Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Handbags for Hope - Update

To all my Handbags for Hope friends - you can send your donations here:

Handbags for Hope
attn: Karen
1426 - 133rd Ave.
New Richmond, WI 54017

We even have an email addy:

Bags need to arrive by August 1st to make it down during my trip. However, I have secured a cargo option, and will be working to find an organization to receive shipments after my trip. No matter what you send, I will ensure it gets distributed.

Thanks for all of the offers to send money for shipping. As with my commitment to pay all of my expenses, I'm also committing to pay the fees for anything over the maximum lbs I'm allowed to check on my flight into Cap-Haitien. If you do wish to contribute, please click on the link above for Children of the Promise and donate directly to them.

Feel free to post your questions here, or send an email. Thanks to you ALL for the hope you are spreading to Haiti. I'll make sure everything gets distributed and post many pictures.


  1. Thank you for the update, Karen! I am planning to try to round up as many as I can from the community, so hopefully I will get a lot.

    Three questions I have:

    1. By what date do you need to have all donations reach you?
    2. Is there a limit to the number of bags you will be able to take with you?
    3. If the answer to #2 is yes, would it be possible to send the bags directly to Haiti, or would you need some extra money to take the excess along with you?

    I'm excited about coordinating this project in my community--thank you for doing this, Karen!


  2. Lorraine -

    I am so excited about this!!! Jennifer at Susan Nichole has gone above and beyond to make this work. I just updated my post above. Thanks for pointing out what I should have initially written. :-)

    1) August 1st. I leave August 15th so this gives me time to sort, pack, and ship anything about what I can check on the flight.
    2) No limit. I will make sure it all gets down there and distributed. It just might not be during my trip. Like I keep telling everyone, this trip is not about me. It's about helping the Haitian people anyway we can.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm honored to share the love of your donations.