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Little Tokyo Service Center News - June 2013

Mission Sake Postcard

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Mission Sake
Friday, July 26, 2013 at
The Samuel Oschin Endevour Pavilion
California Science Center
VIP Reception: 6pm-7pm
General Admission: 7pm-9:30pm

Early Bird General Admission
Buy Now

$65 Early Bird General Admission
(available online until July 1)
$75 General Admission
(after July 1)
$85 at the Door (based on availability)

VIP Admission
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$150 Pre-Sale Only, Limited Availability

LA Dodger Japanese American Community Night
LTSC and Budokan are partnering up with other local community organizations (Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Citizen's League, and the Japanese American Optimist) to ensure that this year's LA Dodger Japanese American Community Night is the largest one ever. This is a community effort to represent the Japanese American community in a grand fashion. In addition to this effort, it is a fundraiser for each respective organization, as LTSC and Budokan will get a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold. For more information please click here or contact Kim Kawasaki at or (213) 473-1619
LOL to Save Lives

A Main Room Event at the Comedy Store to raise funds for A3M.

Looking for a night of socializing and lots of laughter? Look no further. On Wednesday (Yay, hump day!) June 26th, A3M will present a special fundraising event. This time, we are headed to "The World Famous Comedy Store" in Hollywood.

Show starts at 7 PM; come at 6:30 to socialize and beveragize.

Comedy Store LogoEnjoy Steve Byrne, K.T. Tatara, Helen Hong, Eliot Chang, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Jesus Trejo, and Leslie Jones at the Main Room. Not many can claim to have enjoyed a private show at the Comedy Store in Hollywood!!
In case you didn't know, The Comedy Store is where Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Pauly Shore (duh, his mom owns the club) and many more have performed. The lineup for the show is diverse and you may have seen them on TV, they are super hilarious! This will be an amazing show and an amazing night. There may be a few surprise guests as well...??!!
Tickets are only $20   For ticket info:
All proceeds will allow A3M to continue our mission of saving lives.
There is a two-drink minimum (does not have to be an alcoholic beverage) during the show and you have to be 21+. 

Save the Date: 14th Annual Small Business Expo

APAsian Pacific Islander Small Business Program
Jerome E. Horton, Chairman, CA State Board Of Equalization
Invite You To Attend

When: September 21, 2013
9am - 1:30pm
Where: Almansor Court Banquet & Conference Center
700 S. Almansor St. Alhambra, Ca 91801

Event Highlights
Business Services
Government Agencies
Start-Up Opportunities
Free Admission
Free Workshops

phone: 213.473.1605

Did You Know
Happy SunFriday June 21 is the June Solstice. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted to the Sun, reaching its northernmost position in the sky. This northernmost position at 23.44 degrees north latitude is known as the Tropic of Cancer. June 21 officially marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere otherwise known as the summer solstice. On the other hand the Southern Hemisphere experiences the winter soltice or the first day of winter.
Caregiver and Life Planning Seminar Recap

Caregiver ConferenceClose to 300 Nikkei seniors and Boomers attended the seminar at Gardena JCI on June 2. The seminar was conducted in English with simultaneous Japanese interpretation. Iku Kiriyama was one of the keynote presenters. She gave practical experience on how to keep your life organized and to prepare for your own death by starting and upkeeping a "document box" of all of your important papers.

Seniors receiving translation
Attendees receiving Japanese translation

Iku Kiriyama
Keynote Speaker Iku Kiriyama with her "box"
Senior Foundation Charitable Corporation

Can-Do Campaign CanLTSC has received a generous grant from the Senior Foundation Charitable Corporation that will support LTSC’s services for limited-English speaking seniors throughout Los Angeles. At a time when government funding for social services is threatened, this grant will help LTSC to continue a 33-year tradition of helping people with basic human needs such as case management, caregiver coordination, transportation, translation and interpretation, support groups, a friendly visitor program, mental health counseling and other services.

For ten years Senior Foundation Charitable Corporation raised funds for the Japanese American community. Their “Can-Do Campaign” raised awareness about the needs that exist in our community and provided an easy way for people to help. Thank you to the Senior Foundation Charitable Corporation for your hard work and dedication. LTSC was proud to be one of your grantees.

May Donors – Thank You for Your Support!

Akiko & Amir Aghajani
Sakaye Aratani
Ryan Asato
Elena & Jim Azama
Marlene Berry
Keiko Facklam
Henry Fuhrmann
Jennie & Arthur Hasegawa
Tomiye Hirashima
Mark Kawauchi
Kathleen Kubota
June & Gary Masada
Dean Okamura
Sanuki No Sato
Leo & Yoko Shibata
Lisa Sugino
Stephen Suzuki
Ayako Takano

Frank & Mable Takenaka
Stacey Tanaka
Katie Tanijiri
Gary & Marsha Watanabe

In Memory of Jiro Takata
Karen & Eddie Takata
In-Kind Donations
Shelter Partnership
Iris Tang
Gary & Marsha Watanabe
Linda Yokoyama
Vehicle Donations
Leland Saito
Cody Sakurao
Toshio (Terry) Handa

Increase Your Impact with Corporate Matching Gifts

Your company may be one of thousands that “match” employee charitable contributions with corporate dollars.  Ask your HR department about your company’s matching gift policy.  Visit our website by clicking here or contact / (213) 473-1613 for more information.

Donate Your Old Car

Cars for a Cause
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Did you know…

We accept vehicles in almost any condition

We can arrange for pick-up almost anywhere in the U.S.

Recycling your car saves energy and natural resources

Donating is a convenient alternative to selling or trading

Many people contribute more through a vehicle donation than they can give in cash

We are often able to repair your donated car, giving it new life and increasing it's value to our organization while also getting you a higher tax deduction as allowed by the IRS.

Call (213) 473-1613 or e-mail to donate today!

Ways to Help LTSC

In making a donation to LTSC, you can:


• Make a donation in memory of a loved one
• Make a donation in honor of someone’s birthday or graduation
• Make a stock donation
• Host a fundraiser to benefit LTSC

Donate Online, over the phone or via traditional mail.
Call (213) 473-1613

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