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Kamibashi CARES

Kamibashi® is currently working together with the following charity organizations:

Schools for Hope
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Heart Disease Research
The American Red Cross
Pretty In Pink Foundation
America’s Wetland Foundation
Orangutan Outreach
Give a Beat
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Amazon Conservation Team
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Japanese Red Cross

Our Commitment to a Better World

The proceeds of our Kamibashi® Cares products go to several charitable organizations.

At Kamibashi we care – about the satisfaction of our customers, the quality of our products, and the well-being of the artists we work with and their families. We also care about the state of the world around us, and after almost five years in business we are proud to introduce a special new group of dolls that, while cute and lovable in their own right, are also performing a valuable philanthropic purpose: for every one of these new “Kamibashi Cares” dolls that we sell, Kamibashi® will donate $.50 or $1.00 to eleven different charities that we have chosen to work with (see below).

Many thanks to you, our customers,
for not only supporting Kamibashi,
but the world around us too.

Schools for Hope
Schools for Hope

Did you know the number one symptom of depression and predictor of suicide is hopelessness? Schools for Hope, a new curriculum project developed by iFred, is based on the following idea: Hope is Teachable. If we can teach our kids how to find pathways to hope, ultimately we can prevent suicides in youth and adulthood. Our aim is to equip students, educators, and parents with the tools they need to find and maintain hope even during the most trying of times.

Hope Girl and Boy
Hope Girl (sd1230g)
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Hope Boy (sd1230b)
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WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (formerly WDCS) is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue. Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

WDC is a passionate, global campaigner for whales and dolphins, speaking with emotion and wonder, but always with authority. We make sure our voice is heard by decision makers. We care about whales and dolphins and we want others to care about them too.

WDC’s core belief is that all whales and dolphins have the right to exist as nature intends, not as humans decide. To be able to live free from hunting, captivity, entanglement in fishing gear and nets, and to swim in clean, noise-free waters where boats won't injure them.

You can see how WDC uses your donations on whales.org.

NEW! Moby (sd1211)
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The Tin Man
The Tin Man (sd1184)
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Thanks for your great idea Heather — we are very happy to be including heart disease research in the causes that we and our generous customers support!

Heart Disease Research
Heart Disease Research

In November of 2012 we received an e-mail from Heather, a 34-year-old woman who was born with heart disease. She suggested that we create a string doll to benefit people with heart conditions and we thought it was a great idea. We worked together with Heather to develop a doll that not only fits perfectly into the Gang, but who is also perhaps the most well-known heart recipient in fiction. Here is what Heather's e-mail said:

My name is Heather and I was born with heart disease. My condition is called Transposition of the great arteries (TGA). This also affects the lungs. I've had three open heart surgeries to help with my breathing levels and more. I'm doing ok but down the line I need a heart and lungs transplant. I'm on oxygen and trying to just live my life.
I'm writing to you all at Kamibashi because I would love to have a string doll made for me and the women and men who have Heart Disease. It could also help encourage people to become a donor and show them there are those in need of a donor. I love how we have the American Heart Association and I feel like we need a string doll to help get these causes more known.
I would love for you to make a doll with the saying "A light heart lives long." It means that you can't take life that seriously or it will drive you crazy & make your life miserable. People who live light-heartedly generally enjoy better health, hence the longer life :) I think this really fits me. By buying the doll, people could donate a dollar to AHA.
Thanks for taking the time to read this! I love your dolls
:-) Heather

The American Red Cross
Amercian Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Clara (sd1182)
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Susie Survivor
Susie Survivor (sd1099)

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The Pretty In Pink Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means.

Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners.

For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit PrettyInPinkFoundation.org, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.com.

Oscar the Orangutan (sd1111)

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The purpose of Orangutan Outreach is: 1. To conserve and protect orangutans in their native habitat. 2. To raise and promote public awareness of, and participation in, conservation strategies for orangutans through grassroots campaigns, community involvement and global communication. 3. To collaborate with Indonesian conservationists in the running of orangutan rehabilitation centers. 4. To fund rescue efforts of orangutans confiscated on palm oil plantations. 5. To fund rescue efforts of orangutans held illegally by private owners, whether commercial or individual, who are in direct violation of CITES. 6. To collaborate with zoos and animal parks in North America to promote awareness of orangutan conservation efforts. 7. To use the Internet to provide orangutan-related curriculum materials free of charge. 8. To fundraise locally and globally to support these goals.

Mardi (sd1101)

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America's WETLAND, one of the largest and most productive expanses of coastal wetlands in North America, extends along Louisiana's coast and is disappearing at a rate of 25-35 square miles per year.

The potential collapse of this intricate ecosystem will have enormous negative consequences for wildlife habitat and marine life. America's WETLAND also serves as protection from hurricanes and storm surges for more than two million people living in the coastal zone, including the city of New Orleans. It is a working wetland and acts as a buffer for the number one port system in the US, responsible for moving the nation's goods to world markets. Louisiana and the America's WETLAND Foundation are raising public awareness of the impact Louisiana's wetland loss has on the state, nation and world and will gain support for efforts to save coastal Louisiana.

Give a Beat
Give a Beat

Give a Beat serves as a catalyst to transform the positive energy of global dance music culture into meaningful interactions that build community and generate social good. We provide dance and world music producers and lovers with a unique channel for activism and philanthropy by empowering them to make purposeful decisions.

DJ Girl and Boy
DJ Girl (sd1174g)
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DJ Boy (sd1174b)
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Fallen Heroes Fund

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Established in 2000, the Fund has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded service members and veterans. The Fund’s most recent effort was construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a $60 million, 72,000 square foot facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, which afflicts many thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The Center was dedicated on June 24th, 2010. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public and hundreds of thousands of individuals have supported the Fund.

Lt. Ryder - Intrepid
Lt. Ryder (sd1143)
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IFAW has representation in 16 countries and carries out its animal welfare work in more than 40. IFAW and its 1.2 million supporters work passionately to save animals in crisis around the world.

Patty the Polar Bear
Patty the Polar Bear (sd1183)
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Ellie the Elephant
Ellie the Elephant (sd1149)
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Desmond the Dolphin
Desmond the Dolphin (sd1110)
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Gigi the Panda
Gigi the Panda (sd1109)
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Titus the Tiger
Titus the Tiger (sd1108)
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The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was established in 1996 to work in true partnership with indigenous peoples of tropical South America to protect biodiversity, health and culture. ACT believes that indigenous peoples can and should play a central role in protecting the Amazon rainforest.

When Indians work in close collaboration with local governments, a new, powerful, and effective alliance of stakeholders is both created and empowered. ACT's biocultural conservation strategy has proven to be innovative, effective and efficient, garnering the Skoll Foundation's Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2008.

To date, ACT has partnered with nearly three dozen tribes in the four corners of the Amazon, providing them with the tools and training necessary to map, manage, and protect their territories – totaling more than 40 million acres. ACT has also launched internationally-acclaimed Shamans and Apprentices programs that protect indigenous knowledge by passing it to the next generation of indigenous healers and conservation leaders.

Pacho the Parrot
Pacho the Parrot (sd1112)
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Japanese Red Cross
Donations Japanese Red Cross

A massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern coast of Japan at 2:26 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011. Within minutes, the quake triggered a destructive tsunami that hit the eastern coast of Japan with 7-metre-high waves. The Japanese Red Cross immediately mobilized its staff and volunteers to respond to the disaster. The first priorities were search and rescue of survivors as well as providing first aid and medical care, food, water and shelter to the people in the affected areas.

Your purchase will support the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Funds will be utilized for the on-going provision of immediate relief and for the longterm recovery support of the affected population.

The Japanese people have demonstrated their resolve for supporting vulnerable people around the globe, and as the world's attention now focuses on Japan we stand with them in solidarity.

Read more about Ganbare Bear here.


Ganbare Bear - Japanese Red Cross
Ganbare Bear (sd1145)

がんばれベアー (sd1145)

Thank you! The total of $9839.60 has been donated to the Japanese Red Cross as of July 1, 2011.