Satisfying Returns

Lei ChicThe images are stunning; the destruction devastating. And although you’re about 4,000 miles away from the villages still shaken in Northeast Japan, you want to help those wiped out by the March 11 tsunami. Hawaii’s businesses are doing what they can with some special incentives so your cash can be a boost to the local economy and the tens of thousands of families in need overseas.

Eden in Love
Eden in Love will match any donation made in its store, as well as give you a matching discount. A donation of $5 will net 5% off the entire store, etc. $20 and up will receive 20% until April 3.
Eden in Love Boutique, Ward Warehouse. 808.591.1005. Click here for a look at what’s in stock.

Fashionista’s Market
10% of all sales from FM’s booth at the Hawaii Fashion & Beauty Expo this weekend will go to the Red Cross. BTW, the Pauahi street location will be closed through Monday, but the entire store will be at the Blaisdell.
The expo opens Friday, 4 – 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Send questions to

Lei ChicFighting Eel
Until March 31, all proceeds from sales of its fish print and FE bags will go to the Red Cross. It’s a bonus that the totes are not only cute, but super roomy with even pockets to hold all your spare stuff.
Fighting Eel , 1133 Bethel St. 808.524.1472 or click here.

Lei Chic Ginger13
Local jewelry designer Cindy Yokoyama has created a special Kokua Japan collection within her Ginger 13 line with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. You can find the pieces on her website, featuring coral and shells. As of 9 a.m. today, there was only one piece left in the extremely limited line.
Check it out at Ginger13’s website. Note: Since this article was written, the Kokua Japan line completely sold out.

Windward Mall
The American Red Cross will be accepting donations at a free concert featuring a line up of Na Hoku Hanohano award winners: including Hoku Zuttermeister, Hookena, Lehua Kalima of Na Leo Pilimihana and Shawn Pimental.
Tomorrow, 2:30 – 5 p.m. Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy. Call 808.489.5732 or click here for more information.