Bay Area Design Community and Beyond Steps Up to Help Haiti


The Heath Ceramics weekend donation drive may be over, but there are still plenty of other ways the design community is working to aid Haiti's earthquake relief efforts. Here's our list of organizations, stores and artists and how they're helping out:

Design Within Reach has pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations to UNICEF. Take advantage by submitting your donation through the DWR website.

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm that builds structures for communities in need. You can donate here to the long term reconstruction efforts they have planned for Haiti.

Online antiques market 1stdibs makes an interesting assertion: If everyone who visits the site in the next two weeks texts "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10, over 10 millions dollars will be raised for the American Red Cross.

From now through February 14th, $5 from every sale of a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster at SFGirlbyBay's Etsy shop will go to the Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund. And speaking of the Bay Area blogger, she has posted an extensive list of online merchants currently donating a portion of their sales to relief efforts for Haiti.

Stop into Poppytalk Handmade's marketplace this month to pick up a Valentine's gift; they'll be making a donation on behalf of participating artists to Plan Canada and their efforts to support children and families affected by the earthquake.

Still need a calendar? All proceeds from the sales of JHill Design's 2010 desk calendar will go to the Partners in Health Haiti relief fund.

Illustrator Claudia Pearson is donating 25% of sales from her Valentine's prints "Love Cloud" and "Love Vase" to Doctors Without Borders.

Know of any other relief efforts put forth by the design community? Let us know in the comments.

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