Kotoricon » Charities

Charities

Over $50,000 dona​ted 

since KotoriC​on 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

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KitKat PlayRoom

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.

 


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LiNK

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 refugee​​s 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.

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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

This 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?

Cha​rity Auction 

Every 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 De​alers​

All 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.

Club tables

We 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​

Once 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.​​

Donations

Some people donate extra when they purchase their tickets, go to our tea room, or just when they stop by the Japanese Anime Guild table.​

Additional Events

The students organize additional charity fundrasing events throughout the year as well as donate their time to projects that help groups in the area.


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