Recycling for Japan

The day after the great Northern Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster happened, I was wondering what I could do to help. Believe me, I would love to have been able to pack my bags and fly there immediately to help in person but that proved to be impossible. Likewise, I was unable to write a big, fat check to one of the many excellent relief agencies since my finances are already pretty precarious as it is thanks to the Great Obama Depression.

Then it struck me: I could use my recycling/iTunes money! For over a year now, I have been recycling bottles and cans and converting that money into iTunes store credit. I saw that Apple swiftly put up a way to donate to the Japan relief effort through the Red Cross on the iTunes store, so there you go–rather than use this “free money” from recycling to buy stuff, I would donate it.

Well, this report is mostly for my many friends, coworkers and family members who have given me their recyclables since then. So far, I have made $37.30 to donate through iTunes. I just thought you’d like to know that I’ve been keeping a strict accounting and donating the money each time I hit a multiple of $10.00 (they have several set amounts to choose from).

I’m trying to think of how long I will do this–originally, it was to be through the end of April; now I’m thinking through the end of June. I may end up doing it for the rest of 2011 though…

Thank you so much for helping me help Japan!

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