Events you can join – fundraisers etc.
Sorry that I have not been able to update this recently -not so much going on this summer so please visit http://tokyo-community-news.blogspot.com/ for more general nonprofit NGO and community group info in English.
HAVE YOUR OWN EVENT
If you want to raise money – having a lunch, happy hour, party, forum, seminar or even dinner at home with friends is an easy ways to out together our resources to support the people in Tohoku.
You can charge a fee or ask everyone to make a donation . You can even do a raffle or auction of even joke items to make it entertaining. There are so many possible creative ideas for how to do this without it seeming like an event that is too fun and making light of the situation.
For our friends overseas:
Do not feel bad about having a party with friends or co-workers. If you can support the groups helping us in Japan we appreciate your help! Even have an extra drink for me!
Selecting 1 specific group makes it easier if you are going to have an event or promote a specific need. In general, people are more likely to give to a specific “X NGO EQ relief support fund” than to a general “EQ relief fund”. Please PR your actions accordingly. Please see the list of groups doing relief work in Tohoku in other entries on this site. It will be updated regularly. There are many other groups but there are also some scam sites. Be careful!
* If you can get pamphlets or brochures or print out something from the orgs website to show they are a real and legit organization.
PLACES FOR EVENTS:
Kimono Wine Bar for parties of 20 -25
For larger parties their catering services.
Check out their website. http://www.kimonowinebar.com/
When you call Lauren tell her that Sarajean sent you.
Pink Cow a funky atmosphere for late night events
Check out their website. http://www.thepinkcow.com/
When you call Traci tell her that Sarajean sent you.
* Let me know if your bar or restaurant would be willing to have an event supporting the people in Japan!
In light of the March Earthquake Tsunami Nuclear crisis etc. People for Social Change will still hold Skills Build Forum #11 but with a revised agenda and fundraising aspect. Details are being designed now but here are the basics:
NEW DATE AND TIME TO BE POSTED VERY SOON
Theme: From Ideas to Action: Meet people interested in promoting social change.
MORE SOON TBA
Venue: Pink Cow Map: http://gmap.jp/shop-912.html?&uid=197621
contact rose.ito at gmail dot com
Later sign ups are okay, but we need preregistration to prepare the food
We will feature a panel of speakers who have taken their ideas and made them into events programs or full fledged organizations or socially responsible companies. Put your ideas into action!
What to help out? Please share this information with as many people as possible!!! Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org