How You Can Help
Kozmoz provides for its programs the old fashioned way, we earn it. As a social enterprise, nearly 90 percent of Kozmoz' budget is provided by enterprises it operates to provide services to the communities in which it has programs. Enterprises like educational programs, recycling programs and programs providing houshold water purification and energy productions. That is not to say that we turn away donations, but more than 90% of our funding is generated by these programs making every dollar that is donated an exceptional investment in our community.
Most Charities and the like are considered exceptional if more than 25 percent of received suport is distributed. In 2013, Kozmoz International had an operating budget of aprox. 70, 000 dollars world wide. That was 100 percent contributed by Kozmoz enterprises and our members. We provided over one million dollars of material assistance in 2013 in Japan alone. You do the math. Every dollar that you can contribute can release many times that in real aid to the community.
You can easily assist us at the Kozmoz Food Bank Kansai by:
- helping answer phones and assisting in the office ( for those that are proficient in Japanese )
- assisting in delivering and distributing food to needy individuals and families
- driving or escorting foreign participants on outings
- helping to sort and repackage food stocks
- participating as staff at the Kozmoz Cafe or English classrooms
- helping with promotional activities
Host a foreign student
Hosting a foreign student is a great experience:
- experience a foreign culture right here at home
- share your culture
- make life long friendships
- help build bridges of friendship across cultural and generational divides
- opportunities – Host for a weekend, or for as long as one year.
- you decide what level you can commit to