Saturday, April 23, 2011

Native American Artists Hope eBayers Place Bids on Relief for Japan

What if you could buy fabulous fashion-forward jewelry, accessories and contemporary art by top artists on eBay? What if with every purchase, you were helping to make the world a better place and to give relief to people suffering elsewhere in the world? 

Well you can, thanks to the generosity of more than 30 top Native American artists and their children. Today you can bid on wonderful items in a very special auction on eBay that will help give back to our brothers and sisters in Japan, who have been touched by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Native American Artists for Japan in conjunction with SWAIA (Southwestern Association of Indian Arts) was created by artists Raymond C.Yazzie, Darryl Dean Begay, and Lyndon Tsosie. All of the proceeds from the various eBay auctions will benefit the Red Cross, which is helping to provide relief in Japan.  SWAIA,  a non-profit organization, is handling the monetary donations and has created an account to channel money generated from the eBay auction and also monetary donations directly to the Red Cross relief efforts for Japan. SWAIA has set up an eBay account for the auction items so that the money goes directly to the disaster relief fund and not to the contributing artists or the NAAJ founders.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get shopping, and I promise you...this time you won't have buyer's remorse! Check out the Native American Artists for Japan eBay store HERE!

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