Saturday 12 March 2011

Japan Quake Auction Appeal

Well, I can't just sit here and do nothing, there is so much devastation, the death toll is continuing to get higher and just looking at the images it is obvious that there will be a lot of clean up ahead.
So, I have decided to run an auction and would be honoured if you could get involved.
I am planning to run it in the same way as the QLD flood appeal auction with each blogger holding an auction or raffle on their own blog. You can donate anything you like to the auction/raffle but please only donate something that you are willing to post worldwide.
The money will be donated to Global Giving once you have donated you will be sent a receipt number this will act as your raffle number, for those who win an auction you will need to send proof of donation to the person whom win from.

On Friday 18th March, I will have a master list of bloggers who will be running auctions/raffles from their blogs. You will have one week to bid on these auctions, and hopefully be the lucky winner of these great products. Auctions will be open for 1 week, and will close on Saturday 26th March. Now due to time zones, I suggest you post on your blog the time your auction will close AND the time zone you are in.

What can you do?

If you have a blog you can hold an auction/raffle, it is very straight forward.
If you are interested then please read THIS POST - due to enforced blackouts I can't answer all the emails so please read the post carefully, thanks.

You can also help by bidding or buying raffle tickets, not only might you win something great but you are helping people in need. I will do a post with a step by step guide on how to donate.
Spread the word! If you blog/tweet/FB help get the message out! Keep checking back for more information. There is a button on the top right, copy the code to add it as a badge to you blog.

I feel very blessed to have my family and friends safe, we are still getting aftershocks, as I type in fact. I hope everyone reading this has managed to contact their loved ones. I have to thank everyone who contacted me one way or another, knowing that we are in your thoughts means a great deal to me.


  1. Was so worried about you... thank god you're all safe. take care.

  2. I just got on line to check your blog to hear news about you and your family. I am so glad you guys are fine! but at the same time I feel very sad for people who lost their families.
    I will love to help..

  3. Count me in to donate something and to put it up on Cuteable once you get it going :) I don't know what I will donate but I will let you know.

  4. count me in...I love doing freebies anyway and doing one that will help just a few people will be even better :-)

  5. I would be happy to contribute to your auction with some of my soap. I don't have a blog but I do have facebook and twitter

  6. I am also very interested in participating.

  7. I'd be happy to donate something to help, so glad you and your family are safe. I have blog, facebook and twitter.

  8. I would like to hold a raffle for one of my necklaces. I could hardly believe the images of the tsunami and the quake on Friday. I've never visited your blog before but I'm very glad you're safe. I'll shoot you an email.

  9. I will have stuff to auction on my blog :) This is a really great idea. Thanks for doing it :)

  10. I posted about this post of yours over my get more people involved..


  11. Count me in - I'll be happy to run a giveaway on my blog. I don't have anything handmade at the moment, but I do have quite a few craft books on hand.

  12. ohhh lots of japanese fabric here I could organise a raffle for! righto I'll get cracking and make up a parcel!


  13. Oh I would love to help. Except I don't have a blog... Would I be able to run an auction on my Facebook page? Please let me know when you can... ... Thank you, keep safe x

  14. I have a question that I wish anybody will answer to.
    What kind of "proof of payment" is valid? Is it OK if the bid winner forwards us the e-mail receipt which s/he received from Global Giving ? Or the proof should be sent by fax?? (I do not have fax, though.)

  15. I would love to help. I'm not able to right-click anything on your blog, so I can't grab your button or even the picture to add a link to. Or open the links in new tabs.

    May I add that I am very, very glad you are safe. My heart is breaking for Japan.

  16. I will join anyway and list my Japanese wood block prints. will let you know the details soon.


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