【LINE】LINE Releases Charity Stickers “Support Kumamoto” Worldwide to Aid Victims of Kumamoto Earthquakes

2016.04.18 Corporate Announcement

Proceeds Donated to Japanese Red Cross Society’s Kumamoto Relief Fund

 

A series of earthquakes commencing on April 14 has caused widespread destruction to Kumamoto and surrounding prefectures on the island of Kyushu. LINE Corporation would like to extend its deepest sympathies and prayers to the victims of this disaster and their loved ones and for the quickest possible recovery of the region. 

 

In order to provide financial aid to the victims, LINE has announced the worldwide release of a set of charity stickers, “Support Kumamoto.” All of the proceeds earned from sales of these stickers will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society as financial support for relief efforts to the disaster area. 

 

The “Support Kumamoto” stickers will go on sale from today to May 18*1 in the in-store Sticker Shop and LINE STORE (https://store.line.me) for 50 LINE Coins or JPY 120 in Japan (USD 0.99 in the US and other standard prices in other local currencies). All revenue earned*2 will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society’s relief fund for the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, which will go toward relief activities at the affected areas.

*1 The sale period is subject to change.

*2 The service charges charged by app market operators (Apple and Google) which is included in the selling price will be matched and donated by LINE.

 

We would like to thank all users for their warm generosity and commitment to help.

 

 

Outline of Charity Stickers

Name: Support Kumamoto

Sale Price: USD 0.99, JPY 120, other standard prices in local currencies (or 50 LINE Coins)

Sale Period: April 18 to May 18, 2016 (Tentative)

Sale Region: Global

Party Receiving Donations: Japanese Red Cross Society http://www.jrc.or.jp/contribute/help/28/ (Japanese language only)

 

 

Past Funds Raised by LINE Charity Stickers 

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Stickers “Pray for the Philippines”

Sale Period: November 15 to December 31, 2013

Party Receiving Donations: Philippine Red Cross

Total Donation: JPY 58,773,190

 

Tohoku Earthquake and Rehabilitation Stickers “3.11 Children Stickers”

Sale Period: March 11 to September 10, 2014

Party Receiving Donations: Save the Children Japan

Total Donation: JPY 27,892,900  

 

Nepal Earthquake Relief Stickers “Pray for Nepal”

Sale Period: April 28 to May 31, 2015

Party Receiving Donations: Japanese Red Cross Society 

Total Donation: JPY 32,170,035               

 

Taiwan Earthquake Relief Stickers “Pray for Taiwan”

Sale Period: February 9 to March 9, 2016

Party Receiving Donations: Japanese Red Cross Society

Total Donation: JPY 2,876,373 

 

Tohoku Revitalization Aid Stickers “March 11 Togetherness Stickers”

Sale Period: March 11 to September 7, 2016 (still available)

Party Receiving Donations: Save the Children Japan

Total Donation: Currently ongoing