Thursday, April 28, 2011
Heart of Haiti
Women can be catty. Women can bicker and fight and pick at each other endlessly. Women can be passive aggressive. Women can also lift each other up when one is down. Women often don't even need words. They can talk with just their eyes. Women can help a friend heal from yet another miscarriage by holding her and crying with her. Women do things to help other women out of the kindness of their hearts. That's the kind of woman you never forget.
When I was young and trying to get through college to be a teacher, I could not afford childcare for my two children. I started out going to night school, but there came a time when I had no choice but to take classes during the day and do school observations as well. Luckily, I had the support of a friend who offered to watch my kids for me, free of charge. I cannot even count the hours after hours that she watched my kids over the course of two years, all out of the kindness of her heart. I honestly can say that I could not have gotten through school without her. I had no other options when she offered to help me. That is the kind of woman I want to be! I am currently helping a family out with free childcare and every time, I think of my dear friend Angie. I am truly paying it forward!
ABOUT THE HEART OF HAITI PROJECT
The Heart of Haiti Project is an initiative founded by Willa Shalit (daughter of Gene Shalit) and her company, Fairwinds Trading, a for-profit company that uses business as a strategy for economic empowerment of people, especially women, in the Majority World. The Majority World is where two billion of the world’s three billion people live, in poverty.
Through a partnership with Macy’s and their Shop For A Better World' initiative, Heart of Haiti offers artisan-crafted decorative arts and jewelry for sale. All income derived from sales of the products on the Heart of Haiti site enhances an artisan’s family’s nutrition, educates children, and brings access to healthcare and dignity.
For additional information on Fair Winds visit: http://www.fairwindstrading.com/
If you purchase a Mother’s Day gift from the HOH collection, use the promocode: CLEVERGIRLS
for a 15% discount off Heart of Haiti and Rwanda Path to Peace products! The code is good from 5/3-5/8. - To view the Shop for a Better World / Heart Of Haiti collection in it's entirety (including just added items for Spring), visit:http://bit.ly/gaalFP
I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.