Pray for Japan - The Smart T.

Posted By: Ace Burpee · 3/17/2011 11:43:00 AM
With the help of Kevin and Erica at Tactica Interactive, we're proud to launch an innovative t-shirt in support of the Canadian Red Cross and its efforts to aid in the aftermath of the Japan Earthquake and Asia Pacific Tsunami.
The $20 PRAY FOR JAPAN t-shirt features a QR Code. Scanning the shirt with a smartphone (I use the ScanLife app on BB) will take you to the Canadian Red Cross’s mobile giving site, where you and your friends can make an online donation.
If you're wearing the shirt, you're a walking donation outlet.
Check out the photos too.  It's a who's who of people wearing the shirt and supporting the cause including Mayor Sam Katz, Ron Cantiveros, Nelly, the staffs at ACP Orthodontics, CDI College, Earls, and even Curtis Armstrong who played Booger in "Revenge of the Nerds".
We've also launched a special second PRAY FOR JAPAN design exclusively for kids. 10 year old, Grace Minsky, who is part of the Japanese community here in Winnipeg has designed a "Pray for Japan" special edition kids shirt.  You can find it on sale at Lux for Sprouts 1735 Corydon Ave.  
Shirts are also available at Moksha Yoga (2 Donald Street & 1090 Waverley Street), Chic Nails (75 Goulet) and at HOT103 (3-177 Lombard Avenue).

Japan Relief Dinner and Concert

Tuesday, April 13 @ 6pm

Tec Voc High School (Hornet Dome, 1555 Wall Street)

Enjoy a great meal prepared by the culinary arts staff and students of Tec Voc, and then the musical entertainment in the theatre following dinner.

Tickets $15 available at Tec Voc


On Friday March 11, 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. This has triggered 4 metre waves in Japan and tsunami warnings across the Pacific coastline, including British Columbia. Hundreds of people are reported dead, and many more are injured or missing. The earthquake has caused fires and severe damage to buildings, leaving 4.4 million households without electricity. The Japanese Red Cross has deployed medical tents and 82 medical teams to the affected area. Volunteers are on the ground providing first aid and search and rescue operations.
For more info on how you can help, visit

CLICK HERE for some before/after images courtesy of ABC News.

Special thanks to our friends Kevin and Erica at Tactica Interactive for working with us to develop these beautiful shirts.
You can learn more about them at
Thanks to our friends at for their support of this project.

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  1. crystal posted on 03/14/2011 01:43 PM
    my heart goes out to all the familys in japan i cant imagine what they are going through and it has made me realize that we need to charish what we have in life and not complain cause it could all be lost in seconds my thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost someone that sad morning
  2. Baylee posted on 03/14/2011 04:36 PM
    Where are the tshirts available? I want to get everyone to buy one, so they are reminded that we need to pray for japan and all the families with loved ones there.
  3. Amanda posted on 03/14/2011 09:33 PM
    I WANT A TSHIRT PLEASE!! i live up in churchill so i cant stop by and pick one up but im willing to pay by any means acceptable!
  4. posted on 03/15/2011 08:28 AM
    Hello, we believe that QR codes will make the connection between offline and online worlds easier. That’s why we created our QR code generator with social features – - You can add all your info like Facebook profile or fan page, twitter, youtube, etc. and connect with others. Cheers
  5. melanie posted on 03/15/2011 07:02 PM
    is there a way to order these shirts and get them shipped?
  6. Ashley posted on 03/17/2011 11:00 AM
    Such a cool idea!!! where can my friends and i get these shirts?!?!?
  7. lynn larson posted on 03/17/2011 01:15 PM
    can we get these in the U.S.?
  8. Jocelyn Lantin posted on 03/18/2011 12:55 PM
    Hi! I am Mrs. Lantin of Holy Cross School. My Student-tutors group would like to help Japan through your t-shirts. They will encourage the entire school and their families to buy the shirts. The families will order from us at bulk and we, as a group, will coordinate with you. We just need some information - are they in different sizes? prices? colours? Please let us know as soon as possible. Thanks!
  9. Mell~ posted on 03/18/2011 07:14 PM
    You guys are doing such amazing stuff...1st Haiti and now this! As an IB student I am required to do special volunteer hours called CAS (creativity action service) and organize different fundraising event to help people and my friend and I thought that this would be an awesome way to help the people of Japan. How would we be able to sell them at our school location similar to the I <3 Haiti tees from last year? Could you please get back to me? Kudos!
  10. augustwentie posted on 03/18/2011 08:44 PM
    can I buy it online?
  11. Elahe Khalighi posted on 03/19/2011 10:41 PM
    Hi or should i say ?????? Do you or can send me one of the Pray for a Japan<3 shirts? I am a 11 year old girl who is very sad about the tsunami and earthquake that recently happed in Japan<3 I am planing to do a Bake Sale and all the money we raise, i will send it to The Canadian Red Cross! Thank you ?????????? <3
  12. Brian Lien posted on 03/20/2011 11:08 PM
    Hello, my name is Brian and I am a teacher at a junior high. I would love to help support Japan with a this fundraiser. Students most likely would place an order and I would have to pick shirts up. Different colours? Different sizes? How fast can i get the shirts? Thank you
  13. Khanh posted on 03/23/2011 04:04 PM
    OMG I'm in US how can I buy your shirt?? T___T
  14. Nicole Laforte posted on 03/31/2011 05:03 AM
    God Bless All Over The World <3 And I Pray The Lil Kids Have A Homeless I Pray Too .
  15. Phyllis posted on 04/06/2011 03:10 PM
    We are a day care in La Broquerie and would like to support the Pray for Japan by offering the children's and adult's t-shirts. How much are the children's shirts and can I order both the children's and adult's shirts through you?
  16. CJ posted on 04/09/2011 08:41 PM
    hey!! thats REALLY cool what ur doing for japan! i REALLY hope LOTS of people buy the tees!!! i hope i DO! rock on! i think you'll get some support! PEACE! PRAY FOR JAPAN!
  17. CJ posted on 04/09/2011 08:45 PM
    hey!! thats REALLY cool what ur doing for japan! i REALLY hope LOTS of people buy the tees!!! i hope i DO! rock on! i think you'll get some support! PEACE! PRAY FOR JAPAN!
  18. Riley posted on 04/10/2011 03:44 AM
    Why praying? I get the donating.. and that is a good thing to do.. but praying is literally the least amount anyone can do. How about praying for the 30,000 children that die everyday from lack of basic human needs?
  19. Peter Mansbridge posted on 04/11/2011 04:11 PM
    I do believe we should be helping Japan with donations and such, but I find it slightly offensive that the slogan is "Pray for Japan". I will donate money to the Red Cross effort but I WILL NOT PRAY for anyone, as I am not religious and I don't think it should be imposed on anyone.
  20. kenrod rnb christ singer posted on 04/14/2011 01:57 AM
  21. kc starr mckinney posted on 05/08/2011 08:13 PM
    i do pray 4 japan when i have time! eva time i c this video of that song ' just cant get enough' i pray 4 japan! i really luv that city!!! :( i feel srry 4 all u fellow in japan! ur in meh heart!
  22. Victoria posted on 07/09/2011 02:21 AM
    I would absolutely love one of these shirts but I love in NM, can they be shipped??
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