Socks for Japan

Posted July 2nd, 2011 in Japan 4 Comments »

One of Umeboss viewer gave me a link to this website and I just wanted to show it here… (thanks Achan!!)

This website shows a way you could help Japan, directly and meaningfully.  Many of the survivors ended up barefoot after fleeing in a hurry.  Socks aren’t primary support, but a token of care that will last beyond their small mid-crisis comfort.

They have stopped accepting the donation already, thanks to the people outside Japan who have participated in this.  Still, there should be other ways to get involved in volunteering without actually going there.  Any info are welcome…

4 Comments on “Socks for Japan”

  1. 1 achan said at 9:00 am on July 2nd, 2011:

    You’re welcome.
    I love and ‘hate’ at the same time reading the blog posts that Jason from Socks for Japan writes. Its about whats happening now without holding back, he tells peoples stories as they tell him. He really knows how to connect with them and shows great compassion. He has really put a human face on the disaster and provided a way for those outside of the area to show their support to the survivors (socks and letters)

    He is still taking volunteers if anyone is interested

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 10:47 am on July 2nd, 2011:


    I think it’s great that he has done this. 🙂
    Many people outside Japan got chance to do something for those people in damaged area.
    I’d like to join the volunteer.

  3. 3 Megan said at 2:36 pm on July 4th, 2011:

    We sent socks to Jason for Socks for Japan – just over 300 pairs. His work and dedication are so inspirational. It gave us and a lot of our friends an opportunity to feel like we were helping in some way.
    I don’t think the will still be operating in October when we arrive, though. I would love to help them, but they have stopped taking socks for now.

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 5:25 am on July 5th, 2011:


    Yes, looks like so. I didn’t know about this Sock for Japan, otherwise I’d sent lots of socks to Japan too..

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