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The Japanese American Optimist Club (JAO) was started in 1954 to assist the JA community and to help its children live successful and happy lives.

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NOV 28

Join us as we prepare for the JAO Children’s Christmas Party (12/17/16). Help us wrap 150 toys for the party and participate in a game of “White Elephant”! HOLIDAY GATHERING/GIFT WRAPPING PIZZA PARTY Dec 14 (Wed), 7-9pm Sakura Gardens (formerly known as Keiro Retirement Home) 325 S Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Cost: $10 (Dinner) Bring: “White Elephant” item ($10 value) for the gift exchange Please RSVP by Megumi by 12/12: megumi_yuhara@yahoo.com

OCT 22

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Join us on Saturday, October 29 as we host our Annual Halloween Party at an elementary school in Los Angeles (invite only)! Volunteers needed from 9am-2pm to help with set up, crafts, activities and to help entertain 100+ children. Lunch included. Please contact Joyce at jnakashimard@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP.

OCT 14

Volunteers needed for JAO's Annual Halloween's Party at an elementary school in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 29 from 9am-2pm! Volunteers needed to help with set up, crafts, activities and to help entertain 100+ children. Lunch included. Please contact Joyce at jnakashimard@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP.

OCT 04

Here's a great recap of the Farm Walk for Childhood Cancer, thanks to Brandon Ito (My Wish List Foundation). Enjoy! And thank you to those of you who were able to join us there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IIjhZEHU7E


AUG 24

Join us on Saturday, September 24 for the 2nd Annual Farm Walk for Childhood Cancer. Get some exercise, try some fruit/vegetable samples and help a great cause! For more information and to register, visit: www.farmwalkforchildhoodcancer.org

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AUG 22

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