Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For Japan

I've been sitting here for an hour thinking about what to write and how to write it... for the past few days I've been glued to the news about Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster.  It is so shocking to see such devastation and chaos.  I am in awe at how the Japanese people have persevered through these difficult days.  People stood in line, paid for items, kept their cool, helped their friends and neighbors.  Every single person kept their civility.  Such strength is inspiring.  My heart goes out to everyone there and I hope that perseverance will get them through the difficult days/months ahead.

For Japan!

I'd like to make a humble offering and raffle off a crayon family portrait for the Japanese Red Cross Society.  The winner will get up to 3 crayons carved to their specifications.  Ticket sales start now and will go until midnight PST on March 23rd.  The winner will be announced on March 24th.  I will use Random.org to pick the winner.  I'm hoping for at least 200 tickets, but I won't limit the number to 200.  The more tickets I sell the more we can raise for Japan!
*** THANK YOU EVERYONE!  THE RAFFLE HAS ENDED, I WILL POST WHO THE WINNERS ARE SHORTLY.  WE'VE RAISED A TOTAL OF $6590.00 FOR JAPAN!***

Ticket Price: $10

Prize: A family portrait of carved crayons (up to 3 crayons) *Update* There will be 2 winners selected of 2 different recipient.

Selection Process: when you pay for the ticket I'll email you with a number.  A random winner will be picked via Random.org.  I will post the results of the drawing on March 24th.

Donation Proceeds: 100% of all ticket sales will go the the Japanese Red Cross Society.  I will pay for all fees and shipping costs.

If you're interested in participating in the raffle please Paypal $10.00 to (email removed, the raffle has ended)
Please make your payment as "GIFT" and make a note "FOR JAPAN".  PLEASE DO NOT write anywhere on your payment the words "RAFFLE" or "LOTTERY".  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I'm sorry I can't take any other forms of payments.  Paypal is the easiest and fastest way, it's also the best way to keep records.

THANK YOU!
Diem Chau
*Update* HOLY COW!!! We broke 200 in half a day!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  This is so unexpected, I don't know what to say.  The emails keep coming and I'm in tears writing this.  Let's shoot for 1000!  Since so many people have signed up I'd like to offer a second family portrait, so there will be 2 winners total!

1. Chantal J.
2. Cindy R.
3. Cindy R.
4. Brian D.
5. Brian D.
6. Victoria J.
7. Victoria J.
8. Andy I.
9. Antje H.
10. The World's Best Ever
11. Soni K.
12. Donnabelle C.
13. Donnabelle C.
14. Heather H.
15. Lotta A.
16. Kenita G.
17. Robin
18. Robin
19. Sherri aka Alvin
20. Noel
21. Wyly A.
22. Wyly A.
23. Wyly A.
24. Donald B.
25. En Faust
26. Erin S.
27. Jonna W.
28. Pomme-Pomme
29. Geoff C.
30. Geoff C.
31. Geoff C.
32. Dennis R.
33. Dennis R.
34. Jeff E.
35. Jeff E.
36. Jeff E.
37. Ellen Z.
38. Ellen Z.
39. Ellen Z.
40. Ellen Z.
41. Ellen Z.
42. Ray / Ballerz
43. Dina N.
44. J. L.
45. J. L.
46. J. L.
47. J. L.
48. J. L.
49. J. L.
50. J. L.
51. J. L.
52. J. L.
53. J. L.
54. Betsy B.
55. Betsy B.
56. Betsy B.
57. Betsy B.
58. Susan M.
59. Susan M.
60. Susan M.
61. Elizabeth T.
62. Erin L.
63. Julie C.
64. Julie C.
65. Nathan V. N.
66. Eurie C.
67. Eurie C.
68. Eurie C.
69. Eurie C.
70. Eurie C.
71. Courtney H.
72. Jeremy A.
73. Alan G.
74. Mario F.
75. Natalie R.
76. Gail H.
77. Gail H.
78. Gail H.
79. Gail H.
80. Gail H.
81. Alexander L.
82. Juan A.
83. Juan A.
84. Steven T.
85. Laurel A.
86. Zena C.
87. Sara L.
88. Eben D-M
89. Elizabeth B.
90. Jeannie L.
91. Jeannie L.
92. Joey V.
93. Lisa L.
94. Andre Z.
95. Steel Toe Studios
96. C. L.
97. C. L.
98. Ellen F.
99. Beth M.
100. Lotta A.
101. Julie A.
102. Julie A.
103. Julie A.
104. Julie A.
105. Holly M.
106. Holly M.
107. Holly M.
108. Holly M.
109. Holly M.
110. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
111. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
112. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
113. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
114. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
115. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
116. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
117. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
118. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
119. Jenny Z. & Dan D.
120. Lirong L.
121. Emma D.
122. Monica I.
123. Kim N.
124. Alex G.
125. Stephanie M.
126. Stephanie M.
127. Kasey G.
128. Ronald B.
129. Eric G.
130. Brian B.
131. Brian B.
132. Brian B.
133. Heather K.
134. Heather K.
135. Heather K.
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137. Heather K.
138. Heather K.
139. Heather K.
140. Heather K.
141. Heather K.
142. Heather K.
143. Richard L.
144. John Y.
145. John Y.
146. John Y.
147. Kaila B.
148. Jonathan T.
149. Hilary A.
150. Leslie G.
151. Sean & Candace G.
152. Sean & Candace G.
153. Sean & Candace G.
154. Sean & Candace G.
155. Shane C.
156. Shane C.
157. Shane C.
158. Amy H.
159. P.A.S.B.
160. P.A.S.B.
161. P.A.S.B.
162. Monica C.
163. Monica C.
164. Monica C.
165. Andrew B.
166. Jason/Southernwayfarer
167. Jason/Southernwayfarer
168. Jason/Southernwayfarer
169. Jason/Southernwayfarer
170. Jason/Southernwayfarer
171. Jason/Southernwayfarer
172. Jason/Southernwayfarer
173. Jason/Southernwayfarer
174. Jason/Southernwayfarer
175. Jason/Southernwayfarer
176. Sally B.
177. Laurie B.
178. Natasha C.
179. Kathryn P.
180. Kathryn P.
181. Amanda P.
182. Amanda P.
183. Amanda P.
184. Ashley C.
185. Erika C.
186. Laura S.
187. Erica V.
188. Erica V.
189. Erica V.
190. Kamala K.
191. Tom P.
192. Aron P.
193. Aron P.
194. Aron P.
195. Aron P.
196. Aron P.
197. Aron P.
198. Aron P.
199. Aron P.
200. Aron P.
201. Aron P.
202. Melissa M.
203. Sierra N.
204. Raedy P.
205. Raedy P.
206. Raedy P.
207. Raedy P.
208. Raedy P.
209. Cris M.
210. Cris M.
211. Cris M.
212. Selene C.
213. Ellen W.
214. Melanie P.
215. Winnie K.
216. Winnie K.
217. Winnie K.
218. Aubrey D.
219. Robert S.
220. Robert S.
221. Robert S.
222. Courtney S.
223. Kasey W.
224. Kasey W.
225. Kasey W.
226. Kim B.
227. Kim B.
228. Kim B.
229. Andrew H.
230. Leslie A. B.
231. Chelsea H.
232. James B.
233. James B.
234. Liz B.
235. Liz B.
236. Liz B.
237. Liz B.
238. Leslie A. B.
239. Wendy S.
240. Wendy S.
241. Wendy S.
242. Wendy S.
243. Derrick L.
244. Alison L.
245. Alison L.
246. Trisha G.
247. Sue Ann H.
248. Sue Ann H.
249. Sue Ann H.
250. Sue Ann H.
251. Sue Ann H.
252. Pyng L.
253. Pyng L.
254. Pyng L.
255. Pyng L.
256. Pyng L.
257. Pyng L.
258. Pyng L.
259. Pyng L.
260. Pyng L.
261. Pyng L.
262. Paul M.
263. Paul M.
264. Steven S.
265. Steven S.
266. Angel O.
267. Angel O.
268. Angel O.
269. Susannah B.
270. Susannah B.
271. Joseph P.
272. Deborah & Shannon H.
273. Deborah & Shannon H.
274. James M.
275. James M.
276. James M.
277. Anonymous
278. Anonymous
279. Anonymous
280. Anonymous
281. Anonymous
282. Anonymous
283. Anonymous
284. Anonymous
285. Anonymous
286. Anonymous
287. Linda M.
288. Linda M.
289. Linda M.
290. Linda M.
291. Linda M.
292. Nola A.
293. Nola A.
294. Nola A.
295. Joseph C.
296. Susan S.
297. Susan S.
298. Susan S.
299. Elise M.
300. Lindsey H.
301. Yvonne P.
302. Victoria H.
303. Victoria H.
304. Ken K.
305. Ken K.
306. Ken K.
307. Ken K.
308. Ken K.
309. Angelia P.
310. Crossen C.
311. Meredith A.
312. Meredith A.
313. Meredith A.
314. Meredith A.
315. Meredith A.
316. Lisa K.
317. Amber F.
318. Alison M.
319. Alison M.
320. Theresa S.
321. Tim M.
322. Tim M.
323. Jaime H.
324. Jaime H.
325. Danielle G. & Family
326. Danielle G. & Family
327. Clare F.
328. Saya M.
329. Saya M.
330. Claudia B.
331. Claudia B.
332. Claudia B.
333. Claudia B.
334. Claudia E.
335. Laura T.
336. Kim T.
337. Bulut D.
338. Kelly L.
339. Demi R.
340. Demi R.
341. Demi R.
342. Demi R.
343. David R.
344. Maury S.
345. Maury S.
346. Maury S.
347. Maury S.
348. Maury S.
349. Hanna M.
350. Hanna M.
351. Jon S.
352. Kittytoes
353. Lauria T.
354. Bryana V.
355. Elaine B.
356. Elaine B.
357. Elaine B.
358. Elaine B.
359. Elaine B.
360. Michael P.
361. Megan A.
362. Kim T.
363. Betsy W.
364. Betsy W.
365. Frank N.
366. Jamie M.
367. Lisa G.
368. Lisa G.
369. Valerie V.
370. Valerie V.
371. Heather L.
372. Heather L.
373. Heather L.
374. Sue B.
375. Sue B.
376. Sue B.
377. Sue B.
378. Leanne D.
379. Elizabeth M.
380. House of Pinku
381. Nancy S.
382. Nancy S.
383. Nancy S.
384. Daniela S.
385. Kaila W.
386. Kaila W.
387. Apama M.
388. Troy K.
389. Troy K.
390. Troy K.
391. Troy K.
392. Romy Z.
393. Jennifer A.
394. Ruth C-H
395. Ruth C-H
396. Ruth C-H
397. Thien-Kieu L.
398. Thien-Kieu L.
399. Thien-Kieu L.
400. Maya V.
401. James R./Lauren D.
402. James R./Lauren D.
403. James R./Lauren D.
404. Matthew B.
405. Kathleen F.
406. Karen L.
407. Lien T.
408. Samantha T.
409. Samantha T.
410. Samantha T.
411. Samantha T.
412. Samantha T.
413. Lisa H.
414. Lisa H.
415. Lisa H.
416. Lisa H.
417. J. L.
418. J. L.
419. J. L.
420. J. L.
421. J. L.
422. Mira & Karl S.
423. Mira & Karl S.
424. Mira & Karl S.
425. Mira & Karl S.
426. Mira & Karl S.
427. Yuka P.
428. Yuka P.
429. Yuka P.
430. Jessica B.
431. Elizabeth D.
432. Lorraine R.
433. Lorraine R.
434. Jessica G.
435. Jessica G.
436. Dean G.
437. Dean G.
438. Frank V.
439. Frank V.
440. Frank V.
441. Frank V.
442. Frank V.
443. Frank V.
444. Jacie L. A.
445. Cameron H.
446. Cameron H.
447. Elaine M.
448. Elaine M.
449. Thorly J.
450. Marco L.
451. Barbara R.
452. Barbara R.
453. The Paredes!
454. The Paredes!
455. Jennifer M.
456. Jennifer M.
457. Genevieve T.
458. Genevieve T.
459. Genevieve T.
460. Andrew/Linda R.
461. Ashley M.
462. Liz T.
463. Jeff M.
464. Ada C.
465. Jennifer F.
466. David T. B.
467. David T. B.
468. Sean S.
469. Allison K.
470. Carol J.
471. Alicia K.
472. Kirk A.
473. Kirk A.
474. Kirk A.
475. Emily F.
476. Ian P-E.
477. Ian P-E.
478. Ian P-E.
479. Donna D.
480. Byron R.
481. Byron R.
482. Byron R.
483. Byron R.
484. Byron R.
485. Ron L.
486. Ron L.
487. Ron L.
488. Lucy R.
489. Colin G.
490. Kylie S.
491. Amelia H.
492. Matthew G.
493. Maggie R.
494. Maggie R.
495. Amy F-H.
496. Stephanie S.
497. Stephanie S.
498. Stephanie S.
499. Stephanie S.
500. Stephanie S.
501. Stephanie S.
502. Stephanie S.
503. Stephanie S.
504. Stephanie S.
505. Stephanie S.
506. Alexandra K.
507. Julie R.
508. Sonja R.
509. Victoria D.
510. Victoria D.
511. Cherry D.
512. Cherry D.
513. Cherry D.
514. Cherry D.
515. Cherry D.
516. Christina W.
517. Mimi B.
518. Mimi B.
519. Leah & Jackie
520. Leah & Jackie
521. Carrie N.
522. Carrie N.
523. Stefanie H.
524. John S.
525. John S.
526. John S.
527. John S.
528. John S.
529. John S.
530. John S.
531. John S.
532. John S.
533. John S.
534. Lark & Dan P.
535. Lark & Dan P.
536. Thomas K.
537. Brandon H.
538. Laura L.
539. Laura L.
540. Al M.
541. Al M.
542. Andrew G.
543. Viet N.
544. Lashante G.
545. Vane B.
546. Vane B.
547. Isabelle P.
548. Lisa/Villa Treasures
549. Thea S.
550. Kathleen H.
551. Anna P.
552. Heather A.
553. Heather A.
554. Heather A.
555. Jill D.
556. Helena H.
557. Terra S.
558. Terra S.
559. Terra S.
560. Elizabeth B.
561. Elizabeth B.
562. Nathan V.
563. Cheri & Peter K.
564. Cheri & Peter K.
565. Cheri & Peter K.
566. Diane W.
567. Nancy W.
568. Nancy W.
569. Nancy W.
570. Nancy W.
571. Nancy W.
572. Anne C.
573. Diane M.
574. Diane M.
575. Diane M.
576. Kirsty T.
577. Craig S. & Shari D.
578. Craig S. & Shari D.
579. Yoko N.
580. Yoko N.
581. Dyan A.
582. Dyan A.
583. Ahky's Auctions
584. Ahky's Auctions
585. Emily B.
586. Emily B.
587. Emily B.
588. Hanako N. & Prairie S.W.
589. Hanako N. & Prairie S.W.
590. Hanako N. & Prairie S.W.
591. Hanako N. & Prairie S.W.
592. Hanako N. & Prairie S.W.
593. Carmen S.
594. Carmen S.
595. Molly S.
596. Monica T.
597. Monica T.
598. Monica T.
599. Russell B.
600. Russell B.
601. Amy H.
602. Amy H.
603. Laura M.
604. Laura M.
605. Laura M.
606. Laura M.
607. Laura M.
608. Laura M.
609. Laura M.
610. Laura M.
611. Laura M.
612. Laura M.
613. Pei P. S.
614. Roz
615. Roz
616. Marianna D. N.
617. Gail G.
618. Gail G.
619. Gail G.
620. Gail G.
621. Gail G.
622. Gail G.
623. Gail G.
624. Gail G.
625. Gail G.
626. Gail G.
627. Michael N./Jenise S.
628. Kelly S.
629. Kelly S.
630. Kelly S.
631. Kelly S.
632. Caren B.
633. Caren B.
634. Caren B.
635. Diana M. J.
636. Diana M. J.
637. Kim M.
638. Jennifer F.
639. Alicia J.
640. Alicia J.
641. Alicia J.
642. Alicia J.
643. Alicia J.
644. Tiffany B.
645. Tess A.
646. Tess A.
647. KC P.
648. KC P.
649. KC P.
650. Mattie I.
651. Mattie I.
652. Mattie I.
653. Mattie I.
654. Mattie I.
655. Mattie I.
656. Mattie I.
657. Mattie I.
658. Mattie I.
659. Mattie I.

26 comments:

Antje said...

Dear Chiem,
what a wonderful idea. I just send you 10 Dollars. I also posted about your project on my blog. All the best, Antje

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Antje!

shershe said...

This is wonderful!

tirane93 said...

What a great idea! I've posted a link on my blog also. Good luck with your effort!

mimi torchia boothby watercolorsq said...

I'm in! hmm, maybe I'll post a link on my blog too.

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Sherri! I'm crossing my fingers for some new dolly hairs :P

Thank you Tirane & Mimi! Yes please pass the word.

Much gratitude to all of you.
Diem

susan said...

Thanks for giving us a wonderful way to help!

Betsey said...

You're so awesome! I just sent you $40 bucks. We'll put it on Hankblog, too.

Jeremy Red said...

This is a great idea. Linking on my blog as well. Hope you exceed the 200 you're shooting for!

alemon said...

great idea!

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Susan, Betsey, Jeremy and Alex!
Yes please pass the word! It's been an incredible response. I had no idea slots would fill up so fast! I can hardly keep up.

Amy Herndon said...

So awesome that you are doing this Diem!! I am already spreading the word!

mimi torchia boothby watercolorsq said...

My cyberfriend Michelle Fabio just posted a link to your blog on Facebook, she's got friends all over the world.

Wida said...

After seeing this, I've decided to do something to help Japan as well.

Please help me spread the word!

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Wida said...

Opps, I forgot to add that all of the information is on my blog! Thanks!!

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Victoria Takahashi said...

diem YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!!!
what a wonderful idea!
(mind if I steal it?)
Im so happy you have raised so much money for Japan!!!!!

Natasha Cronsell said...

This is going so well! Over $3,000 dollars raised! I'm so glad you're doing this :)

liberal sprinkles said...

hi, what a great way to help. I've linked your raffle to a post on how to help the Japan quake/tsunami relief efforts, hope you don't mind.
Best wishes,
Grace
http://liberalsprinkles.blogspot.com/

Erika@PlaceboLife said...

thank you diem this is an amazing idea! i am fixing my paypal account, will send you my 10bucks soon as. in the mean time allow me to repost your info on my blog!

good luck to reaching 1000 soon x

Diem Chau said...

Thank you guys :) By all means please spread the word! I think it's great if you also want to contribute with your own projects.

I do have to give the usual disclaimer of researching your charitable groups well. It's unfortunate but there are scammers out there. With that said I'd like to than y'all for trusting in me :)

Can't wait to see what you do Vic!








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mimi torchia boothby watercolorsq said...

How can we not trust someone who carves crayons into kitties!

Diem Chau said...

LOL yes the kittens have it.

Cris Piera said...

Dear Diem, I love your project! I just created a FB page as a gallery to share with people all of the projects that artists are working on to raise money for Japan. Hopefully it'll help to spread the word and encourage people to donate through art! :)

The name of the group is Artists 4 Japan. Let me share the link with you and all of fans -the more people who join the group, the more help we will be able to give!

Please feel free to share any info about any artists 4 Japan work that you know about. This is a global project! ;)

Arigato
Artists 4 Japan

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-4-Japan/174684709246392

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Cris! I actually got a link to your page this morning. I'll definitely check it out.
Diem

Molly Smith said...

This is a wonderful act, Diem! I've been on spring break and just now seeing it or I would have helped spread the word. I just sent you $10 for your cause!

Bless you!
Molly

Tiffany Bauer said...

We all do what we can! I have a safe warm place to sleep tonight. Here's for 1000!