JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation (TAMF) for a 24 hour donation drive that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. That’s 10 AM on March 10th for those of us in Chicago and other Central Standard Time locations. During that 24-hours, GlobalGiving has offered to match these donations!
This is a great opportunity to show our ongoing support for Tohoku by going to the Global Giving website on March 10th and 11th to make a donation during the matching grant period.
Online donation drive:
Donation website: www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/jets-rally-for-tohoku
Starts: 12:00 midnight Japan time on 3/11 (10 AM CST on Monday, March 10)
Ends: 11:59 p.m. Japan time on 3/11 (9:59 AM CST on Tuesday, March 11)
Three years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the devastation in Tohoku has largely faded from the news. However, so much remains to be done for the survivors and TAMF has been partnering with a number of organizations in Japan to provide relief and help the people of Tohoku build a strong and vibrant future.
TAMF has provided funding to the following projects:
- Smile Together Ishinomaki
- Living Dreams: Tohoku Kids Project
- Hope for Tomorrow
- JET Micro Grants
- Taylor Anderson Reading Corners
- Taylor Sendai YMCA Scholarships
- Exchange Programs
For more information on TAMF, please go to http://www.taylorandersonmemorialfund.org/, their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/taylorandersonmemorialfund, or watch the NHK interview with Jeanne and Andy at https://vimeo.com/86637051.
JETAA USA is proud to partner with TAMF to carry on the support JETs and JET alumni have shown for Japan and the people of Tohoku ever since March 2011.
All donations up to $1,000 per individual donor made to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund on March 11th Japan time will be matched by Global Giving through their Japan Match Global Giving program. (Global Giving will charge a 15% facilitation fee to cover their costs, which donors may choose to cover if they wish so that their full donation amount goes to TAMF. See the page for details.)
We are also very happy to see Ambassador Kennedy giving her backing to their mission, as well (see photo). For coverage of her recent trip to Ishinomaki and visit to Mangokuura Elementary School, where Taylor taught, please check out the article at http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/recovery/AJ201311250099.