I am sure all of us remember the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti just over 2 years ago.Â Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, and the damage made conditions in the country even worse.Â To help Macyâ€™s developed the Heart of Haiti collection, a “Trade, Not Aid” initiative designed to help Haitian families rebuild their lives and create income.Â This collection features local Haitian artisans who use raw materials such as recycled oil drums, wrought iron, paper-mÃ¢chÃ© and stone to create decorative home items.
This is a wonderful idea because it is giving these artists a way to make a living, feed their families and even pay for schooling.Â The collection includes quilts, metalwork, ceramics and painting, and can be found at 25 Macyâ€™s stores, or online at Macyâ€™s.com.Â Most of the items cost in the $25-$60 price range, so they are very reasonably priced.Â I received a gorgeous metal candle holder and Song Bird Picture frame to review.
You can see the detailed metal work and design in this close up of the picture frame.Â I love the design and the intricacy and care that obviously went into creating it.Â The frame and candle holder were made out of old oil drums, which is a great way to recycle and help the environment.
These items make a perfect gift, because you are not only getting a nice present for someone special you are also helping the people of Haiti.Â Thanks to Macyâ€™s I have an item from the collection to giveaway to one of my readers.Â The lucky winner will receive a Heart of Haiti Heart of the Goddess Pendant, like this one.Â My daughter received one of these last year for Christmas and loves it, it is a very nice necklace.
Entry Method: Please use Rafflecopter form for all entries. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on March 5th, open to U.S. only.
Disclosure: I received product to review, all opinions are my own.