Next week, Umamimart, Yamazaki Whiskey, Eveleigh and a host of other sponsors will be holding a cocktail benefit at PRISM in West Hollywood to benefit Second Harvest of Japan – Japan’s first food bank providing direct relief to the survivors of the recent disasters. Proceeds will go towards soup kitchens and food banks to assist the 220,000 people currently in emergency housing as they transition into long-term housing and children gear up for the new school year.
Getting involved with Japan relief is none easier than purchasing a $50 advance ticket ($75 at the door) to the cocktail benefit, which will kick off at 6 PM next Tuesday with Yamazaki highballs, Eveleigh appetizers and Fruit & Flour desserts. Exclusive limited edition posters and T-shirts by Clare Rojas will be available for sale, with proceeds also going toward Second Harvest. You’ll get great views of Sunset Strip from atop the roof of PRISM.
At 9 PM, you’ll move into neighboring Eveleigh’s own, lovely back patio for a reception with hosted cocktails by SKYY, Partida Tequila and Combier. Starting at 10 PM, the cash bar will open and all proceeds will also go toward Second Harvest.
What a great way to help Japan out by giving to a Tokyo-based organization – with Yamazaki Whiskey and Eveleigh appetizers, to boot. San Francisco’s inaugural event raised over $10,000 and the goal for next Tuesday is $20,000. Be sure to get your tickets (receipts are issued immediately via email). I’ll see you there.