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Capital Hearts for Japan Fundraiser at The Park at Fourteenth

Please join Capital Hearts for Japan for an evening to support the survivors of the tragic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.  More than 450,000 people were displaced as entire cities collapsed during the earthquake, and over 20,000 are believed to be missing or dead. It is also estimated that over 100,000 children have been affected by the disaster.

The Park has generously offered to donate $3 per person that comes to the event.

Capital Hearts for Japan, a coalition of diverse organizations in the DC metro area, was formed to help provide immediate and long-term relief to our friends in Japan.  They will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Save the Children, an international aid organization that provides emergency relief for children affected by disaster and devastation.

Silent Auction for Save the Children • Live performances from local artists • Remarks from Save the Children and the Embassy of Japan • Video of Capital Hearts for Japan’s response to the disaster • Other events TBA soon!

WHEN: Saturday, March 26 · 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:The Park at Fourteenth
920 14th St NW
Washington, DC

TICKETS: $15 minimum suggested donation at the door or ONLINE $10 suggested donation for students.

There will be a guest list for everyone donating online.

Paid/Official RSVP at this link. If you cannot attend, please make a donation at the same link!

Co-sponsoring organizations: Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, NAAAP-DC, Kollaboration DC, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Alumnae Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association-DC, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, Asian American Government Executives Network, Asian American Journalists Association, Chinatown Community Cultural Center, Class of Change, Department of Justice Pan Asia, Freeline Music Group, Filipino Young Professionals-DC, Generation Echo Entertainment, Japanese American Citizens League DC Young Professionals, Lamda Phi Epsilon DC Alumni Association, Pacific Culture International, Pop Show Japan/Katana, Regroup TV, Sejong Society, South Asian Bar Association DC Chapter, Taiwanese American Professionals DC, The Washington Area Japanese Culture Meetup, Toramaru Entertainment, United Nations Association-YPIC, 20s & 30s Asian Going Out Group (more to come).

If your organization would like to co-host, donate to, or volunteer for this event, please contact Priscilla Baek at priscilla.baek@capal.org or Christian Oh at christian@kollaborationdc.org.

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