My heart is breaking for Japan and I’ve been thinking of ways I can help. Should I give a percentage of my sales? Should I urge people not to buy my bags this month, but donate the money instead? Should I just make a personal donation and be done with it?

I just read a couple articles (here and here) that left me questioning where and when to donate so that they will best be used for relief efforts in Japan. This morning, I worked my shift at the coop and came across a poster urging donations to the Japan Society, so I checked it out. It seems to me, they may be the best place to send contributions: “100% of your generous tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.”

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