Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fundraising for Japan

In response to the recent events in Japan, several Vegan Etsy Team shops have posted special donation items or opted to donate a portion of proceeds to various rescue and relief organizations. Here are some of the shops that are already pitching in:

Taryn from Oh, Danger has issued the following statement:
The recent (and ongoing) disaster in Japan is absolutely heartbreaking. The situation seems to be worsening on a daily basis. While everyone is struggling to help the injured, missing, and displaced human victims, I know that my fellow vegans are feeling pain for our often-forgotten animal friends as well. In my online ArtFire shop I am offering a set of cat postcards for a 2$ donation (plus shipping). The money collected will be donated to help the animals displaced by the Japan disaster."

In addition to Taryn's special product, until March 30th, AlethaFaye is generously donating 50% of shop sales of select items to JEARS (Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support), a coalition of 3 no-kill animal organizations in Japan. More information about this rescue group can be found on their Facebook page.

Panda with Cookie is also donating 50% of all profits from the sale of her unique and adorable large plush monsters to Shelter Box, a group providing on-the-ground earthquake relief.

And Kommoner is holding an auction through her Facebook page of items from a variety of sellers - choose items to bid on from a gallery found in Kommoner's FB photo albums. All proceeds from the auction will go to ARK, Animal Refuge Kansai.

Many other vegan sellers are pitching in - if you know of any please leave a comment!

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