Photo of a damaged Canterbury home from the guardian.co.uk websiteUPDATE: I've added to the list and will continue to add more links as I find them. If you have links to share, please leave me a comment below with the details.
As you are all well aware, recently the people of Canterbury, New Zealand suffered another devastating earthquake, this one even worse than the last. I've put together some links of ways to donate and contribute to relief efforts in the region. I hope you will take the time to read through these links and think about doing something; there are so many official appeals going, and lots of craft-related auction and sales to choose from - hopefully one or more of these links will appeal to you. Even if you can't afford much, remember: everything helps.
Earthquake Appeals Online:NZ Government Official Appeal
The Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal
Fundraise Online (also for the Red Cross)
The Salvation Army
GrabOne 'Buy A Brick', for the (Anglican) Bishop's Earthquake Appeal Fund
Christchurch City Mission
SPCA Canterbury is also running an appeal, although the link I have for them is not currently working.
Donating by Text Message:NZ Govt appeal: Text 'CHCH' to 933 to donate $3
Vodafone users: Text 'QUAKE' to 333 to donate $3, or to 555 to donate $5
Paw Justice: Text 'HELP' or 'FOOD' to 4662 to donate $3
Donating Pet Food:
Paw Justice are accepting donations of pet food to be shipped from Auckland to Christchurch. The drop-off point is Storage King in St Lukes. Their Facebook page has the full details.
Art and Craft Community Initiatives (click on pictures to go to the relevant pages):
Foxes is running an online auction via their Facebook page, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross earthquake appeal. Here you can bid on beautiful items from Foxes artists including Ruby in the Dust, Victoria n' Bird, Sarah McNeil, Dear Colleen and more (including me).
Trixie Delicious is auctioning one of her fabulous 'Motherf**ker' plates .
The talented Henrietta Harris is auctioning an original watercolour painting, "Life Will Get Better Some Day".
Li'l Magoolie, a Christchurch resident herself, is currently organising the Li'l Quake Appeal.
Handmade for Christchurch started as a Facebook page and is now auctioning items here.
Sarah from Songbird Designs is donating 100% of the purchase price from sales in her shop to the earthquake appeal, until the 11th of March.
Cat Taylor is also donating all of the proceeds from sales in her shop to the earthquake appeal, until the 4th of March.
Emma Makes is selling sets of 'Unforgettable That's What You Are' gold pencils - 100% of the purchase price of these will go to the earthquake appeal. Emma will also donate the postage cost for sales from these pencils for those shipping to Chch addresses. Until the end of March, or until the pencils sell out.
The lovely Emily, a.k.a. Millicent Crow, is donating all proceeds from sales in her Felt shop to the Red Cross earthquake appeal, until the end of March.
For my part, I pledged to donate 100% of the purchase price from R.W. Scissors sales at Kraftbomb yesterday, and have consequently been able to make a modest donation to the Red Cross Earthquake appeal. I'm also personally bidding on a very cute Sarah McNeil brooch in the Foxes auction.
The Christchurch-based The Felt...like something different Facebook page is another good place to find links to charitable crafters, as is the Felt... like helping out page.