2011-03-14

We need your help....

Hi everyone.
On March 11th, there was a big earthquake, the biggest earthquake ever to hit Japan recorded as magnitude 9.0 in Tohoku region. Also, that earthquake led another big quake in Kanto capital region. I am seeing these scenes by news and just feel so terrified by this tragedy....


I want to call out for your help. I am thinking of selling artists/scrapper's creations on online in Japan(they can be cards or anything) and donate the profit to Japan Red Cross Society, where they can send the profit to the places that were affected. I will be making some projects myself too.

If you are able to help, please send me an email to "ponyo0315@gmail.com" so I can send you the address to send your creation(s).

***Since all profits will be donated,  I hope you will understand that I will not be able to pay for the expenses.


Here are some updates.
You will be sending your project(s) to me and I will be selling them on online(Still haven't confirmed how but thinking of the bet way we can do this)


We will be selling these to people in Japan (since we do not ship to overseas) The layouts and altered will be sold in the price of 3,000 Yen (About $36) and cards for 1,000 Yen (About $12). I know the price is not high, but we want more and more people to participate for the donantion. The profit will be donated to Red Cross Society.


***Update***
I have given advises to sell the creations worldwide. It's just that I'm a little scared to do that since I have never sold anything to foreign countries before, and I will be mostly doing this myself....... (some girls will help though)


If someone can due for foreign countries too, that will be great help!!!!!
Thank you so much for your understanding.



Thank you so much for all your help. I have received so many beautiful creations from all over the world for this fund raising!!! Since we have so many creations to sell already, I'll will be closing this request at the end of April. The creations will be sold at mixi (Japanese social website, for people in Japan only) and will be updating my blog every now and then:o)
Thank you so much again!!!!!


Thank you so much for your cooperation!!!!!!

Love,
Tomoko

43 comments:

SCRAPLICA said...

Tomoko. I do not know if I will be more helpful by donating or buying, because I do not have much experience to do legal work for purchase. But I thought about making ATCs. So I can make several, sending a low cost, since the freight from Brazil to Japan must be very expensive and still be able to buy some work. The postal system is good to receive such projects?
So, I'll send an email now! I hope I can help! And I'll post it on my blog!
Hugs.

Keri said...

I sent you an email too and, also, agree with the poster above about whether donating $$ or projects would be more profitable overall for the relief effort...just let me know which one, and I can send $$ or projects...ATC's are a great idea too.

Ольга Стурова said...

Hi Tomoko!
No words to express the pain and despair ...
I wish you all strength and courage ...
Please send me an address,
and I will also try to help ...
I sent a letter to you ...
Olga

alexandra s.m. said...

My heart goes out to all the people affected by this tragedy. I hope I can help.

hugs ~

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Tomoko,
I'll also share it on my blog. I'll create some cards and and send it your way. I wish to help in whatever way I can. Hugs!

Asas à imaginação said...

Tomoko, compartilho da dor e desalento de todos os afetados pela catástrofe sofrida pelo Japão...tudo extremamente sofrido!
Tenho colocado pedidos de pensamentos solidários em meu blog em favor de seu país.
Vou divulgar seu blog e sua proposta de ajuda.
Vou mandar um e-mail para você.
Um abraço fraterno
Marlei

horizonsky said...

Hi Tomoko,

i've been a silent reader but i guess i'll say something now :) my heart goes out to Japan and her people and it is so nice of you to help your fellow countrymen!

i'll look into my stash and see if i can contribute. will let you know again. will also repost your message on my blog.

oh, and will u be creating for this? if you are, i'll like to purchase cos i'll love to have some of your creations! :)

Xylvie
aquaskylet@hotmail.com
andthereweretwobears.blogspot.com

Lydia said...

Tomoko...I'm inspired by your fund raising drive. Is setting up a craft bazaar with my fellow colleagues in office and will make our donations to Japan Red Cross.
God bless all in Japan.

sama said...

こんにちは。はじめまして。私はスクラブキングはじまったばっかりだけど私も何かできるかな。(日本語まだきれいない、ごめんなさい)。

Tomoko said...

Thank you so much everyone!!! I will also be donating money to Red Cross Society:o) Just thought I wanted to do more.

Please send me an email to "ponyo0315@gmail.com" so I can send you my address:o)

Thank you again!!

With Love,
Tomoko

jazsutra said...

tomoko count me in, i will send you several projects...thx for doing this.

luv
jaz

Tan E-Zen said...

Tomoko... Thank you for helping japan by doing this.. I love japan and I really want to help too!! However, you know I'm only 12... If I really can't send my creations to you , maybe I can help as much as I can in Singapore!:)
And maybe you could use Etsy to sell them overseas. Go to http://etsy.com
Tell ya if I can help!!:D

xoxo

Janice said...

May everyone in japan be brave through this difficult times and i will be emailing you for your address to send some cards. Take care for now.

liana suwandi said...

Hi tomoko,

I'd been thinking about you and all people in Japan. I will send you email.

hugs,

fondrey said...
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Lynn said...

Dear Tomoko,

I'll be sending you an email soon!
Will love to help by donating money as well as sending you some crafts.

Japan has been on my mind and in my prayers every single day since the tragedy struck and I hope I can help in any way I can.

Love,
Lynn

Scrap by Rô said...

Hi Tomoko

I am sending you an email to get your address and of course I am more than willing to participate in your campaign. I have also shared it on my blog and facebook.

I am sure it will be a very successful campaign.

Hugs
Rosana

jazsutra said...

shared on my blog tomoko...thx for doing this and do takecare while you get busy with this mission....

lots love,
jaz
{call me if you need to talk okay...take care..love you}

sweet craf-tea chick said...

tomoko, thank you for doing this. my heart goes out to everyone in japan. i hope i can help out. big *hugs* and much aloha, steph

deb famularo said...

Hi Tomoko,
Please e-mail me at debfamularo@gmail.com with the address to send my creations. I tried to e-mail you but I don't think it went through. I'd love to help. May God bless your beautiful country. xoxo

Tomoko said...

Thank you so much ladies!!! I appreciate all your help!!!!!!

BIg hugs to all of you!!

Sandy Ang said...

So glad that you and your family are OK. I'm just stunned by what's happening in Japan. Would be very honoured to contribute my card/project for Japan Red Cross.

antonia said...

Tomoko, my prayers to you and your beautiful country. I would have been there next week. My heart breaks for the people. Australia is here to help in anyway we can. I will put together a package.

dlwidder said...

I wish I knew more in order to help you find an effective way to sell the donated creations for relief funds. I know that here in the US, ebay has a charity auction system in place where you auction off products or have them at set prices, then when someone buys and pays for the item, a set % (determined by you) gets donated to your cause, so they donate the funds directly. I checked though and it only lists the domestic red cross, not the one in Japan. Since ebay does not have a designated Japanese site, I called the US ebay and they said that even though you live in Japan, you can open an ebay account on the regular site (ebay.com). Then when listing a charity auction, when it asks for which charity you would like to donate the funds to, you manually enter Japan Red Cross Society. However, since they are not already registered as a charity w/ebay, they cannot guarentee that Japan's Red Cross will accept the funds. In which case you would receive the funds and have to donate it separately. Hope this made sense. If not, just let me know and I'll try to explain more clearly or you can call ebay directly. My email is dlwidder@yahoo.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hi Tomoko, my heart goes to all who is suffering right now in Japan, I have a few Japanese friends and glad to learn that they are all well. I would like to do my part to help, just sent you email.
Thanks for doing this for Japan!

Lisa K said...

Such devastation - it breaks your heart to watch!! Have donated locally and our thoughts are with you all!!

Neusinha said...

Dear Artist
Only now could translate your text. I would like to help, but taxes on shipments to Brazil are very high. It is hard work have a box, which possibly will be more expensive packaging than the content. I'll think of some way to enable esyte shipping. Excuse my English, it has been done in an online translator, I know you'll understand the lines of the heart.
kisses

Neusinha said...

Dear Artist
To my way of helping this on a stamp that I put on my blog, help a heart of love .... the stuff I pray that people do it with love and kindness. I'm too far and still not sure how to help materially. Pray for me,

S@lene aka Yati said...

Hi Tomoko, I am greatly saddened by the recent news. I would love to help them in every way that I can. I had emailed you for your address and I will post this onto my blog. My prayers to you all!

Tanka said...

Hi, Tomoko! This is so awful tragedy! I sent you message on Facebook.

Nathalie said...

Tomoko,i think of you. I made donation to the french Red Cross. I will send to you, in several days, my creations.

Sandy Ang said...

I've just mailed my card off to you and posted your call on my blog. Thanks for letting me do a small part to help.

Sybillinart said...

Nice idea! I made something similar as well as a few of Etsy sellers; Part of our art sales will go to the help for Japan; There is more than 900 items: http://tinyurl.com/6dhcm7v; Here is my personnal one:
http://tinyurl.com/5su8az9
plus I will donate 15% of each sale Asian related...Together we can help!...

polkacabana said...

I sent you an email, I can send any of the cards on this blog post. Such a wonderful idea! I hope to help and if you think more cards are needed, let me know.

http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/peace-love-rock-roll/

Оля SSh said...

Tomoko, I hope to support this idea. I sent you the letter to email.
hugs, Olga Kustova

suzARTe said...

Hi Tomoko,

I have spent time in Sendai and the rest of Japan. I absolutely love Japan and can't believe that this horrible event has happened. The Japanese people are very strong and with faith and courage will make it through. I would love to do my part, will send you an email and will post this on my blog

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hi Tomoko.
I am so very saddened by the fait of your people.I would love to help by creating cards for you to sell.
I will post this on my blog today.

Hugs
xoxo

Chowchow said...

Hi Tomoko,

My friends, Agnes, Jessy and I have sent you a package through express mail. They have informed us that it may be delayed as they were not sure about the road conditions in Osaka. Hope you receive it soon - its a parcel of cards, mini albums, handmade hair clips and rings. Hope that you can raise some funds with it. :)

Stusha said...

Hi Tomoko!I made several cards for your auction and sent you the letter to email 4 days ago,but did not receive any reply yet...Please send me your address on my e-mail anastasiya-slavik@ya.ru Thank you))

Monica said...

Hi, I came to know about your blog from Sandy Ang. i live in Indonesia and have many Japanese friends. So I am even more saddened by this tragedy.

I also make cards for charity and donate the proceeds to a good cause.

I will try and send you some cards - do send me your email.

I am so inspired by your kind work and am so happy to have met you.

Take care and keep up the good work.

xxx Monica

Tomoko said...

I received so many creations from Michelle, Agnes and Vessy!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know the email address, so I decided to leave a comment in this post!!! Thank you so much ladies!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Chowchow said...

Glad you have received them Tomoko. Was worried they won't make it to you. Hope that we can help in any way. Let us know if you need more.

Our email addresses are:

1) Agneschin21@gmail.com - Agnes
2) Jc.chris@gmail.com - Jessy
3) chowchow138@gmail.com - Michelle

Talk soon,
Michelle

suzARTe said...

have posted some handmade items today, sorry about the delay. Looks like there has been a great response to this very worthy cause