Sunnydale's Annual Backpack Giveaway
and Community Cleanup
A Sunnydale community event.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Sunnydale Community Room, 1654 Suunydale Ave., San Francisco
This project was a collaboration of all the service providers in the Sunnydale neighborhood to stress the importance of school and education. Mayor Edwin Lee and Police Chief William Scott were present at the event.
Mercy Housing led this joint effort. APA's Visitacion Valley Strong Families and the Boy & Girls Club were responsible for conceiving the event's educational component. Planning began in June. Flyers were distributed to Sunnydale's development as well as surrounding businesses to get the residents' attention. Each organization in the group had a hand in providing resources, prizes, and materials for the event.
The event day started with residents of Sunnydale's development helping to clean up the neighborhood. After lunch, the kids received new backpacks, enjoyed games, and even got haircuts if so desired. Over 500 backpacks filled with school supplies were given out. Information for useful resources for the participating families was disseminated.
Presented by: Mercy Housing, Visitacion Valley Strong Families (VVSF), City and County of San Francisco, and the YMCA
Chinatown Back To School Event
An event for our Chinatown neighbors. All APA clients are welcome.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: APA, 10 Nottingham Place, San Francisco, CA 94133
An event to get our preschoolers to 8th graders ready and excited about going back to school by providing them with new backpack, school supplies, and books. APA staff and volunteers were there to help with disseminating information and resources for parents to help their child achieve academic success for the upcoming school year.
This was also an "open house" for us to introduce our program and services, and provide an opportunity for them to sign up and register for upcoming workshops, classes, support groups, and individual/family counseling and therapy sessions.
The event was promoted at schools in Chinatown/North Beach. Parents also spread the word via social media. The turnout doubled our expected number of 250. We made arrangements for the latecomers to return at a later date in order for us to replenish our backpack and school supplies.
Presented by: APA Family Support Services and Innovate Public Schools
Annual Gala 2017
Celebrating 30 years of service
APA's 30th Anniversary Gala in July, honoring APA founder Dr. Don Wong.
Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 5:30 pm
Where: The Green Room at San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Over 300 attended our 30th Anniversary Gala. In addition to our donors and supporters and their guest, the family, friends and associates of APA founder Dr. Wong, former APA Board members, management, and staff were at this celebration.
Title sponsor: Sutter Health CPMC
Platinum sponsors & donors: Gayle Chan & Eric Chen, Cary Chen & Celia Chang, Chef Cory Chen; Cathay Bank Foundation; Robert Joseph Louie Memorial Foundation
Gold sponsors & donors: HSBC USA; Recology; SHP Foundation; The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Click links to see Gala photos: Photo Album 1 Photo Album 2 Photo Album 3 Photos 4
APA Board President, Cary Chen, Board Chair, Rose Chung, Executive Director, Amor Santiago cutting one of the three APA birthday cakes.
Family Day 2017
Health information, community resources, and outreach event open to the public
Date/Time: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Tenderloin Recreation Center (to be confirmed)
570 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109
A free community family event featuring, authentic ethnic food, multi-cultural demonstration, health information from California Pacific Medical Center and tons of interactive activities for children of all ages. Community organizations were also be on site to share important community resources!
Presented by: The Asian-Pacific Islander Family Resource Network (APIFRN)
Contact information: ApifrnSF@apafss.org
PHOTOS of the event
A fun day for the children and for the adults too.
Tasty Tuesday During "The Week of the Young Child"
A Celebration of Children, Families, and Early Education Providers
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Chinatown YMCA
855 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108
On “Tasty Tuesday,” Ms. Yennie Lo of San Francisco-Marin Food Bank led an interactive cooking workshop for families, featuring healthy recipes that parents/caregivers and their children can prepare together. Children must be at least 3 years old to join the workshop. Child care was provided for children under age 3, along with early literacy activities.
Organized by: APA Family Support Services, Gum Moon Women's Residence/Asian Women's Resource Center, Wu Yee Children's Services
PHOTOS of the event
Learn how to prepare healthy food with your young children.