Give With Purpose #Path2Peace

When purchasing gifts for the holidays, consider giving presents that provide sustainable income for those in need. Rwanda Path to Peace is NOT a charity. Charity is when you give people money or donate goods. With Macy’s Rwanda Path to Peace, people are employed and can make a livelihood doing what they love most. It’s a sustainable trade-not-aid program.Giving purposeful gifts for the holidays that support sustainable income in areas of crisis is an easy way to support those in need. Every time you make a purchase, you have an opportunity to make a difference. Buying products like Macy’s Rwanda Path to Peace that give hope and employment to women is a way to make sure your hard-earned dollars are making a difference.

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The Mother’s of Haiti “Heart of Haiti”

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Now entering its sixth year, Macy’s Heart of Haiti program continues its goal of helping Haitian mothers achieve economic empowerment through the sale of their handcrafted goods.  Macy’s continues to boost these efforts by featuring a product line of stunningly beautiful items, many created by these Haitian mothers.  Continue reading

Remembering Haiti on the 6th Anniversary of the Earthquake

January 12, 2010, an earthquake measuring a catastrophic 7.0 on the Richter scale hit the Haiti one of the most impoverished nation. The already weak infrastructure of Haiti was more or less obliterated. Aid came in droves, but very little of it reached the actual citizens. 
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Gifts That Give Hope “Metal Bowl Collection” at Macy’s

 

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Heart of Haiti Recycled Metal Arches Bowl is a beautiful centerpiece with a with an amazing unique handcrafted design. Each year after Thanksgiving my husband and I prepare a fruit and nut bowl for our holiday table centerpiece. We normally use a solid old brown wooden basket and add a red bow. This  year we plan to incorporate the Metal Arches Bowl as our centerpiece to place the fruit and nuts in.  I love that the bowl will be easy to clean when the holiday season is over and anytime we plan to use it. 

Overview/Facts

  • A fair trade collection in partnership with Global Goods Partners
  • Because each item is a unique work of art, variations in size and color will occur
  • Includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Holidays are a time for giving back and anyone that knows me is aware this something near and dear to my heart. 50% of the proceeds from every item purchased from the Haiti Rwanda gift colletion is given back. Each piece is a great addition to your home decorative decor.

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This season, make a conscious decision to spend your dollars on gifts that give hope to someone that may not be as fortunate. Shortly after the earthquake in Haiti, Macy’s began carrying this product line featuring an array of beautiful handmade goods crafted by artisans in Haiti. Let keep the product support going by buying one these beautiful gifts this holiday season.

The country of Haiti is rich in the arts and dreams of hope despite being the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. I encourage you all to purchase from the Haiti and Rwanda gifts collection by visiting macys.com or by visiting one of the following locations:

Herald Square, Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown DC’s Metro Center, Chicago’s State Street, San Francisco’s Union Park, Downtown Seattle, Dallas Gallaria, Downtown Portland (Ore), Atlanta’s Lenox Square, Dallas Galleria Mall, Miami Dadeland.

This a great way to give back without wondering where your money went.

Haiti has an estimated 400,000 artisans (out of a 10M population) who rely solely on their handcrafted goods as a source of income. No other sector of employment even approaches such numbers. Macy’s Heart of Haiti employs 550 artisans, providing economic support to their 4500 extended family members and others.

Here is a video, which features the process of making metal crafts for Macy’s Heart of Haiti.

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“

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