SEN BA ZURU – 1,000 CRANES INITIATIVE

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“We are very loyal to Tonari Gumi because they were so good to my mother. Being all-alone in your home and nobody to talk to, this place is something that people can come to and socialize. And I think that’s what a lot of people need. I’m – you know – I feel that way too myself.” – Myttsu Fugeta

For decades, Japanese Canadians and new immigrant seniors have come to rely on Tonari Gumi as a home-away-from home, a place to meet friends, and a place to find support. 

In 2013 Tonari Gumi moved to 42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, a move made possible by a key supporter. With this wonderful gift bestowed upon us, it is our responsibility to raise the funds to make this Japanese community resource centre meaningful and accessible to the community. 

So, we are launching our 1,000 Cranes Initiative. Your support is critical to help maintain these programs, services and our new Japanese community resource centre.

With every donation of $100, you will receive one origami crane folded just for you by our volunteers and seniors in appreciation of your support.

Your donation will be used to provide programs and services that help care for and support our seniors at our Japanese community resource centre and in the community.

Your donation will also be used to maintain and grow our resource centre to provide a unique environment for all generations of Japanese Canadians, new immigrants, and all Canadians, to come together to support one another, exchange information, share experiences and create lasting friendships.

Please help ensure the people we love receive the care and support they need to live happy lives when they need it.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ANNUAL REQUIREMENT ANNUAL NEEDS
Lighthouse 'Iki Iki' $20,000
Lunch Program $7,500
Meals on Wheels $5,000
Tech 2 Go $5,000
TG Cruiser Program $2,500
Telephone Buddies $2,500
Friendly Visitation $2,500
STAFFING ANNUAL REQUIREMENT ANNUAL NEEDS
Programs, Services & Lighthouse 'Iki Iki' Coordinator $20,000
BUILDING PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ANNUAL REQUIREMENT ANNUAL NEEDS
Making it Your Home Fund $50,000
SPONSORSHIPS ANNUAL REQUIREMENT ANNUAL NEEDS
Golf Tournament $15,000
Sake Tasting $15,000
Nikkei Plus $5,000
ANNUAL GOAL $150,000