UPDATE: CafePress has created a $15 limited edition Japan relief effort t-shirt, with $10 from each t-shirt sale going to aid in earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. And the efforts from our shopkeepers continues to rise with countless shops donating 50%, 65% and 100% of their proceeds to the relief effort. A huge thanks to everyone involved in this!
In the wake of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that swept through northern Japan early this morning, and the devastation of cities, land and headcount of people missing – its possible we’re witnessing one of the most damaging natural disasters in the last 100 years. Hawaii and the west coast of the United States have even been issued warnings of dangerous waves from the ripple effect of the tsunami thousands of miles away.
With the overwhelming level of impact and destruction affecting so many lives, CafePress shopkeepers have already started creating art, featuring messages of hope and support. Within a few hours of the earthquake, our community took to their creativity creating Japan relief designs.
Starting today, CafePress is pledging to donate 10% of the final purchase price of all Japan relief products that Shopkeepers with the tag “japanrelief2011” to aid in relief efforts (today, March 11, through April 11, 2011).
We’re continually inspired by the support we see from our community of Shopkeepers and thank each and every one of them for their efforts to make a difference.