SF STARTUPS FOR JAPAN RELIEF
ANNOUCEMENT Make Your Donation Go Twice As Far!
SunBridge Partners and the Miner Foundation have generously offered to match the first $25,000 with a donation to the Japanese Red Cross.
ANNOUCEMENT Make Your Donation Fee Free!
MogoTix has generously offered to waive their fee when signing up for the event on their website.
On March 11, 2011 magnitude-8.9 earthquake hit off the shore of Japan, unleashing a 23-foot (seven-meter) tsunami and leaving enormous destruction in its wake.
Thousands have been killed in this disaster and many more have been left homeless, as the tsunami swept through, causing mass destruction and setting off widespread fires that burned out of control.
To lend support to the people of Japan, several bay area startups are hosting a benefit to raise money to directly support the children of Japan.
100% of proceeds will go to Save the Children Japan, an organization that is building infrastructure in Sendai and other affected regions to support orphaned and ill-affected youth
Save the Children has opened the first child-friendly space in Japan, protective environments where children can gather to play and share their experiences under the supervision of trained, caring adults. This enables parents to search for those who are still missing or begin the process of rebuilding their lives.
If you are interested in finding more infomation on how they plan to use the funds raised, we believe you will find this link helpful.www.savethechildren.org/atf/cf/%7B9DEF2EBE-10AE-432C-9BD0-DF91D2EBA74A%7D/save-the-children-japan-earthquake-brief-20110317.pdf
Save the Children is an extremely well run organization. It has a long track record of effectively responding to disasters. It has won numerous awards for it's effectiveness in translating donor dollars into action. In 2010, Save the Children received its ninth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating.
WHEN - Wednesday, Mar 23 2011, 6 - 8:30PM
WHERE - pariSoma Innovation Loft, 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA
WHAT -Suggested donation $10-20, Donated drinks and appetizers available
Sponsored by: AutomotiveForums.com, Beach Chalet, DriverSide, Global Lives Project, IncentAlign, Involver, Miner Foundation, pariSoma Innovation Loft, SunBridge Partners
Join us on facebook: http://tinyurl.com/startups4japanfb
If you're a start-up and would like to join as a co-sponsor, please contact Jack.Oholleran@incentalign.com