On Saturday, October 22, 2016 TFish hosted a 5K Walkathon at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale to raise funds and awareness for poverty alleviation in East Asia.
Thank you for making the TFish 5K Walkathon a success and for making a difference in the lives of impoverished children and families in East Asia. We had perfect sunny weather, delicious tacos, raised a total of $9,419, and supported 11 poverty alleviation projects as a result of everyone's kindness and generosity. Enjoy these photos from the event!
Thank you volunteers for all your help at the walkathon!
Acknowledgements: Emma Cockerell, Jimmy Sh, Margaret Li, Beth Kam, Emily Kam, Josiah Kam, June Wang, Sharmila Ranka.
One of TFISH's top priorities is to bring transparency to our work and the work of our partners. Through this series, we hope to give our followers a "behind the scene" look into our organization. The following article was an experience from our Marketing Coordinator, Mandy Au Yeung.
Last week, TFISH Executive Director Nancy Nguyen was interviewed as part of the "In Our Community" segment for local TV station KMVT. As Marketing Coordinator of TFISH,
I have been invited to a number of interesting events on behalf of TFISH, but this was my first time taking part in a live taping of a television interview.
Before the taping started, Nancy and I prepped in the hall way and talked with the KMVT staff about our work. Our graphic designer Sharmila also showed up representing TFISH. It was after work hours and a Friday night so we were so appreciative - and surprised - that she came to help out. This is another example of how TFISH staff goes beyond the call of duty. It's always great to have our dedicated supporters around no matter how big or small the event.
When we were called in, a small audience took their seats in the front row. A man from the sound room shouted out directions to the three cameraman. It took a few tries to get the camera angles and microphones just right. But once we started rolling, all the tension melted away and it felt like listening in on a normal conversation between two people.
After the taping, the people at the station expressed their love for TFISH, and the manager wanted to feature us on more interviews! I'm so excited about the prospects of working with KMVT and getting our story across to a greater audience. Hopefully, there will be more tapings to come...
Have an idea on the type of interviews you want us to do? Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll keep you all updated on when the show will air. Thanks to KMVT staff for making us feel welcome! Watch us On Comcast 15 and 26 in Mountain View, Los Altos and Cupertino. AT&T U-Verse channel 99 throughout the Bay Area
Please join us for an evening of classical music to support the Little Red Scarf.
A nonprofit organization providing surgery for children with congenital heart disease in rural China
Sunday, June 8th, 7:30pm
Foothill Covenant Church
1555 Oak Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
Strings, piano, french horn, and vocal performance by students of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and San Francisco Conservatory of Music
For more information, please make an online donation: http://www.tfishfund.org/lrs.html
East Villagers Nonprofit Community www.eastvillagers.org
Transparent Fish Fund www.tfishfund.org
Ping & Amy Chao Family Foundation www.chaofoundation.org
May 8th 2014, SANTA MONICA, CA -- Transparent Fish Fund and the Chao Foundation sponsored One Heart Worldwide's Annual Grateful Heart Gala by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant for all donations up to $500. The sold-out event included a live band and silent auction, and was hosted by celebrity guest emcee Carrie-Anne Moss. All proceeds went towards One-Heart's unique programs dedicated towards preventing the deaths of mothers and infants in remote rural communities around the world.
This is our second year working with One-Heart World Wide. Last year we donated a total of $50,000 that went to neonatal programs in Mexico and Nepal. Their life-saving programs were initially established in the late 1990’s in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in the last ten years, they have been able to decrease unattended home births from 85% to 20%, mostly by ensuring the presence of a skilled attendant at delivery. They also work closely with local communities and health providers to develop a culturally appropriate "Network of Safety" around mothers and infants. Based on their years of experience, One Heart has developed an effective, replicable, and sustainable model to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and delivery among vulnerable rural populations.
April 28th 2014, SAN JOSE, CA -- Congratulations to Sahaya International for a successful charity art show held last Friday at San Jose Evergreen Community Center. Our Executive Director Nancy Nguyen was there to present our partnering organization with a $20,000 sponsorship from Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund. This grant contributed to the construction of a bridge and 17 homes in rural Vietnam. The Charity Art Show featured work from a number of local artists, and even a few pieces from children. All artwork was donated and proceeds from this event went towards providing scholarships for students who cannot afford schooling in Vietnam.
Sahaya International is a US 501(c)3 organization that helps relieve poverty in rural Vietnam by providing adequate homes and scholarships for impoverished families, specifically in the province of Kien Giang, that is located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. In 2013, Sahaya International in collaboration with Transparent Fish Fund has reached a milestone of a total of 65 homes built for struggling families.
To raise awareness and funding for Sahaya International's efforts providing impoverished students in Vietnam with scholarships.
Sunday April 27th 2014
2pm to 6pm
Evergreen Community Center
4860 San Felipe Rd
San Jose Ca 95135
(difficult with GPS maps navigation)
Art Show Artists:
Ian Christopher Wing
and many others.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/447170395418058/
A Heart for the City
San Francisco City Academy
THURSDAY MAY 22, 2014
6:30pm - Hors D'Oeuvres & Silent Auction
7:30pm - Dinner
Empress of China Restaurant
838 Grant Ave 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
TABLE of 10 $500
LIVE AUCTION DURING DESSERT
Dressy Casual Attire
PARKING AVAILABLE AT
Portsmouth Square 733 Kearny Street
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
One early morning in 1984 after getting off the graveyard shift, Roger Huang was waiting for a tow truck in the Tenderloin. He noticed a young boy being picked on by a group of bullies. Torn between intervening to help the boy and not wanting to get involved, he drove away with a heavy heart. On the way home God laid the burden on his heart, “What if that was your son being picked on?” The next morning Roger and Maite made 50 sandwiches, and Roger went back to the Tenderloin to give them away to the homeless that same day. The following week he brought his wife Maite to the Tenderloin to help with the ministry, and San Francisco City Impact was born.
Today, the ministry has grown to five major departments with 16 weekly programs. Everything we do is to intervene on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco.
March 8-9, 2014, Los Altos, CA - Chao Foundation sponsored a charity art show to fundraise for Hongyan's high surgery fees. TFish was able to fundraise enough for Hongyan's surgery through donations and buying of paintings. He Yuanming has been an artist for over 35 years. His works were collected and exhibited numerous times around the world in countries such as China, the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton Hotel has collected He Laoshi’s three works titled “Galloping,” “Morning Breeze,” and “Eight Horses.” The works of art have been enlarged to become a mural on the ceiling of the lobby and were named “Horse Galloping Across the Sky.”
Aside from being an exceptional artist, He Yuanming is also a very caring person, especially for the poor families in rural China. He Laoshi’s exhibit in the Bay area coincidentally occurs around the same time as our foundation’s Little Red Scarf project approaches its milestone of helping our 1000th child receive heart surgery in rural Gansu province, which was a goal we had set six years ago. After He Laoshi heard about this, he immediately decided to donate eight of his paintings to help these children. On behalf of these children and our foundation, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for his kindness. We also thank our volunteers and donors who generously gave their time and resources to make this art show a success.
We would like to acknowledge our Volunteers for all their help:
Jack & Ying Ying Wang
Jei Shuan Chen & Su Chen Wu
EV Interns (Allison Zhang, Allison Sun, Katie Lan, Ricky Shin, and Kaitlyn Cheung)
Henry & Lisa Chang
Click here to see full donor list...
You are cordially invited...
Charity Art Exhibit “Horses” by He Yuanming: Donations will help Little Red Scarf sponsor their 1000th Child suffering from Congenital Heart Disease in Poor Rural Gansu Province
Distinguished artist, He Yuanming, donated a total of eight paintings to help Little Red Scarf sponsor their 1000th surgery for Hongyan. This includes two 4.5 ft x 2.2 ft large pieces and six 2.2 ft x 1.5 ft smaller pieces. According to Beijing Poly International Auction prices, smaller paintings are worth about $4,000 and larger paintings are worth around $30,000, estimating a total of $80,000 for 8 paintings.
Time: March 8, 2014 (Saturday) 2:30-5:30 pm
March 9, 2014 (Sunday) 12:00-5:30 pm
Location: Los Altos Youth Center
1 North San Antonio Rd
Los Altos CA 94022
Live painting demo by He Yuanming, wishing everyone a prosperous Year of the Horse!
Saturday: Opening Reception
Sunday: Donation of work to help the Little Red Scarf’s 1000th child suffering from congenital heart disease in Gansu Province
Sponsored by the Ping and Amy Chao Family Foundation
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