Posts Tagged ‘giving’


Haiti Earthquake Help Children Save The Children

Yes, it’s Sankranthi today, but with what’s going on in Haiti right now, I really don’t feel like celebrating much of anything.  I remember the 2004 tsunami and how I cried for the people in my homeland and for those from our neighboring countries.  I can’t begin to comprehend the anguish the Haitian community is experiencing right now – especially the children.

In the face of such a tragedy, it’s difficult to fathom how any kind of contribution, in-kind, monetary or otherwise, can really help – but we have to start somewhere.

Gnaana has chosen to make a donation to Save The Children’s Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund.  Save the Children is providing immediate lifesaving assistance, such as food, water, shelter and child-friendly spaces.

To the children in Haiti, we say to you:   Please keep your faith and look towards the future.  The sun always rises, and so too shall you.

Happy Sankranthi (Pongal) to our readers.


The shopping season has begun, and if you consider yourself eco and stylish, you can’t carry around those bright green reusable grocery totes now can you?  We found these cute cotton shopping bags from Himalayan Tapestry.  Made from 100% cotton and printed with vegetable dyes, the totes are large enough to carry you through an afternoon of shopping.

And the best part?  They’re handmade by Indian and Nepali women through a women’s development center whose mission is to train and afford women the opportunity to support their families.  All proceed from every sale are invested directly back into the development center – so they can reach out to more women.

Makes me feel a little better about myself when I’m handing over my plastic.  Check it out: