Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pray for Japan Fundraiser: You can make a difference.

All of you by now have probably heard of the recent natural disaster which struck Japan.
When it happened Thursday night, I was up browsing the internet. I went on live stream to watch what was happening in Japan, and found myself utterly speechless. How often does something of this magnitude affect our people?

I have done some research, and decided that it is time again for all of you, along with He Qi Crystal Designs, to try and make a difference.

I ransacked my brain this weekend, and thought about what Japan meant to me. Now, I'm not Japanese, but I have a fondness for their culture. A lot of the inspiration for my work comes from Japanese culture, including the use of "kawaii" styles, cherry blossoms, anime,  maccha (huge in my life, as silly and unimportant as that sounds..). Japan has had a huge influence on me, and now, more than ever, I need to give back. 

I've put together a "Pray for Japan" beauty gift set. It includes:
- 2 eye shadows, perfect for an everyday, natural look. suitable for all skin tones
* Cherry Blossom: shimmery light pink, 5 gram jar
   Made with: 100% natural mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, magnesium stearate
* Sakura Branch: shimmery brown, 5 gram jar
   Made with: 100% natural mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, magnesium stearate
- 1 pcs. Maccha Lemon handmade soap 1.5 oz bar
   Made with: Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Stearate, Sorbitol, Shea Butter,       Titanium Dioxide, Maccha Powder, Lemon Essential Oil
+ 1 dual-end eyeshadow brush

Here's how you can help:
Purchase a "Pray for Japan" beauty set HERE.
75% of proceeds will be donated to Direct Relief.
Direct Relief was the charity I chose, above all others, to donate to because 99% of the donations go directly to the cause, since the administrative costs are one of the LOWEST I've seen of any charity (less than 1% of your donation will go towards administrative costs).

Help spread the word. Once these 15 sets are sold out, I will make more, depending on the response from you guys.
Also, I will be donating 15% of all purchases (aside from this special gift set), to Direct Relief as well. Let your friends and family know.

By myself, I may not be able to give much, but with everyone's help, we can make a huge difference. Make a purchase today:
Also, if you are able to make a DIRECT donation, that would be even better! Check out Direct Relief for details!

And major props to the Japanese government for having one of the strictest building policies in the world-- because of the safety of the infrastructure, many buildings were able to withstand the shakes. If it had been somewhere else in the world, the damage would have been far worse. 

I hope that all of you who have family and friends in Japan have been able to get in contact (I know it's been hard). My thoughts are with you. 



InsideOut Elle said...

This is a really kind gesture - I can tell the the sets you put together are very thoughtfully put together.

Stacey said...

What a great gesture, Lisa.

Kyushu has been unaffected and it just blows my mind to see everything on TV. Everything here is life as usual and it feels surreal.

rebecca said...

Aww that's lovely, what you're doing..

It is really sad what has happened in Japan