Scholarship Fund Update! A BIG past few days for us! ¥581,476 left to go! THANKS EVERYONE!

Our deadline is quickly approaching (March 20) Please help us continue to spread the word!

volunteerAKITA is NOW accepting online donations for our scholarship fund thanks to Andy Anderson and The Taylor Anderson Memorial Gift Fund!

Just write in “volunteerAKITA Scholarship Fund” in the comments section of the giving page

Donate now!


Below is our volunteerAKITA bank account information for those living in Japan who wish to donate through a furikomi bank transfer.


【店名/store name】八六八(ハチロクハチ/hachirokuhachi)
【店番/store number】868
【貯金種目/type】普通預金 (futsuuyokin)
【口座番号/account number】1930873


If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact us at any time at 080-3337-5436 (English) and 080-5563-3547 (日本語)


Scholarship Fund UPDATE!

Hey everyone! A BIG THANKS for all the support! With all the donations that came in this week we have ¥695,461 left to raise for our scholarship fund. Please help us continue to spread the word and for more information regarding the scholarship fund please check out the proposal in the sidebar under “volunteerAKITA Scholarship Fund” or feel free to contact us anytime!

Much love,

The vA crew

Ski Trip Fundraiser

In order to raise funds for our Scholarship fund we are running a charity Ski trip in Shizukuishi. But first we will be going to Mishuku Nakagawa, participating in a cultural activity, and then feasting on local tradition foods called “Jukko dishes” while washing it down with doburoku (home made sake). The owner of Mishuku Nakagawa, Mr. Nakagawa, is one of the few licensed producers of doburoku in all of Japan. His doburoku is called “Ichi no Shizuku” (一の雫). The schedule is outlined below:

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
13:30 ~ Meet at Minshuku Nakagawa (174 Shinogawara Nagayama, Shizukuishi, Iwate)
14:00 ~ Cultural activity; making homemade yogurt and mochi
16:00 ~ Free time (buy doburoku, visit one of the local AMAZING onsens, chill)
18:00 ~ Feast like Kings and Queens on local Jukko dishes while downing copious amounts of doburoku and various other drinks!
21:00 ~ Spend the night

Saturday, March 4th, 2012
7:30 ~ Delicious breakfast
9:30 ~ Arrive at Shizukuishi Ski Jo and enjoy all the powder Iwate has to offer!! (ticket valid until 4pm)
13:30 ~ When finished on the mountain you can enjoy a complimentary onsen at the Prince Hotel (at the base of the ski jo)

Up to 30 members can attend this event. (Currently we have 12 signed up)
Cost: ¥10,000 (includes cultural activity, dinner, loads of drinks including doburoku, accommodation, all day ski pass at Shizukuishi Ski Jo, onsen ticket)

This is an open event, so please forward it to anyone you think may be interested in attending.

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