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KnK (Children without Borders)

Field of intervention
Supported organization
KnK (Children without Borders)
Country and localization
Japan, Iwate Prefecture
Supported people
Victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
Project helped in
Amount of the support
20,000 euros

Emergency Fund to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami on March 2011

KnK Japan (Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi or Children without Borders) was created in Japan in 1997. The association works for children in distress and is operating in the regions damaged by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

The Accor Foundation* supported the organization that helped the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan on 11 March 2011. A €20,000 emergency fund was allocated allowing the charity KnK Japan to set up a temporary school in Iwate, the area hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami.

The Foundation* gave the Group's employees the possibility of increasing project funding through the on-line donations mechanism set up by KnK Japan (which raised a further €10,000). In addition, the loyalty program Le Club Accorhotels also came in support of this action, multiplying four-fold the points received by guests visiting Japan in the summer of 2011 (to collect a further €10,000).

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

Assessment of the partnership with KnK Japan.

The Accor Foundation gives Japan financial support.

The project holder
Pieter de Weerd
General Manager Mercure Tokyo Ginza Operational Director Japan

The Foundation*, the regional offices, the contribution made by the team members in the hotel, the collection of funds organized in the establishments and especially the help of numerous clients, members of the Club Accorhotels, contributed in helping hundreds of families and children. All the team of Accor japan would like to join me in saying “Arigato, thank you all”.