Give a Gift for Good

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?  Want to get something special, one of a kind and handmade?  Well then look no further, visit Haiti Projects located at 136 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA, shop online or visit The Gloucester Bookstore who has been a large supporter of Haiti Projects since the start.  Also, find us at any of the Fairs listed below in the Greater Boston area.

Haiti Projects was founded by Annisquam native, Sarah Hackett, in 1994.  She wanted to empower the women in the area of Fond des Blancs, Haiti through employment, not a handout.  Since then, Haiti Projects has grown to employ up to 100 women, provide a women’s health clinic and library for the area.  A whole generation of children have been educated, fed, and clothed because of the extraordinary talents and hard work of their mothers.

Every year, we look for new and exciting designs for our customers. This year, we are announcing leather handbags, made from goat leather.  Indigenous to Haiti, these soft and supple bags are the perfect holiday treat for you, or for someone else.  Inspired by Haitian designer Prajje Jean Baptiste this design embodies the promise of a new high end Haiti. To see our other products, learn about our other projects and how you can help visit  Happy Holidays!

*Mention this GMG post online or when you visit our locations and receive 5% off of your order!

2012 Fairs           


Darmouth Fair, 40 College Road, Dartmouth, NH 11/2-4

Harvard UU Church, 9 Ayer Road, Harvard, MA 11/18


Cultural Bizarre Harvard University’s CGIS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 12/7-9 & 12/15-16

Le March de Noel French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street Boston, MA 12/8

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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4 Responses to Give a Gift for Good

  1. Kim Smith says:

    Hi E.J.,

    I thought you might be interested to know that the napkins you have pictured were designed by me! My designs were inspired by the first four verses of the French Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas–A partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens, and four calling birds. Over the years I designed many items for Haiti Projects and the Twelve Days of Christmas napkins was one of my favorites.

    • E.J. says:

      Beautiful Kim. I knew you had done some designs for Haiti Project, and these are really lovely. And now I’ve got The Twelve Days of Christmas stuck in my head.

  2. Sista Felicia says:

    I love the beautiful fabric napkins

  3. Renee says:

    Thank you for posting E.J. please email for pricing on any products that you do not see on our webstore. We are launching our new webstore this month, and they will be displayed then! Best to all of Gloucester, thank you for being such long time supporters!

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