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November 2014 Charity Events in Tokyo

Tokyo Charity Events www.bestlivingjapan.comLooking for some fun formal events that also leave you with the gift of giving, attend a November 2014 charity event in Tokyo. There are four great events happening in November.  Are you attending one? Are you thinking about attending? If you are still thinking…remember, most of us are lucky to be able to say we are healthy, happy and economically stable. If that is you, than it is time to give more to charitable organizations. I have curated a few great November charity fund-raising events in Tokyo where you can have fun with new and old friends, enjoy great food and drink, and bid on great prizes. Please consider attending at least one of the following events this November to support the great work these charities do for our local and global communities.  Remember give back, and/or pay it forward.

November 2014 Charity Events in Tokyo

1. Room to Read – November 6th, Whiskey and Wine Tasting

Tokyo Charity Events www.bestlivingjapan.comWelcome to Team Tokyo (http://www.roomtoread.org/tokyo), the English-speaking and bilingual volunteer group dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Room to Read charity. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.  To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education.  We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.

Friends of Room to Read, Please join us for an exclusive whiskey and wine tasting with Room to Read Tokyo. Sample array of wine and spirits hand selected by Berry Brothers & Rudd. A percentage of sales on the night will be donated to Room to Read.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Place: Conrad Tokyo
Tickets: 10,000 JPY person
Attire: Cocktail and Business
Purchase your tickets now at www.roomtoread.org/TokyoWine2014


2. Hands on Tokyo – November 7th, A Taste of Volunteering 2014 Live Auction and Raffle
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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.

Once a year Hands on Tokyo holds a large fund-raising event which is the November 7th A Taste of Volunteering 2014 Live Auction and Raffle.  You are cordially invited to join us for and evening of delicious food, superb wines, exciting auction/raffle items and wonderful company.  With the encouragement and generosity of many, Hands On Tokyo is able to organize our seventh annual fundraising event,  “A Taste for Volunteering 2014” Live Auction and Raffle.

Event Details
Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014
Time: Reception: 6:00; Party and sit down dinner : 7:00 ~
Place: Tokyo American Club
Tickets:  20,000 JPY  per guest
Attire: Cocktail or Business
**Reservation Required** R.S.V.P:  tfv2014@handsontokyo.org


3. Japan Relief for Cambodia & World Assistance for Cambodia – November 14th, A Musical Celebration for Cambodian Children

Tokyo Charity Events www.bestlivingjapan.comJapan Relief for Cambodia & World Assistance for Cambodia, http://www.cambodiaschools.com, was launched in Tokyo in 1993 to provide humanitarian aid to Cambodia. It was founded by longtime Tokyo-based American journalist, Bernie Krisher. Bernie reported on Cambodia during the early 1960s for Newsweek and became friends with Prince Sihanouk. Sihanouk was ousted by a coup d’etat in 1970 and civil war ensued. Bernie flew to Cambodia with his daughter, Debbie, to welcome Sihanouk back home. What Bernie and Debbie saw was a country decimated by war. That’s when Bernie decided to do something. He has launched a daily newspaper; built a charity hospital that provides medical care free of charge; established an orphanage for children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS; built more than 550 rural schools all over Cambodia (many equipped with computers and internet access); set up school vegetable gardens that provides meals to students before classes; initiated the Girls Be Ambitious program that now supports hundreds of girls by enabling them to receive an education; and created a magnet scholarship program for academically talented students to pursue higher education.

Join us for an unprecedented evening of exotic music featuring renowned taiko master, Moko Igarashi & the Miyabi Arashi Taiko Group, as well as performers Ritsuko Matsumoto (Marimba) and Yoshinori Moriyama (Japanese Fue). The evening’s benefits go to support education and medical care for the rural poor in Cambodia. Win raffle prizes, bid on exciting auction items, feast on a fresh and exciting buffet dinner with wonderful people, then dance, all for a great cause!

Event Details
Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Time: From 7 pm (Doors open at 6:30) to 9:30 pm
Place: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan Ballroom (Access to the Tokyo American Club)
Tickets:  $100.00  per guest Click here to buy Event Ticket: $100
Click here to buy Event Ticket: $100
Raffle Tickets: Raffle chances: $10 for one ticket, $50 for six tickets, $100 for 14 tickets
Click here to buy Raffle Chances! One ticket $10; Six tickets $50; 14 tickets $100.
Attire: Business Casual or Cambodia Dress

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Debbie at debbie@cambodiaschools.com.


4. Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) – November 21, Connoisseurs’ Auction

Tokyo Charity Events www.bestlivingjapan.comTELL (http://www.telljp.com), founded in 1973, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counseling services to Japan’s international community and helping to address the country’s growing mental health care needs. TELL offers the TELL lifeline which is free, anonymous telephone counseling and support across Japan. 9am – 11pm daily; TELL Counseling professional face-to-face counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in Tokyo and Yokohama; and, TELL Outreach programs and support for international and multi-cultural families.

A major event of the year for funding support is the Connoisseurs’ Auction which will generously be hosted by the Embassy of France in Tokyo on Friday, November 21. TELL will welcome 300 guests to the gorgeous, unique venue offered to us by His Excellency Mr. Christian Masset, French Ambassador. Highlights of the evening include an exclusive French wine tasting, live and silent auctions of connoisseur items, an autumn feast, entertainment, and raffles for fabulous prizes.

Event Details
Date: Friday, November 21st, 2014
Time: Reception and party from 5:30~
Place: Embassy of France
Investment:  20,000 yen  per guest
Attire: Black-tie
Tickets available at http://tellauction.com/registration/
For more information or questions about the event, please feel free to contact TELL Events and Communications Coordinator Ms Vivian Morelli: event@telljp.com or 03 4550 1191.


November 2014 Charity Events in Tokyo


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