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Benihana invites children to color for St. Jude Children's Hospital


The "Children Helping Children" coloring contest at Benihana restaurants runs now through May 5, 2014. Credit: Benihana

Looking to go out to dinner with the kids tonight? If so, head to Benihana, a Japanese theme and sushi restaurant, and your kids can help benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The "Children Helping Children" coloring contest is open to children ages 12 and younger. From now until May 5, kids dining at the restaurant are encouraged to draw a picture to depict what the theme of "Children Helping Children" means to them. For each entry form received, Benihana will donate $1 to S. Jude Children's Hospital.

What's more, on May 6, one winning entry will be selected from each restaurant and the child will be awarded a dinner for eight. A parent/guardian simply needs to take a photograph of the child's submission and upload it to Instagram now through May 6 with the hashtag #BENIKIDS and/or #CHILDRENSDAY to be eligible.

“Each year on May 5, Japan honors the nation’s children with a national holiday set aside to celebrate their growth and happiness," Jeannie Means, vice president of marketing for Benihana said in a news release. "This promotion truly honors the theme of the holiday for both the young guests who visit our restaurants and participate in the festivities and for those who are directly impacted by the donation to St. Jude, which allows them to continue their lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children.”

On May 5, Children's Day, 100 percent of the purchase price of all Benihana Kabuik Kids meals will be donated to St. Jude.

There are two Benihana restaurants on Long Island, in Manhasset and Westbury.


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