Dec 2019


Planning a Year-end Clean-up? Donate Your Unwanted Items and Support the People in Need

Did you know that there is a way to clean up your house and make a donation at the same time?

Otakara Aid and Value Books offer a service to pick up your unwanted items and donate their cash value to the Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV). If you have any unwanted items in the list below, simply pack them up and send them to the designated addresses. They will be evaluated, and the value of the goods will be donated to the PBV. Your donation will be used to support relief activities carried out by PBV.

Items that can be donated:
Otakara Aid (お宝エイド) :Postal stamps, post cards (unused/unposted cards with stamps), DVDs, video games, musical instruments, cameras, lenses, mobile/smartphones, brand-name watches and bags, valid gift vouchers (such as book vouchers), gold and precious metals ( regardless of the condition), medals, antiques, swords, paintings, wall scrolls, diamonds, jewelry, tin toys, brand-name tableware (Meissen, Wedgewood, Baccarat, etc.), and high-quality wines and spirits. Pick-up for the items can be arranged for free with just a phone call.
Please click here  for details (instruction given in Japanese).

Arigato bon (ありがと本) service provided by Value Books: Books, CDs, DVDs, and video games. The following books can NOT be accepted: books without an ISBN, antique books, encyclopedias, heavily damaged books, newspapers, magazines, pornography, and books printed for self-publishing. Shipping fees are free when you send 5 or more books/CDs/DVDs/games. Please visit the following URL for details (instruction given in Japanese): https://shinrai.or.jp/user/media/shinrai_org/page/subsidy/arigatobon-pdf/peaceboat.pdf

If you are organizing a social event this holiday season, set up a collection box at the event, and share the joy of giving with your friends and family!
Thank you for your continued support!