Like everyone else, our family has been following the events in Japan. My boys felt very sad and upset at what happened. Even scared a bit. As I was reading the news online, I would share with them what I read and show videos. I could see how the suffering and the hardship the people of Japan are facing right now touched them deeply. We home school, and we have learned about Japan before, but I knew it was time to take out books again from the library. All about Japan and natural disasters. We watched a National Geographic movie on tsunamis along with reading books. Learning about the devastation these powerful waves cause, made me think about what we can do. To show our support we made Japanese flag clay pendants that my boys wear now all day long. The boys had the wonderful idea to make a bunch of these and sell them, than donate all the proceeds. But we are in the middle of a move and I am not Super Woman.
Used the same method as with this leaf pendant and just put them on a leather cord.
So, where are we going to donate all those quarters and dollar bills?
We are LDS. Mormons. Therefore we are donating through our church. One thing that sets aside the LDS Humanitarian Fund from others is that 100% of your donation goes to providing needed items . The church absorbs its own overhead costs. If you would like to donate, please click on this link.
There are of course many other wonderful organizations who provide relief in need. Here is a list of organizations compiled by another site. No matter how small your donation is or which organization you choose, every little bit helps!