Thanks for taking the time to visit bento4Japan’s JustGiving page. The devastating events on 11th March had shook the world to it's core, and sometimes saying a prayer just isn't good enough anymore. Rather than standing by on the sidelines watching helplessly, I thought it would be a good idea to at least try to make a difference. And this was why bento4Japan and this page was created.
Onigiris (Japanese rice balls) have always been a staple in times of emergencies. Highly portable, nutritious and delicious, this is also a firm favourite for bentos. Touched by scenes of bentos and onigiris being distributed to those affected by the tragedy, the international bento making community is coming together to raise much needed funds for the Red Cross to aid their efforts in Japan. We had derived so much enjoyment from the Japanese culture and food, it is only right that we give something back to the country that had given us so much. We are not running a marathon or shaving off all our hair (too chicken); but we are auctioning off well-loved bento making items (new and gently used) via ebay and providing people other options to extend a helping hand to Japan via bento4Japan HQ..
What can you do?
Donate here or in our sister site, FirstGiving. Either way all donations will be going to the Red Cross. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider JustGiving in the first instance. JustGiving will reclaim 28% of your total donation and the Red Cross will end up with 123% of what you donated. JustGiving & FirstGiving takes 5% off all donations to help pay for continuous innovation in online fundraising to help more charities raise funds online.
Thank you so much for donating - remember, every penny counts!!
PS: Want to buy some fabulous bento gear? We have put up items for sale on ebay; and100% of proceeds will be going directly to charities that are providing aid in Japan. This site will be updated to reflect this. For more info; please visit bento4Japan HQ !!
PPS: If you have very kindly donated, we would strongly urge for you to click here for a 'suprise' . Please remember to leave your email visible to us
PPPS: All of us at bento4Japan sends you big hugs for your donation!