Donate for Tohoku from March 10 & 11 to DOUBLE your contribution!

JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation for another donation drive that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. GlobalGiving has once again offered to match these donations!

Last year, the JET Community helped raise nearly $50,000 for the 311 relief and recovery effort. We hope to continue the success of last year’s “JETs Rally for Tohoku” campaign and hope you will join us in showing your ongoing support for Tohoku by going to the Global Giving website on March 11th to make a donation that will be matched.

Note for UK residents, please donate to Global Giving’s UK site: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk For TAMF Projects on the UK Global Giving site there is an additional £15,000 matching from the UK. Here is the full list of eligible matching Tohoku projects. Donations from UK tax payers are eligible for Gift Aid (25% extra on your donation for your chosen charity project). Gift Aid is not matched. GlobalGiving UK claim Gift Aid on a monthly basis.

Online donation drive
Donation website: www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/jets-rally-for-tohoku
Starts: 12:00 midnight Japan time on 3/11 (11 am EDT, March 10; 8 am PDT, etc)
Ends: When we reach maximum matching amounts ($30,000 total, $15,000 per project)

Background
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.

Read the latest project updates from the three TAMF projects to see the impact of your donations:

Help Students, Families and Schools Recover
Scholarships to Live Dreams And Move Forward
Smile Together Ishinomaki (no longer accepting donations)

Details
All donations up to $1,000 per individual donor made to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund beginning 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.)

Social Resources
Please feel free to download our social media kit and the share the pictures below on your websites and through social media to promote the drive!

Please use the following social hashtags and Twitter handles in your sharing:

#Remember311
@globalgiving
@jetaausa
#jetaa
#jetprogram
#Tohoku
#Japan

Thanks again to Board of Advisor Ryan Hart, Kirsten Henning and James Gannon from JCIE, CR Casey Mochel, and Working Group member Christina Omori for putting together an awesome social media campaign!

 

 

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