Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dahlias for Haiti Update

Stacks of this felt have taken over our shop and my home studio. It's such a soft, cozy material. Can you believe that it's made in the USA from 100% recycled PET soda and water bottles? Look at those juicy colors, from left to right, Fuchsia, Turquoise, Charcoal Gray, and Orange.

I'm moved and amazed that this little flower project has taken off so quickly. I first posted the flowers on my website last Friday night, and thought that selling 200 might be a stretch. I thought it was important to have a goal to reach for, and $2000 raised for Mercy Corps seemed like a lofty one.
Now just a few days into the month-long project, we're well over 150 flowers sold and counting. We've sold the majority of flowers online, but the store has been bustling too with Seattle locals stopping in to select flowers in person.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has publicized and purchased! The heartbreak in Haiti continues and it remains clear that every dollar donated is desperately needed.

Here's a terrific blog entry on one Mercy Corps Haiti programs called Comfort for Children. Did you know that approximately half of Haiti's population is under 18 years old?

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