Hello Taiwan Halloween Fundraiser Donated $10K to Rainforest Foundation US

“Hello Taiwan Halloween Fundraiser” was held at 11:00 am on Oct. 26th at the Taiwan Center in Flushing New York. The event was full of activities, children’s costume competitions, crafts-making stations, Taiwan food stalls, parent-child game booths, etc. It has attracted more than 400 people to bring their families to come and enjoy.

The children and parents who participated in the event know that the annual Halloween event held by Hello Taiwan is of great significance: in addition to celebrating the festival, it is the join forces for Taiwanese communities to give back and help those who are needed. This year’s Hello Taiwan Halloween raised $10,000 US dollars and was donated to the Forest Foundation US to help rescue the Amazon rainforest and help local residents to preserve their local culture.

The special guests attended the event including New York State Senator John Liu, New York City Councilman Peter Koo, Deputy Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York Chun-yu Chang, Director of TECO-New York Culture Center Jack Huang, President of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Ming Chiang, President of Taiwan Center Pasty Chen, President of Taiwanese American Association of New York Jennifer Liu, President of AsianInNY Diana Lee, Executive Director of Taiwanese Bubble Tea Festival in New York Borcheng Hsu, Representative of North America Taiwanese Women’s Association Sue Lin, CEO of CHI FoundationKim Wang-Neal, and Sandra Ung the representative of the US Congressman Meng.

Christine Halvorson the Program Director Rainforest Foundation US was presented at the event to accept the donation. Ms. Halvorson said: “The rainforest conservation work requires a lot of resources. The support of many Taiwanese communities and families through Hello Taiwan organization has helped the residents of the rainforest area.”

Another climax of the event is the Halloween Costume Contest. Children under the age of 13 are divided into five groups according to their ages. Some children dressed up as Elsa, Little Devil, Police, Ant Man, Zombie, Martial Master, Super Woman, Firefighters, Construction Workers, etc., and everyone looked so excited showing off their looks on the stage.

The Taiwanese Food Bazaar featured delectable and authentic Taiwanese dishes that you can’t find anywhere else and guests got to try bubble teas, Hakka snacks, Dorayaki, Taiwanese sausage, Chinese turnip pastry, Beef jerky and more.

Also, attendees were treated with some exciting entertainment including Music Performance by QM Children’s Rock Band, Dance Performance by Power Girls, Kumdo Sword Demonstration by Sain Kumdo & Sword School and Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance by TC Rhythmic Gymnastics.

This year’s Hello Taiwan Halloween fundraiser is organized by AsianInNY, TAANY, TAC-GNY, and New York Taiwan Center .

Participating groups: Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professionals Group, Hakka Association of Greater New York, North America Taiwanese Women’s Association of New York, Taiwanese American Association of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Professionals of New York, TaiwaneseJunior Chamber of Commerce of New York, Taiwanese American Next Generation and Taiwan Center.

Sponsors: Amerasia Bank, AsianSEM USA Online Advertising, Anthem-Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Casual Home Worldwide, Crystal Window & Door Systems, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice, New York Mets, Taiwan Center, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York and Taiwan Studies.

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