#SHARING DECEMBER 2020
#SHARING DECEMBER 2020
The end of the year is the time when we celebrate our achievements with our community of supporters. This year, instead of our usual Winter Party, we will be holding “Sharing December”, a month-long, online celebration, fundraising, and awareness raising event. Throughout the month, we will be sharing with you the “voices” of our program participants, including the care workers, program staff, and former campers. You can hear directly how much impact Mirai no Mori and its programs had on them and on the children we serve. And we will conclude the event with live streaming, featuring former program participants. Stay tuned for more exciting details to come!
Please join us in Sharing December to celebrate what we have achieved together, and to continue the support for the children.
Dates: Tuesday, December 1 through Thursday, December 31
Participation methods: (more to be added soon!)
- Spread the word with Like!, Follow, and Share on SNS: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
- Sign up for a e-newsletter to get the latest updates
- Purchase KEEN Charity Shirt
- Enjoy Charity Menus at our restaurant and cafe partners
- Join in our charity auction for exclusive items
- Watch our videos and share with your friends and family
- Join us in our live-streaming event on December 22nd
- Join our 100+ monthly supporter campaign >> Sign up now
⭐️ JOIN KEEN Live Streaming Viewing event
Join us online to watch live streaming with your friends. You will have a chance to talk to the guests after the show.
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 22nd, 6 pm-8 pm
*Remo is a virtual event venue and networking platform. Good chance to catch up to an old friend or meet a new one!
*Joining us on Remo requires pre-registration. Please register through this form.
DJ Ishikawa will be talking to Jeff, the vice-chair, and Kozue, the executive director, about the Mirai no Mori activities this year. He will also welcome special guests to talk to them about their experience and involvement with Mirai no Mori.
Tomoya is a Mirai no Mori graduate, and the documentary film’s focus, “My Invincible Compass” by Matt Miller. He will be talking to us about how he decided to be the “voices” for the children.
Naoji Takeda, KEEN Japan General Manager, will be talking to us about KEEN’s involvement, as well as his involvement with Mirai no Mori.
Marin Minamiya, a Mirai no Mori Ambassador, will be joining us to talk about her collaboration for creating a new charity t-shirt.
There will also be a drawing for special prizes for the participants during the event.
*You can also view the Live Show on Youtube at the same time. Link will be shared later.
⭐️ WATCH “Voices” video series
We have asked program participants about Mirai no Mori and its impact, and throughout December, we will be sharing the videos so that you could hear their “voices” directly.
- Care workers
The care workers spend the time with the children the most and have the utmost interest in children’s growth and development, and for their success after they leave their homes. We have many children and care workers that continue to come back and join Mirai no Mori programs over the years. We asked them what Mirai no Mori means to them and to the children.
- Camp staff
In order to create the unique Mirai no Mori environment, it is essential to have program staff with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and languages. Positive interactions with the staff broaden the children’s horizons and provide special learning opportunities. We asked repeating camp staff about Mirai no Mori and why they continue to be involved.
- Program graduates
Since our start of Leader in Training program in 2017, eight participants have graduated from high school and started living independently. We asked some of them to look back on their Mirai no Mori experiences and the plan for their future.
⭐️ PURCHASE KEEN Charity T-shirts!
That being said, our first line is almost out of inventory! Colors and sizes are limited, so grab yours while you can. >>Charity T-shirts available for purchase from KEEN’s website
This first line was designed by KEEN ambassador, wood carver, and Nihon University art professor Mr. Kurakake in 2018. His design was inspired by Mirai no Mori’s tagline, “Change begins in the outdoors.” The concept represents the “mirai (future)” itself, depicting two trees from the Mirai no Mori logo. The first large tree grows strongly with its roots firmly in the earth, and the second grows among fellow trees of the forest.
⭐️ Support through the Charity Auction
4 premium listings donated by the supporters of Mirai no Mori will be put up for auctions. All sales from these auctions will be donated to Mirai no Mori. Enjoy our diverse and unique listings!
【Item details and listing dates】
- Antique Japanese Painting – Chrysanthemum (12/3 – 12/6)
As seen on the Japanese Imperial crest, chrysanthemum flower is a popular flower in Japan with great symbolism. This beautiful painting is an antique Japanese painting of chrysanthemum.
- Antique Japanese Painting – The tail of Genji (12/10 – 12/13)
This pair of antique Japanese paintings illustrate the “The Tale of Genji”. Written in the early 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu, noblewoman and lady-in-waiting, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of Japanese literature and is generally considered the world’s first novel.
- Signed Olympics Items (12/17~12/19)
A set of limited items from the Olympics. The 4 items are donated and signed by Hiroaki Hiraoka, the Judo silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics.
- Signed Documentary Poster (12/20~12/22)
A film poster signed by a model and actress Sahel Rosa. Rosa narrates the documentary film “My Invincible Compass” directed by our ambassador Matt Miller and sponsored by KEEN Japan.
⭐️ ENJOY Charity Menus: The tastiest way to do social-good!
- Cafe monaca Cakes&Cookies (Mitake, Tokyo: 2 minutes walk from Mitake Station on the JR Ome Line)
🎄 KEEN Secret Charity Sale
Exclusive to Mirai no Mori supporters! KEEN Secret Charity sale takes place online from December 16th to 23rd. The coupon code will be shared via e-newsletter, so sign up now!
Our Sponsors and Partners
🌟 Special Sponsor：
🎥 Video partners：
- Satoshi Aoki
- Nayalan Moodley (DARC)
- Anna Mukai
🍴 Charity Menu partners：
🎁 Charity Auction item donors:
- Hiroaki Hiraoka
- American Airlines
🎄 Christmas Gifts partners：