Charities

Charities at Banzai

Art Show Charity Auction

The Banzai Charity Auction, located in the Art Show Room, is a silent bidding action on donated items to raise money for the Best Friends Animal Society at the convention. Their key mission is to create a world where there are No More Homeless Pets. All proceeds will go to them. Do you want to donate something for the charity and help raise money for animals? We need gently used and new items that people attending an anime convention or visiting an art show would want to buy. Are you an artist/crafter? We love having art and handmade items in the charity auction – we are the Art Show after all! Please email the Art Show first about what you’d like to donate.

Best Friends Anime Society: website one, website two

Charity Quilt Raffle

The Anime Banzai Convention takes fabric donations and then makes lap quilts for charity. All money goes to Utah Autism Give. They are a parent-driven non-profit organization that helps individuals with autism and their families. None of their employees are paid, just like those at the Anime Banzai Convention! Come by the Information/Lost & Found table at the convention to purchase raffle tickets and see the quilts in-person.

  • 1 ticket = $1
  • 5 tickets = $4
  • 10 tickets = $8
  • 15 tickets = $12
  • and so on

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tabs

Do you drink canned drinks? Do your soups have pop tabs? Bring them to us! We collect all kinds of pop/pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charity at all of our pre-con events. The Intermountain Area location has been open since 1988, and their mission is to keep families close to their seriously ill or injured children in the nearby hospital(s). You get “Banzai Bucks”, which you then spend at the Annual Auction for different items. You might even win some free passes to the convention! You can donate pop tabs without earning the “Banzai Bucks” if you wish. Just get them to a staff member at any planning meeting, pre-con event, or the convention.

Utah Food Bank

We collect non-perishable foods for the Utah Food Bank throughout the year. 37% of their funds come from the community, so let’s do our part! Each item is worth a different amount of “Banzai Bucks”, which you then spend at the Annual Auction for different items. You might even win some free passes to the convention! So bring your non-perishable foods to any of the pre-con events. You can donate non-perishable without earning the “Banzai Bucks” if you wish. Just get it to a staff member at any planning meeting, pre-con event, or the convention.