Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How can we help?

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My heart is broken for the poor people of Haiti. I honestly can't imagine the horror of having an injured or lost child, and I can't imagine the confusion and fear that the sweet babies of that country must be feeling right now.

Image from my dear Rashida

I have been thinking of how we, as a crafting community, can best serve these people who are so desparately in need right now. I know that the necessities, such as food and water, will be provided by organizations much bigger than myself. These things are obviously of utmost importance for survival, but I also think of the children who lost everything they had. All of this to say, I would love to organize a handmade toy drive. I would love to think that we could provide just one small thing to a child to help him or her cope, to help this precious child know that someone out there loves and values them.
Will you join me? I am trying to work out the specifics and come up with a name for this drive (and also a logo if anyone is so inclined ;) ) so give me a day or so to work it out. I'm thinking Handmade Hope to Haiti? Thoughts? I'll be back in touch soon. :)


  1. Oh what a beautiful idea! I can tell you from being in the pediatric ward at the hospital in Port-au-Prince last week that something soft and warm and cuddly would be much loved.

  2. I'm definitely not crafty, but I think this is a fantastic idea, and I love your heart for helping others. I'm excited to see what comes from this!

  3. Regrettably, I'm not very good with the craftiness, but I think this is a beautiful idea. You have such a beautiful heart, Stephanie. Once you get details lined up, I'll be spreading the word around.

  4. Love the idea, love the name! I'm in!! I know a few people who have done some volunteer work in Haiti and life there wasn't great before the earthquakes. I can only imagine what those people are going through now.
    Thanks in advance for putting this all together!

  5. Great idea, love the name as well. I think a lot of people (myself included!) would want to participate!

    Maybe some handmade toys and also possibly some security blankets?

    Keep us all posted!

  6. I have a homemade octopus just sitting here waiting for a good cause. Just let me know where to send it. :)

  7. Count me in. When you work out the details let us know. Thank you so much for organizing this. I'll be checking back daily.

  8. i would love to participate.Will check back for more information.
    Thank you for organizing this.

  9. I will help in any way possible.