Day Of Service 2011

Sunday, September 11th    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every fall, Hands On Tokyo organizes an annual event called Day Of Service (DOS) which engages over 200 volunteers in larger-scale service activities to meet needs raised by our partners. This year, in light of the recent East Japan Earthquake, DOS projects focused on increasing awareness and supporting the reconstruction & rebuilding of Tohoku areas.  

Location: Former Iikura Elementary School   
                 Minato-ku Higashi Azabu 2-1-1
                 5-min walk from Akabane Station (Oedo Line)
                10-min walk from Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya Line)

Admission Fee: Free!!

Thank you very much for coming to the DOS.

Because of your support and generosity, we were able to donate approx. 300,000 yen to Ishinomaki City!    


DOS Program Description

Highlight #1: Two guest speakers from Tohoku gave a 40-minute presentation
          ** Guest Speaker #1: Mr. Yuya Kimura
                       - Kinoya Canning Factory in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture
                       - Presentation: 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
                       - About: How the tsunami affected Kinoya Canning Factory and their past, present, and future rebuilding efforts 

           ** Guest Speaker #2: Mr. Taiken Hatayama (Buddhist monk)
                       - Buddhist Monk at ManshoTemple in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture
                       - Presentation Time: 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
                       - About: Voices of the affected people and their experiences.

Highlight #2: Food booths include: popcorn, cotton candy, yakisoba, franks, shaved ice, and drinks

Highlight #3: Store booths included: Bake Sale, special goods from Tohoku (canned fish from Kinoya Canning Factory,goods made from inkstone, snacks, handmade bracelets, handmade scourer, etc) 

Highlight #4: Game booths included: Mr. Kurosaki's magic show, scooping game, balloon art, etc.

Highlight #5: Tribute art section (photos of Tohoku, photos of HOT disaster relief projects, and art pieces from Wakabaryo Children's Home, Minano Hiroba "Wakaba", Fujisawa Ikusei Kai, and Willowbrook International School.

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Volunteer Recruitment

We recruited volunteers for the following days: 
       - Friday, Sept. 9th         1:00 PM - 5:00 PM             Gymnasium set up 
       - Saturday, Sept. 10th    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM            Schoolyard set up 
       - Sunday, Sept. 11th      9:00 AM - 10:00 AM           Prep for the event
                                           10:00 AM - 3:00 PM           Main event  
                                            3:00 PM - 7:00 PM            Clean up