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On Wednesday, December 6th, the Garrett Miho Foundation will kick off its annual toy drive! Come join us for happy hour at Oiwake Restaurant in Little Tokyo. Located on the 2nd floor in the Japanese Village Plaza

6 - 9pm
Oiwake Restaurant
http://www.oiwake.com
122 Japanese Village Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.628.2678
Map and directions

Please bring a new, unwrapped gift or gift card (valued at $10 or more) or a donation of $10. For gift cards, our partners suggest Target for its convenience for their residents.

Between December 6th and 12th, the GMF will be collecting toys on behalf of our three partners - the Asian Pacific Women's Center, the Center for the Pacific Asian Family and Para Los Ninos. All toys received during this time will be donated to these organizations to bring the joy of Christams to the many deserving children that they serve.

If you are unable to join us for happy hour, please visit our Toy Drive page to find a toy drop location near you.

The GMF would like to thank Cherrystone's Grotto and Grill, Oiwake's Restaurant and Pacific Commerce Bank for volunteering to be our designated drop spots in Southern California.

Dance Celebration
On Saturday, December 4, 2004, we concluded our annual toy drive with our second annual old school party and dance celebration at Oiwake's in Little Tokyo. In all, we collected over 400 toys that were donated to the Asian Pacific Women's Center, the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Para Los Ninos and Wings.

We would like to thank Washington Mutual for providing toy drop locations throughout LA County and Oiwake's for hosting our Dance Celebration event.

Washington Mutual
http://www.wamu.com
Oiwake Restaurant
http://www.oiwake.com

On Friday, November 19, 2004, the GMF officially kicked off its annual toy drive and fundraiser with "An Evening in Paradise 3" - a Hawaiian Luau at University Hall on the beautiful campus of Loyola Marymount University. The event helped raise over $10,000 for the GMF to support Project Blossom and guests brought over 100 toys for our annual toy drive.

Guests were treated to a buffet dinner from Cherrystones, Gardena, live Hawaiian music by Kalika and hula performances by Halau Hula a Kawika laua'o Leinani, Halau Keali'i 'O Nalani and Hula Halau 'o Lilinoe ame Na Pua Me Kealoha. Actor and comedian Rodney Kageyama was the guest emcee for the evening.

We would like to thank the the students and staff from the Asian Pacific Student Services at LMU for all of their support and providing us with a beautiful location to host our event.

We would like to thank our donors - Alcatraz Brewing Company, Cherrystones, DirecTV, Doug Kaneshiro, King's Hawaiian Bakery, Thuy Nguyen, Hiraki Pearl, Elisa Mann, Oiwake's, Samy's Camera, Penny Takeda - for all of the wonderful gifts for our silent auction.

We also would like to send out a big mahalo to all of our performers - Kalika, Halau Hula a Kawika laua'o Leinani, Halau Keali'i 'O Nalani and Hula Halau 'o Lilinoe ame Na Pua Me Kealoha.

We would also like to thank all of our hardworking committee members and volunteers that helped make this event a success. Peggy Carl, Doreen Endo, Shari Gong, Rick Graves, Lisa Hirakami, Linda Hironaka, Maki Kaneko, Rikki Komachi, Patti Smith and Irene Wong

Dance Celebration
On Saturday, December 4, 2004, we concluded our annual toy drive with our second annual old school party and dance celebration at Oiwake's in Little Tokyo. In all, we collected over 400 toys that were donated to the Asian Pacific Women's Center, the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Para Los Ninos and Wings.

We would like to thank Washington Mutual for providing toy drop locations throughout LA County and Oiwake's for hosting our Dance Celebration event.

Washington Mutual
http://www.wamu.com
Oiwake Restaurant
http://www.oiwake.com

The Garrett Miho Foundation
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