Since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week, a few Wallingford businesses have come forward to donate a portion of their profits toward relief efforts in Japan. We reported that Issian was contributing a portion of their sales,
and tonight, Wine World is holding a sake class, and donating 100% of the entry fees. (sorry, folks, that was on Wednesday night!) On Friday, Wine World store will also hold its regularly-scheduled tasting, but suggests a $10 donation to help raise funds.
Neighbors, too, have been pitching-in, most notably six year-old Ella, a kindergartner and budding philanthropist. Ella is donating proceeds from sales of her art and she needs your help. Here’s what her mom wrote to us:
My name is Jane, and my six-year-old daughter, Ella, is selling cards and art prints made from her art. She is donating 100% of the net proceeds to American Red Cross to help earthquake and tsunami survivors in Japan and throughout the Pacific. We started a blog for her, you can view it here: www.hopeforjapanbyella.blogspot.com. You can also watch her appeal video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ohStF1Fcc
Japan holds a special place in Ella’s heart – she is saddened by the recent events.
I am wondering if Wallyhood would post a link to her blog to spread the word and raise more money to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Thank you for your consideration.
Ella makes her own appeal in this video below. If there’s anyone else out there raising money for Japan, let us know by posting in the comments section.