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Giving Back

As an organization, we believe in modeling generosity. Here is an excerpt from the Nozomi Project guiding principles:  

All of the profits made through Nozomi will support the Nozomi women staff, local people and projects of Tohoku and/or reinvested back into the organization. We also give some of our profits to organizations and/or individuals who are making a difference in bringing about hope and transformation to their communities. The Be One North American staff does not receive any money from the profits of Nozomi Project.

  1. We are concerned about human trafficking, and have created a special way to make a difference! We are donating $2 of each purchase of our Nozomi "holding hope" necklace to stop human trafficking in Japan. We just had the joy of donating over $1500 to two organizations making a difference in this country: Zoe International and Lighthouse. We look forward to continual contribution to this important endeavor. 
  2. Our Nozomi team has wanted to do whatever we can to help those in other parts of Japan who are suffering from national disasters.  We have created a Nozomi Disaster Relief Fund for this purpose. Many of you purchased from our Kumamoto collection, of which 50% of the sales were sent to provide much-needed financial assistance to earthquake victims in southern Japan.  We are excited to announce that in November 2016, we gave $1500 to Kumamoto disaster relief. Thank you!

We also provided some financial assistance to those who suffered tremendous damage from a typhoon in Iwate Prefecture (just north of us).  

We donated $15 from the purchase of each of our special 2016 Anniversary Necklaces to the Disaster Relief Fund as another way of joining with you in practicing generosity.  

We donated 10% of July and August 2018 sales to address flood relief in Western Japan. Read more on our blog: Giving Back: Flood Relief in Western Japan

In addition, some of the organizations to which we have contributed over the last seven years include:

Local/Tohoku Projects:

  • the Rock (a sports center in Ishinomaki administered by Be One)
  • Fukushima Hope Project (camp in Fukushima for children affected by nuclear disaster)
  • CRASH/Japan
  • SumiShou Mama San’s (a local group of moms who visited elementary schools and produced plays, read stories, etc. to help local children dealing with trauma)
  • Providing blossoming trees for a local elementary school.


National & Overseas Projects:

  • Zoe International: organization based in Thailand that rescues children and orphans from human trafficking, 

  • Starfish Project: a social enterprise in which women rescued from human trafficking are making jewelry. 
  • Partners in Hope/Malawi: (a hospital working with AIDS patients)
  • H2H Philippines (organization helping with reconstruction after typhoon)
  • ELWA Hospital (Liberia, Africa, helping with Ebola patients and other needs)

  • Nepal Family Rebuilding Packages/Asian Access 
  • Nakajima Hospice (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Juntendo Cancer Clinics (Tokyo, Japan)