- Canadian Red Cross: Call toll free at 1-800-418-1111 or visit the webpage dedicated to providing relief in Japan. Donate here.
- American Red Cross: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.
- CanadaHelps: Check here for an indepth listing of Canadian charities providing aid to those in need.
- Oxfam Canada: Teams and partner organizations are on-site and monitoring the situation from the ground. Donate here.
- Global Giving: Working with Save the Children, International Medical Corps and others to provide support on the grounds of Japan. Donate here.
- ADRA Canada: ADRA Japan has extensive experience with providing national and international support to those affected by such disasters. Donate here or call 1.888-274-2372.
- UNICEF: Closely monitoring the situation in Japan and prepared to provide assistance and relief. Donate here.
- Save The Children: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.
- Salvation Army: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.
- Americares: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.
- Convoy of Hope: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.
- International Medical Corps: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.
- Shelter Box: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.
I used Japanese Tilda, with some beautiful Japanese Yuzen Washi paper a dear friend gave me as a gift. I cut it out and layered it over a "half easel" blue cardstock base. That same wonderful friend also ran off some black oriental bridges for me on her Cricut so I layered two of them with some black-coloured dimensional foam in between.
I pulled out daughter's Origami book and made a bird (called "First Flight") with gold paper. The ribbon is from my stash; you may recall it on my last card. However, I didn't want it pink, so I took my Gold #Y28 Copic to it and coloured it.
A gold leafing pen gave it some shiny gold highlights, which was also used on Tilda's kimono. The stamped sentiment is from Stampendous. Cherry blossoms are from Wild Orchid and I used my Martha Stewart punch for the gold leaves.
Copics used on Tilda:
BG93, BG99, E0000, N3, N5, N6 N9, R21, R29, R46, Y11, Y28, Y35