Japan Society of Fairfield County
1995: $5140 sent through American Red Cross for relief from Great
Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake.
1997: $2000 relief from the Red River Flood in North Dakota.
We have run the following programs at Nursing Homes:
Cultural Program at Waveny Care Center, July 22
& 23, 2010,
Sumie Class at Nathaniel Witherell Nursing
January 31, 2008
Our organization is unique among Japan Societies in that we sponsor an
philanthropic event, namely a Pre-Thanksgiving Banquet for the
This event allows us to share Japanese culture with people that
often overlooked and allows our Japanese members to experience an
holiday. It also honors the traditions of both the United States
Japan, as world leaders in providing foreign aid. In recent years we
run this event in conjunction with Union Enterprises and the people of
Baptist Church. We welcome additional support for this event.
On November 15th, 2009, we celebrated our Society’s 16th annual
Banquet at St. Luke’s Lifeworks’ in Stamford. 2009_PreThanksgiving_Banquet
The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in
They shared their harvest bounty with their native Indian neighbors,
had helped them survive their first winter in the New World. At
time we will act in the spirit of that original Thanksgiving by sharing
bounty with individuals and families in our community who are in
and need friendship and encouragement.
This is a very warm and meaningful event that provides cheer and hope
those we befriend as the holiday season approaches. You will find
a truly rewarding experience.
Participating members bring a dessert or a Japanese delicacy for
12 people. In total we feed about 175 people.
Tracy Hudson, St Lukes Lifeworks
Dr. Vernon Beck, JSFC
William Callion, Union Enterprises
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