2022 GVJCI Raffle Drawing: Fri Jan 28 @10am
Thank you for your support!
CONGRATULATIONS 2022 RAFFLE WINNERS!!
1st Prize: $1,000.00 R. NAKAIYE
2nd Prize: $500.00 T. KOCHIYAMA
3rd Prize: $500.00 B. MATSUSHIMA
4th Prize: $250.00 J. SATO
5th Prize: $250.00 J. MATSUNAGA
Thank you to all who participated! We exceeded our 2022 Raffle Fundraising goal thanks to YOU!
2022 YEAR-END RAFFLE & DONATION APPEAL
In the past, many of you supported us through our Building Fund, which paid for capital improvements and major repairs. As safety precautions due to COVID-19, your support last year helped to pay for necessary UV devices that were installed in each of our air conditioning units to sterilize the airflow. We also upgraded our lighting to LED in the GVJCI Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall and around the property, and refinished the wood floors in the Main Hall. Each year, we experience an increase in the amount of major repairs, replacements, and expenses for our facilities and grounds that are over 50 years old.
We have more items on our facilities to-do list which we postponed due to our temporary facility closure and loss of revenue. As you can imagine, closing our doors in March 2020 had severely diminished income from facility usage and outside event reservations. In addition, our online programs of classes and workshops had a significant decrease in participation compared to pre-pandemic onsite ones. We depend on both of these areas to help defray some of our daily operational expenses, which still continued even with empty buildings. We ask for your help again with this 2022 Year-End Raffle & Donation Appeal!
2 WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1) Purchase GVJCI year-end raffle tickets. If you are on our snail mailing list, you will receive your tickets in the mail in November or earlier, otherwise, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase raffle tickets.
2) Donate an additional monetary gift, which is tax deductible as a Charitable Contribution. If you would like to see GVJCI continue serving the community of people young and old, please help us along this path by making an additional tax deductible gift of $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.
Thank you very much for your support throughout the years. We wish you and your family a healthy, safe, and joyous holiday season! And we look forward to when we all can be together again soon!