The Nisei Week Court will help kick off the campaign on Saturday in Little Tokyo. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation (JCCF) is hosting its annual Year-End Charity Drive to help raise money to improve and help the community.
Two important causes, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, were chosen by JCCF. Fighting against hunger is the goal of the drive because one out of eight people is food-insufficient in Southern California.
JCCF will be joined by the Orange County Japanese American Association (OCJAA), Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California (JWSSC), Nishiyamato Academy, Nikkei Active Life Club (NALC), Showa Kai and various other organizations to ask for donations in Southern California. They will be stationed at various Japanese markets throughout the community for three weekends.
JCCF will be located at Mitsuwa Torrance and Costa Mesa, Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo, Marukai Main in Gardena, Tokyo Central Pacific Square in Gardena, and Tokyo Central Costa Mesa on the weekends of Dec. 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To kick off its annual charity drive, JCCF will be having an opening ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at Japanese Village Plaza. Consul General Akira Chiba and the Nisei Week Court will be present. JCCF asks all community members to support the drive and help make a difference.