Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of Japanese Canadian seniors? Preparations are already underway for Momiji’s 2016 Community Bazaar (Saturday, April 2), and here is how you can help! If your New Years resolution is to downsize, why not donate your gently used, previously loved treasures? We are always looking for items such as Japanese wares, housewares, books, china, Corningware and Pyrex tea pots and coffee pots, mid-century modern pieces, and vintage linens. But please no used clothing or furniture. We are also in need of plants so if you have a green thumb, why not start growing plants from slips now? And if you work for or own a company that sells product or offers a service, perhaps you can get your company to donate to our silent auction or make a donation to help offset our Bazaar costs. If volunteering is of interest and you have a bit of time, we always looking for individuals who can attend one of our famous bees: karinto, sushi, tsukemono and vegetable prep and pie-making.
Proceeds from the Bazaar, Momiji’s largest annual fundraising event, support Momiji’s programs and services for seniors, allowing us to purchase items and provide services that we would not be able to afford otherwise. For example, Bazaar funds have been used to help purchase the vehicles we use to provide transportation for seniors, and to provide tasty, culturally-appropriate Japanese meals to frail and isolated seniors all around the GTA. Altogether, hundreds and hundreds of seniors benefit each year from the funds this event generates.
For more information on donating items or volunteering, contact Jovel at 416-261-6683 x234 / Jovel@momiji.on.ca, or Sheri-Lynn at 416-261-6683 x259 / Sheri-Lynn@momiji.on.ca.