de Vere’s Irish Pub, Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Bar, and DeMarcus Cousins have joined charitable forces this holiday season to create the first Golden Ticket Toy Drive—an effort to help local kids in need and reward donors for their generosity!
From November 29 to December 9, all Mikuni and de Vere’s restaurants will be accepting donations of new toys and personal items for the Kylee Lillich Charitable Giving Tree, a non-profit 501c3, all-volunteer local charity that helps children year-round. In return for the charitable gesture, everyone who donates will be given an envelope, which may contain a golden ticket good for amazing prizes!
On December 10, all lucky golden ticket holders will present their ticket at Mikuni Midtown to retrieve one of several prizes, awarded by Mikuni founder Taro Arai (the Willy Wonka of sushi). There will also be a kick-off event at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Sacramento on November 26 from 2-3pm. NBA star and Golden Ticket Toy Drive supporter DeMarcus Cousins will be at both events to promote the cause.
Those who cannot make a toy or item donation, but would still like to contribute, can make a cash donation at www.goldenticketca.com. (No golden ticket entry for online donations.)
Thanks to the Kylee Lillich Charitable Giving Tree, all donations will go to children who are homeless, hospitalized, grieving the loss of a parent, brother, or sister, or simply in need of basic items. In its 11th year, the local charity makes wishes come true for nearly 700 grieving, needy, and hospitalized children each year.
Drop off locations:
- Mikuni Midtown
- Mikuni Elk Grove
- Mikuni Fair Oaks
- Mikuni Roseville
- Mikuni Davis
- Kaizen in Fountains
- Taro’s in Arden Fair Mall
- deVere’s Irish Pub Sacramento
- deVere’s Irish Pub Davis
For more information, go to goldenticketca.com. For updates, follow hashtag #herewegive.