December 6, 2019 Washington, DC
On December 6, 2019, China General Chamber of Commerce – Washington DC (CGCC-DC) supported the 2019 Toys and Smiles: Toy Giveaway and Holiday Party hosted by the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs’ (MOAPIA) to bring joy and warmth to underserved children, youth and families in Washington D.C.
CGCC-DC is a multi-year participant in MOAPIA’s annual toy drive event. This year, CGCC-DC donated party supplies and coordinated volunteers for the event. A special thank-you to our members, China Telecom (Americas) Corporation (CTA) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) for sending volunteers to help at the event.
Over 200 participants between the ages of 2 and 12 joined the fun celebration that included food, and prizes for all. The party featured many activities enjoyed by both children and adults alike including dancing, music, a party clown providing balloon animals and face painting, a photo booth and a crafts table where children had the opportunity to create their own holiday gifts using their imagination. At the end of the event, all participants received holiday gifts.
CGCC-DC extends the sincerest appreciation to all volunteers and members for their support of the Toys and Smiles initiative. CGCC-DC will keep contributing and giving back to the local community partnering with Chinese enterprises in the US to do our part in helping to make the world a better place for all.