Tuesday, November 06, 2012

PR: AnimeUSA charity auction

DC Collaborative Selected to Be Beneficiary of AnimeUSA Auction


Nov. 6, 2012


(Washington, DC)- The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative was selected by AnimeUSA benefit from their auction to be held November 11 at 1 pm at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. AnimeUSA will be holding their convention for the first time in Washington DC.

What:                   AnimeUSA Convention Auction

Where:                Marriott Wardman, 2660 WoodleyRoad, NW  Washington, DC 20008
When:                  Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, 1 p.m.


AnimeUSA began in 1999 as a northern Virginia convention started by Anime fans.  By 2004, it had grown into a non-profit educational organization with the mission to promote and educate the public about Japanese arts and popular culture.  True to its beginnings, the organization remains a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans, however it expands its community outreach by selecting a nonprofit organization to benefit from the annual auction held at their conventions.  


"We're very pleased to be selected as the organization benefitting from the AnimeUSA auction this year, particularly as this is the first year that AnimeUSA comes to Washington DC," said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.


AnimeUSA wanted to contribute to a local DC charity, specifically one that benefits children through a focus on arts and education.   "We share with the DC Collaborative an appreciation of the importance of imagination and creativity. The DC Collaborative mission to ensure access to arts and humanities for all DC public school students captures the spirit of our convention," said said Danielle Pomfrey, Charity Auction Coordinator for AnimeUSA. 


The AnimeUSA convention takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park on the weekend of November 9th-11th.  The auction will be hosted on the Sunday afternoon of the convention.  In previous years, auction proceed recipients have included the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation, Child's Play, and the Suicide Prevention Hotline.


About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student, sending about 30,000 students each year to member events.


About AnimeUSA                                                                                                                                                    AnimeUSA is a non-profit educational organization dedicating to raising awareness and educating the public about Japanese arts and popular culture.  AnimeUSA is a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans.


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