Friday, March 25, 2011

Help for Japan: Donating your Swag Bucks

The massive earthquake in Japan, which was followed shortly by a devastating tsunami, has left areas of Japan in ruin.  I remember waking up two weeks ago, checking Fox News online like I normally do to see what I missed overnight, and feeling my stomach lurch.

The pictures were horrifying and the Facebook posting of a friend's brother nearly broke my heart in two.  That friend teaches English in Japan and lives there with his wife and child.

Time ticked by and finally his brother posted on my friend's page that his brother and family were OK.  We all breathed a sigh of relief.

Japan continues to recover from the tsunami, earthquake and the nuclear crises that persist.  One way you can help is to donate Swag Bucks to help Japan.  Swag Bucks will make a cash donation to All Hands Volunteers.  From Swag Bucks' donation page:
All Swag Bucks we collect will go directly toward donations to All Hands Volunteers, a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that provides hands-on assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy. 
Here's how the total Swag Bucks collected will be converted into a cash donation:

10,000,000 SB = $100,000.00
7,500,000 SB = $73,750.00
5,000,000 SB = $47,500.00
2,500,000 SB = $23,250.00
1,500,000 SB = $13,750.00  *1,590,335 donated as of 3/24 - Thanks to generous Swaggernauts!
1,000,000 SB = $9,000.00
750,000 SB = $6,375.00
500,000 SB = $4,050.00
250,000 SB = $1,925.00
200,000 SB = $1,500.00
135,000 SB = $1,000.00
68,000 SB = $500.00

The deadline for donations is Friday April 8th at 12:00pm PDT.

I've already donated and hope that you will too.  If you want to donate and aren't a Swaggernaut, you'll need to join. Please use code HelpJapan via my referral link - you'll earn 50 Swag Bucks for using that code on top of the 30 that you get for joining.  That's 80 Swag Bucks!  Donations to Japan start at just 5 Swag Bucks.  The HelpJapan code expires April 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM Pacific.

I will donate referral bucks earned through April 8, 2011 that are generated via anyone who joins Swag Bucks under the HelpJapan code under my referral link.  You just need to leave me your Swag Bucks ID in a comment below so I can easily find you in my list and match you up in the ledger so I know what to donate.  Help me help you help Japan!  Don't forget, today is Mega Swag Bucks day, so you have a better chance of winning larger Swag Bucks. 

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