August 20, 2021
JCYC would like to give a big shout out to a San Francisco Japantown and internationally present business that has set a forward-thinking example of solidarity and generosity – Matcha Café Maiko – better known as Matcha Café!
Matcha Café first entered JCYC’s radar when owner Chris Chin reached out to JCYC in 2018 with interest in hosting a fundraiser for JCYC, as part of Matcha Café’s opening weekend in San Francisco’s Japantown. Chris had diligently researched the local businesses and agencies in the area, and JCYC was fortunate that our mission resonated with Chris. Matcha Café’s opening weekend in 2018 raised $1,500 for JCYC’s child and youth participants.
Matcha Café and Chris did not stop there. In 2019, JCYC reached out to Chris to hold a similar fundraiser for JCYC’s College Access Programs. This one-day fundraiser raised over $750; however, Chris generously rounded up the total and granted JCYC $1,000. Chris did the same with JCYC’s latest Matcha Café fundraiser, which was for JCYC’s Thomatra Scholarship Fund (a scholarship program for JCYC’s most outstanding Black youth participants), when he once again rounded up the over $750 we raised again during our one-day fundraiser to $1,000!
Chris and the Matcha Café team set a high bar that we as individuals and businesses should all strive for – thoughtfulness, selflessness, warmth, and solidarity – even during the tough times and adversity we have all faced, in one way or another, over the past year and a half. THANK YOU Matcha Café for continuing to demonstrate your leadership as stewards of solidarity and generosity in our community.
If you are looking to enjoy delicious Matcha treats, in all sorts and sizes, and want to support an amazing business, please check out Matcha Café here https://www.matchacafe-maiko.com/eng/!