I think papier machet objects can be so pretty and I found some great ones at Stray Dog Designs. I like them even more now that I know what the company stands for. Every time you buy a Stray Dog Designs product, a portion of the purchase price is donated to organizations that do things like feed hungry children, shelter homeless families, or create loving homes for stray dogs and cats. About 5 years ago they went to Haiti for the purpose of bringing work to that impoverished nation. In the wake of the horrific earthquake they decided that the money they collect from these objects will be used to directly help their workers and friends of Stray Dog Designs in Haiti to rebuild their lives, whatever that means - donating blankets or clothing, acquiring medical assistance, rebuilding homes, or help relocating to another area. Whatever the need, they wish to continue to help the very people they went to help in the first place. In addition, Stray Dog Designs will match $.50 on every dollar raised up to $10,000.00.