help {Japan}

by Tina on March 16, 2011

in Stamping

We’ve all heard about it.  We’ve likely all seen the photos and footage out there.  At times it seems surreal… the miles feel like millions… sometimes even a world away.  But lives were changed while others were lost.  One moment live was going on as usual… there were people going grocery shopping, children going to school, lives being planned out with parties and weddings, jobs being worked… you know, all the stuff we do daily around the world.

But for many in Japan, those days have been interrupted by the recent disaster, and for most, will likely never be the same.  Continued hardship through lack of food, drinking water, and electricity now demands our sympathy, which is why I wanted to let you know about a few ways you can give to those in need.  I know for many of us that our money is tight and our budgets do not allow for extravagance, but I like to think that others would reach out to me were I in the same situation.  When we all join together, a little goes a very long way.

So, here are a few ways that you can help today.  First, you could buy one of those amazing posters above by W+K Studio.

Personally, I really like purchasing a poster like these because 100% of the profit goes towards relief, but putting something like this in our homes would remind us to pray for those in need… long after the media has moved on.  (This one is by Ron Dobi and can be purchased here.)

I really like this one, too.  It’s by The Living Conspiracy.

One of these beautiful necklaces by wsake would be another beautiful reminder to pray while also providing relief.

You could also buy a personalized stamp from Paper Pastries.

To give directly to a non profit you could also send donations to one of these organizations:

Red Cross

World Vision

First Giving

On Friday I will be participating in a blogger’s day of silence, so I will not be posting that day.  If you are a blogger and would like to participate, go to For Japan With Love for all the details.

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Juliette R. March 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm

50% of the sales from these photographer’s lens bracelets will also go to the Japanese Red Cross

http://store.adamelmakias.com/

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Tina March 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

That is a great link, Juliette! Thanks so much for sharing!

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frauheuberg March 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

yes, there are so many possiblities out there to help…i will follow the initiative “For Japan with love”, too on friday to respect the people in japan for the strenght in this difficult time and for all the victims who have lost their lives one week ago…we all stay together here and could do something for Japan…so thanks for sharing and fine to read your lovley lines…take care and until then…cheers and hugs…i…

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Bethany March 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Lovely ways to reach out, Tina. You are so right – the media moves on, but the struggle and trauma will take so long to mend. These are great ways to help out financially, and remember to pray long after… Such an unbelievable tragedy. Thanks for the links.

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Victoria March 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

The loss of lives and destruction in Japan is just awful. Its been a terrible few months around the world with earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. These posters are great. Its great to see so many unique ways of fund raising they are going on around the world to help those in so much need.

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Heidi March 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

The Japan crisis is horrible. I’m glad that so many people has join in doing what they can to help.

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heather March 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

thanks for this tina. i appreciate you sharing these other great resources. i have collected a few of my own and as i am participating in the bloggers day of silence too, i just wanted to share that i am donating 30% of sales in both my etsy shops to World Vision.
You can find the link here:
http://heathersthompson.typepad.com/gatheringspriggs/2011/03/love-for-japan-local-effort-goes-global.html

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Tina March 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Great, Heather! Thanks so much for that link and your willingness to help!

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