Tonight! We Heart Japan Art Show Benefit
The tentative signing schedule has been announced. Please keep in mind that changes may occur. Come down and meet these talented folks Thursday!
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
All proceeds raised by the event will go towards the “Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund”. WeHeartJapan took great care in choosing a charity that we felt would best help the quake and tsunami victims in Japan. At the time of this posting, Japan has only asked for help from two US based charities: “Doctors without Borders” and “Search Dog Foundation”. “Doctors without Borders” does not have a way for donators to specify which country or cause they would like their monies to go and the later is an organization that dispatches dogs to help rescuers find survivors. Search Dog Foundation has sent a team of 16 dogs to Japan and has already raised $100,000 toward this organization. While both charities are wonderful organizations, and we support them whole-heartedly, we opted to pick the “Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund” who is working with the “Give One” initiative in Japan, which will give money directly to local Japanese charities involved in the relief efforts.
Don’t live in an event city, but want to donate? http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=3192
Want to donate art, or volunteer to help with events? Please email Pinguino.