Like everyone else, I was devastated to hear the terrible news of the earthquake in Haiti this week. My thoughts are with everyone there and I hope that relief efforts will be swift and sure. I have an empty Etsy shop and no time to fill it with crafts or books to benefit those who need it most, but I wanted to share some really wonderful and generous fundraisers others in our crafty community are doing this week. Please let me know if you have more links I can add, I would love to!
Ryan and Lucy of Berkley Illustration write:
Please help us do our small part to help victims of the tragedy in Haiti. From now until midnight tomorrow (Thursday, January 14th), we are offering a “buy two, get one free” sale on all prints in our Etsy shop. 10% of all sales will go directly to the Red Cross in support of Haitian relief. In addition, we’ve released the above print, “Biggest Heart” as an open edition 8×10 and 100% of the proceeds from that print will go to the Red Cross as well. Find that print here.
To take advantage of the sale, simply buy two prints and leave us a note at checkout with the third print you would like (obviously of same or lesser value).
Leslie Yang of Feisty Elle writes: for every item purchased till 1/31, Feisty Elle will donate $15 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Let’s do this!
Midnight and Lulu is offering 50% of this week’s sales of handspun yarn to relief efforts in Haiti.
Sublime Stitching is offering 10% of today’s sales (1/13) to the American Red Cross.
Stephanie Congdon Barnes will be doing a shop update tomorrow, with 10% of all sales going to the Red Cross as well. update: her inventory is sold out, with the donation going to Mercy Corps!
And Portland’s own Super Phoebe dedicated all proceeds from the sale of one of her fantastic vintage-slide lamps to our local heroes Mercy Corps. I’m so grateful for her generosity and proud to say that I’m the new owner of this beautiful piece — thank you, Phoebe!
UPDATE (4:00 pm, 1/13/10):
Here’s an ever-changing list of the Etsy sellers currently offering their handmade work for the relief effort in Haiti.
And if you’re in the Bay Area, Chronicle Books is hosting a bake sale to benefit the Red Cross this Friday. Guinevere de la Mare writes:
San Francisco, we need your help! Please visit our lobby this Friday, January 15th, for a bake sale to benefit the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
Chronicle staffers will be whipping up cookies, muffins, cupcakes, bonbons, and an assortment of sweet treats to raise funds for the Red Cross. Pop in for dessert on your lunch break, pick up a snack with your coffee, or just drop a donation in the jar if you have New Year’s Resolutions to keep in check. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.
Haiti Earthquake Relief Bake Sale
Friday, January 15
680 2nd St (at Townsend)
UPDATE (1:00 pm, 1/14/10):
Bird and Little Bird is donating all sales made today and tomorrow (1/14 + 1/15) to Partners in Health — check out the sweet patterns and handmade toys.
Etsy and Indie Fixx are organizing several handmade fundraisers to benefit the Red Cross and Partners in Health. Go here to see a list of links to the shops participating — and Etsy is matching what the company’s employees raise! Meanwhile, Indie Fixx is hosting a silent auction with new handmade items daily.
For Portland folks:
Faryn Davis of Fernworks (in addition to her direct fundraiser mentioned above!) is donating 40% of the sales from her art show at Redux.
Xtabay vintage boutique is offering 10% of today’s sales to relief efforts.
The entire inventory will be sold with all the proceeds going to Mercy Corps. All articles will be sold at 20%-40% off retail price. All garments are made out of a Soy/organic Cotton/Elastan blend. I worked with local pattern makers and seamstresses and production was placed out of Los Angeles. Click here to go to the website to have a look at all the available garments.
UPDATE (8:00 pm 1/14/10)
Thank you to these generous crafters for supporting the organizations doing this much-needed work, and to those of you spreading the word about it all too! We appreciate your generosity so much!