2012

April 25th 2012

April 25 Donation of 20 computers to Centro Escolor Middle School in La Libertad.

On April 25, Caretohelp Foundation donated 20 sets of computer to Centro Escolar middle school in Tonacatepeque. This computer class program was proposed by Contextos Foundation. The school had classroom and teacher for the program but they didn’t have computers for this program. CHCF’s representative Mr. Oscar Tsai went to the school made a survey to check if the school ready for the program. After Mr. Oscar Tsai talked with the school principal and teacher of the computer class, CHCF send 20 sets of computer to the school. There were 200 students benefitted from this program.


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May 2nd 2012

May 2 Donation of $5000.00 to HsioZhang School in Tibet for brick ground construction.

Bodhi Education Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Edison New Jersey.This NGO had done many education programs in China for many years. President SueSue Yang knows member of the foundation Mr. Gary Li for quite a long time. In the beginning of the year, Gary recommended a proposal to CHCF requesting to support HsioZhang school in China.

In March CHCF send a check of $5,000.00 to Bodhi Education Foundation to support program in HsioZhang school. Bodhi Education Foundation used this donation to build a new brick playground for HsioZhang school. The program started in March , finished in May. CHCF received a complete report of this program from Hsiozhang school.


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June 17th 2012

June 17 Summer programs in South America.

On June 17, Volunteers of CHCF distributed goods ( including clothes, shoes, toys, oil, rice, sugar, salt, etc.. ) to 200 low income families in city Ciuad Arce. Goods were packed in Mr. Oscar Tsai’s warehouse a few days ago by volunteers, then packages were delivered by truck to the city hall around 10:00AM.

Volunteers of CHCF arrived to city hall at 10:00AM. All qualified families with certificate from the city gathered in the city hall. Volunteers of CHCF and employers of city hall carried packages from the truck to the center ground of the city hall. The mayor made a speech representing recipient families show their appreciation to CHCF. Volunteers of CHCF distributed packages to 200 families.


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August 9th 2012

August 9 Donation of 500 books to NGO ConTextos.

On August 9, CHCF made a $5,000 donation to ConTextos, which is a non-profit organization, with the purpose of purchasing books for their reading programs in El Salvador.

ConTextos was formed by graduate students from Harvard School of Education. Its mission is to transform the public educational method in El Salvador by fostering reading, writing, critical thinking, and discussion in the classroom rather than mere diction, copying, and rote memorization. In so doing, ConTextos equips students with the skills they need to become active citizens of a global community, and empowers teachers to share their new teaching methods with others, sustaining ConTextos’s model.


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September 15th 2012

September 15 Donation of clothes, toys, and stationery to El Salvador.

September 15, 2012 CHCF send out one container of clothes,shoes,toys,etc.. to El Salvador.  Most residents of the State of New Jersey live in a good environment.  Families exchange clothes seasonally and often dispose of gently used clothes. They also dispose of toys when their children grow up.

However in many developing countries like El Salvador, people don’t have such resources. Most families do not have enough income to buy clothes and toys for their children. CHCF noticed this problem and decided to dedicate its efforts to help these families in El Salvador.

CHCF’s program is to collect gently used clothing, shoes, toys, computers, and small appliances through local communities and public schools. Mr. Gary Quan who has a warehouse in Somerset generously donated a spot in his warehouse to CHCF free of charge. We used this warehouse space to collect and store the donated items. We also received a donation of paper cartons from Mr. Randy Yang who is the manager of a wholesale bag importer. CHCF’s volunteers came to the warehouse to repack all of these donated items.

After we accumulate enough goods, we will order a container to ship out to NGO TCC in El Salvador. Mr. Oscar Tsai, Chairman of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, and a member of CHCF, has a warehouse in El Salvador where we can store donated items. Mr. Tsai will ask his friends and workers to repack our goods into separate bags then distribute to the different communities.


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October 29th 2012

October 29 Donation of gloves, garbage bags, disinfectant cleaners to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Union Ocean Township.

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the East coast of the United States heavily. It was the strongest and fiercest storms of the east coast in the past 100 years. After the hurricane, there were over 7.5 million people who lost power. New Jersey was one of the states which suffered serious damage by Hurricane Sandy.

Since the majority of Caretohelp Foundation’s members live in New Jersey, most of our members and volunteers were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many of us were out of power until November 7th, but we knew that there are even more families who had lost their houses and desperately needed help. Board members discussed this situation and made two resolutions. First, we decided to start raising donations for victim families via email and newspaper solicitations. Second, the foundation decided to allocate $25,000 of our reserved funds to support the expense for future distribution programs.

Ann Wang started to contact different townships in South Jersey to find out where and what victim families needed. After an extensive search, she got in connection with Ms. Jennifer Maier in Union Beach Township.

Jennifer told Ann that they need clearing kits such as rubber gloves, garbage bags and heavy duty cleaner. SueSue Yang and Jennifer Lin started to search for clearing kits suppliers and attempted to get better deals for these items. After we talked with the manager of G&B Janitoral supply, she was willing to give us a discounted price for these items and donate some of these items to us as well. SueSue ordered 1,000 pairs of rubber gloves, 5,600 heavy duty garbage bags and 40 gallons of heavy duty cleaners from G&B. The total cost of the order was $2,400, and G&B agreed to deliver all the goods free of charge to the townhouse of Union Beach (650 Pool Ave., Union Beach NJ) on 11/10 at 9:30AM.

SueSue Yang and 6 other volunteers met at the Union Beach Townhouse at 9:00AM. This was one of the FEMA locations in Union Beach, where many other organizations and donors were also gathering. We reported to Ms. Jennifer Maier, and she then assigned us each a location where we could dole out our donations. She also asked us to help distribute Red Cross kits to needy families. At 9:30AM, G & B’s truck arrived, volunteers loaded all goods to our location, and we began to distribute our donations to the victim families. We stayed until 4:00PM and distributed to approximately 150 families.


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November 15th 2012

November 15 Donation of gloves, garbage bags, disinfectant cleaners to FEMA center in Hazlet. (150 units)

On November 15, 2012 Caretohelp Foundation conducted a distribution in the Township of Hazlet. Got in contact with FEMA coordinator to set up a meeting date and to find out what they needed. What they needed urgently was still cleaning kits. So another 400 cleaning kits (rubber gloves, garbage bag, scrub sponge, disinfectant cleaner) were ordered from G & B again on 11/12. All goods were to be delivered on 11/13, packed everything in 400 separate bags on 11/13, and loaded up goods on 11/14. 150 cleaning kits were delivered to FEMA’s service center in Hazlet. The other 250 were delivered to the Highlands Township on 11/17.


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November 17th 2012

November 17 Donation of 250 cleaning kits to Highlands Township.

On November 17, 2012 we started our 3rd distribution program in Highlands Township. We got in touch with the township administrator Tim Hill and volunteer coordinator Mrs. Patty Park to set up the date and what they need. 250 sets of cleaning kits were prepped and SueSue Yang and 5 other volunteers met at 9:00AM 11/17 to distribute. We were assigned a spot to set up our donation cleaning kits along with many other organizations that also provided all kinds of assistance. Tim Hill met us on the spot, telling us 50% of the houses (more than 1200 houses) in town were damaged because this town is close to the Atlantic Ocean. Many houses still don’t have power because the electric meter was damaged by the flood. Tim brought us to the shelter to meet with the Red Cross manager Mrs. Michelle Marsha who was in charge of the shelter of around 25 people. We decided to have a hot food service on the following Tuesday at 5:30PM. We distributed around 200 cleaning kits, then left around 2:00PM. We left the rest of the cleaning kits at a service center in case more people needed it.


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November 20th 2012

November 20 Hot dinner service and gift card distribution in Atlantic Highlands shelter.

On November 20, volunteers of CHCF (SueSue yang, Wayne Chang, Benjamin Weng, DerChuen weng, Joe Hsia, Jennifer Lin, Ann Wang) provided hot dinner to shelter families in Atlantic Highlands.

On CHCF’s distribution on November 17, volunteers knew that there were around 20 families in the shelter because their homes got damaged by Hurricane Sandy and they had no place to stay but the shelter.

They went to the shelter which was supervised by Red cross manager Marsha. CHCF requested the permission of Marsha to have a hot dinner service on Monday night at 6:30PM. After Marsha’s permission, CHCF contacted with John who own a Thai restaurant in Hoboken. CHCF ordered 50 dinner from John and John promised to prepared 50 dinner on 11/22 at the shelter.

On 11/20 around 5:30PM, volunteers of CHCF and John and his 2 helpers arrived to the shelter, start to prepare food for families in the shelter. The dishes include chicken, pork, Thai noddles, fried rice, eggroll, egg vegetable soup. At 6:30PM CHCF volunteers start to arrange dinner to families in the shelter. Administer Tim Hill also came to have dinner with everybody. All families in the shelter enjoyed the food very much.

After dinner, president SueSueYang gave to each family a Walmart gift card, in the amount of $200.00, hoping that family members, while they were sheltered, could buy something they needed before the day of Thanksgiving. All sheltered families showed their appreciation for CHCF volunteers.


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