While I’ve just gotten back from my trip to Detroit (thanks Ford), I along with many others have had our hearts and minds on the people of Haiti. Today marks the anniversary of the terrible earthquake that hit the country, and while a year has passed, very little has changed for Haiti and its people. To think that an earthquake could take anywhere from an estimated 230,000 to 300,000 lives and leave up to a million people homeless still boggles the mind.
But, there are people looking to change the situation there for the better. Willa Shalit, CEO of Fairwinds Trading, has started the Heart of Haiti project and Macy’s is proudly offering products made by Haitian artists and as a result, directly affects the lives of the people in Haiti with its Heart of Haiti product line. The line-up includes home furnishings like vases, wood carvings and paintings as well as jewlery and quilts. All of the Heart of Haiti products are available online and in select U.S. stores.
For more information on the Heart of Haiti and to see the whole Heart of Haiti product line, head over to Macy’s website for more information.
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