Kumoricon 2021
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Charity Events

Kumoricon has a long history of giving back to our local community. Since 2005, Kumoricon has hosted a Charity Auction benefiting a local charity. In 2018, we raised over $12,000 toward OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships.

Food Drive

"Feed Your Waifu / Husbando"

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Join Kumoricon in supporting the Hand Up Project for the "Feed Your Waifu / Husbando" food wars! This year, barrels will be marked with three of your favorite anime characters. The character whose barrel is filled with the most donations will result in their English voice actor receiving an invitation to attend Kumoricon 2022 as a special Guest of Honor!

The Hand Up Project provides emergency food services in the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community, which both experience higher rates of food insecurity. For more information on this awesome cause, visit their website!

The three contestants are:

  • Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Rem (Re:Zero)
  • Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)

Make sure to stop by the charity booth and feed your favorite. It goes to a good cause!

Charity Donation Spots

In addition to our Charity Events, this year Kumoricon is adding Charity Donation Spots! Look for the donation jars with the gold Ghost Neko coin on them! Charity Donation Spots will be located at the following locations:

  • Charity Control Booth in the KumoriMarket

The Charity Control Booth will accept cash or card donations. A few cents here and there can really add up, so help us support The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships at the International School and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

At the Charity Control Booth, there will be individual bins for those who would like to pie a staff member in the face. Whomever ends up having the most funds will be the one to be pied in the face on Sunday at Closing Ceremonies.

Silent Charity Auction

For Kumoricon 2021, we are excited to feature a silent auction. Attendees will be able to browse items and place bids at their convenience throughout the convention. All Silent Auction winners must be present at the closing of the bids on Sunday. Purchases will be able to be made after the clock runs out. Find out more about our charity auction here.

Charity Auction Beneficiaries

The International School

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For over 27 years, The International School has been educating future global citizens through their unique blend of full language immersion, dynamic academics, and warm, multicultural community. They are the only school in Portland to offer a full immersion program in Japanese language and culture.

  • Full Immersion in Chinese, Spanish, or Japanese
  • International Baccalaureate World School
  • Professional faculty from 17 countries

The small classes and experienced, caring faculty provide a friendly environment that engages students in math, science, social studies and arts. The school educates nearly 450 students in preschool through 5th grade. Students may start in preschool or kindergarten without prior target language experience.

The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships

Help a child discover a world of possibilities! Gifts made to the Greeney Family Fund provide need-based scholarships to children entering The International School's full immersion Japanese Program. Helping to cover the near-full cost of tuition, these scholarships give children from across the city the gift of learning another language and culture, and a future full of opportunities.

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

OHSU Doernbecher is recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals, providing more specialists than anywhere else in Oregon, a kid-friendly environment, and family focused care. We are honored to make OHSU Doernbecher a charity recipient for our 2021 Charity Auction.