Nichi Bei to participate in Silicon Valley Gives online fundraiser May 3

Various Bay Area nonprofit organizations  are participating in Silicon Valley Gives 2016, a 24-hour online fundraiser that takes place Tuesday, May 3, and is hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

These organizations include:

• The Nichi Bei Foundation, the nonprofit publisher of the Nichi Bei Weekly and organizer of the annual Soy and Tofu Festival; Films of Remembrance, an annual all-day film festival dedicated to depicting stories on the Japanese American experience during World War II; the Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage; and various author series events featuring Nikkei authors and titles. (https://svgives.razoo.com/us/story/Nichi-Bei-Foundation)

• Asian Americans for Community Involvement, whose mission, the nonprofit says, is to “improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families, and the Asian community.” (www.razoo.com/us/story/AACI)

• Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service, a nonprofit senior center that’s located in San Jose’s Japantown. (https://svgives.razoo.com/us/story/Yuaikai)
According to SVGives, “since its inception, SVGives has raised $15.8 million,” with more than 30,000 donors and more than 1,500 nonprofits having participated.

Donations are tax-deductible and non-refundable. People will be able to donate to an organization of their choice, with donations starting at $10. Donations may be made by credit card or debit card. Donations will be received and receipted by Razoo Foundation. A flat rate of “5.9% plus .30 cents” will be omitted from each donation, to cover the credit card processing and Razoo.com fees.

For more information about donating to the Nichi Bei Foundation, call (415) 673-294-4655 or e-mail kenji@nichibeifoundation.org.

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