Saturday, March 19, 2011

Estians for Disaster Relief

In the wake of this most recent disaster several independent artisans from Etsy put together a team called Etsians for Disaster Relief.  We post national and international disasters, organizations to donate, what is needed and what we can do to help.  Many shops have donated a percentage of sales to organizations in an effort to help raise money.

Like I've mentioned before, giving is the absolute best feeling in the world.  I highly recommend volunteering your knowledge or time with an organization that is always happy to have the help.  It's free and priceless to those who need it.  If that's not possible then money is always the next best option.

Besides donating to organizations, why not also do your shopping at some shops that are also donating a portion of their proceeds.  Here are a few of my favorites:

These lovely Pink Dots Earrings in Pastel Pink w/ handmade Hoops and Porcelain Clay Charms are adorable.  60% of the sale will go to any charity of the buyers choice on this link

This Modern Clutch - Kate Spain Central Park makes me wants to set a date with my mom for Sunday Brunch in the heart of New York City!  50% of sales will go to the AmeriCares Foundation Inc.

For all of us animal lovers let's not forget all the misplaced pets.  50% of sales from this shop will go to the Japan Animal Relief Fund.

This Silly Doggy Crocheted Hat just makes you want to smile like this adorable model.  50% of sales for March goes to Direct Relief International.

I love these Red Leather Bangles (I bought a set for myself)!  For every set sold $5.00 will be donated to the Red Cross.

It was hard just picking one bag but I just love this Charcoal Grey + Pink Coral Purse.   This shop uses eco-friendly materials and net profits from all sales will be donated to to the Red Cross for the month of March.



Memories for Life said...

The Etsy Team is such a great idea! Thanks for the info on some participating to do some browsing :)

Kosmika said...

Thanks for posting this!!!
there are so many crisis in these days... in these hours also the Libia crisis in sliding into a real war.. and emergency in Japan is far from being over.. We are quite lucky people and we should help as much as we can..

eleonora said...

This is a great idea!
This team is wonderful!
thanks for helping with this beautiful creations!

Mairi said...

Great idea and well done :)