Heart of Haiti Campaign – My Favorite Things

Heart of Haiti Vase

Macy's Heart of Haiti Collection - a Trade not Aid InitiativeI am so smitten with this very cool paper mache´ vase from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti initiative. It adds a little unexpected zing to my living room, a pop that just stands out!

What I love most about it is the mission BEHIND the vase. The Heart of Haiti is a “Trade Not Aid” initiative. It was launched by artist and social entrepreneur, Willa Shalit, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and Macy’s. The goal is to provide artists with an opportunity to make a living, feed their families, and pay their children’s school fees. As an artist myself, I appreciate that they have a path to creating such beautiful items and getting them out in to the world!

Heart of Haiti Vase - Macy's Collection

My vase was hand-signed, reminding me of the connection of myself with the artist that created it.

Already, The Heart of Haiti collection has led to employment of 750 artists in Haiti providing financial benefits for an estimated 8,000 people in the country.

Heart of Haiti Collection - Macy's VaseLooking for a great gift for a friend? Check out everything in the Heart of Haiti collection! Sharing a “gift that gives back” is a great way to raise awareness and celebrate artistry and regrowth! (Seriously. How cool is that?!?)

Heart of Haiti products are available exclusively on Macys.com/Haiti. To stay up-to-date follow @HeartofHaiti on Twitter and like their Facebook page, Facebook.com/HeartOfHaiti.

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with this item from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti collection. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

Christine Tremoulet

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Christine Tremoulet is an author, a social marketing strategist, and a speaker. She uses her 15 years of blogging experience (she actually named WordPress!) to help others with Blogging Brilliantly so they can use their blog and social media to share their story with the world and build their own successful business. She is the original Avenger of Sexiness. She truly believes that You Are Enough. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband & her college-age son, when not out on an adventure. (You can follow those at Have Gear, Will Travel.) Mini Cooper is her spirit animal.

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