The concept of giving inexpensively can take on many forms. You may find everyday ways to help others one day and gifts to give friends, family & charity with what you already have, the next. It’s about working within your budget to make a difference in someone’s life. Part of that is shopping with a conscience—even if you spend just a little bit more, it’s often worth it for a good cause.
Maybe you pay more for Girl Scout cookies than you would at the grocery store, but you know you’re supporting a great organization. Sure, you can get magazines at a discount on Amazon, but for a few dollars more, you’re supporting your child’s school or team. Perhaps you spend slightly more on your favorite things, just to support local business.
It’s the same with artisan products—you get gorgeous, handmade items and know that a portion of the money you spent supports families in the developing world. Haitian artisans are currently creating one of a kind treasures from raw materials like recycled oil drums, Papier-mâché and stone. Each piece is handcrafted and relfects the culture & history of a country rebuilding after the devastating earthquake.
In partnership with Macy’s, Heart of Haiti offers artisan-crafted decor & jewelry. I just love the colors—isn’t it amazing that such beautifully cheerful items can come from a place so decimated just two years ago? But, it won’t cost you a fortune! These items are comparably priced to items you’d find in a retail store, with decorative pieces as low as $10.
In edition to the brightly colored decorative art, you’ll find hand-crafted jewelry & a few classic pieces. Whether you go for simplicity or bold & beautiful, every purchase helps Haitian artisans raise their standard of living. Shopping = Economic Empowerment—you know, in case you need an excuse to update your home’s decor.
Macy’s spend more, save more event ends today, but we’ll keep you posted on Macy’s Wow Pass offers, bargains & coupon codes as they’re available.
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Thanks for the information. This is a real opportunity to help people in Haiti long term.