One of our HOST members - Maria of Reflections - started a 'help' thread in the Etsy forums, asking for Etsians to come forward and post if they needed help this Holiday Season. The response has already been phenomenal, with many Etsians posting their needs, and others posting their offers of support and good wishes.
Many people have already been helped and the thread is ongoing, so please check it out and witness something truly uplifting, as the Etsy community come together to help spread a little cheer in difficult times: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5956285
Reflections also managed to curate this lovely treasury showcasing sellers who need help, and others who have helped :)
Click this Etsy link while the treasury remains active:
...and don't forget to check out the curator's lovely shop for beautiful hand-embroidered items: http://Reflections.etsy.com