Saturday, January 30, 2010

Purses for Haiti

Heartline Ministries has a women's sewing program (which has been suspended in the aftermath of the earthquake because the home where it is held is being used as a hospital now). They make purses for sale, raising money for Heartline and for the women who make the purses. The sales are split 50/50 between Heartline and the women.

You can buy a purse on the website. There is an inventory of purses in the US, so they ship out the same day. Purses are not being mailed from Haiti. They're beautiful purses, of many different types. The women who make them are pictured, and you can buy their designs specifically if you are so moved.

The cost of the purses runs $25 to $40 US dollars. I've bought four. You can even hold a purse party at your home, as people do with Pampered Chef and Tupperware. They will send you a selection of purses and information about the women seamtresses. Check it out on the website.

I'm leaving this up for a couple of days. You can visit the blogs of Heartline, listed on the top left of my blog. Tara and Troy partner with them to run the little makeshift trauma center in Port-au-Prince. This is one awesome group of people. May God bless them.


Relyn said...

Hello, EO. Thank you for stopping by Jeffrelynews. It's always a treat to get comments there. They are always such a surprise since my main blog, Comsitbymyfire, is the only one that gets much traffic. Thanks for making my morning a little brighter. Take care.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is great! I will miss you while you're gone but hope you enjoy your time away! Thank you for the sewing site and purses, brilliant for gifts and LIFE!


Cindy said...

Thank you, going to the website now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Chris... what a big heart you have! I hope their purses program brings in much needed funds to help those in Haiti.

Brian Miller said...

it is cool to see all the ways people are trying to make a difference. nice.

hope you have a wonderful weekend. about to get clobbered with snow wont be around much this weekend.

Tall Kay said...

Hey Chris...I think this is an awesome idea for a way to contribute to the people of Haiti!

Your dedication to those in need is inspiring. Did you get your purses yet? Will you post a picture when you get 'em? I want to see which ones you got!

Thanks for your creative ideas and for keeping this need in the forefront.

Tall Kay said...

I was so moved by the stories of the women who make the purses. I hope all your readers will take a minute and check it out. The purses you got are darling!

Dianne said...

You are in my heart, Dear One, keep up the good work.

I need a purse.

Haiti needs us.

Just Be Real said...

How interesting. EO, thank you for sharing and the link. Blessings.

Glynis said...

Thanks for this, I am adding a link on my blog New Scribbles to your post.