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Friday, March 11, 2011

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PeaceSeeker said...

Is there anyway to send clean blankets, clothing, etc to places in Japan where people are in shelters? Perhaps it is not a good time to send such supplies -- since there is so much disorder/chaos in areas affected right now -- but just a thought.

Sandra Miniutti said...

Hi Rita,
I certainly understand your desire to help in a tangible way. However, sending supplies isn’t a practical way to help. Even if your package could get to Japan, no one is set up to receive these goods, much less organize and distribute them to the victims. Furthermore, charities are often able to partner with companies to acquire large amounts of in-kind donations such as bottled water and new clothing. Instead of boxing up and sending your old clothing, have a garage sale and turn your used goods into cash and donate that to a worthy charity.