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Million Hearts for Haiti Edward Addeo

Million Hearts for Haiti




Join us in the Million Hearts for Haiti campaign, buy a heart for Haiti and generate a donation the the HAND/EYE Fund's artisan grants program supporting Haitian artisans in their struggle to rebuild their lives and businesses in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

Urban Zen joins retailers Donna Karan and DKNY in supporting Million Hearts for Haiti.

Hand-carved river stone hearts from the village of Cormier, located in a rural zone just east of Port au Prince, represent the best link between Haitian artisans and the distant markets they must reach to earn a living. HAND/EYE Fund, through its Austin, Texas importing partner, Tesoros Trading Co. , offers employment to the carvers by buying the hearts from them.

The proceeds from sales of the hearts go to the HAND/EYE Fund’s artisan grants program in Haiti – which offers small cash grants to artists and artisans who need to rebuild houses and workshops, replenish tools and raw materials, and gain access to design input from the markets in which they are trying to sell.

The HAND/EYE Fund supports skilled artisans in their struggle to earn decent livelihoods through preservation of ancient traditions, innovation of new ones, exploration of new markets, and educating the consuming public about the cultural and economic importance of their work.

Hearts available at
Urban Zen
705 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
1.212.206.3999

DKNY
655 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 223-3569

Donna Karan
819 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 861-1001

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Photography Edward Addeo