Highlights of Lotus Light Charity Society Community and Charitable Activities 2017:
Through caring and learning we help to build a better tomorrow
Under the guidance of president Master Lian Tzi, 2017 has been another extraordinarily year for the Lotus Light Charity Society: from the successful “Lotus Light Community Caring Day” to the “Winter Charity Drive 2017” campaign, and to the monthly “Hotmeal for the Homeless” programs etc., the Charity actively involved in its humanitarian missions to help the needy.
Master Lian Tzi received 2017 BC Community Achievement Award in April 2017, for her leadership in the charity’s multi-faceted programs and projects.to improve the lives of disadvantaged youths, seniors, low-income families and the homeless in the community.
Charity Contributions in 2017:
2017 LLCS (Vancouver) donated a total of 20,000 Lbs of rice in 2017 to the Greater Vancouver Society in the Annual Rice Donation program to support the low income families in our community.
2017 LLCS (Vancouver) continued the Feed Hot Meal to Homeless program to provide warm meal to the homeless community at Oppenheimer Park of DTES Vancouver once a month through the 2017 whole year. Over 3,000 low income individual were enjoyed these free lunch provided by Lotus Light with the supports of generous corporate and individual sponsors.
2017 LLCS Children Nutrient Backpack program continued supporting the inner city school children by donating 100 lbs grocery products weekly to the Strathcona Community Centre Food Security Program.
2017 LLCS donated Christmas gifts and household items to BC SOS Children’s Village
2017 LLCS (Vancouver) donated toys, new clothing items to inner city school Britannia Elementary School and Grandview Elementary School.
2017 LLCS Winter Charity Drive 2017 In Winter Charity Drive 2017, donated 40,000 items valued over $100,000 to community partners including Vancouver Police Department Homeless Outreach program, BC Ambulance Services, BC Ministry of Social Development Integration Outreach Team, Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, BC SOS Children’s Village, and inner city schools, to help homeless and impoverished resident in lower mainland.
2017 LLCS National Scholarship program awarded 6 students who are outstanding in academic performance and actively involved in community volunteers works to pursue post-secondary study.
2017 LLCS Mu-Shu Lee Memorial Scholarship continue to support students in Social Works, Education, Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine Science in UBC. 6 outstanding students received awards in 2017.
2017 LLCS held fundraising campaigns for national and international disaster Relief, including “BC Wildfire Relief” and “Mexico Earthquake Relief”.
2017 In the heart of the downtown eastside Strathcona Chinatown neighborhood, on July 8th at Oppenheimer Park, Lotus Light has held the first annual “Lotus Light Community Caring Day” to celebrate community caring. The event was officially proclaimed by the City of Vancouver to recognize the Lotus Light Charity Society’s 24th year anniversary of good work in the local community amongst a gathering crowd of over 1,000 people.
2017 LLCS continued holding free ESL Classes and free Tax Return Filing Service to help new immigrants and low-income residents.