Check out the following information from Shimane JET about ways to support their fundraiser benefitting the Japanese Red Cross and Tohoku Kids Project:
The JETs of Shimane-ken (in southern Honshu) have organised a large-scale fundraiser in aid of Tohoku, and we’re looking for support. Next Sunday we will climb our highest mountain, Mt. Sanbe, in a display of support from the ALT/CIR community living in Japan. We’re hoping to have 200 people, foreign and Japanese, come together to take part. We’ve also invited the local media, and we plan to have a photo op at the summit with banners of encouragement and flags from our countries.
Together with this message we are also raising money for the Japanese Red Cross and the Tohoku Kids Project. Our goal is to raise $10,000 USD from personal donations and online sponsorship from friends and family at home. All expenses for the event (such as insurance, buses, etc) are being covered by SAJET with help from National AJET, so 100% of the money raised will be given to these charities.
Since we launched 2 weeks ago, we have made good progress and brought in over $3,000 in international donations. Now, with just under a week to go, we’re looking to the wider JET community for help and support. If you could advertise our event website on Facebook or by email, we would really appreciate it. If you want to donate directly and securely via Paypal, please use the links at the end of this email.
We know that many people have already given large amounts to various charities since the disaster, but if you have 1000 or 2000 yen to spare, every little bit helps with giving our message a big impact.
Please check out our website for all the details: www.sanbehike.com