Japan Society & HappyDoll present:
“HappyDolls for Tohoku”
Sunday, March 11, 1-2:30PM
FREE @Japan Society
HappyDoll.org will hold an event on March 11th as part of the month-long event series at Japan Society, One Year Later: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.
Children are invited to design and create HappyDolls to be sent to children in Tohoku, Japan. HappyDolls are smiling ambassadors of hope, made by children for children, cheering and comforting those in need. Singer AK Akemi Kakihara will lead a short sing-a-long at the end of the session.
TIME/DATE: Sunday, March 11th, 1-2:30 PM
PLACE: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street (bet 2nd & 1st Avenue)
Pre-registration: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 715-1275 and provide the number of children and adults. Pre-registration is suggested, however, same-day registration is also welcome.
Japan Society will commemorate the one-year anniversary of March 11, 2011 with a day of reflection, panels, documentary screenings, a photographic exhibit, and events for families and children throughout March 6-20.
To learn more about HappyDoll.org, visit www.happydoll.org or call 212-769-8962 for further questions.
Please help us spread the word to friends and their children. We look forward to seeing you there!
What is a HappyDoll? HappyDoll.org is a New York non-profit founded in the beginning of 2011 to connect children around the world using dolls made by children as traveling ambassadors with messages of hope. HappyDoll.org works with children from all backgrounds, visiting schools, hospitals, after-school programs, events, and even birthday parties!
Kazuko Minamoto, Deputy Director of Japan Society Education Programs states, “We are very excited about our partnership with HappyDoll to bring children together in the New York area through HappyDoll for Tohoku. Each HappyDoll created is a one-of-a kind empowering envoy that enables our local children to connect with children in the affected areas in Japan. We are grateful to be able to provide the opportunity to our local children through this collaboration.”
Nozomi Terao, Executive Director of HappyDoll.org says, “We are very excited to collaborate with Japan Society to engage families and children at this special event. Each HappyDolls made by children, filled with their hopes and love, will travel to another child as a reminder that they are not alone. We want to empower children and help them discover that they can make a difference for someone, somewhere, who may be going through a difficult time."