I recently came across the charity started by Linkin Park called Music for Relief. This charity helps raise money for natural disasters and environmental conservation. It’s current project, in conjunction with give2gether will aid the children of Japan.
100% of the net proceeds benefit children affected by the earthquake & tsunami in Japan during March of this year. It will provide child care services and financial support to children at risk of not continuing their studies, psychological support as well as play zones for those who cannot play outside due to radiation fears.
The challenge I accepted was to raise $500.00 for this effort. 50 people who can raise the five-hundred dollars wins tickets, but that isn’t really my goal, I just want to help the children of Japan see a brighter future.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made at the web page provided (donations are secure through PayPal): http://www.give2gether.com/projects/music-for-relief.jadedpixels/
In addition, there is a Facebook page dedicated to promoting this project and eventually future projects from Music for Relief: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=pages&ap=1#!/pages/Music-for-Relief-Japan-Relief-Fan-Challenge-via-JadedPixels/114600935300925
Here is a little more information on the Music for Relief project:
Founded by Linkin Park (band), Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $4 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs including the planting of over 810,000 trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. For more information visit http://www.musicforrelief.org/.
Even if you can’t donate, please spread the word to family and friends. It will help brighten a child’s future!