Mark this one down in your diaries! With the aid of the indomitable Sheila Campbell, I’m organizing a Bring & Buy Sale to raise money for Tohoku disaster relief. Seth Yarden has also kindly agreed to let us use his event space at Akateletecobe Sovesahva (aka “that-place-with-the-funny-name-next-to-Falafel-Garden”). The event will take place on Saturday May 28th from 9:00 am ~ 18:00 pm. All the money raised will go to IDRO Japan – the new Kyoto-based NPO providing immediate post-disaster relief and long-term support through relief trips and housing. For this event to be a success though we will be needing your help, both in terms of donated goods and some volunteer staff!
Voluntary staff ~ will be working in three three-hour shifts.
1st shift – 9am set up till 12.00
2nd shift – 12.00 – 3pm
3rd shift – 3pm – 6pm
We will need 5 people per shift. If you can spare three hours that day please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (the 0 is a zero). UPDATE: We now have a full quota of volunteers for all shifts!
Obviously it will make things a lot easier for us to plan this if we know in advance what people are going to bring. If you have some goods you would like to donate please contact me in advance at email@example.com (the 0 is a zero).
What we need:
Clothes – (cleaned, ironed and in good repair – no underwear please!)
Bags & Accessories – (jewelry, scarves, belts etc).
Books – (English or Japanese)
DVDs, CDs and vinyl records.
Games, toys and game software.
Small household items:
– Electrical goods in good condition
– Crockery – (sets only)
Fresh baked cookies & cakes etc (if possible please label them with the ingredients for the benefit of those with food allergies or preferences).
To reiterate, everything donated needs to be in good, saleable condition – and as I wrote above, clothes need to be clean!
When & where to donate:
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (the 0 is a zero) specifying exactly what goods you are bringing and I will send you this information. Please don’t bring anything to the A.S. event space before contacting me – the folks there will not be pleased!
To read more about where the money raised is going, click here: IDRO Japan.