Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Japan Relief

As you may (or may not) know, one of the students in the morning class is Japanese. Her family, luckily, was not directly affected by the earthquake and tsunami. They are working to help raise money to aid the people who were affected in Japan.

There are some events happening in Toronto in the upcoming weeks. On Sunday April 10th (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)there will be a fundraising flea market & bake sale at Ikebata Nursery School (6 Garamond court, Donmills) You can park for free at the Japanese Cultural Centre. There will be balloon art, origami and Japanese baked snacks.

On April 9th and 10 there will be bake sales in many locations in Toronto. The event is called Toronto Bakes for Japan!

On Saturday there will be a bake sale at the Farmers Market at the Evergreen Brickworks (9am-1pm)

On Sunday from 11 am-3pm there will be bake sales in the west end at Liberty Noodle, The Rivoli, Cafe Diplomatico, and Amaranto Cafe. Please see tiffintales for more details.

If you would like to help, but cannot come to the bake sale, you can donate money to the Red Cross. The Canadian Red Cross site is here.

We will also be making origami cranes (am and pm class). Osh Kosh has a "Cranes for Kids" Program. For every crane that we make (and send to them) , Osh Kosh will donate one article of clothing to children in Japan. (We are making the "easy origami cranes" from the website :). Osh Kosh also allows you to take a picture of each crane and upload it to facebook. One per email though.

As a class, the morning class will be writing a letter (or some letters) to some children in Japan to tell them that we are thinking about them. If anyone from the morning or the afternoon class would like to put a personal note in our envelope you are very welcome to. We will be mailing it on April 15 .

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