Tuesday, March 22, 2011

♥ Socks For Japan ♥




Dear friends & loved ones,

Here’s a way you can help Japan, directly and meaningfully.

Hundreds of people, in all parts of the world, would like to help the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on March 11. There are many places to donate money, and that’s a wonderful thing to do, but direct aid is also cherished by victims.

Socks are cheap, easy to come by and easy to package and ship.

So I would like to make you aware of a wonderful operation called "SOCKS FOR JAPAN"!

Socks for Japan was created and is run by Jason Kelly, a man who lives in Japan and was there when the earthquake and tsunami struck. Thankfully his area was safe, and as he says on the site "My office location is perfect for managing a direct-aid operation because it’s close enough to the primary damage zone that we can physically get there to help, but far enough away that mail delivery is working."

You can send socks to Socks for Japan along with a care letter. The socks will then be handed out to victims of the disaster. The gift, although small, will be sure to bring a smile to someone's face in these hard times. A small note of comfort goes a long way if someone is feeling down, so be sure to include a kind care letter.

WHY SOCKS?
Several reasons. Many of the victims ended up barefoot after fleeing in a hurry. In the disaster zone, feet get wet and then extra cold at night, especially in currently freezing weather. People often forget about socks in favour of more obvious items like blankets and jackets. Receiving a new, fresh pair of socks provides a moment of comfort. If those socks arrive with a caring note as well, it’s very heartening for victims. If you’ve ever been stuck in a pair of wet, cold socks or no socks at all, perhaps you remember how soothing it felt to pull on a warm, dry pair. Victims have already requested socks on TV news.

Tell your friends, family, school or workplace about Socks for Japan, and please spread the awareness of this cause! Whether you donate 1 pair or 50 pairs, each is equally important.

Here are some info and how people around the world are doing their part for this project:

http://jasonkelly.com/helpjapan/
http://www.humanitariannews.org/20110314/japan-earthquake-socks-japan
http://www.koolred.com/blog/viewblog.php?blog=8155715274&pid=697847722
http://news.deviantart.com/article/146424/


Am compiling donations and they are rolling in continuously! Deadline is this Friday, 25th March 2011. All donations will be recorded for full accountability and transparency towards this cause.

Kindly contact me through email: k305@yahoo.com for further details on how you can do your part! Add me through Facebook (k305@yahoo.com) to update yourself on the progress of this project.

You can visit SOCKS FOR JAPAN on Facebook for more info!

Thank you and God bless.

xoxo

8 friends spoke up!:

CathJ said...

This is interesting.. how to join this??

Kristie said...

Hi Cath, can I PM u on FB?

Or pls give me your email, thanks :)

Sheila said...

Kristie,
i am so touched with the effort. please PM me on how I can join this socks campaign.

windy said...

Hey can please email me on how to join this?
claudiachen0430@gmail.com

Kristie said...

Hi Sheila, have PM u on FB :)

Claudia, I've dropped u an email, tnx!

Celeste said...

I love this idea! I don't think I will make the deadline otherwise I would be out buying socks tonight, my company has done something similar with handing out shoes and jackets, its amazing how important the 'small' things are. :)

Bianchii said...

Hello.
I started to write blog in English.
I will write about everythinkg, will be a lot of pictures, reviews of books, films, songs etc.
So it would be nice if you visit my blog sometimes :)
(Sorry for mistakes, I'm still learning English)
http://biaanchi.blogspot.com

Mummy Moon said...

thanks for sharing this, support!!