Blanket America Encourages Charity During the Holidays with CHOOSE HAITI Bracelets, T-Shirts and Blankets

Blankets retailer Blanket America is promoting its CHOOSE HAITI initiative in time for the holidays with colorful bracelets and t-shirts for sale.

New York, NY, January 04, 2012 --( Blanket America is currently promoting its CHOOSE HAITI product line, available online at, which enables consumers to support the Haitian economy in the season of giving. Supplementing Blanket America's selection of BUY 1, GIVE 1 blankets and bedding, the CHOOSE HAITI collection features t-shirts and jewelry, and all CHOOSE HAITI purchases help to create jobs and stabilize the country's economy.

"As the two year anniversary of Haiti's 2010 earthquake approaches, Blanket America is reminding shoppers that there is still a need for support in Haiti. All of our CHOOSE HAITI products promote awareness, but the bracelets and necklaces in particular are Haiti-made products; by purchasing them, consumers are supporting a demand for these products and helping to stabilize employment," said Mesh Gelman, founder of the blankets manufacturer.

Among the woven blanket manufacturer's CHOOSE HAITI products are the necklaces and bracelets from the Beads of Hope Collection. For these products, recycled bottles taken from the streets of Port-Au-Prince are sanitized and reshaped into beads. After the recycled material is cut into beads, the beads are covered with newspaper paper mache. Each vibrant bracelet and necklace is handmade by a Haitian artisan. The Beads of Hope bracelet is available for $9.95, which the necklace retails for $19.95.

As an additional component to the CHOOSE HAITI initiative, Blanket America also features CHOOSE HAITI t-shirts, with styles that appeal to both men and women. Shirt designs are available in a variety of colors with either the Blanket America heart or CHOOSE HAITI logo. All of the styles are available for $14.99.

"Not only do the proceeds from the purchases of the CHOOSE HAITI shirts and Beads of Hope jewelry support the Haitian economy, they also promote awareness about the continuing efforts to aid Haiti," Gelman said.

Blanket America's CHOOSE HAITI line is sold alongside the store's regular BUY 1, GIVE 1 sheet sets, blankets and throws. Under this unique buying model, Blanket America donates a fleece American blanket to a needy organization or individual for every textile purchased.

To purchase CHOOSE HAITI apparel and jewelry as well as fleece blankets, cotton sheet sets and bedding, visit or call 1-800-478-4523. The woven blanket retailer tweets at and is active on Facebook at

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