How much do H-earings for Haiti cost?
Each pair of H-earings costs only $5.00. The price is purposely kept low to encourage people to contribute to the H-earings project and to make H-earings accessible to all.
Where can I purchase H-earings for Haiti?
Currently, H-earings for Haiti are only available for purchase in Lewiston, Maine at the St. Mary's Regional Medical Center gift shop.
At various times throughout the year, H-earings may also be available at a local craft and vendor fair. This will be announced on the blog page of this website and on the H-earings for Haiti Facebook page.
In the future, H-earings may also be available for purchase online.
What materials are used? Are the ear wires hypo-allergenic?
I am always looking for new matierials to use in making H-earings. I purchase most of the supplies and some are donated to me. A wide variety of beads are used: some include semi-precious stones and crystals, some clay, wood, or shells, and some glass or acrylic. Because the ear wires come from several different sources, they cannot be guaranteed to be hypo-allergenic.
I don't have pierced ears. Do you make any clip-on earrings?
Unfortunately, I do not. I have tried to keep this project as simple as possible, as I do purchase most of the materials myself.
When I purchase a pair of H-earings, how much of the money collected actually goes to help people in Haiti?
100%. I take nothing to cover my costs. This is a pure charity. Donations of supplies and/or money are always gratefully accepted.
Are you still accepting requests for H-earings Parties?
Yes. I am happy to talk with anyone interested in gathering some people together for a H-earings Party. I am limited to gatherings in the Central Maine area, for the most part, but open to any interests that arise. Please contact me using the links at the bottom of the page.
What is a H-earings Party?
A H-earings Party is a gathering of people who would like to learn more about my H-earings Project and also have fun designing earrings from my extensive "bead buffet." I can offer the party in your host home or you can bring your group to mine, (which is a bit easier because of the large collection of beads I need to transport.) I will spend a little time sharing information about Haiti, the H-earings project and the missions it supports, then we will have fun designing earrings together. Each participant may design one pair of earrings to bring home. The remainder of the earrings made will contribute to the inventory currently sold in retail locations. Participants may also purchase additional pairs of H-earings if they so chose. The suggested donation for attending a H-earings Party is $10.00 per person.