As part of our ongoing efforts for bento4Japan, there is also a fundraising page on JustGiving to raise money for the disaster relief efforts. Our nominated charity is the British Red Cross, which is rallying resources to help the people in Japan.
If you are a UK taxpayer, JustGiving will reclaim 28% of your total donation and the Red Cross will end up with 123% of what you donated (JustGiving & FirstGiving takes 5% off all donations to help pay for continuous innovation in online fundraising to help more charities raise funds online).
This is the most effective way of donating as the charities gets 23% more than what you donate!
In an attempt to boost our JustGiving collections slightly and offer an opportunity for people in the UK and the rest of EU to participate; me (mils) and karaimame have joined forces to set up a teeny raffle! We have four items up for grabs for anyone who donates, no matter how small. The raffle prizes are….drumroll please….
> – 1 onigiri mold, Pikachu shape
> – onigiri mold set : faces ( bear, girl and boy)
> – oshibori and case (little towel with a case)
> – small forks
> – small spoons
> – Chinese Zodiac animals picks
> – Animal themed baran
> – 2 sauce containers, pig shaped
(all of the above are NEW and have been sent directly from Japan)
> – a Thermal bento jar! It has two inner containers, the bigger holds 300ml and the other 220ml. The smaller one has a permanent compartment division.
(the box was opened for photo purposes. It is new and unused )
> – 1 double-layer bento box (cars design)
> – 1 pack of oversized picks
> – 3 nori punches – bunny, car & bear shape
> – 3 sauce containers – pig-shape,bottle-shape & tomato cover
> – 1 mini-cutter – butterfly
> – 2 blue silicon food cups – heart and star
(all of the above are NEW and have been sourced by me on a variety of bentogear shopping trips)
Bonus prize (x2)
Oversized food picks
Anyone can donate, being necessary a debit or credit card to do so – or paypal account. The donations are in sterling pounds (the British currency), but the transaction will be automatically conversed from Euros by your credit card service.
We will randomly select 4 recipients (using http://www.random.org/) from the list of people who donate on bento4Japan‘s Justgiving site before 3 April 2011 (2359h GMT). The first person can choose between my set (mils) or karaimame‘s; the second will get the other set and the third and fourth person will receive a packet of picks each.
We hope that this will boost numbers a little and make the event worthwhile. We will announce the winners in our blogs, also on bento4Japan HQ and obviously email the winners as well.
Please note that whilst we are not allowed to publicise this raffle on the JustGiving page (as we are bound by terms and conditions), anyone who donates will be eligible for this raffle. In order for us to contact you, it is important to make sure your email address is available to us on the JustGiving fundraising page.
Thank you for your help and please dig deep and give as much as you can. Please also spread the word around, the success of this fundraising event relies on our collective effort.
P/S: The fundraising page will be active till 2016, but only donors who contributed to this page before 3rd April 2011 (2359h GMT) will be considered for the raffle. We are doing this because we are trying to encourage as many people to donate soon as the relief efforts are ongoing and urgently needed. Please donate here!