[VIDEO] Gifts That Give Back: Heart of Haiti at @Macys

Gifts That Give Back Haiti

It’s the time of the year where it’s easy to get sucked into the frenzy to buy our friends and family things they honestly don’t need. That’s why I wanted to feature some “gifts that give back” like the Heart of Haiti collection available at Macy’s stores and Macys.com.  Lexi Severini from the Everywhere Agency in Atlanta sat down with me to chat about the Macy’s Heart of Haiti handmade decor, jewelry and housewards that are great holiday gifts or year round gifts. Here’s our video interview and a n up close look at the Fall 2014 collection:

Heart of Haiti

The trade, not aid initiative allows Haitian artisans to earn 50% of the retail price for the sale of their work. The money they earn is immediately reinvested back into the Haitian economy when it’s spent on school tuition, housing and food. Lexi, members of the Everywhere agency and influencers have visited the artisans in Haiti to tell their stories. They captured these images of their work and their homeland.

Heart of Haiti Collage

Comment below: Can you think of someone on your holiday gift lift who would love a piece of jewelry, art or home decor item from Heart of Haiti? Visit Macys.com/heartofhaiti to see the selection, make purchases online and find a Macy’s store near you that sells Heart of Haiti items. If you’re in Atlanta, stop by the Lenox Square Mall location and see the selection there!

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. I’ve heard of this and what a great way to give back while getting a nice gift.

  2. I love that Macy’s participates in this program!

  3. Yes, I love this project. I got the cutest bowls last year that were handmade by the women of Haiti. I’m glad Macy’s supports this cause.

  4. Heart of Haiti is such an amazing organization!

  5. Fantastic way to give! I truly appreciate efforts such as these.

  6. These items are unique and gorgeous AND charitable. I’m such a fan.

  7. Way to go Macy’s 🙂 What a great way to give back.

  8. I didnt know Macys did this as we dont have a Macys. We do have a shop here in town called The Worlds Window which uses a variety of sources that empowers communoties and artisans. An emphasis is placed on empowering women in particular. They have a Fair Trade agreement and I like that they are given a fair wage. They have some really unique and well made one of a kind items.

  9. One of my best friends would love one of these products. I actually didnt know that Macys had this, probably because I rarely go in there.

  10. I didn’t know that Macys had these, I will check it out, and I know some that would love them.

  11. This is the first time that I heard about the Heart for Haiti program. Thank you for sharing this information.

  12. I love things like this, quality gift and it gives to a great cause.

  13. I absolutely love this! It’s very encouraging, motivating and inspirational to know one of our nations largest retailers is doing such wonderful work! Thank you for sharing this.

  14. Thank you for sharing this information. I love giving back to others all year long but especially around the holidays. May God bless you always and hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  15. what a great program

  16. I’ve been a fan of Macy’s for years. However, I didn’t realize that Macy’s participated in the Heart of Haiti. This is great.

  17. It’s great that Macy’s has decided to help with this program. Wonderful!

  18. That’s a really great thing for Macy’s to be a part of. I wish more big box stores did things like this.

  19. Yes, I certainly know people that would love something like this.

  20. I had no idea Macy’s did this. My sister is a big fan of Macy’s so I know she would appreciate a gift from the Heart of Haiti.

  21. What a great idea!!

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