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Friday, January 22, 2010

Hats For Haiti

Ok so everyone has probably heard about what has been going on in Haiti ….
I really want to help out someway so I’m thinking
“Hats For Haiti”
pretty much the idea is that anyone who has an online store front and who wants to help out can make a few hats or something to sell to try to raise some money for one of these great charities that I've found that are helping the people of Haiti. There are tons of other ways to help out too, food drives, clothing drives, and straight up cash donations.
these people need our help. they’re in shambles, they have no government helping them get what they need, and their homes and everything are in ruins. Being Human means having compassion, and without that compassion no one would help anyone in the world. Americans have shown time and time again that if there is a crisis we are willing help in any way that we can.  America is supposed to be a giant community that helps each other and our fellow nations.  If more people help in situations like these, the faster things will get better for those who were in affected.
Right now I’m currently trying to design up some hats to put in my etsy shop. so hopefully if it all works out I’ll be able to send some donations to the relief front lines of Haiti.
The plan is to make a few hats and take whatever profits i can make from them and send it to one if not all these charities that I have listed below.
it’s just an Idea … But just in case anyone has any free time and would care to help I think this might be a fun way to give a helping hand.  So if you want in just make a few things and send the profits into the Haiti Help Foundations.  I know Etsians have been huge fans of helping charities out so I hope I see lots of Etsy shops with Haiti Helping Items!
I’ll keep everyone updated about how everything comes out. :o)  I have a few orders I just have to finish up but as soon as they're completed (which should be very soon) I'll get right on to starting this very important project.  If you want to help out the efforts please do, anything you can think up would help so much to those that have so little right now.  
“The Lambi Fund focuses its funding in five main project areas:
1.) Sustainable Development — Sustainable agricultural projects help increase food security and income for peasant families. Many of these projects benefit women, who bear more of the burden in the agricultural economy.
2.) Community Micro-credit — Members of a community organization band together to form collective micro-enterprise funds to provide one another with much needed capital to start self-sustaining community projects.
3.) Animal Husbandry — In rural Haiti, wealth is measured in pigs and goats. For years, as conditions worsened in Haiti, the number of pigs and goats dwindled. Thanks to the self-sufficient projects run by grassroots groups, pig and goat breeding is again on the rise and contributing to the economic development of rural communities.
4.) Environment — The conservation of Haiti’s waning natural resources is central to all Lambi Fund projects. Community cisterns and irrigation systems help communities secure safe and efficient water supplies while community reforestation projects curb deforestation – the most rapid in the Western Hemisphere.
5.) Organizational and Leadership Training — Alongside our routine technical and management training programs, Lambi Fund provides organizational and leadership development training programs for peasant organizations and women’s associations.”

Founded in 2008, Hope Haiti Foundation Corporation headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a not for profit tax-exempt organization conceived by Haitians for the development and struggle of the Haitian population as a whole. Hope Haiti Foundation Corporation evolved from the awareness that many Haitians are suffering due to the world food crisis, unemployed and their needs, concerns and grievances which are being improperly addressed or not receiving any attention by the local government and or international organizations. 
Hope Haiti Foundation Corporation purposes are to plan, design and implement charitable, cultural, scientific and educational programs to develop, construct, operate and maintain facilities in Haiti to reduce hunger by providing jobs, food relief and other activities as public demand, funding and availability of resources permits the organization. The very existence of Hope Haiti Foundation Corporation is long overdue because of the known facts that, “Haiti is the poorest country in the western Hemisphere and has become an importer of every known commodity”, the organization activities will help feed, create employment, along with business training and development to the population in so far our resources allowed. 
Hope Haiti Foundation Corporation is headed into a charitable effort through the teamwork of an Executive Board comprised of individuals both in the USA and Haiti. Through the efforts and supports of the Executive Board, the members help and donations, other not for profit organizations, local, state and federal governments the organization will implement divers programs to alleviate in many different ways the cause of the Haitian population both in Haiti and in the South Florida area.    
We focus our efforts in these areas: 
Development-We work with and through partners and communities on long-term programs to eradicate poverty and combat injustice.
Emergencies-We deliver immediate life-saving assistance to people affected by natural disasters or conflict, and help to build their resilience to future disasters.
Campaigning-We are part of a global movement for change. We raise public awareness of the causes of poverty and encourage ordinary people to take action for a fairer world.
Advocacy-We press decision-makers to change policies and practices that reinforce poverty and injustice.
Policy research-We can speak with authority as a result of thorough research and analysis, and the real experience of our partners in developing countries.

If you know of any other Haiti Relief Organizations please feel free to post them on here so we can have a bunch of choices, that way the funds go to multiple places that need the help.

Monday, January 11, 2010

can't wait to get a writing tablet

so I was thinking and I'm pretty sure that if I bought a writing tablet for my computer I could get a lot more crap done when dealing with the whole making a pattern book thing.

there are  a couple that i was looking at and I know they're both cheap  but i'm on a budget and as long as i take good care of the thing it should last a long time.... of not i'll just be disappointed

I don't know which one to get....

Genius G-PEN F610 Ultra slim graphic tablet

Genius G-PEN F610 Ultra slim graphic tablet

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