>Tokyo IS Support Drop Center

>(Editor’s note: The following posting is taking from a request for volunteers by the Tokyo IS Support Drop center, and some information about their activities culled from their web page.

Tokyo International School as an Emergency Supply Center to drop off the supplies listed below to be delivered by truck to the Tohoku region to support the 1,000’s of people in many shelters who are in desperate need of these supplies. They collaborating with Second Harvest Japan to collect these supplies and the delivery them to Tohoku.

They need at least two people working in two shifts to be at TIS from 9 AM – 7 PM on a daily basis to be able to receive these supplies. We will organize these things in the lobby of TIS and they will be picked up on a regular basis. We will be available to start receiving these items from Tuesday, March 22nd at 9 AM (Sunday & Monday holiday with no delivery). Please send an e-mail to us through http://www.support.tokyois.com/ if you are willing to volunteer to sort the items and box them to be sent to those in need.

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Tokyo International School & TEDxTokyo communities have partnered with Second Harvest Japan to receive needed supplies at Tokyo International School for immediate delivery to the disaster areas.

Tokyo International School Emergency Supply Center

We have decided to use Tokyo International School as an Emergency Supply Center to drop off the supplies listed below to be delivered by truck to the Tohoku region to support the 1,000′s of people in many shelters who are in desperate need of these supplies. We are collaborating with Second Harvest Japan to collect these supplies and the delivery them to Tohoku. They have already been receiving and sending supplies to those in need.
We need at least two people working in two shifts to be at TIS from 9 AM – 7 PM on a daily basis to be able to receive these supplies. We will organize these things in the lobby of TIS and they will be picked up on a regular basis. We will be available to start receiving these items from Tuesday, March 22nd at 9 AM (Sunday & Monday delivery companies closed). Please send complete message form  if you are willing to volunteer to sort the items and box them to be sent to those in need.

What do we need to send?

Any unexpired and unopened food that does NOT require refrigeration.
Ear plugs, earphones, eye masks, rice, retort-pouch food, canned food, emergency ration type of food, baby bottles, baby formulas, baby food, calorie-mate (energy bars),
portable water tanks, bottled water, portable water filters, paper cups, plastic bottles, portable gas stoves, solid fuels, camping pots, lanterns, blue sheets (plastic sheets), ropes, toilet paper, tissues, wet wipes, paper diapers, menstrual pads, medicines , emergency kit, masks, contact lens solution, mouth wash/gargles, soaps, shampoos (the kinds that don’t need water are good),
towels, blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, helmets, flash lights, slippers, batteries, candles, lighters, gasoline, kerosene, can openers, bottle openers, folding knives, trash bags, headache medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, pain killers, sanitizers, paper plates, paper cups, plastic spoons, plastic forks and chopsticks.

Please do not send us expired food, opened packages or any clothing!

Also, please pay for shipping when you send your donation. 

Send to all items by takubin or post to:
TIS Disaster Relief Supplies 3-4-22 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Phone: 090 6569-7038
Or drop it off at Tokyo International School
Please send your e-mail message with your inquiry or willingness to support by entering your information in Contact us on the right hand column.

Sincerely,
Tokyo International School & TEDxTokyo Communities in collaboration with Second Harvest Japan

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