Trip to Japan for Peace March

$1,070 of $1,390 goal

Raised by 19 people in 19 days
Kayla Worley  SOMERVILLE, MA

I have been invited to participate in the 2017 International Youth Relay Peace March Against A&H Bombs in Japan this year, held by the organization  Gensuikyo. I would be joining the first 3 legs of the march in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Shizuoka prefectures. While they are covering all expenses in Japan, I need to raise funds for travel there by the end of April!
              I’m very excited for this opportunity to march for nuclear peace in solidarity with a country that has been so affected by it. The presence of an American marcher is also very important to this organization, since the U.S. is currently the strongest nuclear power. My presence would be a small symbol of American support in their effort for nuclear disarmament.  I hope to learn even more about this issue and see it from the perspectives of other internationals as well as Japanese people. This will also give me a window into the culture that will help me in my future Japanese studies.

If you would like to see what this march is like, here are some Peace March Journals from past marchers.

 I would be so grateful for anyone's help, even just a dollar. This is such an amazing opportunity; all I need is a passport and the plane ticket!

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Update 3
Posted by Kayla Worley
18 hours ago
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Got my passport! Almost ready for my trip to Japan. Thanks to everyone who has donated, you've really been a great help.

I've almost raised enough! So far I have $1070 out of $1370. Almost there! If you can donate even a little bit it helps. :)
Passport obtained!
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Update 2
Posted by Kayla Worley
3 days ago
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So good news! My stay in Japan was extended and I will now be staying all of May! This just happened to lower the ticket prices by a good bit, so now I only have to raise $1390, instead of over $1700! I'm borrowing some money to go ahead and buy the tickets, so we can keep fundraising while I am in Japan! Thanks to everyone who has donated for your support!

Every little bit counts, so if you could donate even $5 I would be grateful! And remember to share, share, share!
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Update 1
Posted by Kayla Worley
14 days ago
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Hey guys! So I've gotten some really great and generous donations so far, and we've raised $250 in just 5 days! Thanks to everyone who has donated :) You're the best!!

I still need to raise a lot more to get the plane ticket, though, so if anybody else could donate even $5 that would be immensely helpful! It all adds up! Thanks again :) I'm so excited for this opportunity!
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$1,070 of $1,390 goal

Raised by 19 people in 19 days
Created April 9, 2017
TB
$20
Tim Blewett
2 days ago

Can't wait to hear about it!!! Have a blast

TC
$25
Tori Christian
2 days ago

Sorry I can't do more. I hope you have an amazing time! You are an amazing person.❤️ I love and miss you bunches cheesy pants. ❤️❤️

$550
Shiro Maekawa
3 days ago

A donation of 550 dollars gathered at today's meeting!

$10
Anonymous
3 days ago
JJ
$25
Jared Jaramillo
8 days ago

Keep it up Danielle! Japan is there waiting for you!

TS
$25
tanaka shigemi
10 days ago
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I respect your decision. Take care of the heat and humidity on the long march in Japan. Renounce nuclear weapons!

BR
$25
Billy Rison
11 days ago
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ES
$10
Eliza Schreibman
11 days ago
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$100
Anonymous
11 days ago
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$10
Shiro MAEKAWA
11 days ago
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3

I'm looking forward to seeing you. Good luck!

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