Each year the Nan Desu Kan family chooses a charity near to our hearts to help out. Last year, we addressed an immediate need with Hurricane Harvey relief and Extra Life. This year, we look a bit farther into the future, answering a need less immediate but no less important: educating our young generations about how to better live in harmony with each other and nature. We live on a planet of 7 billion people, and every day brings up new social and environmental challenges. The knowledge and education of our youth is the key to bringing about positive change in our world. We can give them the inspiration to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. For through the efforts our children lies the way to a better world for all of us.

Our charity this year does just this. Love Planet Foundation helps create education and inspire positive social and environmental change. We are privileged this year to have its founders here as guests at NDK. Please show Sandy and Lex how big the generous heart of the NDK family is. Together, we can make a difference.

Our donors have put up a number of items for you to bid on at the Charity Auction Sunday in Main Events. Please come and bid on them then. Also come take a look at them in person in the Charity Preview Room during the con. We will have donation bins in the Charity Preview Room and the Video Game Room so you can support these children with whatever amount you might wish.

All proceeds from the auction and donation bins go to Love Planet Foundation.