圣路易斯希望工程 2006 新年聚餐献爱心

亲爱的希望工程赞助者和有爱心的朋友们 :

圣路易斯希望工程邀请大家于 1 21 6 点在福乐园( Joy Luck Buffet 2006 新年聚餐。我们非常感谢我们有爱心的捐助者,也很欢迎有新的捐助者参加我们这次活动。五十美金就能改变一个孩子的一生,是一件多么有意义的事情啊!

由于大家 ( 华人和美国朋友 ) 慷慨的赞助,及踊跃的捐款,圣路易斯希望工程有了意想不到的收获。在此我们非常高兴的告诉大家,到现在为止,( 12/2005 )我们所获得的捐款。我们收到了 $7800 捐款能够帮助 160 名贫困学生重返校园一年的费用。这个数目跟去年比起来,有了 120 %的增长。你们连续的和有爱心的支持,是对我们圣路易斯希望工程自 1999 年起最大的支持。

圣路易斯希望工程是由曾经赴中国参观旅游的一些圣路易斯社区大学的教职员工发起。仅五十美金就可以让一个学生回校学习一年。希望工程开始于很少的赞助者和微薄的捐款,至今发展到近一百多人,八千美金的捐款。完全是由于你们的爱心与支持。

现在我们很荣幸的跟你们分享一些在赞助过程中感人的故事。首先我们要感谢圣路易斯时报的主编岳方纪先生和世界日报的金能尔记者,在他们的大力宣传报道以后,很多来自外州的朋友也热心的参与了这项公益活动。他们为那些因为经济原因而就要辍学的学生带来了光明和希望。

来自现代中文学校的张岳平女士,向她所教的班级解释了这项活动,该班的每个学生捐出几美金,决定赞助一名贫困学生重返校园。该班崔菡碕学生的家长被深深的感动,决定另外以他们家庭的名义帮助一名贫困学生。张岳平女士也私人捐助了两名贫困学生。

来自纽约的 Steven Kauder, Adrianne Kauder 夫妇 , 在她父亲去世时收到了她一些朋友的基金,她通过报纸知道了这项活动以后,也捐出了她所有收到的基金。她用这种有意义有爱心的方式帮助中国失学的儿童。这是一个多么美好的方式来纪念她的父亲啊! Alva and Marcia Lee 的家庭和他的孩子决定将用来买圣诞礼物的钱,捐给圣路易斯希望工程。他们用了一个简单而又有意义的方式度过了一个特别的圣诞节。来自于密苏里州哥伦比亚的胡春华先生两次寄来支票来支持我们的希望工程。

在美国这些有爱心华人及美国朋友的影响下,我们第一次吸引了来自中国的赞助者 : 张剑波先生是湖南涉外经济学院的董事长。他保证以我们在圣路易斯收到所有赞助的捐款的两倍的数目去赞助更多的失学儿童重返校园。

对于希望参加这项活动的朋友们,我们欢迎您参加我们的聚餐。您也可以将支票寄到:

St. Louis Chinese Association

P.O. Box 82, Chesterfield, MO 63006-0082

谢谢 .

希望工程召集人 : Margaret Johnson & Grace Liu

赞助组织 :
中国人协会 , 会长 : 宋克明

圣路易时报 , 主任 : 吴毓真

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

February 2, 2005
THANK-YOU

An open letter to all the Hope Project Sponsors:

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of American and Chinese sponsors, combined with unexpected increasing contributions to the St. Louis Hope Project, we are very pleased to report that we have, as of today (2/2/05), received more than $7, 800 in donations which will help more than 160 poor Chinese students go back to school for a year. This is a 120% increase from what we had last year. Your continuing and overwhelming support is one of the greatest demonstrations of love and compassion that the St. Louis Hope Project has seen since we started the project in 1999.

As you know the St. Louis Hope Project was started in 1999 by a group of faculty from St. Louis Community College, who visited China. Fifty dollars can sponsor a student’s tuition for a year. The Project started with a few people and a few hundred dollars and has increased to almost a hundred sponsors and $8,000 today.

This year, thanks to the publicity and reports by Francis Yue from St. Louis Chinese American News and Jin, Nenger from the World Journal, sponsors from many other states have joined us in our efforts to bring hope to students who otherwise have to drop out school because of the financial difficulties. We would like to share with you some very moving and touching stories during the period we received the donations.

Ms. Zhang, Yueping from St. Louis Modern Language School explained the project to her class, and the class decided to sponsor a student in China. Each student donated $4. Cui, Hanqi from this class also decided to sponsor 1 students and Ms. Zhang, Yueping also sponsored 2 students by herself.

Ms. Steve Kauder and Adrianne Kauder in New York City received some funds from her friends when she lost her father. She decided the best way for her to use the funds is to help poor Chinese students remain in school. What a beautiful way to remember her father! Another family from xxx, Alva and Marcia Lee and their children preferred to donate to the Hope Project rather than spend it on Christmas gifts. Hu, Chunhua from Colombia Missouri has sent two checks and would like to continue supporting Hope Project.

Our efforts in the United States have attracted people in China to join us. Mr. Zhang Jien Bo is the President of Hunan College of International Economy. He has pledged to match the funds we collect in St. Louis. So this year, every student we sponsor with funds from the United States will sponsor a second student with funds from China.

A very special thanks to Liu Yang, a student at St. Louis Community College, who assists us in sorting checks, sending out letters, and corresponding with people. Because of her involvement, her parents, Yang Zhongcu and Wang Wei, Uncle Yang Xinyue and Aunt Yuan Hong sponsor four students.

We appreciate all of our sponsors, and we welcome new sponsors. With fifty dollars, you can make a big and permanent difference in someone’s life. For people who would like to sponsor a student, and make a donation, please make your check to: St. Louis Chinese Association and send it to: P. O. Box 82, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

With warm thanks,

Hope Project Coordinators:
Margaret Johnson & Grace Liu
Hope Project Sponsors:
Dr. Ke Ming Song, President of St. Louis Chinese Association
May Wu, Director of St. Louis Chinese American News


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