Giving The Gift Of Haiti

I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Please see disclosure policy for full disclaimer.

Making a difference has always been something my parents instilled in myself. My father is 100% Dominican which makes myself at least 50%. Dominican Republic is close by to Haiti. When the hurricane hit in 2010 it devastated even parts of Dominican Republic. Many Dominicans also reside in Haiti since they are so close in proximity. Then in college in 2012 I would find out my roommate was Haitian. She would tell me stories about how things were but also how bad things have gotten since the hurricane. How certain parts of the country weren’t even picked up yet. She would also explain to me how great of a country Haiti was before the hurricane. How artistic the country was made to be.

This made me incredibly sad. Knowing how much in despair young men and women were in by living in a country so full of art and richness. Also, having to live in a third world country where it may feel impossible to see your home improve.

In effect of the hurricane Macy’s has become a huge part of helping the Haitian community.They sell handcrafted items which are available on their website Macy’s and select stores. 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. During the holidays this helps the country as whole. By, Macy’s serving Haiti they are able to help them reconstruct their country as whole. In Haiti, the average daily income is around $1.00 a day.  Just like small businesses purchasing from Macy’s Heart of Haiti line you get to help Haiti as well as their communities. They are able to work doing what they love. You also encourage others to continue with work they love to do. 

By others purchasing from this line they are able to help make a difference. The best part, they can purchase the line at their local Macy’s store or even their website.

This heart makes a great home decor item. You can use it as a paper weight, home decor item or even an item for taking pictures. This heart has a great gold foil which goes with almost anything. Adding this heart to your living room or bed room makes a great home item and even Christmas present.

Happy Holidays and purchase for a great cause.

29 Comments

  1. December 22, 2016 / 10:37 AM

    This is a great cause. I can’t imagine the suffering the people of Haiti have gone through. I’m also baffled by the low wages. I will be visiting Macys.com to buy one of these beautifully crafted ornaments to add to my tree.

    • Jalisa
      December 22, 2016 / 10:46 AM

      Even though our country’s cost of living can be unimaginable I just sit back and think how do they do it. Thank you for reading.

  2. December 22, 2016 / 11:10 AM

    This is a great post, I love to shop for a cause and try to do it any time I can. Thank you for sharing!

    • Jalisa
      December 22, 2016 / 11:40 AM

      Thank you for reading. They really are amazing

  3. December 22, 2016 / 11:23 AM

    How wonderful that Macy’s is doing this. My heart hurts thinking about how much they are suffering down in Haiti.

    • Jalisa
      December 22, 2016 / 11:41 AM

      It’s so disturbing. Especially how low their wages are Macy’s is doing a great thing.

  4. December 22, 2016 / 12:41 PM

    This is such a lovely cause! I can’t believe how low the wages are for the people who live in Haiti 🙁

    • Jalisa
      December 22, 2016 / 2:05 PM

      Me neither. A weeks worth of coffee costs more than their weekly wages. This is so sad.

  5. December 22, 2016 / 4:21 PM

    This is such a great cause! And I love that Macy’s is doing is doing such a nice gesture to help those in need.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  6. December 23, 2016 / 12:26 AM

    This is a great idea, I love teaching the importance of giving back especially during the holidays.

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:44 AM

      What’s even better it’s a great piece to have.

  7. December 23, 2016 / 4:23 AM

    I am all in for making our everyday acts a bit more compassionate!! I think it is great to be able to help those in need with everything we do, as we don’t need to go out of our way to make a difference. Thanks for sharing!

    Carlota | TheWandereuse.com

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:51 AM

      It’s a great cause. The best part it’s something everyone can benefit from.

  8. December 23, 2016 / 8:07 AM

    I love seeing companies reaching out and helping people who are really in need. Such a great idea with a great cause behind it.

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:54 AM

      Especially when it’s Macy’s.

  9. Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom)
    December 23, 2016 / 8:35 AM

    This is a wonderful way to help out the Haitian artists. Thank you for spreading the word about it!

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:55 AM

      Of course. Haiti 🇭🇹 is always close to my heart.

  10. Jeanine
    December 23, 2016 / 11:30 AM

    This is really amazing. I love when companies and brands etc give back. I also love when we as bloggers are able to spread the word about these wonderful causes!

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 2:49 PM

      I was so glad I had the opportunity to blog about this. Its such an amazing cause.

  11. December 23, 2016 / 11:34 AM

    What a good post, I really love to shop for a cause and a good way too for helping others

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 2:50 PM

      Exactly. If you love Macy’s it works out even better.

  12. December 23, 2016 / 2:51 PM

    Wow I am so saddened to hear how low the wages are in Haiti. It breaks my heart. I’ve always loved Macy’s and the fact that they help others.

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 3:04 PM

      It’s so heart breaking. Knowing they can be helped in another way really helps them.

  13. toughcookiemommy
    December 24, 2016 / 9:57 AM

    I have collaborated with this initiative in the past. It’s heartbreaking how little they go without. I love that Macy’s is giving back in this way.

    • Jalisa
      December 24, 2016 / 11:06 AM

      I know. It’s so saddening just in general what they make an hour. Then having to rebuild their country is so heartbreaking.

  14. December 25, 2016 / 10:23 PM

    I had no idea of Macy’s Heart of Haiti line! This sounds like a wonderful program. We have a local group visiting now to understand how we can help better.

    • Jalisa
      December 26, 2016 / 3:18 PM

      It’s definitely a great line.

  15. reesann723
    December 26, 2016 / 12:53 AM

    What an amazing campaign. Haiti really needs this and this is a great way to spread the world!

  16. December 26, 2016 / 4:55 PM

    I love that Macy’s is helping out like this! Those handcrafted items from Haiti are definitely a great way to add decor in your home while supporting the country!

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