The Wayuú Tayá Foundation has commissioned a special symbol of hope to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The Help Haiti Hope symbol has been specially designed by Wayuú Tayá Foundation board member and jeweler Judith Kupperman and features the letter “H” in a gold finish with a 28 inch green silk cord that can be worn around the neck or wrist as a bracelet or a necklace. Aside from production, shipping and handling costs (approximately 20 percent), all proceeds raised will go directly to help the most vulnerable victims of this terrible disaster: the children. Along with veteran relief workers, The Wayuú Tayá Foundation will channel the money from the sales of “H” necklaces and bracelets to the building and long term operation of an orphanage and school in Haiti. Similar to their own hugely successful “Tepichi Talashi” schools in Venezuela, Tepichi Talashi literally means “Happy Child” in the indigenous Wayuú language. With your help and our efforts, hundreds of Haiti’s new orphans will have a place of safety and love – and the chance of a healthier childhood and brighter future.
I find these pieces actually quite eye-catching. Let’s all do our share in helping those in need. Read more about Help Haiti Hope.
If jewelry isn’t your thing, why not purchase the “To Haiti With Love” shirts for $25? Manufactured by Theory, this 100% pima cotton limited edition shirt is the CFDA’s response to the January 12th earthquake. Net proceeds will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund for immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts in Haiti.