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 🙂
By 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. Heart of Haiti at Macys is one of those gifts that truly gives back, by giving hope to the Haitian 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. Why Shop the Heart of Haiti Collection?
When you employ one artist in Haiti, the entire community benefits. 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! 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.
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. 🙂
You can shop Heart of Haiti at HERE or , HERE or at any of these Macy’s retail locations around the country: 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.
Learn more about Heart of Haiti by watching this brief video.
YOUR TURN: What are some of your favorite gifts that give back to others?
Until next time