Our 2017 Initiative
Please join us by giving your full support to FCC-SoCal’s 2017 charitable initiative – support for the nutritional needs of the Anhui Healing Home through Love Without Boundaries (LWB).
Love Without Boundaries is a non-profit organization providing help to orphaned and impoverished children in China through education, foster care, healing homes, medical, nutrition and orphanage assistance. And LWB's Anhui Healing Home (AHH) was the very first outreach home in China devoted to caring exclusively for vulnerable babies born with cleft needs.
FCC-SoCal has showed its support to the Anhui Healing Home through a donation of $2000. While this is a significant donation, collectively we can do more. We ask all FCC-SoCal members with the means to contribute generously to this worthy cause. Please add your donation to this initiative using the link provided by LWB below. Any amount is appreciated and all contributions are tax deductable. Payments can be made using PayPal or credit card.
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Together we can make a real difference in the lives of children in China who we hope one day will heal and go on to find their own loving families, just as our own adored children have found theirs.
History and Overview
FCC-SoCal is proud to have a longstanding tradition of charitable giving. In the mid-1990’s, at our chapter’s first meetings, families “passed the hat” to gather small donations to purchase vitamins for the children in China’s orphanages. Since that time, FCC-SoCal has raised and donated thousands of dollars to orphanage assistance programs and other worthy organizations and causes.
FCC-SoCal incorporated in 1999 and became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation, which enabled us to accept tax-deductible donations and to formalize our charitable giving. The philosophy underlying FCC-SoCal’s charitable giving is to donate to organizations where our dollars will make a meaningful difference and not simply be a drop in an otherwise overflowing bucket.
For the past several years, the primary beneficiaries of FCC-SoCal’s charitable initiatives have been orphanage assistance programs. In 2000, the first organizational beneficiary of FCC-SoCal’s charitable initiatives program was the Half the Sky Foundation, an organization founded by members of our chapter that provides nurturing, early childhood education and other programs in several orphanages throughout China. FCC-SoCal has also donated to the FCC National Appeal, which helps children in more than 90 orphanages. The FCC National Appeal programs are implemented primarily with the Amity Foundation and Foundation for Chinese Orphanages.
FCC-SoCal has funded improvements at two social welfare institutes. At the Nanchang SWI in the Jiangxi Province, member donations to the Altrusa International China Aid program (in coordination with Holt International) helped to purchase the water heaters for a new multi-unit group home complex where older children from the SWI live with foster parents (married couples) and other SWI “siblings” in a family and neighborhood setting. FCC-SoCal member donations also funded the purchase of room fans, playground equipment, clothing and other necessities at the Zhanjiang SWI in the Guangdong Province, through the Zhanjiang Kids charity. During one of China’s coldest winters, FCC-SoCal also contributed to the “Coal for Kids” fund organized by Our Chinese Daughters Foundation.
FCC-SoCal charitable efforts have also helped to fund orphan surgeries through donations to Love Without Boundaries and the China Care Foundation. In 2008, in partnership with the China Care Bruins, FCC-SoCal raised more than $3,000 at a multi-family yard sale for surgeries and medical care.
FCC-SoCal’s list of beneficiaries has grown to include wonderful local organizations that support and benefit our member families. FCC-SoCal has supported and matched member donations to Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M), an organization that recruits and registers prospective bone marrow donors for patients in need of life-saving transplants. A3M has been at the forefront in helping Chinese adoptees, including Kailee Wells and Sara Ruehling, and their families during their times of need.
FCC-SoCal is a Charter Member of the Chinese American Museum and, in 2004, became a member of the Museum’s esteemed “888 Circle.” FCC-SoCal’s donations help fund the museum’s programming and expansion. As a special bonus, our chapter’s name will be engraved on the donor wall for posterity. The South Coast Chinese Cultural Center Foundation project was the beneficiary of special fundraising efforts of our Orange County Regional Group. FCC-SoCal families also contributed to the Chinese Consulate’s Sichuan Earthquake Relief fund.
FCC-SoCal welcomes your suggestions for beneficiaries and your assistance in fundraising.
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Over the years, FCC-SoCal has donated funds to a variety of orphanage assistance programs, including the following:
FCC National Appeal/Foundation for Chinese Orphanages
Half the Sky Foundation
Love Without Boundaries
ALTRUSA Int'l Foundation-China Orphanage Aid
Our Chinese Daughters Foundation (Coal for Kids; Earthquake)
Zhanjiang Kids Organization
Sichuan Earthquake Relief Funds
These are just a few of the organizations receiving donations
(*indicates funds directed to orphanage relief).
*FCC/Foundation for Chinese Orphanages
*Half the Sky Foundation
*Our Chinese Daughters Foundation
FCC welcomes member suggestions for charitable beneficiaries.