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Welcome to the Giving section of the JCCCNC website. In this
section you will find information about ways to support JCCCNC
through generous donations of time, resources and donations.
The JCCCNC conducts annual fund drives in the spring and fall to help support operations and ongoing programs. Donations are gladly accepted at anytime of year and can even be made online. more...
There are so many ways to show your support of JCCCNC: Donate gifts-in-kind, services, gifts in memory or in honor of, matched employer contributions, or become a volunteer! more...
Participation in these programs requires little to nothing on your part, but benefits the JCCCNC each time you make a purchase. more...
Planning for the future is an important step in insuring that your loved ones are taken cared of and that your vision for the future is maintained for future generations. The JCCCNC's planned giving programs assist donors in meeting their estate planning objectives by integrating charitable gifts to minimize capital gains and increase tax deductions. more...
The JCCCNC holds several events each year to help celebrate special events, fundraiser and recognize those who have worked to benefit the community. Your corporate sponsorship helps us to minimize cost to the participants and continue providing these important programs. more...
The JCCCNC gratefully acknowledges the donations of individuals, families and corporations alike. Thanks to these donors, and others like them, we have been able to serve the community for over 30 years. more...
Private giving allows us to continue providing cultural, educational and recreational programs for the community. It is an investment which helps to preserve and share the Japanese American cultural and historical heritage for future generations. more...
Now you can make a secure online donation to the JCCCNC through Network for Good. Donate now and help us better serve our community!
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) established the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.
The largest earthquake to ever hit Japan registered at 8.9-magnitude struck at 2:46 p.m. in northern Japan near Sendai killing hundreds and injuring many more. The death toll is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue.
HOW TO DONATE (*checks preferred)
Mail CHECKS to: JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Checks can be made to: Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Donate ONLINE - secure sites: Facebook Cause (Network for Good) or
through our secured website at Network for Good.
CALL us at: (415) 529-1322 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
100% of all donations received* will go directly towards citizen to citizen relief efforts in the most affected areas and to those most in need.
At this time the JCCCNC is only accepting cash donations. Please no relief goods or supplies.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law and will be acknowledged as a charitable donation.
*Checks are preferred, as the JCCCNC is assessed minimal online/credit card transaction fees prior to the JCCCNC’s receipt of online/credit card donations.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT the Relief Fund
JOIN our Facebook Cause: http://www.causes.com/campaigns/97128
Please fill out the Volunteer Form (click here for form) and email to email@example.com.
BENEFIT EVENTS supporting the Relief Fund
- May 5 - Hear for Japan, (5:30-8:30p, Bloomingdale's, Stanford Shopping Center)
- May 5 - Silverado Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting and Auction (8-11a, Silverado Country Club, North Course, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa)
- May 7 - Early Summer Concert of Nostalgic Japanese Songs (10a-1p, Njeri's Morning Glory School and Art Center, San Jose)
- May 7 & 8 - SF Chef's Unite (6-9p, California Culinary Academy, 350 Rhode Island, San Francisco)
- May 11 - The Napa Valley to Tohoku Dinner (7-10p, Napa Valley Reserve, St. Helena)
- May 12 - Love in American Times - "Pay What You Will" Night, (8-11p, San Jose Repertory Theatre,
101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose)
- May 14-15 - Hearts Across the Pacific (4:00p to May 15, 1:00a, Cyclone Warehouse, 1842 Illinois St., San Francisco)
- May 14 - Best of Crateful Crane ( 4-7p,
Orange County Buddhist Church, Multipurpose Building, 909 S. Dale Avenue Anaheim)
- May 14 - Lighting the Way to Recovery (5-8p,
Red Door Spas 126 Post St., 4th Floor San Francisco)
- May 15 - Benefit Dance at Swiss Park (4-8p, Swiss Park,
5911 Mowry Avenue, Newark)
- May 15 - Special Screening of "Kamikaze Girls" (8-11p,
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford)
- May 19 - Links of London (6-8p, Bloomingdale's San Francisco Centre)
- May 19 - Art at Night (5-8p,
Chinese Culture Center, 3rd Floor Hilton Financial District, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco)
- May 21 - Salon! You're On!: Artist from the Heart (7-10p, Nihomachi Terrace Community Rooms, 1615 Sutter Street, San Francisco)
- May 24 - "You Don't Know Jack Soo" DVD Release Party ( 6-8p, JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, SF)
- May 29 - Hiroshima @ Yoshi's Oakland (organized by Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City - 6-10p,
510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland)
- May 29 - Kamikaze Girls ( 6-9p, Viz Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco)
- June 3 - S.F. Giants Japanese Heritage Night (game time 7:15p)
- June 6 - SFCAC Comedy Show and Raffle (6-10p, BIN38, 3232 Scott Street, San Francisco)
- ONGOING - Bracelets for Japan (Miya Yung)
- ONGOING - Oldies & Goodies - partial proceeds (online bookstore)
CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF BENEFIT EVENTS on Facebook
Minami Tamaki, LLP - Kokua Japan Rasies over $400,000 (partnering with Inspirational Opportunities for Youth and Seniors (IOYS) and many others)
March 18 - NBC Bay Area Relief Fund Phone Bank Coverage; Pika Pika Japan Relief Day (partial proceeds); Hyphen Magazine Issue Release Party (partial proceeds). March 19 - Rosa Parks JBBP Auction at JCCCNC; Eth-Noh-Tec "Salon! You're On!"; 1000 Peace Crane Solidarity (Tibetan Association). March 21 - Dodge for Japan (Stuart Hall HS). March 23 - Keesa Ocampo/C Do; Bake Sale (Stuart Hall HS); SF Board of Supervisors Fundraiser (partial proceeds). March 24 - Vin12, Club 1015 Folsom. March 25 - Japan Aid and Relief Showcase (JARS) - NSU @ SDSU; Potluck/Donation Collection (Lytton Gardens Sr Community). March 26 - Special Screeing Hula Girls at NEW PEOPLE; Heartbeat for Japan (Denver Taiko); Pilates2the People; Extend a Hand to Japan. March 28- SF Giants vs. Oakland A's - Fund Drive (7:15 game). March 30 - Butterfly Restaurant Earthquake Relief Fundraiser. March 31 - HAPI Hour for Japan (Recess, 443 Boradway, SF); "1,000 Cranes for Japan " Candlelight Vigil (Concord). April - Cranes for Kids (OshKosh Stores), Tuesdays for Tokyo @ DOSA's (both Fillmore and Valencia locations), What's Up Dog - $1 each HAPA DOG (528 Larkin St., SF ONLY)
April 1 - Classical Music Benefit Concert - all proceeds (First Christian Church, Palo Alto); Family Fundraiser for Japan (Park Chalet Garden Restaurant, SF); Benefit Concert and Bake Sale (St. Ambrose Church). April 2 - Kokua Japan San Francisco Concert (Japantown Peace Plaza); Nihonmachi Little Friends Garage Sale - all proceeds (1830 Sutter Street, SF); BBQ Opening and Fundraiser 2p-5p (Park Chalet Garden Restaurant, SF). April 3 - Japan Relief Car Show & Meet - all proceeds (Red's Java House, Pier 30, SF); Marysville JACL Benefit Movie - Of Civil Wrongs and Rights (Marysville Buddhist Church); Tatsumaki Taiko Performance - all proceeds (Berkeley Bowl West, 920 Heinz Avenue); April 5 - Patxi's 52 Weeks of Giving Fundraiser - 10% of proceeds eat-in, take-out, gift cards ( 3 San Francisco Locations and Palo Alto); Happy Hour at Ozumo Restaurant (6-9p, 161 Steuart Street, SF); April 6 - Bushi-tei Fundraising Dinner (5:30-10p - 1638 Post Street, SF); April 7 - Benefit Concert - San Jose Taiko (La Entrada School, 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park); April 8 - MIO Nuno Trunk Show (10:00a - 2035 Fillmore, SF), Heart to Help Japan (El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF), Japan, We Love You! Fundraiser (Urban Tavern, 333 O'Farrell Street, SF); April 9 - Shake It For Japan (9p-12a Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom, SF); April 9-10, 16-17 - Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival (SF Japantown) Volunteers will be collecting donations to support the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund; April 10 - Haircuts for Japan (Ginger Rubio Salon, 600 Shotwell, SF 829-7750), Prayer (2:30p Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, SF), Beerbust at Cafe Flore (5:00-7:00p 2298 Market Street, SF), Jam for Japan (7:30-10:30p Savana Jazz, 2937 Mission Street, SF); April 12 - Atsushi and Naoko's Fundraiser (6-9p Tonic, 2360 Polk Street, SF), Club Trigger (7:00-10:00p , 2348 Market Street, SF), Kaeru Lecture and Activities (Cal State East Bay); April 13 - Japan Society YPG (6-9p, Ozumo, 161 Steuart St., SF); April 14 - Heartbeat for Japan (6:00-8:30p, Deco Lounge, 544 Larkin Street, SF), Charito and Friends (7:30-10:30p , Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland); April 15 - Cherry Blossom Festival Friendship Reception and Benefit Raffle (6-9p, Hotel Kabuki, SF, April 16 - Japan Restart (12-5p Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., SF), Raise the Flag at Five (3-7p, Post/Laguna Street, SF), Benefit Concert (4-10:30p, St Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame); April 16-17 - One/Hitotsu Charity Booth at Cherry Blossom Festival (11a-6p, Cherry Blossom Festival, Post Street, SF); April 17 - Japan Relief Benefit Show (8:30-11:30, Rockit Room,401 Clement). April 21 - Japan Aid SF (7-10p, Make-Out Room, 3225-22nd Street, SF), Model Making: A Conversation with Megan Werner (6-7:30p, Museum of Craft & Design, 201 Third Street). April 23 - Just Dance Disaster Relief (7p-12m, Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland), We Are One Island ( 7-10p, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 - 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland), Help Japan Fundraising Concert (7:30-9:30p, Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz). April 25 - Badminton Initiative (7-11p, Royal Badminton Academy, Menlo Park). April 30 - An e-Waste Recycling Event (9a-4p, Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center, 16450 Murphy Avenue), MakeArt Workshop (1-3p, Museum of Craft and Design, 201 Third Street).
UPDATES on the RELIEF FUND and EFFORTS in JAPAN
PRESS about the Relief Fund and Efforts:
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS (list as of March 17, 2011)
Asian American Bar Association, Bushi-Tei Restaurant, Chibi Chan Preschool, Clarendon JBBP Elementary School, Eth-Noh-Tec, Causes.com, Florin JACL, Hyphen Magazine, Japantown Merchants Association, Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC), Japantown Task Force, Kimochi Inc., Kokoro Assisted Living, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, Marysville JACL, Minami Tamaki LLP, Miya Yung (Bracelets for Japan), NBC Bay Area, New People, Nichi Bei Foundation/Nichi Bei Weekly, Nihonmachi Little Friends, Nihonmachi Street Fair, Nikkei Student Union @SDSU, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Pika Pika, Rosa Parks Elementary School JBBP, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Giants Community Fund, San Francisco JACL, San Francisco Japantown Foundation, Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair, Stuart Hall High School, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Union Bank, National Association of Asian American Professionals and Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL
Thank you to the following for their support of the JCCCNC
and the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund:
JCCCNC Past Japan Relief Efforts
In 1995, the JCCCNC raised over $600,000 towards citizen relief efforts for the Great Hanshin Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake that killed over 6,000 people and left over 300,000 people homeless.
Funds raised helped organize volunteer efforts to get food and water directly to the victims, citizen search efforts, clothing for the homeless, essential supplies for women, seniors and children and helped to feed and rebuild orphanages in Kobe. The JCCCNC continues to visit and donate to the orphanage every year since 1995.