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"To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the world" -Anonymous
We Care Act is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our program started out helping kids who survived the deadly earthquake in Sichuan, China. We realize that there are many needs that must be met after a natural disaster, especially one of the 7.9 magnitude earthquakes, and we are developing our program to meet some of these needs, specifically for children of our own age.
To help school children recover from disasters and to engage youth around the world to help others in need.
In May, 2008, four days after the earthquake struck Sichuan, China, Grace, Sharon, and Eric Li made a newsletter Earthquake Act and went to neighbors’ houses to collect donations. The support they received greatly encouraged them and the TV footage of the earthquake continued to motivate them. They decided to raise more funds and to work with their corresponding schools and many local communities, including the Learning Skool-House Afterschool, the local organization that has been a partner of We Care Act since then. During the process, they have worked with American Red Cross (to sign a third party agreement) on collecting donations and sending the donations to the victims, and delivered the collected donations directly to the children in Sichuan, China through a special trip arranged by their parents (August 12, 2008). After that, they expanded their effort to recuit other youth to join their force to help the Sichuan earthquake and other disaster vicitms, including the Hurricane Ike victims in Galveston, Texas, the US, and other earthquake vitims in Haiti and Qinghai China.
In 2009, a year after the Sichuan earthquake, 6 years old Alexander Miao and family visited the students in Sichuan, China and brought donations to the students. During this visit, Alexander and family established a connection between We Care Act and Dujiangyan Qingsheng Mountain High School (known as Dujiangyan No 1 High School before the earthquake), where English is a required subject for every of the 2700 students, but there was no English reading materials available to them. Since then, We Care Act has been working with the students in this school through email and newsletters to help them improve Engish.
In summer 2010, We Care Act collected English books in the US and many youth help bring the books to China and mailed them to Dujiangyan Qingcheng Mountain High School. We Care Act director of technology Derrick Liu and his brother Andrew Liu went to Changsha, Hunan, China and delivered donations to a middle school. In addition, We Care Act delivered scholarships to students in Dujiangyan and hosted an English workshop to exchange ideas with the students and to help them improve their English.
- Raised funds and collected and sent clothes and other items to help the Haitian earthquake victims.
- Directly supported five students in Sichuan, China (earthquake victims identified as those who need help the most after the earthquake by the Foreign Affairs Office of Dujiangyan, Sichuan) for two years with monetary donation for tuition, books, supplies, and some other necessary items;
- Helped students in two schools in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China (affected by the May 2008 earthquake), with books and or English reading materials/newsletters;
- Muyun Huang organized activities and helped students in an elementary school in Xiangxi, Hunan, China (affected by poverty), with school supplies and clothing items;
- Helped three schools (affected by the Hurricane Ike) in Galveston, Texas, with books, clothes, monetary donations, etc.
- Daniel and Joshua Yuan organized a youth team at Autism Speaks' run at the Washington Mall in Washington D.C., raised awareness on Autism and funds for autism research.
- Develop programs (i.e. workshops, scholarships, etc) to inspire and engage youth to help others.
- Work with youth around the world to find their own passion.
- Raise more funds and items to continue help the students we have helped in the past.
- Expand our program to help more people in need, including those affected by disasters and by poverty.