Friday, January 22, 2010

Helping Haiti

Like I told my boyfriend a few days ago, I can't listen to NPR in my car until the tragedy in Haiti is over (well, at least until it is not being reported on anymore). I tear up as I listen and before I know it my eyes are so filled with my own mascara that I can't see the road anymore. I am a great big sobbing hazard. Worse than someone on their cell phone. Just to be clear, I am not ignoring the issues, nor am I advocating that anyone else does. I just can't be informed and drive safely all at the same time!

All of the problems in my little world seem to evaporate as I hear about the horrible, terrifying conditions in Haiti right now. If it was possible I would go there and put in some real-time help. I would foster as many children as I could until their families are found. But that is not possible, so I am doing what little I can from here by donating 50% of all of my online sales to Save the Children. To learn more about them, click on the link.

In the meantime, support the arts and help me raise money for charity either by making a purchase in my Etsy shop or placing a bid on some of my original artwork on eBay. In both instances, I will donate 50% of the sale to charity, and with your purchase you will receive a thank you noting the amount of your donation.


Anonymous said...

Well if you put it like that.... I didn't need much encouragement (!) How are your Ebay sales going? I guess it will give you some exposure - although I'm not a fan of Ebay.

LeaKarts said...

Thank you Celia!!! :) I am excited to be doing something to help out. EBay is interesting for me--definitely a different experience when it comes to selling my art! But I'm running an experiment for awhile to see how my original works do over there, as Etsy is not the right venue for them. I'm not yet sure how I feel about it, but I'll let you know how it goes!