Connections Supports Local Causes
Connections donated a total of ¥7.8 million to local causes this year.
Twelve organizations received funds raised through various Connections events, including November's International Bazaar holiday sale.
“The reflection of our hard work and support can be seen throughout our great city, from the delight of a child unwrapping holiday gifts to the free counseling services to those in need,” says Vanessa Thomas, president of Connections.
The nonprofits supported include Tokyo homeless shelter Sanyukai, Multicultural Center Tokyo, which helps immigrant children and their families, and the Salvation Army, which is using the donation to build a children's home in the city.
"Construction is under way and the new home's grand opening will be sometime in the spring," says the Salvation Army's Colonel Stephen Morris (pictured with members of Connections).