Tod’s commits to support children’s lives in Japan
March 14, 2012: Tod’s has announced its commitment to work with Save the Children in Japan to help child victims of the terrible earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
This natural disaster created urgent needs for thousands of children and so Save the Children in Japan has committed to a five-year recovery response strategy. Thus Tod’s and Mr Diego Della Valle, Chairman of Tod’s, have pledged to support, with the aim of benefiting over 7,000 children in the Miyagi and Iwate regions.
The overall objective of Tod’s involvement is to ensure children are provided with a safe, protective environment where they can learn and play with their friends, and return as much as possible to a more normal life. Tod’s donations will concretely help restore a sense of normalcy to children and their families by providing after school transportation for students; providing urgently needed material support for schools and playgrounds; and provide for the construction of kindergartens, nursery schools and Gakudo (after-care center).
This program will be partly completed by the beginning of the next school year in Japan (April 2012) and will end by later quarter of 2012.