It has taken almost a year to find a clear need that we can contribute to. In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that destroyed many coastal towns in the Tohoku region, Renew Yamada will be making a push to raise funds in the next coming weeks. We hope to assist in acquiring new playground equipment and supplies that were washed away from the elementary school children of Yamada.
Emi has organized two events in Las Vegas for this cause. Our goal is to increase our donations which can be made by pushing the donate button on this website.
The first event is a double dance class (beginners and intermediate hip hop) hosted at The Dance Zone on Eastern on March 11th, the one year anniversary. You need only have the desire to move and have fun to participate. Fuku Burger will be on location there, selling burgers. Join the class, spread the word to interested parties, come and watch, have a burger, or make a donation by paypal on this website.
The second event will be held on March 13th during Las Vegas’s popular “Tuesday’s Blend”. Talented groups and artists in and around Las Vegas showcase once a month at the beautiful club at the Hard Rock Cafe overlooking the strip. The event starts late, is lively and fun and is geared to the young or young at heart. I attended the December gathering to watch Miki perform and although I needed a nap to make it to the end it was an energy packed evening. The March events proceed will go to Renew Yamada. Many talented dance groups will perform, there will be a special appearance by Las Vegas’s Japanese Taiko group, Korabo and also a cool raffle with a variety of prizes. The list of prizes include Artist’s renderings by local artists, cookie arrangements from CookieZoo, gift certificates for Opera Las Vegas, massages, restaurants, bikram yoga and more. Please purchase raffle tickets ahead of time by contacting Emi at [email protected] No need to be present to win the gift certificates.
Emi and Miki have engaged a large group of young, talented and motivated people. Renew Yamada is grateful to them and to all who have supported this effort.
For those who still want to help, you can donate gift certificates for the raffle or did I mention, make a direct donation by paypal on our website. Any assistance and donations are appreciated. We are a 501(c)3, therefore all donations are tax deductible.