We have 80 little houses to date but I know there are still a few more on their way. Saturday, I set Ebi-kun to work and we packed up all the houses we have so far. Vicky sent us 101 bars of chocolate (one for Ebi-kun) and Kathryn send 100 eco-bags.
All the houses are super cute and so different, we had them for all over the world, Korea, Singapore, USA, UK, Canada, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India to name just a few and from kids that had made them too. I took a photo of each house, I was trying to think of how to use the photos to raise more money, maybe a poster or something then the money raised can be used to buy specific items that Joni knows are needed. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Once the hoses and chocolate were bagged I packed them up in boxes, the first had 40 bags in and the second 25, I think! I will hold onto the rest of the houses until the others arrive. So, if you thought you missed out you still have time, I will be needing another 17 to make it to the 100 mark. All the info is here.
Joni sent an update about the work she has been doing, you can read about it below. When I first came up with the little house idea I was thinking of the people in the temp housing but from Joni's report it sounds like those in Otomo-cho have a greater need. I told Joni that since she knows the situation best then she should decide where the little houses go. So, a big thank you to everyone who got involved, you are great! and now over to Joni, this is quite long so you might need to put the kettle on but it will give you an insight to what is going on up there right now.
|boxes filling the genkan|
|Joni's girls and the high tech delivery system!|
|Happy lady with her new seeds.|