Friday, March 11, 2011

Stamping to Support Japan - Cards for $5 & Stampin' Up! Income to be Donated

Update!  July 2011:
My husband has just left for Japan with $1700 to donate!  Thank you so much for your support!  He and I are so thankful to have such wonderful people in our lives who are so kind and generous.  I look forward to sharing with you the details of the donation recipient in the near future!

The world woke up this morning to the shocking news of a massive and devastating earthquake that hit Japan.  If you're a regular reader of my blog, you may or may not know that my husband was born and raised in Japan and came to Canada only 10 years ago.  His entire family is still living in Japan.  We did receive a short email from his brother that he and his father are ok, but there is currently no news from other family or friends.  We are thinking about them all. 

Japan is such an amazing and beautiful country, and I have been lucky to travel there on two occasions, with plans to go again this summer.  It breaks my heart and worries me to see the images on the news right now.  I'm just one person, and plan to donate what I can to help, but I thought that I could organize to do more.  So that's where you come in. 
I've spent the last hour stamping these cards and I'd like to offer them for sale for $5 each, with ALL proceeds being donated to the relief effort in Japan.  I will pay for all supplies and shipping to you (Canada and US only), so the full $5 will be donated.  I will continue to make cards as the donations come in, for as long as they come in. 

I will also donate my instant income from all sales of Stampin' Up! products through my website for the next week (ending March 18th).  My income is 20% of all sales, so for every $100 you spend, $20 is donated.  It's also a great time to shop, as it's Sale-a-bration and there's lots of free goodies to be had with every $60 order.  PS, I am only able to sell Stampin' Up! suppies to Canadian residents.

I can't just sit here and do nothing, and stamping is my thing, so I hope that this small effort can generate some help for the Japanese people.  Please help in any way you can.  I look forward to stamping as many cards as possible! 

Contact me to order your cards, or go HERE to order Stampin' Up! products online.  Thank you for your help.

Allison Okamitsu


  1. I'm praying for everyone including Hy's family....such a tragedy! I really hope they are you guys!

  2. Glad to hear his dad and family are okay. Thinking of you.

  3. Allison as your mother I am very proud of you I Have been talking to my friends today to donate and so many people want to help and have said they love your cards but want to help and donate and that the cards are a real bonus. good for you honey I have raised $150.00 just today and I will continue to help. We are all so proud of you and Hy and send our love and best wishes to you both and our family in Japan.