Kids brought baggies of change, grown-ups pulled out their folding money and merchants donated a portion of their sales to the Red Cross during an Oxbow Public Market fund-raiser for Japan on Sunday.
The event, which included performances by the Napa Taiko drum ensemble, was organized by , the service club for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Napans and their allies.
Deb Stallings of the Unity League said Oxbow owner Steve Carlin welcomed the group's idea and market merchants agreed to donate a portion of their evening's sales to the Napa chapter of the for relief efforts in Japan.
Unity League volunteers also sold raffle tickets, held a silent auction and collected cash donations during the four-hour fund-raiser.
Another relief, specifically benefiting Napa's hard-hit sister city Iwanuma, is scheduled for March 27 at the .