We were recently contacted by one of the managers of DHL Japan, for a project that is in the works to help the children in the Tohoku region. School Cones for Japan started out as an idea by a boy in Germany who wanted to help the children in Japan who have been affected by the quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. We’re happy to be helping with this project to deliver 1,000 school cones, which will be filled with needed items, plus maybe some fun stuff for school aged children up north.
The great thing about this project is that it started out as an idea by a boy in Germany, but has now grown to have children from 6 countries participating in this project.
The plan is to deliver these to schools on December 6th, and also bring our show of magic and balloon art to make it an even more fantastic day for the children. We’ll be posting updates, so stay tuned. For more information on School Cones for Japan, check out their website: http://www.schoolcones-for-japan.com/
Just before Golden Week we were able to take another 3 day trip to the Tohoku area to bring our show and supplies to those who lost almost everything in the March 11 tsunami and resulting nuclear situation. We want to thank all those who participated in Project Ray of Hope, who helped to purchase toys, books, art supplies and clothing for children, and who also funded our 3 day trip to Fukushima and Iwate prefectures.
For a full account of our 3 trips to the Tohoku area, visit our blog: http://helpeastjapan.wordpress.com/
Thanks to your generous support and encouragement, during our 3 day trip we were able to visit and perform our show at 7 evacuation centers, and drop off supplies at 3 other centers.
We traveled a total of 1,003 km, and were able to deliver all the donated items. Some items we delivered direct to evacuation centers in Fukushima, most of the clothes, lotion and assorted items were delivered to 3 locations in Yamamotocho, Miyagi. We passed on the blankets to a volunteer team we worked with, who were heading to Sendai, as the center there needed them.
Most of the people we performed for were evacuated from around the Daichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Several mothers thanked us for making the children laugh and smile, she said that they haven’t known if it’s ok to laugh and smile, but she’s happy to see them happy after our show. We are so thankful for this chance to meet with and to perform for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and we hope that we’ll be able to make another trip to encourage many others.
If you’d like to see more photos and have a more detailed account of our trip, please visit our blog: http://helpeastjapan.wordpress.com/
Yuki and Sam will be heading up to Iwate prefecture tonight as we have at least 3 more shows at evacuation centers on Monday. It’s a short trip, but we’re hoping to encourage as many as we can.
We’re planning to take a van load of much needed supplies to evacuation centers in Fukushima and surrounding areas on April 2nd. We’ll also put on a simple show of magic and balloon art for the children at these centers. Our hope is that the supplies that have been donated can reach the centers where they are most needed, and that our show will help to relieve stress and help to cheer up the children who are at these centers.
We will be picking up donated Rossignol Ski jackets (8 boxes), 100 towels, and have already received warm blankets and other items from our neighbors. We’re very thankful for the generosity and encouragement from our friends which is making this trip possible. We’ll be posting updates on our trip to Fukushima here on this blog.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Over the last 10 years, Let’s Party Tokyo performers have been actively involved in various charity projects from visiting retirement homes, performing for special needs children and organizing present drives. Which is why we were happy to donate our time and services when a member of Room to Read gave us an opportunity to help with their upcoming fundraiser.
We’ll be donating a 60 minute program, where 2 clowns will perform comedy magic, make fantastic balloons, and lead exciting games. Our show will be auctioned at the Room to Read 2011 Gala Dinner Fundraiser on April 9th, which will be held at Tokyo American Club. For information on the innovative work being done to by Room to Read to promote and enable global education, visit their website: http://www.roomtoread.org/