Dec 2021


Year-end Clean-up? Send Your Unwanted Items and Support Charities!

Are you planning a year-end-clean up before welcoming the year 2022? Did you know that garbage collection is not the only way to get rid of your unwanted items? Today, we are introducing two companies in Japan which collect unwanted items and support a wide range of charity organizations. Otakara Aid and Arigato Bon (Value Books) offer a service to pick up your unwanted items and donate a part of the items’ cash value to Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) and other non-profit organizations. Otakara Aid collects: Unused postal stamps and postcards, DVDs, video games, musical instruments, cameras, lenses, watches and brand-name items, valid gift vouchers (such as book vouchers), […]

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 […]