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Children Helping Children

Artist: Derek Ontario

Artist: Derek Ontario

How often do your children color pictures? Almost every day, right? What if I told you that just by coloring a picture your child could help other children all over the nation? This spring Benihana is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the sixth annual “Children Helping Children” coloring contest.

Until May 5th, kids ages 12 and under can visit any Benihana location nationwide and color a picture of what it means to them to help other children. Fill out an entry form and Benihana will dontate a $1 to St. Jude. On May 6th, one winner will be selected from each restaurant, and they will receive a free dinner for eight.

Artist: Lianna Encino

Artist: Lianna Encino

Parents can also upload the picture to Instagram with the hashtag #BENIKIDS and #CHILDRENSDAY now thru May 5th. Benihana will also select a winner from Instagram to receive the free dinner for eight.

In addition to every $1 donated for each coloring entry, 100% of the purchase price of the Benihana Kabuki Kids meals served on May 5th, will go to St. Jude.

This remarkable collaboration relates to the National Holiday celebrated in Japan every May 5th. This holiday marks the importance of future generations by commemorating the growth and happiness of the children. As our nation’s leading operator of Japanese themed restaurants, Benihana honors this holiday by partnering with St. Jude to raise funds for children. This tribute not only honors children, it also saves many of their lives. Since the start of this partnership Benhana has donated over $160,000 to St. Jude!

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides patient care and research under one roof for children with cancer and catastrophic diseases. It’s unique approach and diligent staff give suffering children a fighting chance. To be affected by illness at such a young age leaves a profound effect on these children, but St. Jude gives them back the chance to be a kid again.  

Artist: Valerie Puente Hills

Artist: Valerie Puente Hills

Be a part of this incredible movement and inspire your children to help other children. It’s never too early to teach your children about kindness and helping others.

For more information about “Children Helping Children’ visit

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  1. April 29, 2014 at 5:36 am — Reply

    This is great! If they continue this charity, when my child gets just a little older and has some artistic skills, we’re so doing this. He’d love to know his work would go to help another child. He really does believe ‘cards’ help people get better!

  2. April 29, 2014 at 6:42 am — Reply

    What a wonderful program! It helps kids from both directions :)

  3. April 29, 2014 at 6:56 am — Reply

    What a fun and inspiring program for both children and their parents. I haven’t met a child yet who doesn’t love to color and this is a delightful way to put those talents towards benefiting others.

  4. April 29, 2014 at 8:14 am — Reply

    Saint Jude’s children hospital is such a wonderful organization and I love to see creative programs helping them. This is truly a lovely idea.

  5. April 29, 2014 at 9:20 am — Reply

    What a great contest. I think St. Jude’s is an awesome charity to support too! Thanks for giving me a head’s up. My six year old loves to color!

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