Archive for Monday, March 28, 2011


Lawrence native’s jewelry sales aid Japan relief

March 28, 2011


Lawrence native Jill Yetman-Michaelson is among designers donating proceeds of their works to Japan relief efforts. Her work, including the Kansas University-themed earrings shown here, is available at through her store, WillieandLu.

Earrings by WillieandLu at Etsy. com, $27.

Earrings by WillieandLu at Etsy. com, $27.

Yetman-Michaelson, who lives with her family in Los Angeles, spends part of the year in Lawrence and has sold her jewelry at the Lawrence Arts Center, the Etc. Shop and the Bay Leaf. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1985.

Since opening her Etsy shop in October 2009, Yetman-Michaelson has donated at least 20 percent of sale proceeds to different charities, including Doctors Without Borders (Haiti) and the Tri-State Bird Rescue for the Gulf oil spill. Right now charity recipients are the Red Cross and International Medical Corps for Japan.


jillyetman 3 years ago

You are so right about technology's unexpected benefits in times of crisis! One of the best examples of this is the way in which relief agencies like the Red Cross are making it possible to donate instantly -- so vital when speed is of the essence, as with the devastation in Japan -- via text message: Simply text REDCROSS to 90999, for instance, and your automatic contribution of $10 is IMMEDIATELY available to the agency. To donate $10 to the International Medical Corps, text MED to 80888. Your donation(tax deductible, of course) is simply added to your phone bill -- You probably won't even notice the difference!

Thanks to the J-W for drawing attention to the small ways we can ALL contribute to worthy causes. It's a huge honor to have my little shop featured in this way.

Jill Yetman-Michaelson


Douglas Yetman 3 years ago

What a great way to give back! Amazing how technology is facilitating this almost instantaneous generosity!


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