16 June 2010

The Haiti Poster Project

We all remember the devastation that the earthquake in Haiti caused only a few months ago. We all remember the outpouring of support, financial and otherwise. I think it made those of us who are lucky enough to live in safe, wealthy, first-world countries good to give something back to those in need in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It made us feel connected, made the world a little smaller. Maybe some of us even learned about the amazing culture of the people of Haiti, unique and varied as the country's long history.

Unfortunately, the need in Haiti did not disappear with the news coverage. There are still thousands of people left homeless, thousands of children orphaned, and a crumbling infrastructure in desperate need of overhaul. Kirk and I sponsor a little girl in Haiti. Her name is Marguerite, she's nine years old, and her favourite subject in school is art. I'd hate to think of her struggling for food, water and shelter because the people who are able to help have forgotten.

There is an easy way that you can help: The Haiti Poster Project. Hundreds of beautiful limited edition posters have been donated by artists and designers from all over the world, and are available for purchase online. The proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières to support their work in Haiti.

Here are some of my favourites. I wish I could afford to buy all of them!



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