29 May 2023

Connections Supports Local Children's Home

Connections helped furnish the Salvation Army's newest children’s home in Tokyo.

Opened in May, Acacia House is a group home that provides a comfortable setting for six children between the ages of 3 and 18.

Connections’ donation of ¥1 million was used to purchase furniture and appliances for the home, the second such facility to receive assistance from the group.

The Salvation Army's Colonel Stephen Morris says the aim of the home is to provide a stable environment for the children in their care.

“It is important to help them enjoy their childhood, all the while preparing them for adulthood,” he says. “Clearly this is not an easy task, but generous gifts like the one from Connections helps us provide the home-style environment that is integral to normalizing their childhood.”

Photo: (l–r) Ken Hanasaki of the Salvation Army, Connections’ Gabriele Kirschner and Marie Briganti, Colonel Stephen Morris, Colonel Wendy Morris and Connections’ Lina Raffone