Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) raised more than $13,000 for the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) “Aloha for Japan” disaster relief effort.
The company-wide “Ganbare Japan” initiative raised money through open house collections, internal fund-raising, and special raffles.
JASH is a nonprofit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.
“With so many individuals within our CBP ohana who have friends, relatives, clients, and business affiliates in Japan, it was only natural that we launched a campaign to help provide monetary support to those in Japan who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami,” said Chason Ishii, CBP President. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all the people of Japan.”
A special committee from the King Street office teamed with CBP’s internal volunteer program, Agents for Change, to launch the company-wide project, “Ganbare Japan,” or, “We are rooting for you, Japan.”
CBP agents collected checks from potential home buyers who attended open houses on March 27, April 2, and April 10. Old Republic Title & Escrow of Hawaii donated 120 house-shaped cardboard boxes that were used as donation receptacles at each open house.
Internally, CBP held a special raffle of items, each valued at $100 or more, donated by the five area offices and CBP administration. Agents and employees also made monetary donations.
“We are extremely grateful to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties for its contribution to Japan-America Society of Hawaii’s ‘Aloha for Japan’ disaster relief efforts,” said JASH
President Edwin P. Hawkins. “It is really heart-warming to see Hawaii businesses such as Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties step up and lead the way in providing monetary support towards the on-going relief efforts in Japan. All donations received will be used exclusively to fund the Japanese Red Cross Society or other eligible Japan organizations in their relief efforts.”