1,000 Cranes

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

While natural disasters are horrendous (i.e. the recent earthquake and aftermath in Japan), it’s sometimes amazing to watch what happens after. The outpouring of donations from everyday people to large companies (although sadly sometimes just for the publicity) is just remarkable.  While there are a lot of different shopping discounts and charities looking for donations, one I think is just super cute is 1000 Cranes.

I can’t write a better description of this charity than the one on the site, so I am going to paste it word for word:
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. And no one needs those wishes more than the people of Japan, following the devastating earthquake and Tsunami.

J.Crew also released two cute options to support Japan – a tote bag and t-shirt.

As a lot of companies have offices in Japan and products made there, look for charities, promotions and products continue to pop up throughout the year.

Disclaimer: My Company is owned by the same company behind 1000 Cranes. However, all views expressed above are my own.