Haitian Culture Sustains People After Earthquake

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Macy’s Heart of Haiti: Tuesday #gno Twitter Party on Giving Back

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The Haitian Culture continues to thrive even during catastrophe. Despite the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haitian artisans are still turning raw materials into artwork that embodies their rich culture and history. Haitians have an extraordinary ability to create breathtakingly beautiful artwork using everything from recycled oil drums and wrought iron to papier mache and stone. These crafts truly reflect the Haitian culture and all of its beauty amidst the rubble. It also is proof that Haitians have an unwavering ability to rebuild their lives in the face of such great adversity.

Since the earthquake in early 2010, it has been extremely difficult for Haitians to make a living due to the lack of raw materials, secure and sanitary conditions and funding to support the relief. Macy’s saw a need for change and as a result, partnered with Fairwinds Trading and BrandAid Haiti to launch its Heart of Haiti program. Macy’s now features beautiful pieces of artwork that was hand-crafted by Haitian artisans. For every sale that is made, these artisans will receive 22 percent of the retail price for each item in the collection. This campaign has offered Haitians their first sustainable income since the devastation in early 2010. The income has helped to repair homes, pay school fees, and feed and clothe their families. It is because of this initiative that Haitians have been given a chance to turn their lives around for the better by having improved nutrition, education and healthcare.

Party Topic

Join Macy’s and our panel of experts as we discuss giving back. The party will be held on Tuesday, January 11 from 9-11 ET (8CT, 7MT, 6PT). Click here to see details about the giveaway and enter for a chance to win.

Party Details

RT @MomItForward Join @HeartofHaiti #gno party Tue 1/11 (9-11 ET) about giving back http://bit.ly/fSupF8 #HeartofHaiti PLS RT


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24 Responses to “Macy’s Heart of Haiti: Tuesday #gno Twitter Party on Giving Back”

  1. We are looking forward to sharing about Haiti and our art. Thank you for this opportunity to share! See you on Tuesday.

    Thor

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  3. Ananda Leeke says:

    I am looking forward to the Tuesday chat. This is going to be a great conversation. TY GNO and Heart of Haiti for organizing this event.

  4. [...] Join #gno this Tuesday on Twitter to connect with other Mom It Forward moms about the challenge. [...]

  5. I met the women behind Heart of Haiti at Blogalicious in Miami in October and was very inspired by this program. I look forward to joining in this Twitter party.

  6. rockle says:

    Um, yeah … I entered my info wrong for Mr. Linky. I am @rockle and I will be there! See you tomorrow.

  7. [...] girls at Mom it Forward and #GNO are joining Heart of Haiti this Tuesday, January 11 (9-11PM eastern) for a Twitter chat about [...]

  8. mandy w says:

    I’ll be there! @FourAgainstTwo

  9. Sarah says:

    Love it! What a great cause. And, I love the Haitian cutwork bowls! Beautiful!!

  10. Missy5ft2 says:

    I love Heart of Haiti – what a wonderful effort. More people should use the powers of Art for good! Looking forward to chatting with everyone tonight.

  11. Jessi says:

    I look forward to being a part of this and chatting with you all tonight!

    @JessAriasCooper

  12. Toni Moore says:

    Great topic! @VectorYou

  13. Wendy says:

    what a great idea. I look forward to being a part of this and chatting with you all soon.

  14. Looking forward to joining in on this event. Thanks for returning focus and support to this nation.

  15. Mickie says:

    Looking forward to my first twitter party

  16. April says:

    Great thing to do for the remeberance of people in Haiti.

  17. Jenny Garza says:

    The heart of Haiti Bird Giftware is super cute! @sweepinjenny

  18. Glad to be joining! @healthyweighs

    Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/#!/HealthyWeighs

  19. Cindy says:

    i am really late for this party, loving all the information

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