A nation that always pride itself as self-sufficient, Japan finally succumbed to reality yesterday when its nuclear agency raised the disaster level at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plantto 7 from 5 on the scale of severity, on par as the Chernobyl incident in 1986. Though improved somewhat, the dire situation in Japan still need aid from the outside. But after a marathon of t-shirts and charitable events, what else can we do, especially those in New York City? Designer Jeff Staple and his Staple Design might have the answer, a simple red circle pin. In his statement, Staple wrote:
A red circle.
Anyone who donates or supports gets one. It’s not only a badge of support, it’s a rally cry. We are organizing an event in NYC on Saturday 4/16/11 to bring people together; get them to donate directly to Red Cross Japan and then represent with this button. You don’t have to buy a product. There’s no “portion of sales” of anything…We’re just giving those that choose to support a means of telling the world around them to do the same.
With the help of our friends, we’ve amassed an incredible all-star line up of DJs to provide you with what will be a very special night. Please come out and support, have a good time and GIVE. Japan has given us so much. It’s time to give back.
Again, point of purchase is not necessary. Simply donate directly to Japan Red Cross Society on the day of the event to receive a pin.