Women of the Red Hat Society

Red Hat SocietyLast Saturday afternoon, the Joyous Chinese Cultural Center had the privilege of hosting the distinguished women of the Red Hat Society. This was the first Red Hat Society chapter that JCCC has hosted! They toured CCAI and learned more about adoption. All of the women were very interested in the current needs of orphans and how CCAI helps families through the adoption process. They learned about different kinds of Chinese tea and then were able to sample four different types of freshly brewed tea. All the women participated in learning the art of Chinese paper cutting and chose to either make a panda, flower, or Chinese character to bring home. Many wanted to bring home the template to teach their grandchildren how to cut out the beautiful and delicate designs! The favorite activity of the afternoon was learning how to make Chinese dumplings and of course, tasting them! Each woman also received a Chinese dumpling recipe to take home to try.

JCCC and the women of the Red Hat Society had a wonderful time learning and laughing together. We hope to have the honor of hosting many more groups like these wonderful ladies and sharing with them the beauty of Chinese culture!

China Older Orphan Hosting Program: Summer!

Back in September last year, we announced our Older Orphan Hosting Program for China with our exciting new collaboration with Project 143.

We are excited to say Project 143 has posted their new photo listings for the children in China’s orphanages who are ready to be hosted this summer!  To view the photo listings, please register at www.projectonefortythree.org/host/photo-listing-registration.

How does CCAI and Project 143’s collaboration work, exactly?

Well, in hosting a child, some families ultimately want to adopt the child they host, and find that this is a great opportunity!  If you choose to host a child through Project 143 and want to make sure that he/she becomes a permanent member of your family, then CCAI can assist you as your placing agency!

For more information on hosting an older orphan this summer, you can check out Project 143’s website at www.p143.org.   They are also on Facebook. 🙂