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Handmade for Haiti: Threadbanger’s Corinne Leigh Teams Up With Planting Peace

Feb 9, 2010

by Vanessa Bertozzi

We’ve known Corinne, our friend over at Threadbanger, for some time now, but we didn’t know that before Threadbanger, she helped start a charity in Haiti about six years ago. She has joined back up with her friend and founder of Planting Peace, Aaron Jackson, to help Haiti in the wake of the earthquake.

They’ve put out this call to crafters. Specifically, they are asking you to donate handmade blankets, washcloths, and plushies for kids. If you have other ideas for useful items, contact Corinne at

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  • adrienneaudrey

    adrienneaudrey said 10 years ago

    what a great cause. I hope they get a lot of donations. I also hope that people don't forget about Haiti. There is so much work that will need to be done for a long time.

  • UltimateOrganicSoap

    UltimateOrganicSoap said 10 years ago

    An awesome cause. I know there have been tons of donations given to Haiti from my corner of the planet. I hope that it all goes to good work!

  • CocoaBeans

    CocoaBeans said 10 years ago

    wonderful cause.

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields said 10 years ago

    Wonderful cause. The Haitian people need continued support.

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop said 10 years ago

    Great cause! It`s a shame that Haiti had to suffer an earthquake to have some attention! They`ve needed help for so long, the same as many others! let`s reach out!!!

  • CwButcher

    CwButcher said 10 years ago

    I wish i could do more.

  • saintesmariesjewelry

    saintesmariesjewelry said 10 years ago

    what a wonderful cause and giving meaning to ones work makes it even more fulfilling. 10% of all my sales go to help women in need.

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 10 years ago

    Thank you for posting the wonderful video

  • lilcoop1

    lilcoop1 said 10 years ago

    I'm so glad that Corrine and Threadbanger are doing this, and even better getting all of Etsy on board to help this great cause.

  • FancyThatCookies

    FancyThatCookies said 10 years ago

    hope everything will be better soon.

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe said 10 years ago

    Another great etsy haiti effort! I donated my items to "craft hope for haiti" but will be sure to check out this group too. inspiring!

  • warmnfuzzies

    warmnfuzzies said 10 years ago

    This is a great cause!

  • YahYa

    YahYa said 10 years ago

    Kudos for Corrine and Threadbanger!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 10 years ago

    Thanks for this video and a great article.

  • AmericanHandmade

    AmericanHandmade said 10 years ago

    I'm happy to see they have been in Haiti, helping for 6 years already. So many people will forget Haiti as soon as the next catastrophe strikes elsewhere in the world. But this will be a continuation of the work they are already doing so they won't forget them. The key to lifting people out of poverty is education. The old expression " Give a man a fish and you fed him for a day, but Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" is so True.

  • nellyo4real

    nellyo4real said 10 years ago

    Millions have lost everything in the quake – homes, food, jobs! For the next 12 months, the World Food Programme says 2 million people will need critical food assistance! If you want to help and learn more about the crisis response, go to:> or you can text FRIENDS to 90999 to make a $5 donation.

  • HazelHoney

    HazelHoney said 10 years ago

    Wonderful way to get involved I know I am!!! Sometimes an individual doesn't know where to start this is a great place for me to do my part I'm so happy threadbanger organized this.

  • HellsSewingCircle

    HellsSewingCircle said 10 years ago

    I have always loved Haiti and I am so grateful that so many sellers have come together to help them through this awful crisis. Doctors Without Borders is the truth!!

  • sugarraindrops

    sugarraindrops said 10 years ago

    This is truly amazing, and I will definitely be spreading the word. :]

  • candyperfumegirl

    candyperfumegirl said 10 years ago

    Count me in to help for you in Haiti. May add this your video to my boutique. So maybe it helps to get more things together? xx

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 10 years ago

    I can spread the word through Facebook and Twitter. Wonderful and selfless project by generous Etsy artists.

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 10 years ago

    Excellent cause.

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 10 years ago

    Wonderful cause and great items. Very inspiring.

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal said 10 years ago

    Its amazing how so many Etsians have banded together to help others.

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique said 10 years ago

    I absolutely applaud the Etsy community and beyond for directing so much of their creative energy and funds to help Haiti out wherever possible. Its surprising how even the littlest effort makes a huge difference at this critical time. And way to go Threadbanger!

  • whyte

    whyte said 10 years ago

    This is a great opportunity to help! Thank you!

  • paintingpam

    paintingpam said 10 years ago

    I have participated and when my product sold I felt really good, like maybe my small donation will help.

  • Flatoutfunky

    Flatoutfunky said 10 years ago

    I would love to give some of my products to help out.. Corrine and Arron are two angels... Inspiring.. I will pass the word out to my friends..

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 10 years ago

    This is a wonderful example of how each one of us can help to make a difference. I love the generousity and amazing spirit of giving from my Etsy community. The people here who have donated their time, handmade goods, and efforts should all get a big hug. :)

  • CarlosFarina

    CarlosFarina said 10 years ago

    hello, This is a great opportunity to help this people, is one country more poor in the world. I will donate a work for this cause, is a small drop in the ocean, but the union is important for this cause. good life.

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 10 years ago

    Bless you for what you are doing!! We can all make a difference. Etsians Rock!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 10 years ago

    Bless you! Bless You! We can all make a difference.

  • wildwildthings

    wildwildthings said 10 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful cause! It's a very nice thing you're doing =) Keep it up!

  • soberwear

    soberwear said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the wonderful info. As AudreyGardenLady says above that we all can make a always starts with one....thanks for helping spread the word and great work!

  • chillien

    chillien said 10 years ago

    What a wonderful way to show everyone that we can all make a contribution in our own way using our individual talents. I wrestled with myself after the Haiti disaster, knowing that I desperately wanted to help but didn't quite know how to. Thanks for the encouragement.

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 10 years ago

    Really great.. I was asked to prepare a jewelry piece for silent auction for Haiti relief.... I was so humbled.. will be creating the art piece this weekend..:) Feels very fullfilling..

  • designsbysierra

    designsbysierra said 10 years ago

    Wow, this is wonderful of them! Keep up the awesome work.

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