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PTSA, Chinese Club Raise Dough for Schools

For eight consecutive years, the dumpling party, a collaborative effort between the PTSA and the Chinese Club of San Marino, has been 100% initiated by parents to raise funds for San Marino schools.
The founder of the dumpling party, Sylvia Koh, started organizing this event in 2016.
“From the very beginning, the dumpling party wanted to introduce parents,” Koh said. “Some parents from China or Taiwan are very good at making dumplings. Some parents who grew up in the United States are not quite as good at doing these things. They can start to learn, especially if they are not familiar with Chinese culture.
“Americans or people from different cultural backgrounds just come to learn how to make dumplings, and they can also bring people from different cultures together. Now it has evolved into a chance for new friends and old friends to get to know each other, and good friends to get together again. Everyone eats and drinks together, and can also raise funds for the school at the same time.”
The dumpling party was held at the Chinese Club of San Marino last week. More than a dozen volunteers and parents worked together to prepare thousands of dumplings. The two consecutive days of dumpling parties raised more than $6,000 for Carver Elementary School and San Marino High School.
“The number of participants is increasing every year and it is very successful,” said Joanne Cheng, the general manager of the Chinese Club. “In an atmosphere full of laughter, everyone not only tasted different flavors of dumplings, but also learned how to make dumplings. Everyone was able to pack the dumplings and went home to share with their families.”


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