Help for Haiti

Posted on | January 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Edited to Add: I’ve just been told that my gallery doesn’t seem to be formatted properly (the captions are missing) when viewed through a blog reader like bloglines. To see the gallery, go directly to the post here. Sorry for the inconvenience; I’m trying to figure out how to fix this.

I think a lot of us in the knitting community and in the greater community at large have been moved to action by the devastation in Haiti and want to help. In addition to the horrifyingly large death toll the earthquake has already exacted, there are many more affected by the aftermath and who must face the practicalities of rebuilding. To help with this, designers on Ravelry and elsewhere have pledged a portion of their pattern sales to Haitian relief efforts. Casey, head geek at Ravelry, has facilitated this effort by creating a special tag to organize all such patterns. Moreover, you can further sort this list into patterns you’ve already queued or favorited.

I have pledged 50% of the sale price of each of the patterns below sold from January 16th through February 5th to MSF/Doctors Without Borders. The company my husband works for makes matching contributions, so at the end of the time period, I’ll make the donation through them.

If you’d like to contribute directly to MSF/Doctors Without Borders, you can do so here. Thank you so much for reading.

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2 Responses to “Help for Haiti”

  1. Maryse
    January 17th, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    Very nice gesture!

  2. Robin
    January 20th, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks for doing this. I already had my eye on your Cayuga hat so I decided to buy it now because of the donation you and your husband’s company will be giving Haiti.

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