Haiti Relief

Todays post comes on a more humbling note. Several vendors we carry in the shop are doing all they can for Haiti Relief, thus we wanted to include all of you.

Smock Paper is a greeting card line that we carry in the shop. All of our wrapping paper comes from them as well. Today & tomorrow they will be donating ALL their proceeds from sales made on-line in their Everyday section to Doctors without Borders. Their website is as follows: https://smockpaper.com/

Also, this morning I received an e-mail from our Kalalou rep which is where most of the fair trade items in the store come from...ie Caged Rock Animals, Metal Sculptures, Etc. Doug and Susan are in charge of all the items the company sells out of Haiti. They have several friends in Haiti and after traveling there for more than 20 years they have devised a plan that they believe will help those most in need. They have created over 200 care packages so far that are full of necessities in helping start a new household. The items in the care package are listed at the bottom of this post. Each package costed approx. $100 and as soon as the port in Haiti is operational again all packages will be sent by ship from Miami, FL. Once they arrive, the packages will be picked up by their friend Victor Boulos and taken to his factory where he will distribute them to those most in need.

If you would like to help, please send a donation to
“Doug and Susan’s Kids Foundation”
C/O Haiti Care Package
3844 W Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39209

Or you can go online to the following link: http://pledgie.com/campaigns/426. All administrative expenses are paid by Kalalou, therefore every penny will go toward this effort. Any amount you can give is appreciated and 100% tax deductible.

Items included in the care packages:
1 Five Gallon Bucket
6 Cotton Towels
1 Fleece Blanket
1 Cook Pot
1 Sleeping Pad
5 T-Shirts
10 Bars of Soap
3.5 LBs of Powdered Milk
12 Packs of Tuna or Chicken
1 Plastic Bowl
2 Flashlights with Batteries
1 Box Saltine Crackers
1 40 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
4 Pack Storage Containers
4 Plastic Plates
4 Sets of Spoons, Forks, and Knives
50 Pack of Tea Light Candles
1 Roll of Duct Tape
3 Boxes of Stick Patches
1 Pocket Knife
1 8’x10’ All Purpose Tarp
1 70’ Plastic, Multi-Use Clothes Line
4 Toothbrushes
1 Tube Toothpaste

And for the children of these families:
1 Bag of Hard Candy
1 Box of Crayons
1 Coloring Book


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