The 12th Annual Heart-to-Heart Hand-in-Hand Charity Series
Thank you for attending this year’s 2017 ACCEF Chinese New Year Show.
Click here to see photo album by Alan Su Photography, Xin Xin Photography, 摄影：苏鹤云、彭亦辉、徐蕾、魏凌云、崔军、Tina, 许国胜，唐彤，段龙，李世平。
Dear Friends of ACCEF,
Since 2004, the American Chinese Culture and Education Foundation (ACCEF) has provided financial support to more than 1000 students in poor, mountainous regions in 13 provinces in rural China. We have built 17 schools and provided sporting goods, computer equipment, winter clothing, school desks, chairs, books and magazines to over 30 schools. We have also organized successful fund raisers for natural disaster victims such as San Diego 2007 wild fire and 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
As an organization dedicated to not only education, we also pride ourselves in promoting and sharing culture and arts with the mainstream society and other ethnic groups. On January 22, 2017, we will host a Chinese New Year celebration, i.e. the Eleventh ACCEF Charity Performance, at Poway Center for the Performing Arts in Poway, CA. Over 1000 local Chinese are expected to join the event. More than 800 audiences will enjoy outstanding performances by renowned professionals and art groups, including Chinese traditional music, folk dances, martial arts, opera singing, acrobatic show and American tap dance.
We would like to cordially invite you to come and attend the event, and hopefully share this wonderful experience with the rest of the San Diego’s larger community. Please find below the show information:
Time: Sunday, 6:30pm, January 22, 2017
Place: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Thank you very much for your support! We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!
On Nov 20, 2016, ACCEF held the 12th Annual Thanksgiving Banquet, a grand gathering of nearly 180 philanthropists, sponsors, volunteers, and friends.
After ACCEF Chairman and President introduced ACCEF’s mission, organizational structure, current projects, and work teams, the head of Student Projects team gave a detailed presentation of what projects ACCEF has taken on in 2016.
One-on-One Rainbow project currently has 160 sponsors to fund nearly 250 students. They are mainly elementary, middle school, and high school students, and a few college students. One of the sponsored students, Mr. Liu, was recently admitted to Tsinghua University, a top university in China. In a letter to ACCEF, he wrote, “for a while, Tsinghua University was just a beautiful but remote dream, and now it has come true. In this long and struggling journey, there was so much pain. However, thanks to ACCEF’s companionship, I’ve never felt lonely all these years!
Care Class project, with the generosity from San Diego Lion’s Club, a long time ACCEF sponsor, and 40 Qualcomm employees, is able to establish 2 classes: one middle school class of 50 students in Zhaojue Middle School, and one high school class of 50 students in Ethnicity High School.
Proud Students project not only provides financial support to nearly 50 high schoolers and college students, but also help them with counseling seminars on how to study efficiently, improve communication skills, and make career planning.
Special Needs project funded book shelves for Qilong Elementary School Library in WeiNing County, Guizhou Province, book shelves, tables, and chairs for Wumen Ling Middle School Library in Huichuang County, Jiangxi Province, rooftop repair for Panlong Elementary school in Daofu County, Sichuan Province.
The Award Ceremony at the Banquet highlighted Ms. Linda Mok’s Lifetime Dedication Award, Ms. Yaofang Fu’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, and Mr. Ran Lu’s Outstanding Volunteer Award. Ms. Mok was the one of the founding members and had served as Chairwomen a few times ever since. She has not only dedicated herself but also her entire family to the establishment and development of the Foundation. She is the reason why many volunteers join and stay in the cause. The Foundation thanks Ms. Fu and Mr. Lu, senior volunteers, the long-term heads of the Student Project group, for many years at the most tedious front line of work. They have spent thousands of hours in finding sponsors, managing students’ information, communicating with sponsors and local volunteers in China, and travelling to remote areas to get first-hand information about sponsored students.
Towards the end, the Foundation also recognized Youth Care Club’s active members. They are the young generation of volunteers, participating in San Diego local community events, organizing College Conference for local high school students, and fundraising for underprivileged students in China.
Organizers are Jasmine Seafood Restaurant and San Diego United Lions Club,
Sunday, February 21, 2016
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Registration & Networking for Success
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm, Dinner & Celebration
Jasmine Seafood Restaurant,
4609 Convoy Street, Ste. A, San Diego, CA 92111
Inquiry: 858 863 6888
Networking for Success
Welcome: “Firecrackers” & Lucky Lions
8-Course New Year Gourmet Dinner with Lobster
Live Performance by local & national talents
Opportunity & Raffle Drawing
To celebrate the 4,714th Lunar New Year, Year of the Golden Monkey
To provide a life changing opportunity for a better future through education and self-help to the under privileged orphans of the “AIDS affected villages” in the remote impoverished western China, (The “Rainbow Program” of ACCEF, a local 501C3 NGO, www.accef.net)