It has been two weeks since the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. The death toll is rising (up to 10,000 today) and so are the numbers for the missing, wounded, and displaced. In light of this situation, The Frugal Fashionista has compiled a a number of ways you can help Japan by doing your favorite thing in the world: shopping while helping those in need.
LADY GAGA JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF WRISTBAND
Designed by Lady Gaga herself, these bracelets are only $5 so buying more than one is not an issue. All proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts.
ANNA SUI CHARITY T-SHIRT
Due to ship on April 15th, the lavender women's tee is made of 100% cotton and proudly made in the USA. It is only $20. All proceeds will go to Japan disaster relief.
TORY BURCH JAPAN RELIEF T-SHIRT
The classic American sportswear designer will donate 100% of all net proceeds of the I (heart) Japan t-shirt to the American Red Cross until Sept. 15, 2011. Show your love for only $29.
KARMALOOP RISING SUN TEE
Made from 100% cotton, the $20 tee features a full front panel print of text reading "The Sun Will Rise Again" and characters below translating to "Save Japan." All proceeds will help support Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan and throughout the Pacific.
RED CROSS + ADAPT
The JP Tee combines the country code of Japan with the universal symbol for aid. There are two different shirt styles for both men and women, for $28. 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Japan Tsunami and Earthquake disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross.
REBECCA MINKOFF HANDBAGS
The red handbags come in six drool-worthy designs to choose from, ranging from $295-$495 (I know, not exactly "frugal" but most of us can splurge for a good cause...). $100 from every handbag sold will be donated to the Red Cross.
ZAC NEULIEB POSTER
Designer Zac Neulieb has a pretty awesome Help Japan poster for sale on his website. The 18" x 24" poster is only $22.50. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
DREAMBIG FOR JAPAN CARD ON ETSY
This unique and inspired hand-painted card is only $10 and include premium, wind-powered recycled envelopes. 100% of the donation (sans shipping) will be donated to the Red Cross. You will also receive a donation receipt in the mail.
There are so many other ways to help. The easiest is via SMS: Text REDCROSS TO 90999 to give $10 to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts. For more info, please go to:
The American Red Cross
Save the Children
by Paula Purpera