|Date:||May 17, 2015|
|Venue:||Moricoro Park, Nagakute|
Washinkan Children's Home (Nagoya) Washinkan Children's Home runs a home for children who come from families with difficult circumstances. The Walkathon Committee donated ￥1,000,000 to provide financial support for children who wish to go to college after leaving the Washinkan home.
Yoneyama Ryo Petit Village (Okazaki) Yoneyama Ryo Petit Village provides a home for children who come from families with difficult circumstances. ￥300,000 was donated to support the expenses for 2-day field trip to encourage children's development and growth.
Nanzan Ryo (Nagoya) Nanzan Ryo provides a home for children who come from families with difficult circumstances. ￥300,000 was donated to support expenses of a two-day ski trip for junior and senior high school students.
NPO Childline Aichi (Nagoya) NPO Childline Aichi provides the telephone hotline service for young people up to 18 years of age. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ¥100,000 to support publishing expenses of telephone hotline service cards for children who have suffered abuse and endured through difficult problems.
NPO CAPNA (Nagoya) NPO CAPNA (Child Abuse Prevention Network Aichi) provides a hotline service and shelter for children and their mothers who have suffered from child abuse. 200,000 yen was donated to cover the annual cost of email counseling service for children and parents who have suffered from child abuse.
Safuran Seikatsuen (Nagoya) Safuran Kai provides a communal home and workplace for the mentally and physically challenged. This home allows them to do such as making and selling cookies and hand-made postcards, mats and textiles, and collecting cans and paper for recycling. The Walkathon Committee donated ￥150,000 for supporting expenses of an annual day trip.
Shirasagi Fukushien (Tsushima) Shirasagi Fukushien provides a workplace and recreational programs, such as rehabilitation service, for the mentally and physically challenged. ￥200,000 was donated to support the expenses of an annual one-day trip.
Support 2 (Nagoya) Support 2 provides support for severely challenged people in this community. The Walkathon Committee donated 300,000 yen to help provides Japanese “wadaiko” drum lessons for people who are physically challenged.
Nagoya Te o Tsunagu Ikuseikai (Nagoya) “Nagoya Te o Tsunagu Ikuseikai” provides support for people with mental disabilities to become more self-reliant and get them involved in social activities. They hope to improve the social welfare system and develop more social awareness and support from the community so that people with disabilities are able to have as normal a life as possible and become contributing members to society. Having disabilities prevent them from participating community activities against their will. “Nagoya Te o Tsunagu Ikuseikai” is working to help them become more self-reliant as they face a variety of stark challenges such as aging and death of parents/guardians who typically look after them. The Walkathon Committee donated ￥400,000 to support cultural activities, day trip and summer break programs for children and people with intellectual disabilities and their parents.
NPO Ami no kai (Nagoya) NPO Aimi no kai operates daycare facilities and a home help service for the challenged. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ￥500,000 to support expansion work of the roofed parking space for people who are physically challenged and use a wheelchair to get in and out of cars more smoothly in the rain.
NPO Fureai Nagoya (Nagoya) NPO Fureai Nagoya provides day care service for severely challenged children. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ￥550,000 to enable the purchase of welfare equipment for children with severe motor and intellectual disabilities.
Nagoya Christian Center Shakaikan (Nagoya) Nagoya Christian Center Shakaikan runs care centers for the young, elderly and the mentally and physically challenged. ￥400,000 was donated to help purchase a sink-cabinet in an activity room for people who are physically and mentally challenged.
Work Center Friends Hoshizaki (Nagoya) Work Center Friends Hoshizaki provides a work-place for people who are mentally and physically challenged and who cannot sustain regular employment. ￥200,000 was donated to support the installation of new kitchen equipment to provide safe meals for people who are physically and mentally challenged.
Yotsuba no Kai (Okazaki) NPO Yotsuba no Kai provides a workplace and home-help service for the mentally and physically challenged. ￥300,000 was donated to help purchase a replacement battery for their elevator.
Yutaka Fukushi Kai (Nagoya) Yutaka Fukushi Kai provides a workplace and group homes and home-help service for the mentally and physically challenged. The Walkathon Committee donated ￥300,000 towards the purchase of a refrigerated truck to deliver processed foods.
Nagoya YMCA (Nagoya) Nagoya YMCA organizes a number of charity activities and supports educational programs for children through their "Challenged Children Program". The Walkathon Committee donated ￥100,000 to support the Nagoya YMCA "YMCA International Charity Run 2015" which raised funds designated for the children with various challenges.
Make a Wish Japan “Make a Wish” is well-known in the US, but not in Japan. “Make a Wish Japan” helps children with incurable diseases between 3-18 years of age make their “wish” or dream come true. One of the most popular wishes children have is a trip to Disneyland, and ￥750,000 was donated to support purchases of Tokyo Disney Resort Passports for the children and their families.
Aichi Marrow Donor Program Support Association (Nagoya) Aichi Bone Marrow Bank Support Association supports patients and families who have undergone bone marrow transplants in this area. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ￥300,000 to support the production of an original performance featuring bone marrow transplants and bone marrow banks to raise awareness for young people.
NPO JAPAN HIV Center Chubu (Nagoya) NPO JAPAN HIV Center counsels and supports HIV patients and provides workshops to educate people. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ￥200,000 to help provide counseling & support services for PLHIV, and leaflets in English to encourage people to get HIV testing.
Friends of The Sisters (Nagoya) Friends of The Sisters provides foods to the homeless people of the Chubu area. ￥200,000 was donated to help provide much needed food supplies.
Sasashima Christian Association (Nagoya) Sasashima Christian Association provides food to homeless people in the Chubu area. The Walkathon Committee donated ￥400,000 to purchase food and supplies for the homeless.
Meguriai-no-kai (Nagoya) Meguriai-no-kai is a group of people who fled the Fukushima region after the Fukushima crisis. They hold networking events several times a year to avoid isolation and make a more comfortable life environment here. ￥200,000 was donated to cover food and activity costs to participate in a summer camp for people who fled the Fukushima region after the crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear facilities.
Boramimiyori JohoKyoku (Nagoya) Boramimiyori Johokyoku provides information on various opportunities for volunteer work. ￥150,000 was donated for supporting publishing expenses of a brochure to promote the volunteer matching site "Mimi Line".
Nagoya NGO Center (Nagoya) Nagoya NGO Center supports NGOs in Nagoya and provides educational courses for NGO staff. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ￥150,000 to support a half-year training course for people who are hoping to join NGOs (non-profit/non-government organizations).
Japan Service Dog Association (Nagakute) Japan Service Dog Association trains and promotes the training of service dogs to be able to help people with challenged. The Walkathon Committee was able to donate ￥250,000 to cover the transportation cost for dogs in order to further develop a network with overseas dog-breeders.