World crises bring opportunity. In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Jackson’s Diehl Gallery is altering its philanthropic schedule in order to assist victims in that razed and impoverished country.
Diehl has already begun donating a percentage of art sales to various Jackson area non-profits. Through February 12, the gallery says it will donate 10% of sales costs to either the International Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or any other disaster relief charity benefiting the Haitian people.
After February 12, charitable donations made through the sale of art will benefit WomensTrust.
There are many relief organizations; do take time to research which charities you feel use their funds in an effective and ethical manner. It’s difficult to know everything about organizations we donate to, but we do a disservice to ourselves and any relevant community when we take marketing efforts at face value. In today’s world, vigilance and accountability are of the utmost importance.
Please call the Diehl Gallery at 307.733.0905 with questions.
I’ve sprinked this post with a few images of Haitian crafts. Despite hardships we cannot begin to imagine, their art is full of joy. Sitting here in my Connecticut home, I am surrounded by paper mache butterflies, crafted in Haiti. Images courtesy of Aid To Artisans, a non-profit organization working to help crafts people in impoverished countries around the globe bring their goods to the U.S. market.