Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Join Close to my Heart and Operation Smile in helping relief efforts in Haiti.  During the month of February when you purchase one package of our beautiful textured cardstock, you will receive a second package FREE!  And $2.00 from each purchase will be donated to Operation Smile to assist their relief efforts in Haiti.  Visit my website:

While $2.00 doesn't seem like much money for us Americans, in Haiti $2.00 goes a long way. 

  • Collapsible water containers ($2 per container): Each container holds 10 liters amount of water and is especially useful for kids carrying water for long distances to ensure that all their water doesn't spill en route from their water supply. It is also very useful for storing clean, safe water for everyday use.
  • Water purification tablets (60 cents for 50 tablets): Each tablet is able to turn 4-5 liters of dirty water into water suitable for drinking. Every day, 4,000 children worldwide die because they do not have access to clean water, according to UNICEF.
  • High energy/protein biscuits ($1 per pack): These contain minerals and vitamins and have been developed for malnourished children during emergencies. 
  •  Oral rehydration salts (7 cents for one package): This solution, containing sugar and salt, treats children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhea. Approximately 3,500 children die each day from dehydration caused by acute diarrhea, according to UNICE
Every purchase of a Close to my Heart My Acrylix stamp set benefits Operation Smile, which works year-round to benefit children in developing countries. International Medical Missions: Operation Smile coordinates more than 30 medical mission sties in 25 countries annually. Last year, medical volunteers provided free surgeries for 9,221 children through international and local in-country medical missions. To learn more visit http://www.operationsmile.org/