Here is a great list of Spring 2016 Tokyo Charity Events to support! Attending one or many of these events is a great way to contribute while having fun with new and old friends. If you have other charity events to recommend, please submit here. Please consider attending at least one of the following events this Spring to support the great work these charities do for our local and global communities. Remember give back, and/or pay it forward. If you are looking to get more involved in a charity by volunteering, then check out all the great opportunities in Tokyo. Also attending an Spring Festival at a local International School is a way to support schools and associated charities.
Spring 2016 Tokyo Charity Events
- International Women’s Day – Spot Light on Japan – March 8th, Tuesday – On March 8th millions of people around the globe will come together to mark International Women’s Day. In Tokyo, we will be celebrating the achievements of women and pledging to accelerate gender equality together. Join a fun, educational and inspiring event on the evening of March 8th. Gender equality is something that affects everyone, whether female or male, a parent, a grandparent, aunt or uncle, working or non-working. In addition to enjoying fine wines and delicious food we’ll be hearing from four thought provoking female speakers. More details here. Mirai no Mori, an inspirational Japan based NPO will be helping us think of ways we can all make a difference. All proceeds from the event will go to Mirai no Mori. NPO Mirai no Mori creates life-changing outdoor programs for abused, neglected, and orphaned Japanese children. Find out more at http://mirai-no-mori.jp/?lang=enIWD Details
- Date: 8th March, 2016
- Time: doors open at 7:30pm
- Venue: The Tokyo American Club Ballroom, 2-1-2- Azabudai, Minato-ku, 106-8649
- Price: ¥10,000 (includes fine wine, delicious food and a charity donation to Mirai no Mori)
- Sign-up: Sign up today. Reserve your ticket by emailing email@example.com
2. PINK BALL 2016 – March 12th, Saturday – An evening of eating, drinking, and live entertainment to support Run for the Cure® Foundation’s mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Japan. In addition to the great entertainment and food, there is an amazing selection of raffle, live and silent auction items. Check our all the amazing items at the brochure link below. Everyone who purchases raffle tickets has a great chance to walk away a winner. Here is a great brochure on the event.
PINK BALL 2016 Details
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m.
Venue: Galaxy Ballroom & Star Junior Ballroom, The Westin Tokyo
Participation Fee: 35,000 JPY per seat, 350,000 JPY for table of 10
Dress Code: Black Tie
To register a table, please download and fill out the following Registration Form.
Pink Ball 2016 Registration Form
3. The Asian University for Women Seventh Annual Fundraising Event, March 22, Tuesday – The Asian University for Women & Friends of AUW Japan are please to invite you and your guests to our Seventh Annual Fundraising Evening with Professor Sheena Iyengar, Professor of Columbia Business School, and best selling author of “The Art of Choosing” and two fabulous AUW alumnae from Bangaldesh and Vietnam. All proceeds go directly to scholarships at the Asian University for Women. Buy tickets here.
Founded in 2008, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is an independent, international university in Chittagong, Bangladesh seeking to educate a new generation of leaders in Asia. AUW admits students solely on the basis of merit, regardless of their family’s income level, and nearly all students are on full scholarship with many as the first in their family to attend university. AUW offers a one-year, pre-collegiate bridge program called the Access Academy, as well as a three-year undergraduate program based in the liberal arts and sciences. The University is committed to graduating generations of women leaders who will tackle their countries’ social, economic, and political issues while collaborating across cultural, ethnic, and religious lines. We have approximately 500 students enrolled from 15 countries in Asia and the Middle East.
For more information on AUW including academics, curriculum, and admissions, please go to the university’s website here: http://www.auw.edu.bd/.
AUW Fundraising Event Details
Event Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Event Time: Doors open at 18:00 | Event starts promptly at 18:30
Event Location: Sogetsu Kaikan, 7-2-21 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Registration fee ¥10,000 per person | ¥3,000 per student – A light supper is included in the registration. Buy tickets here.
Raffle tickets for fantastic prizes will be sold during the evening.
4. 2016 Hands on Tokyo Spring Charity Concert – March 25th – A wonderful Hands on Tokyo charity concert that you can enjoy with your kids over age 6. 100% of the proceeds from the concert will be used for our Tohoku Recovery Assistance and Projects. Performers, include; Kayoko Masaki (marimba), Chisa Yuasa (piano), Takashi Satake (drums), Sanshiro (saxophone), Hiroki Morioka (piano), VOXRAY (vocal group) and Diana Garnet (vocal). *You can download the flyer [Here]
Hands On Tokyo (http://www.handsontokyo.org) was founded in December 2006 by a group of Japanese and foreign nationals who are committed to making volunteer activities more accessible and committed to accelerating the growth of volunteerism in the Tokyo area. Hands On Tokyo collaborates with many local organizations to encourage senior citizens, revitalize playgrounds, deliver food to the hungry, support people with visual impairment, inspire children in children’s homes, and the list goes on. Overcoming language barriers, we developed a bilingual volunteer clearinghouse so that we can work together for a common purpose.
2016 Hands on Tokyo Spring Charity Concert Details
Date : Friday, March 25, 2016
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Concert starts: 6:45 pm
Venue: Suntory Hall, Blue Rose (Akasaka 1-13-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Tickets: Advance 3,000 yen, At the door 3,500 yen
*Open Seating *Children must be 6 years or older.
Deadline for ticket purchase: Friday, March 11 Ticket Orders [Here] A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of your wire transferred payment to the Hands On Tokyo account.
5. Shine On! Kids -EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT – May 20th, Friday – Fight Night VI will be held on May 20, 2016 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom. Limited tickets available! Executive Fight Night is supporting ShineOn! Kids.
EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT Details
Date: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Time: Reception begins from 630pm, Event starts at 730pm.
Place: Grand Hyatt Hotel
Tickets: Tables seat 10 people. Ringside table: ¥450,000, Gold table: ¥330,000, Individual Gold seats: ¥35,000*Additional seats (up to 12 total per table) may be added for an additional seat charge (33,000 for Gold Tables, 45,000 for Ringside) upon request. Prices are subject to 8% sales tax
Attire: Cocktail chic
Registration: Tickets firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://executivefightnight.com and Facebook page.
6. Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) Runathon – May 28th, Saturday –The TELL Charity Runathon comprises a 10-kilometer run, 5-kilometer run, 5-kilometer walk, and 5-kilometer run for children, with prizes awarded to the fastest runners in the 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs. In addition, the first 600 participants to check in on race morning will receive a TELL “Shatter the Stigma” Runathon t-shirt, provided by Gildan. Additional prizes awarded to the top three girls and boys, plus entertainment.
Participants can register here or on-site from 8:30 am for ¥3,500 (adult), ¥2,500 (6-12 yrs old). Registration will take place at the Furuichiba Track and Field Stadium, accessible via Kashimada Station (Nambu line); Shin-Kawasaki Station (Yokosuka line); Yaguchinowatashi Station (Tokyu Tamagawa line). The event finishes at midday, and proceeds rain or shine. Race times: 5k 10:00 am | 10k 10:30 am | walk 10:35 am
Dedicated to addressing Japan’s increasing mental health needs since 1973, TELL (http://www.telljp.com) is an accredited non-profit organization that provides confidential support and western-style counseling to the international and internationalized Japanese community through our three core services: the free and anonymous TELL Lifeline, now available in both on the Kanto Plain and in Kansai, face-to-face support at TELL Counseling, and TELL Outreach programs aimed at helping improve the well-being of individuals in our community.
Spring 2016 Tokyo Charity Events
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