...THINGS YOU CAN DO:
✿ The Japan Society is hosting a vigil tonight at the Old South Church. I believe seats are still available, but limited. It's free but you must register to gain attendance.
✿ They are also organizing a Concert for Japan. Saturday April 9th.
$5, cash at door (Does not include gala blocks, auditorium seating is first come, first served.)
$100 per gala block (includes Entrance Fee and assigned seating)
Limited to Two Tickets per order per gala block
Advance sales begin Tuesday, March 22 at 11:00 AM
Confirmed gala blocks are:
1:00 PM Gala Block
Philip Glass, & Hal Willner
Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson & John Zorn
6:00 PM Gala Block
Ryuichi Sakamoto solo
Bill Laswell with gigi band
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Concert for Japan is generously supported by Mitsubishi International Corporation and Kikkoman Corporation
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Okay - all you bakers and crafty types. Here's a creative effort going on - it's a nationwide Bake Sale! I saw a tweet about it and had to find out more. Here is what I learned from Tara Bellucci. Thanks Tara for taking the initiative to mobilize Boston's baking bloggers into action!
Specifically about BOS:
I write for Apartment Therapy and I saw this post about Samin and the bakesale on our sister site, The Kitchn. I tweeted about the article, mentioning that I would bake/volunteer if there was a similar thing in Boston. Samin replied and asked if I wanted to organize the Boston event, and so here we are. Ula Cafe has graciously offered to host; they've been looking for a way to help as one of their staff is Japanese.
- You DO NOT have to be a professional cook/baker to participate!
- Bake as much as you like! The more stuff we have to sell, the better! We literally cannot have too many baked goods.
- All items must be delivered with a complete list of ingredients, as well as an item name.
- Please plan to deliver your goods in containers you will not need returned.
- Gluten-free/ dairy-free/ vegan items are welcome and should be clearly labeled as such.
- Japanese specialties such as mochi and other delicacies are more than welcome.
- We sell everything by suggested donation, so the more delicious/special the items, and the nicer the packaging/presentation, the more money we can get! Please keep this in mind (i.e. no cake mixes and regular old rice krispie treats, please).
- If you are donating goods from a certified/licensed food business, you are welcome to label the goods with your logo/identity.
- We will need people to organize, collect, and distribute baked goods, as well as work the sales, day-of and prior. Please email email@example.com to sign up.
- We will be folding 1,000 paper cranes at the bakesale locations. If you can fold/teach people to do so, please go to Tumblr page here to sign up.
- If you would like to donate directly to Peace Winds, please look up BOS Bake sale on FirstGiving.org.
- If you’d like to donate a non-food item, such as artwork, a gift certificate, etc, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with specifics.
- If you can donate origami paper, food/water for volunteers, etc, please email email@example.com with specifics.
✿ SPREAD THE WORD! FRIENDS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, SCHOOL, WORK.
Please “attend” the Bakesale for Japan event on Facebook and invite your friends to do so. It has all the details for each of the events happening nationally. Ask businesses to post our event flier or donate to the cause.
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Shelter boxes are an interesting idea. I don't have any personal knowledge of them or how the company works but I do know they were on the ground in Japan within 24 hours. We know there are going to be many folks in need of shelter for some time.
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Boston's Chef community is so generous and they're chipping in, again. A Multi- chef meal with many generous donations and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Japan Red Cross will be held at Boston's Oiishi restaurant on Washington Street.
Let’s Help, Answering the Call!
Oishii Boston hosts fundraiser to support disaster relief efforts in Japan
WHAT: Ting Yen, owner of Oishii Boston, will host the “Let’s Help, Answering the Call!” disaster relief fundraiser at his restaurant on April 3rd with all proceeds benefitting the Japan Red Cross Society. Ting Yen has enlisted the help of fellow local chefs that are all rallying for the cause. At the event, Anthony Caturano (Prezza), Dante de Magistris (Restaurant dante & Il Casale), Evan Deluty (Stella), Luis Morales (Radius), Kang San (Oishii Too Sushi Bar) and Jeff Nace (Neptune Oyster) will join Ting Yen to create culinary history in a fun, interactive way for an incredible cause.
WHERE: Oishii Boston – 1166 Washington Street, Boston
WHEN: Sunday, April 3rd at 5:30pm
COST: $100 per person (100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Red Cross Society)
TICKETS: Tickets are available by calling Oishii Boston at: 617.482.8868
We are digging deep and sending me. Will I see you there?
Joan's Jewelry is often seen on stars like Cameron Diaz on their red carpet struts. Joan is a jeweler with a heart. The motto "Philanthropy is Beautiful" is born out by the long, long list of charities she has designed signature pieces to support. 100% of the profits from the sale of this beautiful pendant go to the charity of your choice supporting those affected in Japan.