtastic

    bethtastic said 7 years ago

    I would like to donate some of my items too. How do I do this?

  • cozettebyclearcat

    cozettebyclearcat said 7 years ago

    Oh..so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families too. Thank you for the article.

  • KellyHendersonDesign

    KellyHendersonDesign said 7 years ago

    I would like to donate an item also. How do we do this?

  • trudiedavies

    trudiedavies said 7 years ago

    Not good. I am sad for all the suffering thats happening..

  • ShaggyChic

    ShaggyChic said 7 years ago

    Easiest thing in the world to do - pick up cell phone, Blackberry, whatever, text "yele" to 501501 and you will automatically donate $5.00 (it will be charged to your cell phone bill.) In this horribly impoverished country, even before the earthquake, people were reduced to eating dirt to try to get some nutrition from it. Show of hands... When is the last time you had to do that?.... yeah, me neither. ANYONE who has a cell phone can afford $5.00. Please just do this one simple thing if nothing else.

  • MiuAndUmi

    MiuAndUmi said 7 years ago

    The fragility of our existence is thrown into relief by the compassion of others. Medicins Sans Frontiers is another great relief organisation helping in Port-Au-Prince. I pledge 100% of my sales for the rest of January to MSF. It's the least I can do.

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 7 years ago

    It is so sad,andso frightening, in one minutes one's life is completely ruined. My Heart is with those who suffers and grieve.

  • SpringColors

    SpringColors said 7 years ago

    Our hopes and prayers are for teh survivors.

  • supplier

    supplier said 7 years ago

    We met such a kind of disaster here Duzce/Turkey in 1999 and it was 7.2 magnitute. I saved my life with just some seconds :( I can donate some items from my jewelry shop too www.aysetugrul.etsy.com

  • aysetugrul

    aysetugrul said 7 years ago

    We met such a kind of disaster here Duzce/Turkey in 1999 and it was 7.2 magnitute. I saved my life with just some seconds :( I can donate some items from my jewelry shop too www.aysetugrul.etsy.com

  • brownbunnybyiris

    brownbunnybyiris said 7 years ago

    What sad news. It's great to see that everybody wants to help.

  • 1dream

    1dream said 7 years ago

    I am so sad to hear this news..All my prays with them..We had a terrible disaster in Turkey in 1999 and I worked a lot for them..It is very hard time for the survivors.. How can I help them, pls let me know?

  • PamelaAngus

    PamelaAngus said 7 years ago

    It's totally horrific ... and certainly puts all our daily moans and petty grumbles into perspective. thanks for the auction info.

  • glamourouslove

    glamourouslove said 7 years ago

    I'm so sorry about this news.My friend's family passed away...I donate some money to Haiti.But I'm still looking for what I can do for them.

  • Seaphemera

    Seaphemera said 7 years ago

    I'm so glad the Etsy community is officially joining in the efforts to help Haiti. I am offering 50% donation on all sales thru the month of January to Doctors Without Borders, and I would like to donate to the silent auction and help in any way that I can.

  • Nyblaque

    Nyblaque said 7 years ago

    I texted YELE! Thanks ShappyChic for posting that. I was on Twitter last night and i saw YELE in the topic trends and Googled it. Great idea. I mean gosh, how much more can this one country take! They are constantly pounded by hurricanes practically every year during hurricane season. I still remember the one from last year... when I saw the pic of those make homemade mudcakes as they are called- it broke my heart! I just recently signed up with the Red Cross and have a section in my shop already= Handmade4Haiti..plus I just donated a ton of clothes for women, girls and a toddler boy..some baby supplies, nonm perishable food too. I am going back this week to donate more. i know how it feels not to have, but I can't even hold a candle to what happening in Haiti. Thanks for the auction info- I would like to participate any way I can.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

    this is a tragedy that can affect any of us, anywhere around the world. I would love to donate some of my work to raise money for this cause. if anyone know where can artist donate some work, please let me know. let's hope for a soon recovery for Haiti and its people.

  • TraceyAnns

    TraceyAnns said 7 years ago

    We are adoptive parents of four Haitian children. I am donating 10% of my sales to the Foundation for the Children of Haiti. I would also like to be part of the auction. Thanks you for organizing this.

  • JulieGreenwoodsArt

    JulieGreenwoodsArt said 7 years ago

    It's devastating to watch the Haitians' suffering, and knowing that their need will continue for weeks and months to come may seem overwhelming to them and us. I believe with the world coming together we can bring them the neccessities, plus hope that they will have a better life. It is heart warming to know so many really care. Thanks for the auction info-would love to donate.

  • popalicious

    popalicious said 7 years ago

    how can we donate an item to help????

  • martice

    martice said 7 years ago

    I sold my nr. 100 today for Haiti to a fellow etsian http://huismus.etsy.com and she doubled the amount. I will do the same and we will have an significant amount to donate to the dutch help fund for Haiti :) So if you want to donate you can do the same as me: http://marrtaandthe.blogspot.com :)

  • HauteCinq

    HauteCinq said 7 years ago

    One thing I would like to note is to please not spread any word of new ways to help until you have verified it. Since this happened, I have seen the rumor that UPS would send care packages free (not true, they have no way to deliver them), and the more harmful rumor that American Airlines was sending doctors and nurses there for free. This latter rumor was especially troublesome because the phone number given was for the Haitian consulate here in NYC, which is already extremely busy trying to help the families here find their loved ones back in Haiti. Everyone wants to do something to help, I know. Just please take a moment to fact-check first.

  • ashleyeaston

    ashleyeaston said 7 years ago

    Thanks, etsy. I've donated to the Red Cross and will continue to help out in any other way I can. The silent auction sounds like a great idea.

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 7 years ago

    I made a donation through World Vision. They are a very effective humanitarian aid group. https://www.worldvision.org/

  • SweetEden

    SweetEden said 7 years ago

    I'd be happy to donate some items as well.

  • MangoTango

    MangoTango said 7 years ago

    Please proceed with caution on Partners in Health. The Better Business Bureau has this to say about them: "Despite written BBB Wise Giving Alliance requests in the past year, this organization either has not responded to Alliance requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to the Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability. While participation in the Alliance’s charity review efforts is voluntary, the Alliance believes that failure to participate may demonstrate a lack of commitment to transparency. Without the requested information, the Alliance cannot determine if this charity adheres to the Standards for Charity Accountability. A charity's willing disclosure of information beyond that typically included in its financial statements and government filings is, in the Alliance's view, an expression of openness that strengthens public trust in the charitable sector. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance reports on national charities and determines if they meet 20 voluntary standards on matters such as charity finances, appeals, and governance. The Alliance does not evaluate the worthiness of the charitable program."

  • ivorymoon

    ivorymoon said 7 years ago

    We are willing to donate something for the silent auction. The devastation is palpable. Please let us know how to proceed. We are also donating to Red Cross. I

  • ivorymoon

    ivorymoon said 7 years ago

    I appreciate Mango Tango taking the time to look into Partners in Health. I hope Etsy takes a deeper look into who they are. Without total transparency it is questionable who they really are.

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Really big tragedy. My thoughts are with the people of Haiti. I saw three big one in Turkey , after more then three years I tried do be fine, everytings are not same after !!!!!!! Terrible , i know, i saw.... I dont want again and again !!!

  • blythehopesvintage

    blythehopesvintage said 7 years ago

    I will be donating 15% of my sales this month to The Red Cross - every little helps :)

  • lighttotheworld

    lighttotheworld said 7 years ago

    I wonder if there's a way we can join in on this! Definitely hard times ahead so we'll keep them in our prayers.

  • dsbrennan

    dsbrennan said 7 years ago

    Suzanne of Tanner Glass just started up "Handmade Helps Haiti" - a main focus of which will be a blog that highlights the various ways handmade artists and patrons can help (such as Indie Fixx's efforts, Etsy charitable shops, etc.). More details in this thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6405628

  • Pantora

    Pantora said 7 years ago

    i donated through Yele .and 7% if my sales this month will be going to Yele. visit the site www.yele.org

  • debrossehardesty

    debrossehardesty said 7 years ago

    I am so grateful to Etsy for helping Haiti. I am Haitian and didn't know what to do after making my own personal donation. I felt helpless, then an idea came to me to help Haiti with my art. It's full circle, really, because Haitian art inspired me to be an artist. We have to remember everyone can make a difference. Thank you to ALL of you who have helped Haiti in your own way.

  • SerendipityVintage

    SerendipityVintage said 7 years ago

    I'm donating $5 for every purchase in my shop to Oxfam America through Jan. 17th.

  • kskjewelrydesigns

    kskjewelrydesigns said 7 years ago

    I've already donated to Doctors Without Borders for their relief efforts in Haiti, and will be donating to the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti as well. 20% of all sales from my shop until the end of this month will go to one or the other - buyers choice. Every little bit does help, and together we can make a difference.

  • kskjewelrydesigns

    kskjewelrydesigns said 7 years ago

    I donated to Doctors Without Borders and will be donating to the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti. Also, 20% of all sales from my shop will go to one or the other - buyers choice. Together we can make a difference!

  • Sigmosaics

    Sigmosaics said 7 years ago

    I'm praying for those that remain unfound, for all those that are without their loved ones and for those that are injured. It is a devastating occurence. I'm also praying for friends that are yet to be located within the UN compound. I've made a donation here to the Red Cross in NZ and am working on some listings which will be donated for Haiti.

  • hdotjoy

    hdotjoy said 7 years ago

    i only have a few greeting cards for sale in my shop, but all available are for sale for 5 dollars-all of which will go to World Vision to help with the crisis in Haiti. it's nice to see so many people caring! keep it up. :)

  • capturedimagination

    capturedimagination said 7 years ago

    It's so great to know that Etsians are donating what they can. I pledge to give 10% of my sales this month to Mercy Corps to aid their immediate and long-term relief efforts in Haiti. "Mercy Corps will focus first on the immediate humanitarian needs on the ground for water, food, temporary shelter supplies and much more. As the most basic needs are met, Mercy Corps’ response team will transition from relief to long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts." *Mercy Corps meets the BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability. You can donate directly to Mercy Corps at http://www.mercycorps.org/haiti

  • intrinsicimagination

    intrinsicimagination said 7 years ago

    This is my second Ety shop. I also create handmade hats for the shop above, capturedimagination. I pledge to give 10% of my sales this month from both shops to Mercy Corps to help their relief efforts in Haiti. Read my note above to find out what Mercy Corps is about or visit their website at http://www.mercycorps.org/haiti

  • Babouches

    Babouches said 7 years ago

    I have been through 15 years of war in my life time, but believe me when I say that what what is happening in Haiti is worse, so many lives gone in such a short time. My prayers goes for Haitians. This month my shop will help. Thank you Etsy for the opportunity.

  • aloetta

    aloetta said 7 years ago

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Etsy!!! You all are awesome in your response to this heart-wrenching catastrophe! I just visited the Hearts for Haiti etsy shop and purchased a beautiful necklace that will symbolize to me that love will challenge all adversity...and also to keep donating long after the destruction has been cleared! Thank you etsy shops & etsy for doing this...

  • PurplePebble

    PurplePebble said 7 years ago

    I'm Glad to see this on Etsy. I'm in England so I will probably donate to an English charity. BTW has anybody on Etsy received an email from PayPal asking for donations. And is it phishing

  • JustinesJewelry

    JustinesJewelry said 7 years ago

    50% of my sales are going to Unicef to aid in the Earthquake Relief. . Visit my shop for more details http://justinesjewelry.etsy.com.. My thoughts and prayers are with all those in Haiti

  • JustinesJewelry

    JustinesJewelry said 7 years ago

    Also check out the crafthope shop on Etsy 100% of their proceeds are going to doctors without borders

  • SuzyRocksDesigns

    SuzyRocksDesigns said 7 years ago

    This tragedy is beyond horrible and utterly heartbreaking. Yet how wonderful to see you fabulous Etsians getting involved, and so passionately. My shop will donate the equivalent of all shipping fees on every sale made until further notice. In addition, I'm going to begin offering a rotating group of items for which I will donate the entire purchase price to one of several charities. Hang in there, Haiti! We love you, we care, we're going to help you.

  • tinywhales

    tinywhales said 7 years ago

    We at Tiny Whales have been so moved by the events in Haiti that we desided to design two tees and all the proceeds from the sales of those tees will be donated to Food for the Hungry's Haiti Earthquake Response. We have sizes available for Men, Women , Youth, Toddlers, and Babies and we're prepared to print these tees as long as people keep donating! ACT NOW!

  • whatfour

    whatfour said 7 years ago

    I've been doing 100% donation auctions on EBay for Mercy Corp and PIH and would like to do some Etsy listings as well, but I've had some trouble figuring out how to do this. eBay has a lot of regulations about how to list for charity. I haven't been able to find any guidelines on Etsy--if anyone has a moment, convo me with a pointer! Peace

  • GrandmaEv

    GrandmaEv said 7 years ago

    I have a friend who was working on building a school in Haiti. Still waiting for word on how the school faired in the quake. Hopefully all involved are safe.

  • lindever

    lindever said 7 years ago

    My heart goes out to the victims of Haiti. I have donated to the Red Cross and will donate 30% of my sales to Doctors without Borders for one month. I am new and I am the author and artist of two childrens' books , My Seashore , Saving the Sea and Cat Getaways both in Poetry form.I am a retired College Art Instructor. Let's pray for a recovery and faster aid to this poor and unfortunate country . Peace & Love

  • Doucepoints

    Doucepoints said 7 years ago

    The Craft Hope Etsy shop is raising money for Doctors without Borders in Haiti. http://crafthope.etsy.com

  • arcoirishandcrafted

    arcoirishandcrafted said 7 years ago

    20% of each sale in my store is going to Yele Haiti to help aid the relief. Thank you! :)

  • Engelinaalcoy

    Engelinaalcoy said 7 years ago

    I would like to know how to donate part of the sales money from my store, can someone help me do this, I want to help please Lorraine

  • Engelinaalcoy

    Engelinaalcoy said 7 years ago

    arcoirishandcrafted how are you donating 20% of your sales, I want to do as well

  • JesseMosher

    JesseMosher said 7 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/heartsforhaiti thanks to etsy admin and community for doing all of this

  • frecklefaceka

    frecklefaceka said 7 years ago

    I WILL BE DONATING 100% OF MY JANUARY SALES TO -DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL-! please encourage other artists to do SOMETHING!!! direct relief international (directrelief.org) is a great organization which has low administrative costs (unlike red cross). please help!!!

  • Gemtonebeads

    Gemtonebeads said 7 years ago

    I want to donate $1000.00 haiti people :( deeply sad ..in this month

  • jewelryNgemstones

    jewelryNgemstones said 7 years ago

    I will donate 50% of any sale for one full year (thru 12-13-2010) The people of Haiti will be working on rebuilding their country for many years. The survivers will be scarred for life, both physically and mentally.

  • sparklingtwi

    sparklingtwi said 7 years ago

    Such an awful tragedy. My prayers goes out to them and their families!

  • KMThomasDesigns

    KMThomasDesigns said 7 years ago

    this is such a good way to help it looks like everyone is getting on board to help donate. how do i go about doing the same through etsy? im so moved by how we as a country are coming together in anyway to help its very touching to see how we have changed :)

  • MinaLucia

    MinaLucia said 7 years ago

    Join us (photographers from around the U.S. and Canada) who have joined forces to support the people of Haiti. LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, 100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO RELIEF EFFORTS: http://haitiprintsale.bigcartel.com

  • nancyk4u

    nancyk4u said 7 years ago

    I have friends who go on regular missions to Haiti and life in Haiti is hard enough with out such tragedy. They will need alot of encouragement, help and prayers. I am touched to see such a loving and caring community here at Etsy. It is so nice to get to know so many wonderful people around the world. Bless you! Nancy

  • OmericaOrganic

    OmericaOrganic said 7 years ago

    This is a great response from the etsy community. We are new to the site and are happy to be a part of the movement. Our hope is that Haiti can recover as quickly as possible.

  • violavintage

    violavintage said 7 years ago

    It's great to be a part of such a loving and caring community. Many have donated to the shops that are raising money for Haiti. I know one is HeartsForHaiti.etsy.com but not sure of the name of the other one.

  • annan88

    annan88 said 7 years ago

    Great to read that Etsy is onboard helping Haiti. You are surely going to reap good Karma for giving so much to such a desperate situation. Way to lead by example :)Bravo!

  • GreetingsthatGrow

    GreetingsthatGrow said 7 years ago

    Very sad and my thoughts and prayers are with all the people in Haiti. We have donated to the Red Cross several times now. It is awesome to see so many fellow Etsy sellers and Etsy Admin so actively helping as well!

  • katieblue

    katieblue said 7 years ago

    I'm so glad to see so much support being shown and money being raised for the Haiti Victims. I too am donating $2 from the sale of EACH item in my shop to raise money. http://katieblue.etsy.com

  • PinkPoodlemom

    PinkPoodlemom said 7 years ago

    I feel so little in the wake of such a situation in Haiti. I have donated fabric to one woman who is making clothes for the children but it feel like such a small thing to do. It feel great to be part of this caring community of Esty that cares.

  • dahliacouturejewelry

    dahliacouturejewelry said 7 years ago

    It is very sad what happed to people from Haiti, we can't forget that the people will come back and rebuild bigger and better, it will just take some time. The world is coming to help them, they are not alone. It dose not matter the amount or size of the donations colleted, it is the more important that we all help then now when the need it the most. I will be doing my part as well, 30 percent from every purchase that is made I will donated to mercycorps.org/haiti. Thank you to all your love in giving!!!!

  • NoniBam

    NoniBam said 7 years ago

    How do I donate items for this fundraising?

  • bonecalinda

    bonecalinda said 7 years ago

    Every bit helps. I am currently donating 10% of www.BonecaLinda.Etsy.com proceeds to the Partners in Health program right out of Massachusetts.

  • thehouseofhearts

    thehouseofhearts said 7 years ago

    I'm doing a fundraiser to help my friend Dee who is working in Haiti right now. On Friday they rescued a guy who had been buried for 10 days. He is a live and recovering. I am offering art prints that were done in Haiti 4 years ago by my boyfriend. 100% of your donation goes to Dee for her expenses to go to Haiti as all of it came out of her pocket. Check out the art prints and fridge magnets here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thehouseofhearts?section_id=6735669

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique said 7 years ago

    Way to go Etsy! I am so proud of you.

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 7 years ago

    I am so proud to be part of the Etsy community! Fellow Etsians! Your Karma is Cantata! I just added a Hugs for Haiti heart and 100% of the purchase will be donated to Doctors Without Borders through the Etsy HeartsforHaiti Project. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39362931

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 7 years ago

    Proud to part of my fellow Etsian's opportunity to make a difference. Just listed a Hugs for Haiti heart--100% of purchase goes to Doctors Without Borders http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39362931

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 7 years ago

    Sorry to double up a comment

  • besitoscouture

    besitoscouture said 7 years ago

    My heart goes out to everyone in this terrible disaster. How do we donate? My prayers are with you.

  • ialbert

    ialbert said 7 years ago

    Very happy to be part of fund raising for the needy in Haiti. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38229273

  • CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek said 7 years ago

    In times like this , we really express our true oneness with each other & show compassion & love for one another ..... as it should be always. In this time of pain & sorrow... the people of Haiti need all the light & love they can get.

  • Kathleencavalaro

    Kathleencavalaro said 7 years ago

    I really am in awe of the Etsy community. I HOPE this isn't spam, but you inspired me to write about you. http://www.tonic.com/article/help-haiti-by-buying-from-etsy/

  • MalindasBeadDesigns

    MalindasBeadDesigns said 7 years ago

    Thank you for donating items and for helping out. I am praying that the meds, doctors, water, food and emergency shelter arrive quickly and get to those who need it the most. malinda rose.

  • jewelrybyshirley

    jewelrybyshirley said 7 years ago

    our church has a disaster fund to help out haiti and other disaster areas we are happy to donate there.

  • TMutzCreates

    TMutzCreates said 7 years ago

    how can i donate?

  • MaggieInTheMay

    MaggieInTheMay said 7 years ago

    It's just great that Etsy is organising the Hearts For Haiti donation drive. It gives us an opportunity to help in a practical way. I hope that aid will reach every Haitian quickly.

  • DanaLaymon

    DanaLaymon said 7 years ago

    I love seeing people, especially a community that you're apart of, pull together for something greater. 50% of all sales in my store are going to Haiti. I was just there in November and my heart breaks for the people there.

  • PictureBook

    PictureBook said 7 years ago

    ALL sale proceeds in my vintage shop will be donated to Doctors Without Borders for Haitian aid: www.etsy.com/shop/oldstuffinboxes

  • hulagirlsoapco

    hulagirlsoapco said 7 years ago

    I'd like to donate 10% of my Soapy Love Story Hearts to Haiti..How can I go about doing this on Etsy? Thanks

  • daniel12

    daniel12 said 7 years ago

    I've decided to donate 40 % of my earnings to Earthquake fund .You are welcome in my shop.

  • curiouspug

    curiouspug said 7 years ago

    the hearts for haiti shop is so generous! i'm so proud of the etsy community!

  • EastCoastArtStudio

    EastCoastArtStudio said 7 years ago

    What is happening in Haiti is heartwrenching. I love how Etsy is contributing - GREAT JOB!!! Being a new seller on Etsy i'm not too sure how to proceed but I've decided to give 10$ for every paintings I sell for the next few years. Please feel free to visit my studio, i'll be adding paintings regularly. http://www.eastcoastartstudio.etsy.com

  • Katsui

    Katsui said 7 years ago

    Haiti by Hand is an organization that was began before the earthquakes by Rebecca Sower to promote and house the art of a group of Haitian women. It's Etsy site was started to raise funds for rebuilding and relief efforts and features the work of Haitian artisans and Etsians who have donated pieces to help this group of Haitians rebuild and reestablish themselves. Please, check out our Fire necklace and other items at the haitibyhand.etsy.com If you wish to donate pieces, email: haitibyhand@att.net

  • Katsui

    Katsui said 7 years ago

    Haiti by Hand is an organization that was began before the earthquakes by Rebecca Sower to promote and house the art of a group of Haitian women. It's Etsy site was started to raise funds for rebuilding and relief efforts and features the work of Haitian artisans and Etsians who have donated pieces to help this group of Haitians rebuild and reestablish themselves. Please, check out our Fire necklace and other items at the haitibyhand.etsy.com If you wish to donate pieces, email: haitibyhand[at]att.net

  • cintaridlis35

    cintaridlis35 said 7 years ago

    i prayed that all the kids are safe & can be saved. May God blessed them...

  • PointyPaws

    PointyPaws said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for your efforts toward relief that is so desperately needed there.

  • georgiatb

    georgiatb said 7 years ago

    God bless these people who have have experienced, witnessed, endured, and tolerated human suffering like no other people and still they "believe and have faith". This natural catastrophe must be the beginning of a new HAITI!!!

  • mydreamgarden

    mydreamgarden said 7 years ago

    So many people, groups, organizations, etc., are helping victims of the Haiti earthquake. More and more around the world, tragedies strike, and America is always there to help. Now, international assistance has come from within our etsy.com website, and we're proud of it. Thank you to all. I will research to find out how I can play a small part in this endeavor. You're all great!

  • gentilesco1

    gentilesco1 said 7 years ago

    I Feel so bad for everyone there. especially the children. How do we donate? is it by us putting it on our tags? does etsy already know and automatically take them money? I am highly interested for I would love to donate.

  • TheShirtDudes

    TheShirtDudes said 7 years ago

    We're donating portion of ALL our sales to bring relief to Haiti...it's been such a blessing!

  • BeCharmedDesigns

    BeCharmedDesigns said 7 years ago

    I'd like to donate: I heart you bracelet - who should I contact? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40100627

  • Salts

    Salts said 7 years ago

    Hi all, This is such a sad time. I am a member of 1% for Humanity which facilitates my donating of 1% to humanitarian causes. Check it out at http://www.onepercentforhumanity.org I am donating 1/2 of my 1% donations for last year to Haiti relief. Please check out 1% and join if you feel its right for you and you buisness! Sending Prayers and Love to Haiti. Jenny

  • JeanieRuckman

    JeanieRuckman said 7 years ago

    We have already donated to the Red Cross. Another very worthwhile group is http://www.samaritanspurse.org/ Our church had a shoe drive, that just finished last Sunday. It was the goal of sending 500 pairs of shoes! Haven't heard the final outcome, but know it was close. We pray for all who have lost loved ones, the workers, and every aspect of the effort! May God hold them in His hand, and comfort each and every one! Jeanie

  • TNETTE3

    TNETTE3 said 7 years ago

    Thank you etsy for this info....and sending healing prayers to those in any way affected by this disaster.

  • SimpleGirlJewelry

    SimpleGirlJewelry said 7 years ago

    Hello! I would love to donate some of my Heart Earrings, they are made with Ploymer Clay and are perfect for this! Hearts equal love and we should love all we can, I will donate several or as many pairs as you need! I really want to help out!

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