On Thursday, March 24th my company, VIZ Media, will be having a fundraiser to help those in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear hazards. VIZ imports Japanese manga and anime so it’s our opportunity to help. From the release:
Time: Thursday, March 24th from 4PM – 7PM
Location: Sweetie’s; 475 Francisco Street (between Mason and Powell)
More Info: 21 and over only.
Don’t worry we’ll have more fundraisers soon.
Enjoy a pint and send your good wishes towards the rebuilding of Japan. Share a shot with the people who help bring you your favorite manga and anime AND help rebuild the country that it all comes from.
Sweetie’s will donate 10% of revenue and all proceeds from the prize raffle will go to Artists Help Japan in a partnership with Give2Asia.
Can’t go, but want to donate?
Go to http://give2asia.org/artistshelp to donate to the cause!
If you’re a manga and/or anime fan this will be an opportunity for you to come mingle with some of the folks who bring you your special kind of crack. I have it on good authority that there will be a raffle, too, and given all the toys we get here at work you might enjoy what is given away, too.
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2 Responses to “Relief by the Pint”
- Rosa says (March 22nd, 2011 at 16:15:03 )
I wouldn’t like for this comment to be taken out of context but I heard on NPR that Americans have given up till now 87$M dollars and that it is possible that the infrastructure (in Japan mostly) is not ready to give/absorb this help.
There are a series of aspects that lead to this comment and if you are interested you can find more about it here:
It appears that before giving away money it is necessary to do a thinking exercise. Good intentions are not always the best intentions neither the most welcome.
I must say that I find it a little cynical to go to a bar and have a good time thinking that we are solving a problem to people who are suffering. I might be a little harsh here but this is my opinion.
- douglas says (March 22nd, 2011 at 17:11:25 )
This is exactly a point I had brought up with our people here and I’ve been assured this won’t be a problem. So anyone who’s worried with our fundraiser: don’t!