Category Archives: Socks for Japan

Preparing for Phase II

On Saturday, October 8, Socks for Japan will embark on its first Phase II distribution, to Ishinomaki. Phase I ran from March 13 to July 7. Phase II will run from October 1, 2011 to March 12, 2012. Sunday, March 11, 2012 will mark the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. As the situation […]

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Finding Reina

One of our donors, Bonnie, posted the following on our Letters from Survivors page on June 14: “I received an email from a recipient of the socks that my girl scout troop collected. Thank you, Socks for Japan, for all of your hard work!” Here’s the email: Hello. Nice to meet you. My name is […]

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Socks for Summer

On July 6, Socks for Japan embarked on its 32nd and final distribution for Phase I of its relief effort connecting supporters from around the world with survivors of Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Our HiAce van carried 8,800 pairs of socks and letters to Ishinomaki and Onagawa, and we surpassed 150,000 pairs distributed. […]

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First Phase Complete

A hearty thank-you to all of the donors and volunteers who launched Socks for Japan quickly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and kept it going strong during the critical early months following the disaster. Your generosity in time, money, and work hours warmed the feet and cheered the hearts of tens of thousands […]

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Upbeat Students

We’ve been distributing socks to schools and temporary neighborhoods recently. On June 1, Socks for Japan spent an entire day within the school system of Watari-cho, one of the first towns we visited back in March when tsunami water still stood on ruined roadways and dampened shelter floors. Throughout this disaster, Japanese people have remained […]

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