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Help while having fun: 5 Capitol Hill events for Japan relief

Capitol Hill businesses continue to respond to the need for help following the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. Here are four upcoming events on Capitol Hill where you can enjoy the local offerings and have a good time while helping those in need. Want to help doubly? We’re continuing to dedicate space on the site to remind people to text “REDCROSS” to number 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross or give here to help Japan.

  • Wednesday, March 30: Sing for Japan at Rock Box
    Capitol Hill’s karaoke bar is generously donating every penny earned Wednesday to the Red Cross. Walk-ins are cool, Rock Box says, but they’re also encouraging people to make reservations to help keep the place full and giving at 100%. Details here. 

    100% of proceeds from all sales go to Red Cross. 4pm-2am. No cover open mic karaoke in the bar. Private rooms still available. Sing and make a donation. Call for reservation: 206-302-7625

  • Wednesday, March 30: Mercy Corps and Peace Winds benefit at Coastal Kitchen

Helping the youngest survivors of the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

Join us, Wednesday – March 30th, 5pm to close as we partner with Mercy Corps and their longstanding partner, Peace Winds in their program called “Comfort for Kids”.

In addition to delivering the emergency supplies needed to families who have evacuated their homes, this program is designed specifically to support orphans and children who have been impacted physically & emotionally by the devastating events of this recent disaster.

25% of everything purchased at Coastal Kitchen will go towards this program.

So please join us, Wednesday – March 30th from 5pm to close.


  • Saturday, April 2nd: Bake Sale for Japan at CakeSpy Shop

Let’s bring a little sweetness to those who may be struggling in Japan, ok?

Here’s how we’re gonna do it. With a Bakesale for Japan, hosted at CakeSpy Shop!

This is a national project, and in Seattle, bakers will be gathering and selling baked goods for this sweet cause at my little shop in Capitol Hill.

Here are the details of the project:

When Saturday, April 2nd from 9am-1pm

Who: Professional and amateur bakers, cooks, artists, artisans, and musicians coming together around food to make something BIG happen.

How Want to help? We’ll need bakers, artists, volunteers, and lots and lots of customers. Please send offers of help to

Why So we can donate BIG BUCKS to Peace Winds Japan and help our brothers and sisters over there in the best way we can. Stay tuned for details.

  • Thursday, April 14th: Art Auction for Japan at Boom Noodle
    Details here:

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  1. Also, April 6th many local restaurants will be raising money for the Japan disaster relief effort.
    10% of all sales that day will be donated to the non-profit Peace Winds America, providing disaster response in the Asia-Pacific region. 100% of money raised will go to the victims of the Japan earthquakes & tsunami.