On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by an extremely powerful earthquake located off its northeastern coast. The resulting tsunami ravaged whole towns and acres of land. The reported casualties number in the thousands and the death toll is climbing. Power blackouts affect numerous areas, while food, shelter, and medical aid are sorely needed, especially in the most affected regions. Some damaged nuclear power reactors are in crisis, with a danger of containment breaches and meltdown. Read more about the disaster here.
Hello Kitty Online, Sanrio Digital, and our various partner companies are organizing donations to charity, but in addition we also want to give HKO players a chance to help the people who have suffered so much in this catastrophe.
HKO therefore announces the special event HKO Japan Earthquake Aid, to benefit Save the Children as it carries out critical relief work in the affected zones.
If you are interested (or do not have time to participate in this event) you can make donations directly at the Save the Children donation page.
This event runs from March 17, 2011 to March 21, 2011 EST.
Step 1: Obtain the following set of items:
- 50 Cherry Tree Wood
- 100 White Bread
- 50 Green Tea Leaf
- 50 Veggie Tempura
Step 2: Give these items to a Game Master (GM) at Sanrio Harbour during the event period.
Step 3: Repeat as many times as you want to increase the total donation amount.
Every time you hand in a set of the required items, you are adding to a point tally. At the end of the event we will calculate the final donation based on the point tally and transfer that amount to Save the Children.
Event Special Prize:
Hand in one set of items (50 wood, 100 bread, 50 tea leaf, and 50 tempura) to receive a Heart Teddy Bear as reward for participation (maximum 1 per character).
Remember: every set you hand in equals a higher donation
toward relief efforts in Japan.
There is no limit on the number of sets you can hand in. Please help the
victims of this disaster as they take their first steps on the road to
Thanks to your efforts, Sanrio Digital has donated USD 1,445 to Save the Children. Look out for Part 2 of this event coming soon with new and improved event mechanics!
Please click here to view the acknowledgment letter from Save the Children. Please note that the donation amount is in Hong Kong dollars (HKD 11,271 equals roughly USD 1,445).
Thank you everyone and see you in the game!
The Hello Kitty Online Team