Free ways to help Japan

Many of you, including myself, have mentioned that you’d love to help Japan, but don’t have the money to give. Luckily, there are a few free ways to help, most of which are super easy and only take a few seconds! I’ve listed the free ways to help below. Please add any efforts you know of in the comments below. Thank you!

Sorry for answering the questions on their daily polls, but FreeKibble and FreeKibbleKat will give 100% of their kibble raised today to animal relief efforts in Japan and if they raise 100 million pieces of Kibble, Halo will double their amount. Each question answered equals 10 pieces of kibble.

If you “like” Dog Bless You on Facebook, $1 will be donated to the organization to help finance the use of search and rescue dogs in Japan. The more dogs they have on location helping out, the more people will be found. is asking young people to join Paper Cranes for Japan in either taking photos of origami cranes or making their own and then taking photos and uploading them to their site. “Why cranes? Cranes are sacred creatures in Japanese culture. According to ancient legend, anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish—like long life or recovery from illness—by a crane. aims to collect 100,000 photos of origami cranes from young people to represent 100 wishes for relief and healing to all who are affected by this tragic natural disaster.”

On the Airii~n deshou?! blog, I found this YouTube video which you can leave a positive comment on and 50 cents will be donated by the maker of the video to help Japan.

Thanks to, I found out that Voskos Greek Yogurt will donate $1 for every “like” on their Facebook status that states that they will give money to Japan from now till March 22nd.

The lovely Vivien of The Eclectic Life shared the “Bloggers Day of Silence” where everyone who has a blog can participate. “The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.” I’ll be taking part and you can, too, by following these simple guidelines.

These aren’t ways to help Japan, but they may help you. With all of the photos and news of devastation, it’s good to be reminded there’s a little bit of good everywhere you look. The Huffington Post has an assortment of survival and miracle stories with photos and videos.


16 March 2011 - 3:01 pm

These are all really good ideas and I will definitely be doing my part using at least a few of these suggestions. Thanks, Eva.

16 March 2011 - 6:39 pm

Lady Gaga fans raise a “monstrous” amount of money for the disaster relief efforts in Japan — $250,000.

17 March 2011 - 4:43 am

Thank you so much for making this post!
I just made my clicks at FreeKibble/FreeKibbleKat; I’m so happy they’re getting involved in this.
I’d heard about the Dog Bless You page on facebook a few days ago; they’ve since reached 100,000+ likes! \o/
I’d been seeing stuff around on about the 1,000 paper cranes, even before the earthquake and tsunami, but I didn’t really know what it was all about. Last I remember, I couldn’t fold a crane to save my life, but I think I might pass it along to one of my friends, if she hasn’t heard of it already; judging from her facebook, she has at least one photo of a crane to share!
I’ll definitely check out the YouTube one; as a YouTube member, I can leave a comment, and as a semi-popular video maker, I can promote it on my page! 😀
Ooh, that greek yogurt one’s easy. Imma do that right…now!
Pfft, if there’s anything I know how to do with my blog, it’s being silent! ;P But seriously, I’ll check that out. I was thinking of making a little post to my blog tonight/tomorrow, but after that, I’ll be taking part in this.
Thanks for providing a link to survival/miracle stories at the end of this, too. With all this tragedy, it helps to know that not all was lost.
Great post! ♥

(Oh, I found this on deviantART yesterday: It’s a list of haiku poems other members of the site have written with Japan in mind. Not quite the same as the rest of the stuff on this list, but it’s powerful nonetheless.)

17 March 2011 - 5:27 am

Thank you for posting these links for people who want to help. <3

17 March 2011 - 12:02 pm

this is brilliant, Eva, thanks so much for the links and ideas!

18 March 2011 - 12:48 am

Thank you so much for finding these Eva. I just liked “Dog Bless You” on FB, and am going to go make a crane now. It’s been forever since I’ve made one so wish me luck that I’ll still be able to do it. haha, thanks again Eva.

18 March 2011 - 1:03 pm

I saw your link at and was so pleased to find a few small ways that I could contribute. Thank you so much.

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I saw this listed oin the comments section of Care2 article, UPDATE: More Ways You Can Help Japan.

19 June 2011 - 7:44 am

i really want to help japan but i dont know how:)

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