Grant Results: January-July, 2016
We were able to buy end of the year prizes for all of our students and host a party to celebrate the end of the school year. Over the summer, we are hosting various enrichment activities for students, including baking, playing at the park, and visiting the zoo.
End of the School Year Party
We hosted our annual end-of-the-school-year party in June for students and volunteers. The party included outdoor games, water balloons, photo frame signing, and prizes for students. As usual, it was a lot of fun. We are proud of our students and volunteers for finishing another successful school year!
O’Keefe Family Center Tutoring Program successfully completed the 2014-2015 school year with tutoring on two evenings and Bible Club on one evening per week, as usual. This year, several students who have been with the program for the entirety of their elementary school years have graduated to middle school. At the same time, several first grade students began coming to receive tutoring. O’Keefe also recruited several new tutors for the 2015-2016 school year in efforts to keep the student:tutor ratio low and ensure that each student who comes receives adequate individual attention.
In the spirit of giving, our board members cooked a homemade Christmas Dinner for over 100 families and children in East Palo Alto from Bayshore Christian Ministries Bible study program and O'Keefe tutoring program. We wouldn't have been able to do it without our wonderful volunteers.
Christmas Dinner Program
Opening prayer - Pastor Bennett
Scripture reading - Giselle
Testimony - Jordan Vargas
Brief Sermon - 'The Real Meaning of Christmas', Pastor Les
Testimony - Matt Nguyen
Close - Invitation to Christ
Prayer for Dinner
Carolers and Special Performances
Beth and Emily Kam Christmas Duet
Christmas Gift Give-Away
We thank everyone who came together and collaborated to make this event possible. May the Lord bless you abundantly! Thank you Chao Foundation, Transparent Fish Fund, O’Keefe Family Center, Peninsula Free Methodist Church, Lord's Grace Christian Church, other Bay area churches, and TFish friends. We thank our wonderful cooks who prepared a delicious meal for the families: Ping & Amy Chao, Paul & Cindy Chan, Henry & Lisa Chang, Anna Mar, Jei Shuan & Su-Chen, Gloria Yu, and Adelina Tan. Thank you to the BCM Team, Yee Family, All Volunteers, Worship Team, Table Hosts, Speakers, Performers, Interns, and Helpers.
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