Over $50,000 donated
since KotoriCon started in 2010!
This event is run by students at Rowan College at Gloucester County in the Japanese Anime Guild+ not only for fun, but to raise money for various local and worldwide charities.
KotoriCon: 2020 Charities
KitKat PlayRoom rescues the most vulnerable kittens and nurtures them until they are ready for their furever homes. The best part is their livestream 24/7 until adoption day.
Adopt. Foster. Volunteer. Donate. Share. Watch.
You can share a part in saving these tiny lives.
Visit their website kitkatplayroom.com.
Liberty in North Korea is a non-profit organization that works to empower the people of Northern Korea. LINK is responsible for rescuing, habilitating and acclimating refugees for a life outside of North Korea. Through our donations, we rescued a mother and her son escaping from North Korea in 2016.
LINK Volunteers travel around the United States sharing their message of hope, educating others on the plight of the North Korean people, and encouraging activism at home. To learn more visit their website here.
Seabrook Buddhist Temple
Approximately 500 families of Japanese ancestry who lived and worked at Seabrook Farm started the Seabrook Buddhist Temple in 1945. By 1965 the Seabrook Buddhist Sangha (congregation) received independent temple status and the 20th anniversary of its founding was observed. 1968 saw the groundbreaking for the current temple situated on 7 acres of land less than one block from Route 77. In 1983 the temple was incorporated as a non-profit facility. In 1986 a home for the resident Sensei was constructed and in 1988 a meditation garden was added. For 70 years the hard working and dedicated Sangha have developed a welcoming atmosphere for people to gather to hear the Buddha-Dharma (the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha). To learn more you will find their website here.
Kotoricon Scholarship Endowment
endowment supports students who have dedicated their time and skills to
community service and embrace the spirit of volunteerism. It is open to
Rowan College at Gloucester County students. The Japanese Anime Guild
donated this endowment so the scholarship will be perpetual. It is
administered by the Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County and
recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee of the College
Assembly. The Kotoricon Scholarship is now fully funded!
What money goes to charity?
year we run a Charity Auction. All items in the auction are donated.
Please include the charity auction on your plans for the day. You can
find amazing items found nowhere else. In 2018 our charity Auction
brought in over $1,400 for charity.
Artists and Dealers
the fees paid by artists and dealers are sent to charity. In addition,
these generous artists and dealers donate items to the Charity Auction!
In 2018 these fees generated over $4,000 for charity.
give free space to Rowan College at Gloucester County student clubs
including the Japanese Anime Guild+ and the Science Club. Proceeds from
their sales are donated to charities.
Proceeds from Tickets
the dust settles and the bills are paid, proceeds are sent to a variety
of charitable organizations selected by the students. Many of our
Guests waive their appearance fees, and some cover all their own
expenses to allow for more money left to go to the charities.
people donate extra when they purchase their tickets, go to our tea
room, or just when they stop by the Japanese Anime Guild table.
students organize additional charity fundrasing events throughout the
year as well as donate their time to projects that help groups in the