Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rinka’s Fund

The Gilbert High Japanese Class Car Wash and Bake Sale event this past Friday was a big success – we raised over $1600 for Rinka in four hours! The students would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated, especially the Highland High School Japanese Class students who came out to help us wash cars, the Japanese community of the Valley who gathered from far and wide to lend their support, and the friends, family, faculty, and alumni of Gilbert Public Schools who helped spread the word through the community. Thank you all very much!

We’ll continue collecting donations and well-wishes for Rinka into the foreseeable future. We’ve updated our flyer (Click here to see new flyer JBAA Rinka’s Fund) to reflect the current information and addresses to which anyone may send donations and/or cards for Rinka Hirayama. Please feel free to print and post it! There are copies on-hand in room #1604 of Gilbert High for students and teachers to post in their rooms or pass along to friends and family.

Thank you again;  どうもありがとうございました。

Mutsumi Hazen and the Japanese Classes of Gilbert High School

ヘイゼン睦美 & ギルバート高校日本語クラス一同

Mutsumi Hazen
Japanese Teacher
Gilbert High School
(480) 497-0177(480) 497-0177 x250
mutsumi.hazen@gilbertpublicschools.net

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Support Japanese Orphan with Gilbert HS carwash

Gilbert High School’s Japanese classes have banded together to support Rinka Hirayama, the young Japanese national recently orphaned in a terrible accident in northern Arizona. It is likely that many of you have already heard the news surrounding Rinka, but for those who have not, a brief summary of the tragedy is included in the attached flyer.

School Carwash Flyer

Students have organized a car wash/bake sale to support Rinka and “show her the love and sympathy of the state of Arizona.” It will be held on Friday, April 18th (this Friday!) from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Walgreens at the SE corner of Val Vista and Warner, close to the Denny’s restaurant. Come to support our cause, leave with a clean car and a treat! See the attached flyer for a map to the location.

We are also collecting donations and well-wishes in room 1604 of Gilbert High. If you do not have a student attending the school, we welcome your donations by mail. Please address checks to “JBAA” and send to:

Mutsumi Hazen

c/o Gilbert High School

1101 East Elliot Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85234

Please help us spread the word and “Send Love to Rinka”.

Many thanks,

Mutsumi Hazen

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