Gaia Online has long been an online community that embraced anime, manga and Japanese culture and last week after horrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan Gaia Online began raising funds for the Red Cross.
Fund raising began on Friday March 11thas staff members assembled exclusive items that members of the community could purchase as incentive for donations. The three items are the Emblem of Kannon, the Coat of Kannon and the Halo of Cannon.
Gaia Online will be donating all of the money that is raised from the purchases of the special items to the Red Cross. So far the community has stepped up and they have raised $45,000.
The Emblem of Kannon is available for 100 Gaia Cash,(gaia gold) the Coat of Kannon can be purchased for 500 Gaia Cash and the Halo of Kannon is available for 1000 Gaia Cash. The items can be found in the La Victoire shop.
This isn’t the first time that Gaians have helped by purchasing items to raise money as they have also held fundraisers during the Gulf Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina.