We are setting up an emergency fundraising effort for victims of the crisis in the Pacific that hit on March 10th/11th.
SL is an international community with a strong base in Japan. This disaster affects us all. SLers have risen up time and again to help in periods of distress, including very recently.
In September 2010, USD 11,000 was raised for the Pakistan flood crisis relief fund (UNICEF) at an SL event — an event organized in four days. This is an example of what our community can do, and we are attempting to prepare for a similar, simple but effective event.
We are calling for anyone who wishes to help with this fundraiser. We will be providing vendors that donate 100% of sales to a charity account (Charity Shelter) for people to place in their stores and at an event location. The products in these vendors don’t have to be new. But as you know, sales of new and exclusive items are higher and will enable us to raise more money. So even a variation of an existing product is appreciated.
We welcome any and all participation and interest in this event. If you’d like to participate as a designer please register here.
We require all brands involved to have at least one product sold at 100% donation to the charity. Additional items may be set at 100% or 50% donation.
Please note that 100% of all money raised will go to the charity Americares. Land was donated by Glam Affair and all volunteers are giving their time without charge.
There will be 24 hours of music organized by patrick Thorkveld on Saturday March 19th to raise money for the fund as well. Please contact him with queries about this.