Tokyo Charity Events

Tokyo Charity Events – Winter/Spring 2020 – Get Your Tickets & Save the Dates!

Here is a great list of Winter & Spring 2020 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.

Winter & Spring 2020 Tokyo Charity Events

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1. TELL Carpet Auction  – Saturday, February 8, 2020

A simple bid on a handwoven carpet may end up saving lives.

At this year’s annual Connections-organized Carpet Auction, net proceeds from purchases of exquisite, handmade carpets sourced by Eastern Carpets from artisans across the Middle East will go to an array of charities headlined by organizations serving two key communities.

TELL, a mental health support and counseling service, provides crucial bilingual services in its offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa. In addition to in-person treatment, TELL volunteers also answer calls and online chats as part of the Lifeline, a crisis hotline available seven days a week.

Proceeds from this year will also support Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK), a rehoming shelter for abandoned and rescued cats and dogs based outside Osaka.

Since 1991, founder Elizabeth Oliver, the small ARK staff and a brigade of volunteers have helped find new forever homes for thousands of pets across Japan.

What better way to decorate your home than with a piece of décor that will leave a lasting impact on so many lives?

  • Registration fee refundable on purchase of carpet
  • Adults only
  • Open to Members, guests and the public

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 5 pm (registration from 4:30 pm)
Venue: Tokyo American Club New York Ballroom
Price: 2,000 JPY; Guests 2,500 JPY (refundable upon purchase of a carpet; includes two drinks and buffets)


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2. The 17th PINK BALL 2020  – March 13th, Friday 

A Shared Commitment for a Cure –  The 17th PINK BALL 2020. Pink Ball is the Foundation’s biggest charity event of the year, and this year we celebrate our 17th anniversary​.​ This year’s black-tie gala will be taking place on Friday, March 13th, at the Ritz Carlton.  All proceeds raised will go towards the Foundation’s community outreach programs including The Lemon Project seminars and publication of PiNK, our quarterly bilingual magazine for women’s health.  All of our programs are developed and carried out free-of-charge to improve the QOL of breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as to raise greater awareness in Japan – both in the Japanese speaking and international communities.

PINK BALL 2020 Details
Event Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 18:00  – 23:00
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Grand Ballroom
Participation Fee: JPY 35,000/person | JPY 350,000/table for 10 (including5-course French cuisine and bottomless drinks)
Dress Code: Black Tie
Details: 5-course French cuisine, bottomless drinks, gin bar, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes
Registration:   Registration Deadline (March 5, 2020)

3. Refugees International – Gala Evening – Friday, March 13th, 2020

An evening of extravagance, fun, celebration with networking opportunities, great auction items and entertainment.
We celebrate the achievements of millions of people living in displaced communities as they rebuild to become independent of outside support.

More details to come.

Gala Evening

Event Date: Friday, March 13th, 2020
Location: Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku) – Banquet room “Kiku-no-ma”, 4F. 6-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
Time: 18:30 ~
Home Page: more information on organizer; Refugees International
Reserve here:

Tokyo Charity Events

4. TELL Wine Auction – Friday, March 13th, 2020
For the first time ever, TELL is having its signature Auction event on March 13th, proudly sharing that week with International Women’s Day and White Day. This year has been defined by strong and powerful women, unprecedented diversity and inclusion, and together with YOU, our dedicated supporters, we are seeing change across Japan. We invite you to save the date for the Auction and join us in celebration of love and hope.

Not a wine drinker? The event has much more than just wine to offer: a speaker, great food,  a raffle and other items that will be available for bidding.

Dedicated to addressing Japan’s increasing mental health needs since 1973, TELL 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.

Raffle tickets

Single ticket – 1000 yen
Five tickets – 4000 yen
12 tickets – 10,000 yen
25 tickets – 20,000 yen
Guest tickets – 20,000 yen
Table tickets (10 people) – 180,000 yen

For more information, visit

Interested in being a sponsor or hosting a table? Please contact Kathryn Sheppard,

TELL’s Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction Event Details
Date: Friday, March 13th, 2020 18:00-22:00
Place: Happo-en (1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0071)

 25th Emerald Ball

5. 27th Emerald Ball  – Saturday, March 14th, 2020

The Emerald Ball Tokyo 2020 is a commemorative event of the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan.アイルランド‐日本 外交関係樹立62周年記念行事  Please join us for the 27th Emerald Ball in Tokyo! A celebration of all things Irish! A night of music and Craic! The Emerald Ball is proud to announce that once again we will be donating the proceeds from the night to a nominated charity. To learn about the charity nomination process/selection read here.

27th Emerald Ball Details

Event Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Time: 18:30  – late
Venue: Hotel Gajoen 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0064
Participation Fee: early bird (before February 14) price 26,000 JPY per seat,  regular 28,000 JPY.  Request tickets via email at
Dress Code: Green Tie, Formal Dress

Winter & Spring 2020 Tokyo Charity Events


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