They opened up the project today, announcing this via their SNS. According to the page, they are asking for $6,508, and so far have received donations of $810 by 12 people at time of writing. This is not bad considering they just started a few hours ago! There's 57 more days to reach their goal.
If you'd like to help out, you can do so here.
[Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip!]