Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters. There is a promising fundraising initiative with the US-based charity fundraising website, GlobalGiving, as the second commemoration of the March 11th Northeast Japan disaster approaches. They have announced a limited time 100% matching campaign from March 1st – 15th, and a special 200% matching campaign on all donations on March 11th for several...Read More
Planning to make a donation to our Tohoku project and want to have the greatest impact possible? For the entire month of November, GlobalGiving will be matching 100% of all online donations up to $1,000 per individual donor/per project–while funds remain! There are 22 other NPOs participating in this special matching program, all doing significant work in the Tohoku region – and all...Read More
Colleagues working in the Operations team in Japan joined more than 35,000 runners in this year’s Tokyo Marathon. Carl Clarke, Tomohiko Hayashi, Catherine Matsushima, and Daniel Moriwaki successfully completed the event on 26 February and in the process raised over 1.3 million JPY – the equivalent of more than 10,000 GBP for charity. The money is being donated to Living Dreams to support...Read More
During JET Alumni Association of Southern California’s (JETAASC) annual 2011 end-of-the-year luncheon /bonnenkai, the organization was able to direct their membership to Living Dreams’ Tohoku project page on GlobalGiving, donating nearly $600 within a 2-hour period! JETAASC held yet another fundraiser on March 31st, hosting a special ‘happy hour’ and raffles for attending guests. Their...Read More
Japanese American Citizens League & Direct Relief International go the distance for Soma Aiikuen Children’s Home!
As part of the Tohoku Kids Project, I have been volunteering with Living Dreams at a children’s home in Soma, Fukushima since October, 2011. In this short time I have witnessed some really incredible work due to support given to the home through Living Dreams by way of funds donated from the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International (DRI). From October to March,...Read More