Living here in South Florida, we are very much affected by what happens with our Island neighbors, especially in the case of natural disasters. Being in the Caribbean this usually means a hurricane, but we were all shocked and horrified when the earthquake struck Haiti a year ago leaving so many homeless and injured.
It was amazing to see the outpouring of hope and charity to help the Haitian people both locally and nationally. My friends and family personally donated clothing to families of Haitians who had suffered in the quake.
Heart of Haiti is an organization created by Willa Shalit, the CEO of Fairwinds Trading. It has hired over 450 talented artisans from Haiti to create beautiful artwork from the most unlikely materials. From their website, “Proceeds from Heart of Haiti purchases help provide better nutrition, improved education and healthcare — life-changing resources for the artisans and their families.” Heart of Haiti is a great opportunity for both the artists of Haiti and for those who want to enjoy their beautiful artwork to support their country and help them recover from the tragedy of the earthquake.
You can support Heart of Haiti by clicking here to shop now! There are so many beautiful items to choose from. Why not give a gift that gives back?