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Hearts for Haiti


I’ve wanted to write a post for a while about talking to our kids about the tragedy in Haiti, and involving them in the process of helping the survivors. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably been struggling with the same issue, and unfortunately there’s no clear way to do it.

We’ve done our best to explain to our kids the nightmare the Haitian people are going through, and how we, along with others from around the world, are giving money to help them to rebuild their homes and lives. My son’s school is holding a shoe drive through a group called Soles4Souls, so my daughter and I gathered all of our gently used shoes from around the house, and talked about how they will be given to little girls and boys who lost their shoes in the earthquake. Our neighbors held a garage sale, and their boys set up a stand collecting donations for Haiti. We’ll probably do the same at our garage sale in a few weeks.

One Phoenix mother has been making these hearts with her daughters, while talking with them about the devastation from the earthquake. She’s selling these hearts in her Etsy shop, Blueberry Kisses, for $4 each, with 100% of proceeds being donated to the Haiti Relief fund. Buying some of these hearts for your kids for Valentines Day is another small way to show them the efforts we can all take to help those who have lost so much. You can have these hearts backed with a brooch pin or hair clip, so you or your kids can wear these sweet helping hearts. Or buy a bunch, and string them up for Valentine decorations.

If any of you want to share how you’ve helped to involve your kids in understanding and helping with Haiti relief efforts, I’d love to hear about it. Thank you.

Hearts for Haiti (and lots of other handmade goodies including bags, bows, and birthday t-shirts) available at Blueberry Kisses

(Thanks for this find, Laura!)

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 in Decorating, Kids