Ways to Help Japan in Chicago

| March 30, 2011 | 9 Comments

Last week, many wonderful people got together to help raise money to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief.  It was a great turn out and we were able to raise a lot with the power of Social Media.
Many people have asked me if there are any other events that they could attend or ways to help the cause since they weren’t able to attend the #ChiHelpsJapan tweetup. Others want to help even more. That’s why Chicago is the best city in the world!

I’ve gathered events and ways for you to contribute to the cause.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. That’s why the The Peninsula Hotel Chicago created the “1000 Cranes Tree” as part of their HOPE for JAPAN initiative. The Peninsula Chicago invites fans to visit the hotel, donate a minimum of $5 to the Japanese Red Cross Society and hang a crane on the “Tree of 1000 Cranes”. The concierge can take a photo of you next to the tree and it is uploaded to the Peninsula’s Facebook page! Additionally, Peninsula Chicago invites you to join them for a special Japanese Afternoon Tea with The Japanese Red Cross Society receiving 100% of the profits for each Japanese Afternoon Tea set sold. Now that’s what I call a great time for a greater cause!

Return.rebuild.reconnect is a dinner fundraiser at Yoshi’s cafe, benefiting Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake relief on April 6th. Along with what sounds like an amazingly scrumptious 4 course dinner, you will get to enjoy a classic Japanese dance performance by Fujima Shunojo Sensei. Cost is $125 and you can RSVP by calling Yoshi’s Cafe at (773) 248-6160.

Hope, a night of Jazz, Blues and World music is a benefit for the people of Japan that will be held at Jazz Showcase. Event will be on April 12th.  There’s a $30 suggested donation at the door and all proceeds will go to The Japanese Red Cross. Visit the Japan America Society of Chicago page for more details.

Another event that the JASC is holding is a business card exchange on April 28th at District Bar. Not only do you get  network with fellow young professionals, 50% of total bar sales will go to The Japanese Red Cross so get your business cards ready!

Have any more? Add your suggestions in the comments box!

 

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Sami Ari is a lover of everything Chicago, from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to the Magnificent Mile to the Promontory Point in Hyde Park. Addicted to tweetups and meeting new people as well as seeing films and writing all about it on Samiari.net and tweeting at @samiari Always a learning sponge absorbing everything about Tech, Social Media, Marketing and PR.

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  8. Lulu says:

    I heard Billy Dec on the radio today talking about a Japan fundraiser event at Sunda this Friday April 15. If you’ve been to a Billy Dec party, you know it’s gonna a great time! And the food at Sunda is always delicious!
    You can find more info here – http://bit.ly/gbOF3N

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