“Shop For Japan” harnesses the power of business and the ubiquitous tools of social media to catalyze a global outpouring of support to benefit Japan’s recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami.


Participating businesses pledge to donate a percentage of their revenues from March 26th to one of Shop for Japan’s recommended charities. These disaster relief charities are rigorously vetted and will all be participating in relief and reconstruction efforts in Japan.

Consumers can access a directory and map of participating businesses at www.shopforjapan.com, where they can find more information about businesses near them, the percentage of their donation, and the charity that business is supporting.

Most importantly, everyone is invited to participate by spreading the word, downloading the participant kit, printing posters, and encouraging businesses to get involved. The tools we provide make it easy for participating businesses and their supporters to get the word out.

The monies raised by the businesses are to be submitted directly to the partner charity of choice, reported on the business profile. We will post a final tally at the end of the event so we can all celebrate!

Please Visit and “Like” our Facebook Page, contribute photos to our Flickr Photopool, host a Shop for Japan party, and get the word out!

We aim to show that with a little bit of creativity and the leverage of social media, we can all work together create a global movement to do good.

Sound like fun? Get involved!

Brought to you by the Shop for Japan Team: Brooks Hassig, Kathryn Storm, Alex Grande, Edward West, Noel Vaughn, and Jacob Park.