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:
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.