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Nov. 18, 2013
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More than a week has passed since the Philippines’ devastation, known as Typhoon Haiyan, has hit the islands. With thousands of people injured, dead or missing, much aid is needed for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Even though large, international aid agencies are coming to the rescue, there are many supporters and aid from small businesses as well. Discover these incredible items from talented Etsy sellers that also support the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Cause, and give yourself a one-of-a-kind gift for lending a helping hand to both a great cause and small business.

 Philippines Map Art Print

by Prints and Printables

Show your love and support for Typhoon Haiyan victims with Prints and Printables’ instant download Philippines map art print! Made to display a map of the Philippines in a unique watercolor art style and colored with the colors of the Philippines’ flag, this map art print is completed dedicated to the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan tragedy. A heart is placed over Tacloban, which received the worst hit from Typhoon Haiyan. One-hundred percent of proceeds from this listing will go to the American Red Cross and World Vision evenly.

 Plush Bear

by Debra Marie Designs

Crafted from polymer clay and fleece, this adorable plush bear from Debra Marie Designs is the perfect cuddly companion for a child and helpful hand for the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns or NAFCON. A heart is sewn on the back of the bear to symbolize the love and support for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this listing will go to NAFCON.

 Trio of Hooked Glass Jars on a Wooden Board

by Etsy Philippines Aid

Give your home a shabby chic decoration with this trio of hooked glass jars! Whether for lighting candles during the evening or putting lovely flowers or potpourri in them, these glass jars can be used for many decoration purposes. Hanging from a wooden board, this set becomes a rustic home decor item that you can place near your front door or entryway. The Etsy Philippines Aid shop has a compilation of donated items from various Etsy sellers, so you can find other great items to buy and support the Red Cross Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. This trio of crystal clear glass jars have been donated from the shop Pine Knobs and Crickets, which has stunning and unique home decor items for any occasion.

 Where I Keep My Stuff Art Print

by Xanthe Shine

Put some cheerful energy into your home with Xanthe Shine’s colorful and fun dollhouse art print! Titled “Where I Keep My Stuff” and displaying the words “Home Sweet Home” and precious belongings in the dollhouse, this art print is a vibrant and meaningful home decor. All proceeds for this listing goes to the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Aid.

 Black & Grey Aztec Tribal Patterned Scarf

by Loveurstyle Boutique

Wrap yourself in this decorative and trendy scarf from Loveurstyle Boutique, and spice up any of your plain attire! This Aztec tribal patterned scarf comes in a color combination of grey, black and white for a sophisticated, edgy look. Ten dollars from this listing will go to the American Cross Typhoon Relief Efforts in the Philippines. You can find many other scarves in various styles in Loveurstyle Boutique’s shop, which also help the Typhoon Relief Efforts.

 Set of Four Christmas Greeting Cards

by Mommy Holly

Get ready for the Christmas holidays with Mommy Holly’s greeting cards! Sprinkled with quaint stars and printed with simple yet whimsical words, these greeting cards are an adorable way to send Christmas cheer to special friends and family members. Not only that, but you also get to support the Red Cross Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund by purchasing this set of greeting cards. All proceeds from this listing will go to this great charity. You can also order these cards in bulk and have a customized message inside the cards.

 Set of Four Recipes by Thao

by Thaoism

Get delicious recipes from Thaoism, and support the World Food Programme & Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery Fund with this PDF of recipes! From Panko-fried chicken wings to bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, this PDF is packed with scrumptious recipes that you can make on any occasion. For a limited time, all proceeds go to the World Food Programme & Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery Fund.

 “Hope Strengthens” Two Finger Ring

by MerCurios

Honor the victims of Typhoon Haiyan with MerCurios’ two-finger ring! This ring displays a hand-stamped phrase: Hope strengthens. You can choose to have the phrase in Latin or English for this stylish ring. With a banner-styled design, this ring is an edgy accessory piece that men and women can wear on any occasion. This limited edition ring is just for the Philippines Typhoon Relief, so grab one for yourself and support this great cause. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross for World Relief Efforts.

Bato Coast Photograph

by Chiz Photography

Even though Typhoon Haiyan has devastated millions in the Philippines, commemorate the breathtaking sceneries that the Philippines offer with Chiz Photography’s Bato Coast photograph! From the clear, blue skies to the complementary greenery of the island, this stunning picture captures the Philippines’ natural beauty. Chiz Photography donates 100% of the proceeds to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort. You can also find other beautiful and skillfully taken photography in Chiz Photography’s shop to help donate to the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief Cause.

 Sun Heart Vinyl Sticker

by Island Custom Designs

Embellish your car, home or electronics with Island Custom Designs’ Sun Heart vinyl sticker! This 4” vinyl sticker displays an elaborate design with a heart as the sun’s center. You can easily customize this sticker in the color of your choice with Island Custom Designs’ color options, which range from yellow to lavender. With each sale, 25% of proceeds go to Save the Children: Emergency Response, which is an organization that prioritizes children’s safety first in crises such as Typhoon Haiyan.

 Red, Blue and Yellow Beaded and Ribbon Bracelet Set

by JJnKO

Stay stylish while helping a beneficial cause with JJnKo’s ribbon and beaded bracelet set! With red, blue and yellow colors representing the Philippines national flag, this accessory set is the perfect way to show your support for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort. By having two ribbon bracelets and one yellow beaded bracelet, you get a variety of accessories to wear for this set. All proceeds for this item goes to the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief.

For other ways to donate to the Philippines and help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, you can go to these legitimate websites:

If you are unable to donate money, you can always donate your time simply by spending a few minutes sending love, prayers and support with your thoughts and energy to the victims of the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan disaster. We at NerdWallet dedicate this post to the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief Cause and hope that this article reach our readers and decide to help those in need. Thank you, and we send our support to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.