November 22, 2010
By Dianne Xiao
Harvard China Care Club President
This past Halloween, the Harvard China Care Club brought together over 35 volunteers from across Harvard’s campus to trick or treat for China Care.
These volunteers, who included Harvard China Care board members, mentors and mentees in the XiongDi JieMei mentoring program, as well as general Harvard undergraduates and alumni, knocked on doors in neighborhoods throughout the Boston area to raise funds for the cleft lip surgery of a young infant at The China Care Home.
The night was a success and great fun for everyone involved. The costumes were creative and incredibly diverse- there were witches, tigers, magic eight balls, gypsies, and even mad scientists present, all brought together on Halloween night to support China Care. The volunteers were split into ten groups, some going into downtown Boston, and others to Cambridge and suburbs such as Arlington, Massachusetts to collect donations to help sponsor a child’s surgery.
After a cold night of walking door to door, the Harvard volunteers were able to raise well over their goal, and some even snagged a few candied treats in the process! Overall, this was a great fundraiser for a great cause, and we plan to do it again next year.