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Medical Fundraiser Party for Matcha Time Cafe OwnersDerek & Hatsumi Smith

July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Matcha Time Cafe owners Hatsumi Watanabe-Smith and Derek Smith are stranded in Japan while Derek recuperates from the massive heart attack he suffered June 27th on a Tokyo train as he and Hatsumi traveled to her father’s funeral.

They hope to return to Ellicott City sometime in August but in the meantime their medical and living expenses in Japan have spiraled upward into the crisis zone! ~ THE GOAL: to help them avoid financial disaster and to keep the cafe operating!

READ THE FULL STORY and make a donation at: ( COPY AND PASTE LINK) https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-derek-and-hatsumi-smith-of-matcha-time-cafe
Or go to GoFundMe.com and search: “Matcha Time Cafe”

Join former Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and his wife Robin, who have volunteered to serve food to guests! The menu includes assorted appetizers, sushi rolls, onigiri (flavored rice balls wrapped in seaweed), beef bowls, chicken curry, a large variety of hot and iced teas, plus Japanese ice cream, desserts and more. Also offering “Do Your Part for Derek’s Heart!’ food specials!

We have already raised a good amount of money on GoFundMe.com but much more is still needed! Please come out and show your love and support for Derek, Hatsumi and Matcha Time Cafe while enjoying delicious Japanese delicacies.

The event is Sunday, July 21st 12:00-5:00 at Matcha Time Cafe, 3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (Parking Lot D)


July 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Matcha Time Cafe
3785 Hamilton St
Ellicott City, MD 21043 United States