TOKYO, November 13, 2023 (Newswire.com) - pixiv Inc. (headquarters: Tokyo, Shibuya ward, Representative Director: Shingo Kunieda, hereinafter, “pixiv”) will be supporting the children’s book social welfare project Book Santa, operated by the NPO Charity Santa (office: Tokyo, Chiyoda ward, Representative Director: Natsuki Kiyosuke) to launch “pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project Book Santa 2023”.
Book Santa was launched in 2017, as a social welfare project aimed at delivering books to disadvantaged children throughout Japan who would be facing difficulties at Christmastime due to poverty, natural disasters, illness, or other reasons.
For the pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project "Book Santa 2023” campaign, when pixiv users post novels or essays with a Christmas theme along with the tag “Book Santa 2023” (ブックサンタ2023 in Japanese), pixiv will donate to the NPO Charity Santa for each work posted. The funds donated will be used for Charity Santa operational expenses, and for purchasing books to give to children.
In last year’s campaign, “pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project 2022”, more than 1100 works were posted, earning a total of 581,000 JPY in donations.
Users’ writing can help connect children with new books. pixiv is looking forward to enthusiastic submissions!
pixiv Novel Children’s Charity Project "Book Santa 2023"
For this event, pixiv is looking for novels or essays with a Christmas theme. Users can post their work on pixiv novels with the entry tag "ブックサンタ2023", and pixiv Inc. will donate 500 JPY for each submission to the NPO Charity Santa.
Special website: https://www.pixiv.net/novel/contest/booksanta2023
Event period: Friday, November 10th, to Monday, December 25th, 2023 at 11:59 pm JST
pixiv is looking for novels and essays on the theme of Christmas - childhood Christmases or memories of Santa Claus, stories of Christmases in adulthood, stories of strange or funny presents, and more.
■About Book Santa https://booksanta.charity-santa.com
Book Santa was founded in 2017 with the mission of donating books to disadvantaged children throughout Japan. Operated by the NPO Charity Santa, Book Santa partners with children’s support organizations and booksellers throughout the country.
■ pixiv https://www.pixiv.net
pixiv is a social networking service for creators, focused on “communication through sharing works”. It launched in September 2007 as a specialized service for the presentation and exchange of artistic works (illustrations, manga, and novels), based on the philosophy of “creating a space for making artistic activities more fun”. Currently, pixiv has more than 98 million registered users.
■ pixiv Inc. https://www.pixiv.co.jp
Striving to be an exciting space for users to enjoy creative activities, we provide various services to support creators, including pixiv, one of the world's largest art communities; FANBOX, which allows fans to support the activities of their favorite creators; and the 3D project VRoid.
Location: JPR Sendagaya Building 6F, 4-23-5 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Shingo Kunieda
Business: Internet services
Established: July 25, 2005
Contact: [email protected] (Takahashi and Nishidoi)
Original Source: pixiv announces another year’s Christmas charity partnership with Book Santa, a social welfare project providing books to children