Jamie Ohmenzetter shows the handmade chopsticks she received for her fundraising effort.

Jamie Ohmenzetter shows the handmade chopsticks she received for her fundraising effort.

Chopsticks given for fundraiser

 

An anonymous donor has sent some handmade chopsticks for a Summerland fundraiser to help victims of the recent Japanese disaster.

Jamie Ohmenzetter said she received the box, sent anonymously and postmarked from Toronto.

“Thank you for helping to rebuild my country after the earthquake,” a note reads.

Ohmenzetter, owner of Good Omens coffee shop on Kelly Avenue, had earlier started a fundraiser by offering origami cranes for a donation. 

Proceeds from the cranes will go to assist victims of a recent tsunami and earthquakes in Japan.

Her goal is to raise $5,000 for Japanese relief. At present, she has raised $1,350 of this amount.

The handmade chopsticks will be part of her fundraising efforts.

Each set of chopsticks also comes with a handmade origami geisha girl decoration.

Single sets of chopsticks are offered for a $5 donation, while double sets are offered for a $10 donation.

“This is how we change the world,” Ohmenzetter said. “We all work together.”