March 17, 2011

Japan earthquake, tsunami: How to help


Japan earthquake/ tsunami disaster: How to help

(first published March 16, last edited April 5)

If you would like to help in the Japan earthquake/tsunami relief efforts, here are a few links that you can check out. For a small amount, you can help and try your luck in raffles organised by crafters, too.

Buy 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake: 100% of procceds go to the Japanese Red Cross Society

1.Google Person Finder 2011 Japan Earthquake (you can use this to locate or provide info about a victim)
2. Volunteer interpreters (Japan Association of Translators)

1. Donate with PayPal: Japan earthquake and tsunami relief (100% goes to charity of your choice; 8 participating non-profits)
2. Yahoo! link to where you can donate: Japan earthquake and tsunami: How to help
3. Google Crisis Response: resources, Japan earthquake donation page for Japanese Red Cross, Unicef, Save The Children
4. How to help: Earthquake relief options (Huffington Post)
5. donate via GlobalGiving GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support
6. You can also start your own fundraiser at FirstGiving or JustGiving
7. Japan Society earthquake relief fund
8. Save the Children Japan emergency relief fund
charitynavigator's advice on donating + charities rated

(list of those that are over at the bottom of post)

1. Buy #Quakebook or 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake, a book on the stories and experiences of people on the ground during the earthquake. The Quakebook project started with one tweet and led to over 200 people getting involved. The book was written in a week. It will be available any time now as an online download for $9.99, then in print. Proceed to the Japanese Red Cross. Read about the project at the Quakebook blog.

2:46 Quakebook project

 2. one thousand wishes - an initiative by Ali at the dotted line. 100% or proceeds from sales at the shop will go to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund.
If you have any craft items you can donate to the shop, please contact her.

3. Pikaland - Mogu Takahashi’s Chotto Omoshiroi poster
4. Submit your work to Illustration Rally to help fund donation efforts for Japan via the Ganbare Nippon project (via Pikaland)
5. Buy US$5 Lady Gaga 'We Pray for Japan' prayer bracelet
6. Help Japan poster and raffle at YHBHS
7. limited edition photos by Alicia Bock for the Red Cross
8. links at Jean Snow's site to more arty fundraisers
9. Etsy stores ("Japan relief" search) donating partial or full amount of sale of handmade products to relief efforts.
10. Global PechaKucha Day on April 16. Many PechaKucha cities around the world will hold events broadcasting to the world and Japan over multipule Ustreams 20x20 presentations (20 images x 20 seconds). Donate at the door or online. Proceeds go to Architecture for Humanity.
11. Heather from A La Mode fabric is organising a raffle of quilts donated by crafters. Details at Modern Relief Japan (April 4-May16). One ticket for every US$10 donation to Mercy Corps.

If you know of any other fundraisers or ways of helping, please just add in a comment below. If you would like to know more about the disaster, please see my earlier post where you can find bite-sized information broken down into categories, and links to news and educational resources. FACTS: Japan earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis March 2011

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26. raffle for this quilt (not the dog!) by Stephanie of Loft Creations. Donate $10 directly to American Red Cross. (to March 26)

quilt for Japan, by Stephanie of Loft Creations

OVER raffle at Pink Penguin (book and magazine from Ayumi, quilt patterns and fabric craft kits from other crafters)
OVER raffle for Tokyo Subway Map quilt by Oh Fransson for American Red Cross (to March 23)
OVER raffle for quilt by Tallgrass Prairie Studio for American Red Cross 
1. Handmade for Japan auctions on ebay March 24-27. 100% net proceeds to relief efforts. items from various artists.
2. raffle for 4 quilts at Pleasentree. Donate $10 directly to American Red Cross, 1 entry for every $10 (to March 26)
one of the quilts being raffled at Pleasentree

3. raffle for fabric at Tokyo Textiles (to March 23). £3.00 per ticket. 100% proceeds to Japanese Red Cross Society
6. Mike Perry studio 100% online sales in March to help Japan
23. raffle for bag, magazine, painting at verypurpleperson (to March25). donate directly to GlobalGiving
8. auction for fabric, book, sewing patterns by Toni at Make It Perfect (to March 26). Winner donates directly to Save the Children Japan emergency fund. (Toni organized the Queensland appeal which raised A$99,089)
Toni is auctioning a signed copy of her book and other goodies
11. auction for art quilt by Lisa Call (march 21-29)
auctions of prints at Print Okushon from various illustrators and designers. 100 proceeds to relief fund
4. Tiny Showcase - 'Rising Sun' screen print by Jesse LeDoux
5. The Working Proof - Susan Schwake print for Médecins Sans Frontières
9. raffle for yarn etc by kitchen sink dyeworks for AmeriCares (winner announced April 2)
10. raffle carved crayons by The Pleasure of Tiny Things - 100% to Japanese Red Cross Society
12. raffle for blouse by nettevivante (Burda Style member). donate $10 directly to Global Giving
13. raffle for playsuit by molly-made (Burda Style member). donate $10 directly to Global Giving
17. Buy $5 Hello Sandwich Giftwrapping Zine pdf to help Japan. info on the zine
11. a list of bloggers who've joined the Japan Quake Appeal organised by A bit of this and a bit of that.

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Slidecutter said...

Thank you so much!

I especially like donations that are 100% sent to those in need.

Will check out some of the raffle items as well.


Nauli said...

Two more:
is also starting the "Bloggers Day of Silent" on Friday"
an Etsy Shop with donations from Sellers of the European Streetteam

Sonja said...

A Japanese Quilting Magazine has put the call out for quilts and an American magazine is now receiving quilts to send by April 30.

Rumi said...

I have a giveaway for a hand knit spring shawl in a lovely wool. Those leaving a tracking # for donating to Japanese relief will be entered to win. Drawing is April 2nd. Rumi

Stephanie said...

How wonderful of you to put together a post so people who want to donate know how to help. Thank you.

IQ7 said...

Raffle at IQ7 - pouch (to March 31)

merumo said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for including our raffle on your list. Good luck with everyone!

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