A Little History about Santa and Friends Nagoya...

Santa and Friends Nagoya was officially formed in January, 2009, however this is the 9th year we have been visiting 5 local Nagoya orphanages. The concept of SFN was first started back in 2004 under a different name to celebrate Christmas, spread a little holiday cheer, and bring a few smiles to many children’s and volunteer’s faces. From 2009, the Smile Foundation and the Rainbow Foundation joined forces to create Santa and Friends Nagoya.

Each year with the assistance of over 100 volunteers, and very generous sponsors, we bring together 250+ orphans from 5 different orphanages for an amazing full day Christmas celebration extravaganza. Christmas games, magicians, musicians, story-telling, interactive activities, crafts and cookie decorating are just a few of the activities offered to the children. The Christmas event has been our key event each and every year however from 2011 we decided to become more involved and interactive with each orphanage to develop closer relationships with the children.

With an awesome effort by our leaders, tantos, volunteers and of course our generous sponsors, we are now organizing, assisting with, and carrying out a number of activities with the kids each and every month. Summer barbeques, beach trips, English classes, sporting events, dancing, yoga, arts and crafts, camping, ski trips and overall support are all underway. 2012 has already been a great year for SFN, but there are many great events and activities to come. Stay tuned for more, and Contact Us if you are interested in getting involved. Also if you would like to sign up as a volunteer and receive our monthly updates and event emails, you can fill out the volunteer form, which all volunteers are asked to do. All information is kept completely confidential.