CHILL, founded in 2003 by the Burton family, has been providing opportunities for at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports around the world. In 2012-13 winter seasons NPO CHILL Japan held a total of 5 events at ski areas in Tohoku region, inviting children from the disaster areas: Kamaishi [...]
Sandy Relief Update #1: In partnering with Waves 4 Water to restore the Coney Island fire house, we at Fashion Girls for Humanity have kick started our first Sandy Relief initiative by providing equipment, furniture and tools lost due to Sandy to fire stations in Brooklyn and Queens. One of the first fire stations we [...]
On March 11th, 2011, the North-Eastern coast of Japan was struck by a terrible earthquake, followed a few minutes later by a tsunami that laid waste to cities and villages in the whole region. Many buildings were destroyed and many people died in the event. In the aftermaths of the catastrophe, and before the reconstruction [...]
We have sponsored Toyo Ito’s lecture on Architecture’s Direction Post-March 11 on Monday, October 15, at Japan Society. He has shown images of Tohoku, showing the reality of delayed reconstruction. His volunteer projects, however, are becoming realized primarily through private funding such as that of Fashion Girls for Humanity. He has shown images of realized [...]
Over 100 designs and models for the fifth “Home for All” with construction expenses primarily funded by Fashion Girls were shown at the 13th Architecture Biennale in the Japan Pavilion which was awarded the Golden Lion Prize.
We have donated a total of $267,000 to Japan Soceity’s Earthquake Fund in 2011.