I shared with you a few weeks ago that I am an ambassador for the Macy’s Heart of Haiti campaign. In case you missed that post, Heart of Haiti is a collection of art, housewares and accessories handmade by Haitian artisans in an attempt to help them get back on their feet after the historic earthquake that shook the island nation in January. When you buy one of these pieces, it directly benefits the Haitian artisans who created them. They receive 22% of the retail price for each item in the collection.
Well, in addition to the good this project is doing directly in Haiti, all the ambassadors were given the opportunity to do some good for a fellow blogger. We were asked to think about a blogger who is “doing great things to raise awareness, empower and/or inspire others, and is all out passionate about making positive changes in her life, her community (online and/or offline), or maybe even the world!”
A lot of bloggers came to mind, but there is one woman in particular who I wanted to recognize: Amy Clark of MomAdvice.com.
Amy is one of those rare people who truly does seem to care more for others than she does herself. I have seen her do so much good for so many people — helping them in ways that are big and small. She personally helped me a few months ago, knitting a few caps for my daughter, who had lost her hair due to chemo. It may have seemed like a small gesture to her, but it was a huge gesture to my family, and we appreciate it more than we could ever say.
But we’re not the only ones Amy has helped. Watching her giving spirit over the last few years of knowing her has made me want to be a better person and a bigger giver, and this is the least I can do to show my appreciation to her.
So because of the beautiful woman she is, Amy Clark is my choice as the Heart of Social Good! She will receive the Open Heart of the Goddess Pendant (shown above) from the Heart of Haiti Collection (no longer available online). More than that, I just hope it puts a smile on her face.
(Disclosure): I am a Heart of Haiti Ambassador. While we are not compensated for our participation, we will receive free products so we can see these artisans’ work in person.