Each year the Downtown Los Angeles JACL Chapter helps raise money for
needy families in the local area during the holidays.
The beneficiaries have included residents of the Little Tokyo Towers, Little Tokyo Service Center and others. This fundraising appeal has helped raise more than $10,000.00 per year. The senior citizen recipients receive small checks that they can use to help make their holidays that much happier. This program has been spearheaded by Chairperson Amy Tambara ,Kitty Sankey, Rodney Nakada, and Marilynn Nakata and the Downtown Los Angeles JACL.
In 1997, the Downtown LA JACL, led by Amy Tambara helped collect $15,127.00 of which $2,234. (14.8%) was applied to expenses and $12,893.00 was donated to charity.