January 29, 2010
QuicKutz has always had a special affinity for Haiti, a country with a rich history and a population of kind, beautiful people. QuicKutz inventors and founders Mark & Natasha Hixon adopted three children from Haitian orphanages, and shared many of their experiences with us at corporate. In an effort to continue to support the orphanages after the adoptions, Natasha organized efforts to produce a cookbook that was sold through the QuicKutz sales channels, with all proceeds going to an orphanage in Haiti. We sold all but 12.
As you can imagine, children all across Haiti are suffering because of the recent devastating earthquake. Many of the orphanages, particularly those in the Port-au-Prince area, are struggling to provide the children with drinking water and food, in addition to safe, sanitary living quarters.
The Foyer de Sion Orphanage, an operation of three orphanage locations in Haiti, is in particular need of help. Two of the three locations where they operate were completely destroyed in the quake. Miraculously, none of the children were critically hurt during the earthquake, though several of their caregivers passed away. The children who lived in the two buildings that collapsed are now temporarily staying in a nearby church.
You have the chance to make a difference in the lives of these children. QuicKutz is auctioning off some of the best dies and products in our archives, including those one-of-a-kind products that QuicKutz collectors go crazy over. Proceeds will be donated to the Foyer de Sion Orphanage and to Holt International, two organizations looking out for the welfare of the Haitian youth.
Stay tuned over the next week to view the auctioned items on quickutzinc.blogspot.com, and enter in your highest bid! QuicKutz thanks you, and the people of Haiti thank you.
For more information on the Foyer de Sion Orphanage or Holt International, please visit the following links.