2019 Nichi Bei Day of Giving

Last year, with your help, we were able to raise $103,000! This year, in honor of the 120 anniversary of the Nichi Bei Shimbun, and 120 years of the Nichi Bei legacy of community leadership through media, we are looking to raise $120,000 by Sept. 2, 2019. But we need your help!

With your generous contributions, we can:

• Increase staff capacity for our nonprofit organization, currently at only five full-time staff
• Help fund a retirement program for our dedicated and hard-working staff
• Create reserve funding for unexpected needs
• Raise funding for special projects / funds
• Help build a legacy for the future

10 Years of the Nichi Bei Foundation and Nichi Bei Weekly

How to join in the team effort:

• Contribute through Sept. 2!
• Build your own fundraising page, similar to a walkathon, or create a fundraising team.

Hourly raffles and gifts on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m.
for those who contribute!**

Help us raise critically-needed funds, and support our dedicated team!

In addition to publishing 28 bi-weekly community news publications a year — including the Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festivals Guide and the Obon and Summer Festivals Guide — we also produce a number of meaningful annual educational programs such as:

• Films of Remembrance, a showcase of films dedicated to educating the public about the wartime forced relocation and incarceration of the Japanese American community;

• Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage, a community pilgrimage to the former Immigration Station designed to honor our immigrant pioneers, reconnect to this forgotten history and conduct family history research.

Wakamatsu Pilgrimage, a community pilgrimage to the site of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony site in Placerville, Calif., the first sizeable settlement of Japanese in America.

But in order for us to continue these meaningful community publications and programs, we need your help in helping to raise some critical funding to build the capacity of our small but might staff of only five full-time equivalents.

With your contribution, you will not only help to provide critical funding, but you can also help us support, retain and expand our staff by contributing to increased salary and healthcare expenses, and help to create a Reserve Fund for future unexpected expenses and financial challenges. After all, the health of our nonprofit organization is only as good as the health of our dedicated and hard-working team.

Please join us in this effort to support the health of our organization, and our staff, by making a tax-exempt contribution today!

Thank you for your support!

About the Nichi Bei Foundation

Mission

The Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered – primarily through a community newspaper (Nichi Bei Weekly) and Website (www.nichibei.org), as well as education programs.

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