Charity work is a crutial part of my support system
IVG Fundraising Groupに入る前
I had been living in Japan for about 4 years before joined IVG. During that time, work was my focus and I was enjoying the freedom that came after graduating college. Since then I've change jobs and went from full-time to part-time work. It was during this lull that I strongly felt that my free time could be better utilized. I reached out to several volunteer groups around Tokyo, but it wasn't until I talked to a few members of IVG that I really felt I could make a big impact. I have been volunteering since I was a little; helping out in the public library in my hometown. I really missed contributing to the community and building relationships with the people you meet while volunteering. IVG helped me regain that feeling.
Currently, I'm helping with communications (i.e social media, management tools, tech) and I love it. I'm usually really busy two months before our biggest event which is the Yamathon. It's a huge undertaking and without everyone's help, I don't know how it'd all get done! After this I'll be helping to host post-event in an effort to build a more connected community. Aside from the Yamathon, we also help with promoting other events we create along side charity groups.
IVG Fundraising Groupについて
We want to touch other people's lives and offer support, love and strength to the people who go through struggles of a disaster or poverty or otherwise. Through these ties, we're able to make the world a little better and build a better community. It's also a great mood booster to be around positive thinking and encouraging attitudes.
The bigger our social presence is the more awareness of the charity is spread and usually more interest. I hope we can continue the good work we've been a part of and get more people to join our events. More people means more donations for the charity who, in the end, is the true winner.