50% of all HYA poster sales going to the Red Cross to help Japan

by Andy on March 13, 2011

hide your arms charity posters

I think we’ve all been shocked by the scenes in Japan over the past few days, from the initial videos of the tsunami waves sweeping through towns and villages engulfing almost everything in their path, the rising death toll, and the possibility of nuclear catastrophe (that may well be being overstated in the media but is still a very dangerous situation). Japan is very well equipped for this kind of situation, children learn from an early age about how to react when there is an earthquake, but the scale and power of what happened on Friday is of an unprecedented scale, and no one could prepare for that. I haven’t even seen anything yet about what damage may have been done to small, remote Pacific islands, some of which lie only a few metres above sea level. Google have setup a crisis response page with lots of information, including a way to give money to the Red Cross in Japan directly.

I know it’s only a small gesture, but I feel that I should at least try and do something, so I will be donating 50% of all poster sales to the Red Cross for the rest of March, and possibly beyond. This amounts to a £2 donation when you buy a single poster, and a £5 donation if you buy the pack of three Hide Your Arms 5th Anniversary posters. Hopefully the money will raised will be able to do some good in Japan, and around the rest of the world. I will keep you all updated via Twitter and Facebook about how donations are going, and write a follow-up post at the end of the month letting you all know how well we’ve done.

Like I said a few weeks ago, the posters are good quality and I’m really proud of them, and it would be fantastic if the great work by Milk & Eggs Co. (the designers) and the 5th anniversary of my silly little t-shirt and hoodie blog could help save a life or ease the burden of someone that must be going through hell right now.

Please consider buying a logo poster, “Five” poster, “Come rain, come shine” poster, or all three together in a pack. Posters are shipped in a tube to make sure they won’t get damaged, and come with a free HYA pin badge and die cut sticker.

  • http://fishgun.co.uk/blog Dexter

    Hi Andy,

    Are you aware of the hello bar?
    I saw it on Mashable and just added it to my site to direct viewers to Red Cross. Could do some good with your traffic levels. You just need to drop a code snippet into the body tag of your page.php if you’re using WordPress.

  • http://fishgun.co.uk/blog Dexter

    Just noticed you’re using Thesis. Not quite sure where you’d drop the code, what with all those hooks. :-/

  • http://andrewbowness.com Andy

    I’m sure I’d find a way, this site is fairly Frankensteined as is!

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