Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photos of the art, cards and Ella...

The We Can Weekend...

Immediately after waking, Ella squealed, "It's the weekend!". When she says "weekend", it sounds like "weekan", so we shall call this weekend "The We Can Weekend".

  • Raise $200 more by the end of Sunday to reach $1000 for the week (we started Hope for Japan on 3/14/11, and are now up to a little over $800!!!)
  • Write 42 thank you notes
  • Assemble & send 42 packages
  • Create the crane art that Ella talked about in her appeal video - that is if her creative juices are flowing.
Well, we better get to it!  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meeting Goals...

school fundraising ideas

So, here we are at 2:30 am. I'm tired, but my spirit is full and that is what keeps me going.  I am astounded by the generosity I have witnessed over the past week - from Hope for Japan supporters and humanitarians throughout the world. Humankind is beautiful.

In just three days, Hope for Japan (HFJ) has raised nearly $500 and stolen the hearts of many (Ella's pretty good at that). At this rate, HFJ can meet the goal of $5000 in just one month; and that is what we intend to do. But we need your help. Please forward the HFJ blog and Ella's appeal video to friends/family/colleagues - share it on Facebook, tweet it on Twitter, tack it on a cork board in a cafe, shout it from the mountaintops! It will make a difference. Thank you for your support.

Keeping those who are suffering in my prayers,

Jane (Ella's mom)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And the generosity pours in...

"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."  Winston Churchill

We are ever so grateful to A&A Printing, Inc. for generously donating the cost of printing for "Hope for Japan by Ella" cards and prints. Not only does A&A produce superb (Ella's favorite word at the moment) work and have impeccable customer service, but they have a HUGE heart too.

For your next printing job, please consider A&A Printing, Inc.

320 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-1700

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Buy cute art and support disaster relief efforts...

Purchase "Hope for Japan by Ella" cards or art prints, and 100% of net proceeds will go to American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

Ella, age 6, made "Kimono Girl ~ Hope" with pencil and watercolors. The Japanese word she inscribed on the drawing means "hope". Ella is a Kindergartner at a language-immersion school where she is learning Japanese. 
Kimono Girl ~ Hope
 4.25x5.5 Card ~ $3.50
4.25x5.5 Card Set of 5  ~ $15
5x7 Print (unframed) ~ $7
Signed Limited Edition Print (unframed) ~ $12
Click here to order
If you have questions, please contact Jane at

To donate directly to American Red Cross, but not receive art by Ella, click on the banner below.
Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami