December 2020 – Participating in Holiday Toy Drive – Washington D.C., VA, USA
December 2020 – Participating in Holiday Toy Drive – Washington D.C., VA, USA

December 2020 – Participating in Holiday Toy Drive – Washington D.C., VA, USA

This year, for the first time, we are participating in the toy drive organized by the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Affairs, donating educational / STEM toys to needy children. We also participated in the toy drive organized by Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development (AALEAD) to donate toys to the young children at an elementary school in Washington DC.These toys may be the only precious toys these children have. The shining faces from the children when they get the gift are such a reward! The educational toys, especially the STEM toys, will greatly help children develop…

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November 2020 – Donated Books to a DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Washington D.C., USA
November 2020 – Donated Books to a DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Washington D.C., USA

November 2020 – Donated Books to a DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Washington D.C., USA

We were able purchase most of the books that a DC children’s advocacy center had included on their Amazon wish list. Over the past few years, we have been able to purchase about 1,000 books for this center. These include psychological therapy books for the social workers and therapists, and children’s books that children receive after visiting the center. We are very grateful and honored that we can be part of this mission to help the needy children in our area. (The letter from the children’s advocacy center:)

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2020 – Supported Needy Children, Arlington & Fairfax, VA, USA
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2020 – Supported Needy Children, Arlington & Fairfax, VA, USA

We have been working with a local middle school to provide gift cards to needy children. We have also worked directly with some families in south Arlington to provide support, such as purchasing winter clothes and educational / STEM toys for their children, and providing gift cards too. This year has been very difficult for a lot of families due to the impact of COVID-19. Daily necessities are in great demand. For example, one of the families in Arlington have five children with only father working with an annual revenue of $30,000. Another single mother with a teenage boy has…

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2020 – Established Two Community Libraries: Xuejun Community Library (学军公益图书室), Yuxian, Hebei & Youyang, Chongqing, China

One of our dear supporters, Dr. Xuejun Zhao passed away last year. His wife Dr. Haiyan Shi, our dear board member, dedicated his memorial fund to CHAFF. We are very honored to name the two libraries after Dr. Zhao: “Xuejun Community Library”:The first library is in Yuxian, Hebei, and is a village library benefiting pre-school and elementary school aged children both in the village and several surrounding villages. This is the only countryside library in the area.The second library is in Youyang, Chongqing, conveniently located on a public street to benefit many elementary and middle school aged children.Our volunteers have…

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Summer 2019 – Summer Fundraising Event – Lemonade Sale, Tysons, VA, USA

Thanks to the support of the Hope Chinese School Tysons Campus, CHAFF organized another Lemonade Sale Fund Raising event at the Campus’ end of school year picnic. More than 30 parents and students (from preschoolers to high school students) participated and raised funds for needy children. Our goal is to plant a seed of love and care in these young students’ hearts, so that they will appreciate and value more what they have and grow in their care for others. We are very proud of these young children

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Summer 2019 – Countryside “Summer Classroom and Reading Room” to Help Children, Baixiang Village, Youyang County, Chongqing, China

As more and more families move out of rural areas for better job opportunities, children are often left behind with one parent or grandparents. During the summer these children may help with farm work, but most of them do not have much to do. Through our volunteer Professor Luo, we supported a summer program in Baixiang Village at Youyang County in Chongqing. CHAFF explored the best ways to support children in rural areas and the exurbs of metropolitan areas. With help from a local after-school center, a temporary “Summer Classroom” was set up to help children with their summer homework. A…

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January 2019 – Supporting “Summer Back to School” Event for Less Advantaged Children, Fairfax & Arlington, VA, USA

In the last couple of years CHAFF has started to give more attention to local needs. According to the Fairfax County Public Schools Foundation, there are about 55,000 students in Fairfax County living in poverty. This summer we worked with a local church to sponsor the “Back to School” event. We purchased books for pre-school children and high school students from lower income families in Fairfax and Arlington Counties. We plan to continue to work with different organizations to support less advantaged children in our area.

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January 2019 – Continuing CHAFF support of Safe Shores, Washington D.C., USA

As we mentioned in our 2018 year-end newsletter, CHAFF has been donating books to Safe Shores in Washington DC. Safe Shores is an advocacy center providing help to children who have experienced physical or sexual abuse. Every year, CHAFF donates 200 books to these children who are served by Safe Shores. These children are very happy to receive a book when they visit the center for counseling, treatment, or investigation. Ms. McCormac indicated that Safe Shores is very thankful for the books we donated during the last few years. In January this year, our young volunteers delivered the books again and…

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December 2018 – Supporting Three Schools and One Volunteering Center at Guiyang City, Gui Zhou Province, China

             We provided financial supports to some needy students and family, purchases computers for teachers and schools, printers/scanner/copiers, and projector for three schools, including Chun Feng School, Yu Lei School, Lao Zuo Ke Ji School at Guiyang City, Guizhou Province. We aim to help school, teacher and students all together. We also purchased a set of printer/scanner/copier for Guiyang Tongzai Volunteering Center. 

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