Avril Lavigne, who has her own clothing line Abbey Dawn, has designed a charity T-shirt with heart to aid in the recovery efforts that continue as a result of the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The shirts are black with a big red heart and simply include the brand name at the top and Japan at the bottom, which ends up reading Abbey Dawn ♥ Japan.
100 percent of the net proceeds go to The Avril Lavigne Foundation, which will distribute it to Mercy Corps’ Comfort for Kids program in Japan, which is working alongside local partner Peace Winds.
Comfort for Kids trains caregivers to help children through the trauma of disaster. The goal is to bring help and hope to the children and youth of Japan who have been affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, it says in the press release issued by Sony Music on behalf of Lavigne’s Foundation.
The Abbey Dawn ♥ Japan t-shirt sells internationally on www.abbeydawn.com for $24.99. It comes in two styles, oversized as well as crop jersey tee. All are available in five sizes, from extra small to extra large. Anyone who purchases it will get 50 percent off their next order.
The Avril Lavigne Foundation R.O.C.K.S. Respect, Opportunity, Choices, Knowledge, and Strength in support of children and youth living with serious illnesses and disabilities. The foundation partners with leading charitable organizations to design and deliver programs, raise awareness and mobilize support for children and youth living with a serious illness or a disability.
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