Tuesday, 5 July 2011

HappyBerry continues to raise money for the Japanese tsunami survivors

Since our last donation to the Japanese Red Cross we have raised another £46 in aid of the Japanese tsunami appeal from our Kokeshi Doll crocheted pattern sale on Ravelry.com - You can find the link here >>

Since Google has dis-continued helping us to donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross we are now donating all funds raised to Global Giving to help with the various relief efforts in the affected areas. This time the money has gone to Tohoku Kids' Support Project which will help orphans rebuild their lives post-tsunami, here is their story...

"There are approximately 100,000 displaced children (according to Save the Children estimates) as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that took place on March 11, 2011. Although there are relief organizations in the Tohoku region currently providing food, shelter and crisis counselling support, many orphans will need longer-term support to help restore their lives and renew their spirit. Many orphanages (in and around) northeastern Japan will now have new orphans under their care.

Tohoku Kids' Support Project will directly address two-tiers of support at those affected orphanages. By working closely with orphanage staff, local prefecture wards, and children's homes associations, we will address the specific needs at each orphanage. Tier one support will replace those personal items that were lost in the disaster such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, books, toys, phones,bikes, etc. Tier two support will address child counselling needs and therapeutic activities."

HappyBerry will continue to raise money and you can help by buying our pattern on ravelry here! So far nearly £200 has been raised and donated.

Happy Crocheting (^-^)