Slideshow: Buy These Things and Support Relief Efforts in Japan
We know you don't need any material goods as incentive to give, but here are some good people and companies offering proceeds from sales to relief efforts in Japan.
Send more tips in the comments below. Also check out our constantly updated list of other ways to help and support the rescue and relief efforts in Japan.
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All of the proceeds from the sale of this print benefit Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.
Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery. 100% of the contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.
These prints are created using archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper with a luster finish.
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists' originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
All our editions are supervised by the artist and are paired with a signed certificate of authenticity.
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A reader sent info about big distributed bake sale, to occur on April 2nd. Apparently, they raised over $23,000 last year for relief efforts in Haiti. They're looking to beat that this year, and locations in over 20 cities have already been announced.
When: Saturday, April 2nd from 10am-2pmWho: Professional and amateur bakers, cooks, artists, artisans, and musicians coming together around food to make something BIG happen.How: Want to help? We'll need bakers, artists, volunteers, and lots and lots of customers. Please send offers of help to firstname.lastname@example.orgWhy: So we can donate BIG BUCKS to Peace Winds Japan and help our brothers and sisters over there in the best way we can. Stay tuned for details.We will be folding 1,000 paper cranes to send to friends in Japan. Do you have origami paper to donate? Can you teach others how to fold cranes on the day of the sale? If so, send me an email.
From our international soul-bretheren at GOOD Inc., based in Amsterdam and Tokyo:
After a 3 month stay in Tokyo, the Amsterdam denim shop Tenue de Nîmes asked me to make a selection of the city‘s best spots for their Journal de Nîmes. I had it printed and now you can buy them for the good cause: help the victims of Japan's last horrible earthquake. All the money will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross.
The poster comes folded (to keep costs down, you can always iron it) in a beautiful envelop hand written by yours truly.
Designer Luis Mendo writes:
Get the map poster here.
A reader wrote in with her personal project, that has already raised over $1,000.
Project Senbazuru is an artistic response to the disaster situation in Japan. This project takes inspiration from Japanese legend, where the folding of one thousand origami paper cranes is said to grant a wish such as recovery from illness or injury. In the midst of loss, fear, and uncertainty, this illustration is meant to promote hope and renewed prosperity.
I am selling both poster prints and postcard packs to help raise money for the recovery effort in Japan. You can visit either the Project Senbazuru shop below or my Etsy Store page to purchase these items.
100% of the profits/proceeds from Project Senbazuru will go directly to the disaster relief effort in Japan.
Additionally, for any donation you make through my GlobalGiving fundraiser site, I will send you a free 4"x6" postcard. Please send your mailing address to email@example.com so that I can mail you the postcard.
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Hide and Seek Clothing designed this handsome t-shirt specifically for the cause.
When you pre-order this shirt, all profit will go to the following organizations:
Save the Children: Emergency Response
American Red Cross
You can also make direct donations at the links above.
Shirts shipped as soon as possible.
(Around April 12th. Hopefully Sooner.)
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A Japanese florist in San Francisco, sen, has created special arrangements to raise money for relief efforts. She writes:
Thank you for all your warm and caring concern toward Japan after the massive earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. As being Japanese, it is very touching to receive such warmth from people around the world. I believe that all your warmth will help Japan recover from this horrible catastrophe...
Japan is my home country and it is very hard being away knowing what the country and people I love so much are going through at this time of catastrophe. I have been thinking what I can do for the victims of the earthquake even though I am away from Japan.
I have created a few flower designs by which I am hoping to help raise funds to help these victims in Japan.
There are two arrangements. The larger one is $100 and the smaller one is $50. All proceeds will be donated to Red Cross Japan to help the victims in Japan. At the same time, we will continue to look into other relief organizations who help those in need. We will deliver the arrangements for free within the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you would like to purchase an arrangement, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Or, you can forward this link http://sen.jottit.com/ if you know someone who may be interested. Or, you can help out by simply donating whatever amount directly to relief organizations. We accept Paypal or check. Sorry, we are not able to take credit cards. Please allow 3 - 5 days for delivery.
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Robert Follmer, a 26 year old design student at Loyola Marymount emailed us with his t-shirt design, all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
I am absolutely torn about what is happening in Japan and as a design student this is the only way I know to help. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to the red cross Japan Earthquake relief. Our hearts go out to all of those who were affected by this great tragedy. Please support JAPAN!
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Allison pointed us to this...
...Pop Up General Store presented by chef Sylvan Mishima Brackett of Peko Peko Japanese. He and his fellow Peko Peko cooks are donating the income from their sales to raise money for a relief fund set up by the Fukushima Prefectural government.
The menu includes Beef Curry Rice with Marin Sun beef, black sugar, farm egg, potatoes, carrots and cooked rice; Yuko Sato's Kombu Tsukudani; Kombu preserved with mirin and soy sauce; Ayako Iino's Miso and Pork Okazu, and Japanese Ume Plum and Grapefruit Zeri. All these delectable items will be for sale Wednesday, March 16th at 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland, California. Call (415) 710-3926 for additional info.
Shirthunters, a t-shirt blog, has collected all the t-shirt companies and designers who are donating proceeds to relief efforts in Japan all under one tag. Check them out.
Humanitarian apparel brand, Jedidiah Clothing, and innovation firm, Bulldog Drummond, announced a collaborative 8-piece T-shirt collection benefitting World Vision’s efforts in Japan yesterday. Each of the 8 T-shirts in the “Help Heal Japan” collection are priced at $20 with $15 of each purchase going directly to World Vision’s Japan Disaster Relief Fund. You can view the collection for men and women here.