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LTSCene - December 2014
#GivingTuesday, 2013 Annual Report, Bandai Foundation & More!
Little Tokyo Service Center News - December 2014
Helping People, Building Community

#GivingTuesday: Help Survivors of Domestic Violence

It's not too late to celebrate #GivingTuesday! You can make a difference by donating today.


In 2003, LTSC opened Kosumosu Transitional Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence. Over the course of 11 years, Kosumosu has helped 50 women and 66 children escape abusive relationships. The women at Kosumosu are poor, immigrant and homeless with few job skills. Kosumosu provides them with a physically and emotionally safe environment and culturally sensitive assistance in building new, violence-free lives.
On our wish list but not in our budget is a security camera system costing $3,000 to purchase and install. The system will both increase the level of security and contribute to the peace of mind of Kosumosu residents.
Please help us raise $3,000 this Giving Tuesday for a security camera system at Kosumosu. Help keep our residents safe and secure.
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LTSC's 2013 Annual Report

Our 2013 Annual Report is now available to view online.

Lisa Okubo demonstrating various ways to use furoshiki

Donor Appreciation Open House

On Sunday, November 16, LTSC welcomed Honor Grove members and other special guests to a donor appreciation open house at the Far East Lounge. Guests received a reusable bento (lunch box) and furoshiki (wrapping cloth) and enjoyed light refreshments while exploring the lounge.

For more information on how you can join LTSC's Honor Grove, call (213) 473-1608.

LTSC's Jenni Kuida and Nancy Alcaraz accepting the grant from Bandai Foundation

Bandai Foundation supports CHAMPs

The Bandai Foundation has awarded LTSC a grant to support our CHAMPs program. CHAMPS provides on-site tutoring and mentoring by UCLA student volunteers on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Angelina Apartments, LTSC’s affordable housing community in Echo Park. CHAMPs has three main goals: develop the academic potential of the youth, teach the youth good citizenship and create a positive impact on the community.

The Bandai Foundation was established in 1995 by Bandai America Incorporated as a way to give back to the community that has made its products so successful in the United States. The Bandai Foundation is passionate about ensuring youth have a healthy environment to grow up in and future opportunities to ensure they achieve their fullest potential.

LTSC and the youth in CHAMPs thank Bandai Foundation for its support of this very important program.

LTSC staff and teen volunteers preparing the turkeys for distribution

Thank you to Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez

LTSC would like to thank Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez and his staff for donating Thanksgiving turkeys to our clients. Thank you for making our clients’ holiday complete.

November Donors – Thank You for Your Support!

Lorraine & Jeffrey Dohzen
Emi Gusukuma
Icy & Janey Hasama
Jennie & Arthur Hasegawa
Bok Sum Im
Lloyd Inui
Mizue Katayama
Mark Kawauchi
Vivienne Lee
Toshiko Lundy
Masami & Dana Matsuno
Matsuko McKellar
Terri & David Mitani
New Neighbors Club of Palos Verdes
Dean Okamura
John Okita & Michiko Yamamoto
Diane Shigekawa
Stacey Tanaka
Loan Thi Tran
Jill Tsutsui
Syuwa Uchiyama
USC Sigma Phi Omega
David & Michiko Watanabe
In Honor of Mike Murase

J. & Mariko Kobata

In Memory of Nancy Kikuchi

Sari Yoshioka & Jacob Wexler
Joy & Ralph Hutter

In-kind donations

Lily Harumi Baba
Maggie Choi
Kathleen Kubota
Sharon Nakata
Marsha & Gary Watanabe 
Linda Yokoyama

Vehicle donations

Ruthie & Leland Hong
Brian Kito
Mary Oi
Minoru Sakamoto

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