I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
The holiday season is full blown upon us and while it can be quite overwhelming, it is also a great time to reflect on the year, family, and friends and giveback to those who are less fortunate. While my family and I are not rich by any means, we do ok for ourselves. Life is not always easy, but I know it can also be a lot harder, as many of the people of Haiti have endured over the past few years. Haiti has been hit with numerous natural disasters that have made it hard to make a living wage in the country.
This holiday season is the perfect time to help out the people of Haiti and buy some amazing Christmas presents for the people in your life. Macy’s Heart of Haiti program allows local artisans to create items that are sold here and allow the Haitian artists to make a living wage. How cool is that? Not only are the pieces stunning, they are unique and act as a great center piece to tell the story of the artists. Each piece adds an extra layer to your home décor.
I was lucky enough to see two of the holiday ornaments that the program is offering this year and I love them! They are the perfect addition to my tree and I think my family and friends will love them as additions to their trees, hence the perfect gift. No two artworks are a like because they are made by hand with care and love. I cannot wait to see their reactions.
Why is Macy’s Heart of Haiti program so important? This is why: Macy’s Heart of Haiti program is all about giving back, this is not charity giving. You are giving purposeful gifts for the holidays that support
sustainable income in areas of crisis is an easy way to support those in need. 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.
With Macy’s Heart of Haiti, people are employed and can make a livelihood, doing what they love most. It’s a sustainable trade-not-aid program where artisans make 22% of the purchase price of every item sold. In Haiti, the average daily income is around $1.00 a day.
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It is truly an amazing program and a great way to give back this holiday season. Head on over to Macy’s website and check out the full line of the Heart of Haiti items here.