There are many ways we can help the relief efforts in Japan. If you have a chosen charity organization that is stepping up to the plate please go directly to their website and donate what you can. (I will post a list of several at the bottom of this article and you can go directly to their websites and learn more.)
Many of us can’t give money directly, though. Finances are tight, but our heart strings are still pulled to help those in need. For all of you artists who want to give something, but aren’t sure what to do, please donate your art to the Disaster Relief Art Sale we’re putting together. Digital Prints will be auctioned off on Ebay with all proceeds going to Global Giving If you already sell craft items, books, comics, anything, you can help by offering a percentage of your sales over the weekend. (Either unaffiliated or affiliated with us, every little bit helps!) The important thing is to give as much help as we can to them. Each Artist who donates will get full credit for their work and donation and a link to their gallery will be posted on the sale page. The auction will be held from March 18th-20th and all the accumulated donations will be donated on March 21st. We will be accepting new artists and donated pieces until the 19th.
If you have any questions or would like to donate to the art sale please contact StephanieChristina by note on DeviantArt or email me at email@example.com.
Here is a small list of Charities confirmed to be helping the Japanese Relief Effort:
Global Giving– Global Giving connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates – so you can see how your gift is making a difference.
The American Red Cross– Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Humanity First– Drawing strength from our domestic and global resources, we aim to relieve suffering caused by natural disaster and human conflict, promote peace and understanding, and strengthen people’s capacity to help themselves.
Convoy of Hope– Since Convoy of Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1994 we have served more than 41 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.
International Medical Corps– International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.