We don’t want them to grow up feeling helpless or unworthy, rather we want them to understand that they are capable of realizing even their biggest dreams.
Message from the Founder
I was raised in the United States, in an area where my sister and I were the only Japanese children. Since we weren’t very financially secure, I learned the importance then of having dreams and imagining future possibilities. When I came to Japan to work in 1998, I got a job in the real estate industry, which was booming. Dream for Kids, formerly Touchstone Dream for Kids, was initially set up as a private charity that would allow me and others in the industry to provide Japanese kids with the same chances that we have been blessed with and to help them achieve their goals.
When I started this endeavor in 2001, I had no idea I’d still be doing it 17 years later — but I don’t intend to stop now.
Dream for Kids Board