For those of you who don't know about Etsy.com, it's a marvelous website dedicated to handmade crafters! Very similar to Ebay and other online retailers, it exclusively lists handmade arts and crafts. So you should check it out and support crafters worldwide!
What's even better about Etsy is when compassionate and caring folks sell their handmade items in support of great nonprofits. This is one example. Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy shop recently opened. The shop supports Doctors Without Borders, with 100% of the proceeds going to them. The Doctors Without Borders existing facilities are so badly damaged, they are no longer functional. Post-earthquake medical care will be from tents. So far they have treated 1,500 people – 500 of them need immediate major surgery. There are no facilities to do this in Haiti currently. An inflatable hospital should be arriving in Haiti today.
So how can you help? You can either donate handmade items to be sold in the online shop or simply shop the Etsy store itself.
We have added a direct link to the shop with the button to the right or below on this post.