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让我们一起携手支持FCSN 20周年募款晚会

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中英编译:严思宁

8月28日,本地非盈利组织“华人特殊儿童之友” (英文Friends of Children With Special Needs, 简称FCSN),在Fremont活动中心举办了20周年庆祝大会,共有约近百人参加。

1996年,十个热心公益的家庭,包括四家没有特殊儿童的华人家庭共同成立了一个小小的团体,为了支持互助其他像他们一样有特殊儿童的家庭。20年后,这同一个团体拥有超过800个这样的家庭,并且为社区的特殊孩子们提供着44种不同的活动,其中包括舞蹈,音乐,画画和职业培训。

FCSN活动中心现在也不仅仅只是为儿童服务,成人和老人各有自己的活动项目。虽然组织当年是由华人成立的,可今天的FCSN已吸引了越来越多其他族裔的加入。

最近,FCSN还新建了一个南湾活动中心。在这么多变化和发展当中,FCSN的宗旨始终没变,仍然坚持当初成立的宗旨,是一个想为特殊孩子们提供爱心,尊严和为家长提供帮助的团体。


( 图为:FCSN的新任会长 - Berkeley的胡正明教授 )

28日的庆典特别介绍了FCSN的新任会长 - Berkeley的胡正明教授。胡教授去年12月刚在白宫被授予技术和创新的国家勋章。因为自己的儿子有唐氏综合症,胡教授很了解像FCSN这样的团体对特殊孩子的家长们有着何等的重要性。他希望FCSN能成为一个别的社区都能效仿的模式,鼓励其他有兴趣有热情的家长们继续以FCSN类似的模式,建立更多为特殊孩子们服务的中心。



FCSN的成功代表着家长们勤力的成果,并且让住在其他地区的家长们也有了希望,特殊孩子们的梦想是可以变成现实的。



11月5日,FCSN 将在Santa Clara Convention Center举办20周年募款晚会。欢迎所有感兴趣的热心公益的朋友们一起参加这个有特别意义的活动。



如果您想为FCSN捐钱,请浏览FCSN 网站:www.fcsn.1996.org 以了解更多相关内容。

英文版本

On Sunday August 28th, local nonprofit organization Friends of Children with Special Needs, or FCSN, held a celebratory 20th anniversary event at its main headquarters in Fremont. About 100 people were in attendance.

The group, which was founded in 1996 by ten Chinese-American families, including four families of children with no special needs, has come a long way since its simple beginnings. Now serving more than 800 families, FCSN currently includes not just children but adults in its diverse art, music and vocational programs, and has even opened up a new program center in the South Bay. In addition, although the group holds Chinese-American roots, it has become a much more multicultural and inclusive community, with about one-fourth of the families it serves now coming from various other backgrounds. Yet despite how 20 years has developed the organization, it has never once wavered from its core tenets of providing love, support, and respect for the special needs community, of “dreaming the impossible dream”, as its motto proclaims.

In particular, this event recognized FCSN’s new chairman, Professor Chenming Hu of UC Berkeley, who recently was invited to the White House to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. As the father of a son with Down’s syndrome, Professor Hu personally understands the importance of organizations such as FCSN and the support they provide. He hopes that in places beyond the South Bay, FCSN can serve as a model for other special needs program centers.

On November 5, 2016, FCSN will be holding its annual fundraising gala at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The organization invites all interested members of the surrounding community to attend.

If you would like to donate to FCSN, visit their website at http://www.fcsn1996.org for more information.

 

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