2013年11月11日月曜日

Festival Charities for 2013

To begin our upcoming posts over the next month we will start with this year's charities!

The JCAF Committee has decided that 2013 is a great opportunity to give back to the communities that have supported us over the years! This year the collected donations will be split three way. The theme behind the split is Australia, Japan and the World.

The three charities we will be supporting this year are the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, the World Food Programme and Ashinaga.

All donations collected throughout the day will be split evenly 3 ways and donated to these 3 charities so please, during the festival feel free to make a donation and help support these great charities.


The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation
The projects, initiatives and activities funded by donated money creates outcomes that are above and beyond the hospital's normal day-to-day activities. They ensure the highest standard of care and ongoing improvements  in paediatric healthcare outcomes for all children.
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Ashinaga (English)
あしなが育英会(日本語)
Ashinaga's mission:
To utilize broad-based philanthropic support to achieve the following:
  • Provision of scholarships, in the form of interest-free loans.
  • Promotion of educational endeavors. 
  • Provision of emotional support to children who have lost one or both parents as a result of illness, accident/disaster, or suicide, as well as children who have a parent with a disability that prevents them from working.
Blurb taken from this page
あしなが育英会は、広く社会からのご支援によって、保護者が亡くなったり、著しい後遺障害のため働けない家庭の子どもたちを物心両面で支えることで、「暖かい心」「広い視野」「行動力」「国際性」を兼ね備え、人類社会に貢献するボランティア精神に富んだ人材を育成することを目的としています。
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World Food Program (English)
国連WFP(日本語)
WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. 
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国連WFPは、飢餓のない世界を目指して活動する国連の食糧支援機関です。
Blurb taken from this page

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