“Every day the world learns more about the extent of the damage and devastation in Japan” – Motoatsu Sakurai, President of Japan Society
Charitable hearts everywhere are coming together to help raise money for the people of Japan following the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami disasters that hit a little over a month ago.
SCENEPR!, creators of events for various areas in the media industry such as film, fashion and music, are doing their part with the Auction for Hope.
Auction for Hope is a silent online auction that opened April 6, 2011 and will run until April 28, 2011.
With personal and professional connections to the Japanese community, CEO and founder of SCENEPR!, Daron Jenkins, was inspired to get involved with the relief efforts.
“We have a lot of ties to Japanese media and artists and honestly we thought it was the right thing to do,” Jenkins said. “We wanted to use the collective power of our network to make a small impact on the situation there.”
The auction was originally scheduled to take place in New York at GStaad, but was moved online making it available to bidders everywhere. SCENEPR! hopes to raise a total of $2000 to help with recovery efforts; so far the auction has brought in a total of $127.
Some of the items up for bid include an autographed photo of NY Giants defensive end, Mathias Kiwanuka, a photography session with Meagan Cignoli and two passes to speed dating in New York or to the Williamsburg International Film Festival.
“A total of 19 items were generously donated from a variety of companies and individuals who believed in trying to help out the cause such as Oscar nominated film animator, John Dilworth,” Jenkins said.
One hundred percent of the tax-deductible, proceeds will go to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund. Based on funds raised thus far, a $1,000,000 pledge has been made by Japan which will go to four nonprofit organizations.
Gearing their efforts toward relief in Tohoku, the recipients of this monetary assistance include the Tokyo Volunteer for Disaster Relief, JEN, Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities and the Japan NPO Center.
To participate in Auction for Hope simply visit http://bit.ly/gqB9jw and place your bid. Winners of the auction will be contacted with directions on how to redeem their prizes.
For more details how you can help with Japan’s relief efforts visit: https://www.japansociety.org//content.cfm?page=japan_earthquake_relief_fund.
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