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Hawaii responds with earthquake fundraisers

March 11th, 2011

Just hours after a devastating earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, a number of Hawaii residents and organizations are already stepping up to help coordinate local relief efforts.

A post on Twitter by the Hawaii Red Cross notes that Manoa DNA will perform at Lulu's Waikiki tonight, just steps from the webcam location that local TV stations used to illustrate sea changes during this morning's tsunami warning. Music starts at 6 p.m. and donations will be accepted at the door.

In addition, mobile cupcakery Fairy Cakes has been posted up at 1637 Kapiolani Blvd. (across from 24 Hour Fitness) since about 2:30 this afteroon, and have promised to donate all of today's proceeds to the Red Cross. Approximately 800 baked goods were prepared for customers today; bring a check payable to the Hawaii Red Cross and your money will go directly to help earthquake relief efforts.

And a hui of local clothing designers called GRP Home Co. — made up of the creative minds behind Fitted Hawaii, In4mation, Butigroove, Barefoot League, Aloha Army and HiLife — got together earlier today to come up with ideas for a benefit T-shirt (pictured at right).

"We're printing right now and all the proceeds are going to go to Japan," said Lanai Tabura, the group's spokesman. "It was really cool to get all the guys together and brainstorm this. They'll be $20 at all the shops and should be ready for purchase by Monday."

Know of any other fundraisers going on this weekend? Please post details in the comments below.

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14 Responses to “Hawaii responds with earthquake fundraisers”

  1. Myko Molina:

    Where can be buy these shirts?

  2. Lanai:

    Barefoot League, Fitted, In4mation (Ward) Buti-groove/Hi Life

  3. Keliiloha:

    any neighbor island locations or purchase online?

  4. Myles1021:

    The Honolulu Community Concert Band will be hosting a Charity Concert tonight for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief starting at 5PM at Kaimuki HS Auditorium. The concert was originally our joint concert with the Omiya City Band but they were unable to make it out due to the events in Japan. The show is still on and we will donate all proceeds from the concert to Japan!

  5. Todd:

    We just added our 2 other stores In4mation Pearl and Aloha Army Waikiki. Date not confirmed and online will be set up real soon.

  6. Kani:

    Oh ok, online set up soon...Mahalo Todd.

  7. Kani:

    Can people from the Mainalnd purchase the T-Shirts too?

  8. Kelli:

    I am from Hawaii but live in Florida and would like to purchase two of these tee shirts. Please let me know how I can get these shirts as well as help the earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan... Mahalo Kelli

  9. Paradisestate50:

    Yo Kelli you got a Paypal account? If you do then contact me and we can arrange for you to send me payment and of course give me your size requirements. Also would appreciate if you could pick up the postage cost too. Just email me at and I will help you get yours. I need to hear from you soon (it's now 1:20pm in Hawaii now March 14th.) because they will be selling these beginning around 6pm Hawaii time.

  10. Paradisestate50:

    Seems you can order it through Butigroove's website Kelli.


    Please send me the mailing address to purchase T-Shirts....i live in the mainland from Hawaii
    Please send me the address. I have a niece and nephew that lives in Nagoya. there are alot of local people living over here and they all wat the address whether to buy or just donate monies to help your cause. Mahalo......E malama pona....Aloha Haleyaloha

  12. Matt:

    Poipu Surf has some shirts to benefit the cause as well. We're donating 100% of all sales to the relief effort. If you're on Kaua'i come to our surf shop on the south side in Kukui'ula and pick up a few. $19/each goes a long way to help them out. Mahalo nui loa!

  13. K Bhatt88885:

    we are musical band from india doing fundraising concerts.. want to do this for the tsunami victims.. but how we can do this?

  14. Kimos:

    Eat the street!

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