JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation for a donation drive that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. And GlobalGiving has offered to match these donations until the $100,000 matching limit runs out! Previously the matching was for a 24 hour period, but GlobalGiving has agreed to extend the matching period after the JET community successfully raised $20,000 in one day!
This is a great opportunity to show our ongoing support for Tohoku by going to the Global Giving website to make a donation.
Online donation drive
Donation website: www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/jets-rally-for-tohoku
Starts: 12:00 midnight Japan time on 3/11 (11 a.m. EST on March 10; 8 a.m. PST, etc.)
Ends: matching continues until the funds run out
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
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.)
Please see the Terms & Conditions Page. There is up to $100,000 total available in matching funds for this campaign, up to $25,000 matching per project, and up to $1,000 matching per individual donation.
We are also very happy to see Ambassador Kennedy giving her backing to their mission, as well. 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.
Ambassador Kennedy visiting the Taylor Reading Corner at Mangokuura E.S.