Shining A Light On Heart of Haiti

    As an educator, I believe that it is my responsibility to impart the concept of empathy to my students.  It is important that they understand that their actions and contributions to society can have a profound impact on the circumstances of others.  As a result, every holiday we work together to decorate holiday greeting cards for our servicemen and servicewomen who are serving our country overseas.  By participating in this program, they learn the importance of giving back to their community.     Macy's Heart of Haiti initiative is also aimed at making a difference and giving something back to the community.  It does so by providing sustainable income to Haitian artisans whose lives, and those of their families, have been completely devastated by the 2010 earthquake.  It has already led to the employment of 750 artists in Haiti thereby providing financial benefits for an estimated 8,500 people throughout the country.     Heart of Haiti is a "trade not aid" program geared at … [Read more...]