As a PROUD Member of The Etsy Wedding Team I wanted to share starting today, January 29 2010 - February 12 2010, members of the Etsy Wedding Team are holding a fund raiser to help the people of Haiti recover from the earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince earlier this month. 100% of the money you spend (minus the Etsy and PayPal transaction fees) will be donated to The American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.
Coco from http://handmadenews.org wrote an awesome article about this event.
For the entire article please visit Help Artists Help Haitians on HANDMADENEWS
If you have the time, blog about this event, tweet it, facebook it, do whatever you can to help us get the word out, we would really appreciate it!
Here's a little clip:
"Kim, of Glitzy Events and leader of the Etsy Wedding Team since August of 2008, initiated the idea for this fund raiser. When asked how it came about, she said, "After seeing the devastation that happened in Haiti it really hurt my heart. I knew that I would make a personal donation to the cause, but, with 80 plus members on the Etsy Wedding Team, I knew that if we could all come together we could really do something special."
Early last week, Kim sent an email out to the team's members outlining the project and the response was overwhelmingly positive, despite the fact that this is "wedding season"--the busiest time of the year for artists who supply beautiful handmade items like wedding invitations, candles for the ceremony, table decorations for the reception, favors for the guests, and jewelry for the bridal party. Kim then created a Google Document to facilitate sign-ups, and in just 10 days, over 50 items including shipping, were generously donated to the cause."
Please take a minute and visit http://EtsyWedTeam.etsy.com to view all of the wonderful items that our team members have donated to help raise money for the people for Haiti.
There is a wonderful selection of Wedding and NON-Wedding items to choose from.
I can confidently say, "WE ALL THANK YOU!"