Tonight I went shopping on the Amazon Japan website and I bought five insect coil cans for a volunteer group in Miyagi.
Amazon Japan will deliver it for free.
The group made a "Wish List" on the Amazon website and anyone can look at this and other lists, then buy it and send it for free.
GREAT idea! It means people in Tohoku get what they need - I notice a lot of sports drinks, tools and basics such as slippers and kitchen equipment. People in Tohoku will go on and on...and on...needing things, so I think this is an excellent way to give.
Vicky, who organised the Walkathon for Tohoku, told me about this Amazon idea.
Of course we've all given money to disaster charities, and some people have given items too (I gave 10 pairs of kids' boots and a lot of dried food to a charity group based in Miyanomori), but this is a way to give very practical things.
Why don't you have a look at the Wish Lists yourself and enjoy some shopping for Tohoku?
Here is the link with information.