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Craft Hope for Haiti

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Craft Hope for Haiti

Hi friends, In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, I have watched in awe as crafters around the world have sprung into action, doing what they can to help the Haitian people. Last week I posted about Knitters Without Borders and their fund-raising efforts in aid of Doctors Without Borders. At last count, they had raised about $234,000 – just since last Wednesday. (My donation feels like a drop in that bucket...but that's all it takes: many, many drops.) picture-18The women behind the website Craft Hope are at the helm of another fund-raising effort: the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy store. They are accepting donations of handcrafted goods, which are then listed in the shop; the purchase price goes directly to support Doctors Without Borders. So far they have raised close to $10,000. The Craft Hope for Haiti shop has everything from downloadable quilt patterns, to soft toys, to jewelry and accessories, to art prints (and much more besides) – and they're accepting donations through tomorrow. Go here to learn more about how to make a donation. If you're not crafty, or you can't make the deadline, or you just have some shopping to do...you can help by making a purchase. socksss In addition, two Canadian knitting designers will be donating the proceeds from their pattern sales in the month of January to Doctors Without Borders: Glenna of Knitting to Stay Sane ( buy here; Ravelry store link) and Kim McBrien of Indigo Dragonfly ( Ravelry store link). If you or someone you know is doing something similar, please leave a link in the comments. I hope you'll go have a look. See you tomorrow.
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