2023 Lunar New Year
With the tremendous efforts from CHEER volunteers and the members of MBCSFV church, our 2023 Lunar New Year celebration turned out to be a very successful event. Not only did we celebrate Lunar New Year with the community, but we also presented wonderful performances to collect donations to help homeless families.
Total donation collected at the event: $2082 .
All money collected was donated to https://sfvrescuemission.org/ to help homeless people in the valley.
Speech from Adina Barco, Devonshire Pals
Hello Everyone, My name is Adina Barco and I am here with Officer Alyssa Sanchez, representing LAPD Pals, a youth center serving the community here in Northridge. We also have Mark Fishlowitz, the vice-president of the Pals board with us today. On behalf of Pals, we would like to express our appreciation to CHEER parents and students alike. Your valuable contribution through volunteering at PALS, allows us to fulfill our mission and serve our youth. They say the best present you can give someone is your time, and CHEER has blessed us with many presents: volunteering at our Halloween Carnival, donating toys and volunteering at our Annual Christmas toy drive, and providing educational events, like STEAM camp in summer 2022 and Steam Fair during the winter break. CHEER youth - your inclination to share your time and talents with your peers at PALS says a lot about the quality of your character. Thank you to all of you, and please know that you are valued and appreciated. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you in the future. May you all have a new year filled with happiness, prosperity and health! Thank you. ~Adina Barco LAPD Devonshire PALS 8721 Wilbur Ave, Northridge CA 91324
1. Pastor Hsu from (speaker)
2. Holly Wang (speaker)
3. Liz Duran from rescue mission (speaker)
4. John Lee LA district 12 councilman (speaker)
5. Ron from John Lee office
6. Adina from Devonshire Pals (speaker)
7. Officer Sanchez from Devonshire Pals
8-9. Principle and teacher from west valley Chinese school
10-12. CHEER students advisors
13. Jill Mather from volunteers cleaning communities
Activity Tables (Cheer onsite supervisor: Jun Wu and Lily Ye)
Calligraphy and Fortune Wheel by Sophia Ren, Betty Chen (Mei Hong), Miranda Li(Hao)
Rock Painting Table by Gianna Zhang
Making Bracelets for OG by Karen Yang
Chinese Clay by Mrs Cynthia Lin and Ruth Chiu (West Valley Chinese School)
Other Games by Sophia Hu and Xinyuan Zhang