From Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens:
This coming January we will have our Morikami New Year Festival, Oshogatsu, on January 13, 2013.
We would like to ask the Japanese community and Japanese-related organizations in South Florida if they can volunteer their time to help out at this booth by writing names in Japanese with a traditional brush and ink. Knowledge of how to write in Japanese Katakana required.
All materials will be provided by the Morikami.
The Morikami Education Department among the many activities we are doing will have a tent on calligraphy. All proceeds from this tent, will go towards funding our MORY program. MORY stands for More Opportunities to Reach Youth, which invites underserved youth to participate in the Morikami’s Summer Tour-Plus Program. This funding covers their admission fare, bus transportation, and materials for the program. We hope to raise enough money to keep providing this free program to these underserved children located in neighborhoods that are often overlooked.
We have three different shifts that you can choose from:
1. morning shift from 9:30am-1:30pm
2. afternoon shift from 1:00-5:00pm
3. The whole day 9:30am-5:00pm
We would like to have at least 3 volunteers per shift.
What will happen at this Calligraphy Tent?
Throughout the festival day, one of our staff will do several simple 10-minute presentation of what is Shodo, calligraphy and demonstrate. Throughout the day we will have volunteers that will write visitors’ names in Japanese for a price of $1 per name. Again, all proceeds will go towards our MORY program, which is in need of funding for this summer.
We hope that you can take the time to volunteer at the Morikami and for a good cause! Plus you get the chance to enjoy our Oshogatsu Festival!
For students they will be able to earn volunteer service hours for their school.
Please pass this email to anyone you think maybe interested in volunteering.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Lo at 561-495-0233 x. 235 or firstname.lastname@example.org by December 28.
You can fill out an adult or student volunteer application form here and send, fax, or email it to the Morikami, please indicate that you are volunteering for the Calligraphy tent on the application: