Gifts That Give Back: Heart of Haiti at Macys

Β I received some of the Heart of Haiti items pictured from Everywhere Agency to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine and my love for giving back is genuine πŸ™‚

Gifts that Give Hope | Heart of  HaitiBy now I probably sound like a broken record, but Giving Back is very important to me. This time of the year, we give and receive lots of gifts.Β Heart of HaitiΒ at MacysΒ is one of those gifts that truly gives back, by giving hope to the HaitianΒ artisans.

What is Heart of Haiti
Macy’s
went to Haiti shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake and realized that despite the devastation there was an artist community that existed and was eager to bring their product to market.Β heart-of-haiti-holiday-giftsWhy Shop the Heart of Haiti Collection?

When you employ one artist in Haiti, the entire community benefits.Β Over 500 artists are employed and the initiative benefits over 3,000 members of the artists’ extended families.

To put this into perspective, the average Haitian’s annual income is only $400 – for a year!Β  Add to that, Haiti has an estimated 400,000 artisans (out of a 10M population) who rely solely on their handcrafted goods as a sourceof income. No other sector of employment even approaches such numbers.
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The items that I own from the collection are beautiful and well made, but it feels great to know that I’m supporting others as well.

Many of the items are currently marked down and you can save an extra 15% off, that’s definitely a win-win scenario. πŸ™‚

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You can shop Heart of Haiti atΒ HEREΒ orΒ ,Β HEREΒ or at any of these Macy’s retail locations around the country:Β Macy’s Herald Square, Brooklyn Downtown, Metro Center, Chicago State Street, Northland Center, Seattle Downtown, Portland Downtown, San Francisco Union Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, South Coast Plaza Home, Mission Valley Home, Dallas Galleria, Lenox Square Mall, and Dadeland Mall.
metal-angel-heart-haiti-macysLearn more about Heart of Haiti by watching this brief video.


Follow Heart of Haiti on TwitterΒ and FacebookΒ 

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YOUR TURN: What are some of your favorite gifts that give back to others?

Until next time

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  • Beautiful! I love this cause and I love that Macy’s is helping with this campaign.

    • Aren’t they? There were some other pieces I wanted but they sold out quickly.

  • April Decheine

    Macy’s has a lot of great charitable campaigns. Great way to give back to artists.

  • Alli Smith

    Beautiful! What a great way to support artists from Haiti. Our church has supported mission work in Haiti for years. My husband travels to Haiti and helps our Haitian pastor friend from time to time, but we give financial support to ongoing work in Haiti on a monthly basis. Thanks, Macy’s, for giving back!

  • Joyful Gifts by Julie

    I love the angel candle holder. Very pretty and it’s a great charity gift.

    • It definitely is. One of my favorite pieces.

  • Such a beautiful cause, its always important to remember and help the less fortunate when we can

  • Beautiful products for a good cause.

  • paulaschuck

    I think these pieces are stunning! I would buy that vase in a second. The candle is also lovely. I give back to World Vision Canada because I travelled with them and I know the amazing work they do in over 90 countries.

  • I love this and I love how Macy’s gives back. What a wonderful thing.

  • Susan Mahlburg

    Thanks so much for sharing, I love buying Christmas presents that #giveback. For the longest time I’ve been upset that I don’t have a Macy’s nearby (although I do love online shopping, you do what you gotta’ do!) but my mother-in-law mentioned they have one in her town now (about 1hr away). Would be a great shopping trip!

  • Stephanie C.

    great cause – lovely pieces!

  • mena & taty

    The best gift is that of time!

  • This is amazing and some stunning items.x

  • These are beautiful items and I love buying items that give back! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  • I think gifts that give back to a cause are a great idea. What a beautiful and inspirational collection.

  • Oh I love that angel. I’ll have to stop by my local Macy’s and view their Heart Haiti collection.

  • jenlastinger

    I enjoyed reading this and learned alot that I didn’t know about Haiti. What a great cause, and that angel candle holder is just beautiful!

  • Such beautiful pieces. I am bummed that I am just hearing about this collection but hope to find a piece or two.

  • I love the Hearts of Haiti collection! I definitely plan on purchasing a few items to give as gifts! I think it is important to give back and to teach our children to give back especially this time of year!

  • MJ

    The Hearts of Haiti collection is so beautiful and inspirational. If a major corp like Macys can support a small island like Haiti, imagine what we can all do collectively! I love this whole concept.
    I have friends who were affected by the hurricane and who have since started business and bought businesses to Haiti. Haiti is truly a beautiful country and the place where

  • Christine St.Vil

    I absolutely love these pieces and what Macy is doing to help support these hardworking artisans. As someone raising children who are half-Haitian, I will definitely be shopping from Macy’s Heart of Haiti line and encouraging my friends and family to do the same. This is powerful and a continuous learning opportunity to share with our children as well.

  • Janeane Davis

    It is important to teach our children to give to others when they are young so that giving to others becomes a part of who they are as people. This will make the world better for all of us.

  • Those look beautiful and that angel would look nice in myhome. Way to go Macy’s for helping Haiti!