Saturday, January 23, 2010

Createcrochet Team Charity Event: HeartsforHaiti Etsy Shop

HeartsforHaiti is a new online Etsy shop. Sellers participate by donating items from their shops to sell from this shop. 100% of the sale proceeds (minus Etsy/Paypal transaction fees) will be sent to Doctors Without Borders ( ) to help with their relief efforts in Haiti. All sellers also ship items at their own cost. This shop is 100% volunteer run.

To take part, please send the following information in an email to and put "Hearts For Haiti Donation" as the title:
Your shop name as

Your location and country

Item Name/TitleItem Price (please do include this! we don’t want to undervalue your work :)

Item Description

Category & up to 6 tags

Materials used

Up to 3 clear photos of the item - (*we need to cut this back in order to get everything listed in a timely manner)

Important Notes:*Please go to and convo her to let let her know you’ve decided to participate. She'll be posting as many participants as she can on the blog and elsewhere to spread the word and try to increase sales.

* All donated items must be in compliance with Etsy's rules. Donations of heart-themed items are encouraged to direct Valentine’s Day buyers to shop the store, but donations of any kind are gratefully appreciated.

*Please be sure to attach (or upload) all of the photos to the email. Make sure you are sending the sized-for-Etsy versions of your photos. Make sure they are full size, not the gallery pics. If there is a problem with the photos being transmitted, Etsy will let you know. Please do not include lengthy promotions in the item descriptions. We will include your shop name at the top of the listing.

*Quantity: if you have a quantity greater than one of this item to donate, please note it in your email and send a convo to HeartsforHaiti shop with the link to the sold item to RE-LIST it when it sells.

*When your item sells one of the shop administrators will contact you with shipping information. Please ship items within 3 days of purchase. If you ship on a different timeline please indicate that in the listing and ship accordingly.

*Shipping: HeartsforHaiti encourages everyone who can to offer worldwide shipping but understands that some items need to stay domestic due to customs restrictions. If you would like to restrict your shipping parameters please be sure to note that explicitly in your listing! Shortly after your item sells, HeartsforHaiti will be in touch via convo with the buyer’s shipping info. They are trying to be quick with this information, but please allow 24 hours to pass before getting in touch.

*Please be patient as Etsy sorts through the hundreds of inquiries, donations and purchases that they receive each day. It can take a couple of days before a donated item is listed, sometimes more—if you do not see your item listed in the shop or in the sold items after 48 hours of submitting, please contact etsyforhaiti @

Thank you so very much for considering a donation. It is wonderful that so many are willing to help the people of Haiti recover from this

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1 comment:

anadiazarte said...

Thank you so much for the information!, Very good idea.