I have decided what I want to do with these hand beaded lanterns that I have been making. These are my Lanterns for Japan and will be sold in my Handmade + Cute Etsy shop. 100% of the profit received from the sale of these lanterns will be donated to one of the following organizations.
1. Direct Relief International, 27 South La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964-4767 fax: (805) 681-4838 EIN: 95-1831116.
*Read more about Direct Relief International on the Charity Navigator web site. The independent, non-profit organization that evaluates American charities.
*To find out more about Direct Relief International or to make donations, visit the web site here.
*Find out how Direct Relief International is helping Japan by going to this link.
2. Japan-America Society of Hawaii, P.O. Box 1412, Honolulu, Hawaii 96806-1412
Phone (808) 524-4450, Fax (808) 524-4451, email: email@example.com
*Those in Hawaii may have heard about the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) through the popular statewide charity campaign called "Aloha For Japan". JASH is partnering with Japanese disaster relief agencies and has identified the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) as the recipient organization.
*Visit the JASH web site and read more about the organization here.
*Read more about how JASH is helping with the Japan disaster relief here and find out the latest news here.
*Keep up with JASH on Facebook.
I chose both these organization for its reputation and because both charities have indicated that they are committed to using all designated funds toward the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster effort.
I'll be listing my lanterns shortly, come by and visit my shop. Thanks so much for your support!