Socks for Japan Speech

Delivered at the Green Humanity conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 26, 2012.

Visit the Socks for Japan page.


  1. Jenny Ford
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Dear Jason,
    Thank you for your remembrance of March 11. You and your volunteers did such a wonderful thing. You have definitely created a perfect model for small organizers of compassionate relief that can be used in any disaster, and maybe it can be used in the ongoing, worldwide disaster of poverty.
    Thank you and warmest regards,

    • Posted April 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Jenny, and how nice to see your name here! I do hope the SFJ model works in future disasters. Part of the beauty of running it in Japan was that Japan is filled with so many giving, attentive, hard-working people that assembling an effective volunteer team was easy.

  2. Etsu Garfias
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Dear Jason –
    Thank you so much for the remembrance of March 11 – so glad to see and hear you speak about the project. I still get very emotional seeing the photos as I did seeing the project in progress. Many thanks to you and your colleagues and volunteers for the great work and being a role model on how to help in a crisis/disaster – with compassion, passion, integrity, postive energy, love and a simple yet effective plan.
    All the best,

    • Posted April 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

      Of course, Etsu. It was all we could do, and I have to say that we were touched to see the packages from around the world. We were the delivery mechanism, but people who donated provided the hand-picked socks and beautifully crafted letters that brightened days. I will never forget opening those magical boxes and feeling the care pour into the room. None of us will.

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