Welcome to the Hotdogs and Hugs webpage! We are an aid organization made up of foreigners living and working in Japan. As foreigners, we rely on the support and compassion we receive from the Japanese community on a daily basis. In wake of the recent tsunami tragedy in northern Japan, we feel we have an opportunity and responsibility to support the community that has so generously supported us.

Use this site to meet us, find project updates, or see how you can help. Also, meet our associated volunteer organization, All Hands Volunteers, and check out our regularly updated photo album.
OwnerDescriptionDue DateComplete
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Depart Hebita for Tohoku May 1, 2011  
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Rendez-vous with All Hands NPO May 1, 2011  
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Arrive in Hebita, rendez-vous with shelter April 30, 2011  
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Depart Gifu for Hebita April 30, 2011  
Rebecca Prepare BBQ April 30, 2011  
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Depart Saga for Gifu April 29, 2011  
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Collect supplies from donors April 29, 2011  
Jack, Rebecca, Ian Rendez-vous with Gifu Family April 29, 2011  
Ian Pick Up Rental April 28, 2011  
Jack Pick Up T-Shirts April 28, 2011  
ALL "Team Page" Bios April 27, 2011  
Nate Find fund-raising platform April 25, 2011  
ALL Finalize Logo Design April 18, 2011  
Rebecca Research T-Shirt printing shop April 18, 2011  
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Send Us To Sendai!

Our proceeds will go directly toward the supplies and food that will be donated to the shelters and affected families, as well as our own food and gas expenses over the duration of the project. Anything above and beyond our needs will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Just click the "ChipIn!" button below!


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Project Updates

  • Meeting "The Meat Guy" The Meat Guy is the real hero of this story. After contacting multiple companies Hotdogs and Hugs was completely bogged in a quagmire of bureaucracy. We received great advice, but ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2011, 10:43 AM by Nathan Drackett
  • The Mission Statement has been translated Thanks to our wonderful Japanese friends and members we have completed the mission statement and will be distributing it out to our contributors as well as participants in Hebita, Miyagi ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2011, 1:13 AM by Ian Daebisaki
  • Send Us To Sendai! Finally set up our donation page! It should be easy for you to contribute to "Hotdogs and Hugs" now. Tell your friends, and give generously, it's for a good ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2011, 11:57 PM by Nathan Drackett
  • Packing List - What We Need We just compiled a list of the things we'll be bringing. Check it out!                 *H+H Items List
    Posted Apr 25, 2011, 4:43 PM by Nathan Drackett
  • T-Shirt Color Decided! Cookie Monster Blue!
    Posted Apr 13, 2011, 7:27 PM by Nathan Drackett
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