“I’ve been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture,” the singer said. “The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking, and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years.”
The cool mill will go toward Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. The 41-year-old is also giving her fans the chance to donate by setting up a charity auction where anyone can bid on the chance to be Gwen’s special guest at a fundraiser in Los Angeles. But wait, there’s more! Next week Stefani will unveil a limited edition Harajuku Lovers T-shirt to be available through nodoubt.com with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the relief effort in Japan.
“We are very grateful to have such a generous donation from Gwen Stefani for our relief efforts in Japan,” said Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children. “Save the Children has been in Japan for 25 years and we are working closely with our teams on the ground to address the immediate and ongoing needs of children and their families whose lives were turned upside down by this tragedy.”