Savor the Hope

October 2020
09:00 AM JST
November 2020
09:00 PM JST
GOAL $40,000.00
47.9% To Goal

Savor the Hope

Welcome to TELL's 24th annual Connoisseurs' Auction!

There’s no getting around that 2020 is a very different year from what we all imagined. As a community and as a country, we have all felt the impact of COVID-19, and in our collective response to that, we want to share in the celebration of hope and optimism that we believe in and that we witness.

We hope to raise money to help fund the expansion of our Lifeline hours and allow us to support people throughout Japan 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our target for the evening is 40,000 USD and we have three ways you can support our event.

1. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors we have an amazing selection of wine and other luxury items for you to bid on across 43 auction lots.

2. We also have a fantastic selection of over 30 items in our raffle including hotel stays, wine, meals, and other luxuries. You can purchase a package of 12 tickets here or here for single tickets or lots of 5 or 25

3. You can also make a monetary donation; any donation over 30 USD is tax-deductible in Japan. For those who donate funds above 1000 USD, we will acknowledge you as the Holiday season sponsors of our weekend chat support service, as well as recognise your support across our social media platforms and in our annual report. For those who are willing to donate funds 5000 USD and above, you will be recognised as our Lifeline Holiday sponsor, featured in our annual report and highlighted across our social media platforms.

About TELL

TELL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counseling services to Japan’s international community as well as helping to address the country’s growing mental health care needs.

Throughout the challenges brought on by COVID-19, TELL has been there for our community each and every day. Since February, TELL has listened, responded, and supported the increasing needs of the community through:

100% Lifeline shift coverage
7000+ calls and chats successfully connected
30,000+ hits to the COVID-19 resources on our website
100% transition of counseling sessions to teletherapy
50+ workshops to the community
25+ interviews to television, print, and digital journalists
An article written by TELL Ambassador was featured on a podcast for The Japan Times

In addition to the above TELL is proud to be an advocate for the “Let’s Talk” international mental health awareness campaign and through our Fall programs and events - crowdfunding, World Suicide Prevention Day, two signature fundraising events, and World Mental Health Day - TELL invites you to “Talk”.

After receiving feedback from many of our supporters on how to best, and safely, proceed with the 24th year of our major signature fundraising event, we are excited to announce our very first virtual Japan-wide Connoisseurs’ Auction. The theme of the night is Savor the Hope.

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Live Event Information

Savor the Hope will host an online Evening Program on November 6th - the last night of bidding - with entertainment, live raffle drawings and more. Please note that auctions lots will close at 8 pm and 9 pm during the event.

See our website for details on how to attend the Evening Program: