Please Help

This is so easy — please, if you have your phone with you, text JAPAN to 50555 to make a $10 donation to Global Giving. It will take you under 15 seconds and will help their on-the-ground efforts to provide relief and vital services to victims of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. If everyone who shows up on DALS today does this, we can really do some good. If you would like to donate more than $10, please go to Global Giving‘s website. Thank you.

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As an added incentive to donate to GlobalGiving, lots of Japan-based bloggers are holding raffles where donations entitle you to entry tickets to win all kinds of goodies.

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Thank you so much for thinking of us here in Japan. It is very much appreciated.


Done. Thank you for providing an easy and fast way to donate to such a worthwhile cause.


Thank you. Than you. I am a Japanese living in the US. I read many food-related blogs but I didn’t find anyone who mentioned the disaster in Japan and tried to help. You are the best!
Also, thank you so much for all of you who responded and made donations. I can’t explain how much we appreciate. We love you all!


MF – Thank you for your note. If there are other ways people can help, please let us know. Amanda and Andrea – thank you so much on behalf of MF and Diane and DALS.


Livia – I just heard back from GG. Unfortunately only phones operated by a US carrier can text to donate. Anyone can, however use PayPal to donate through their website,
Hope this helps.