众志成城,抗击疫情 – 莱镇华协(CAAL)及合作团队筹款达13万美元,和WeStar联盟运送医疗物资七批

战斗的号角一直在吹响,疫情未止,莱镇和美东居民向前线(中国)运送子弹的爱心脚步就不会停歇!随着疫情蔓延,医疗物资日益短缺,如何用筹款购得医院最紧缺的物资,如何把控正规货源渠道和合理价位,给负责采购和货源渠道的CAAL及合作团队带来新的挑战和压力。

目前莱镇华协(CAAL)及合作团队收到捐款及援助物资达13万美元。为了最快最有效的帮助到奋战在疾区的医护人员,华协团队和WeStar战略合作伙伴争分夺秒为疫区医院筹集医疗物资,Westar 联盟已运送了七批医疗物资去国内几十个急需的医院。阅读更多

莱镇华协(CAAL)和WeStar战略合作伙伴争分夺秒为疫区医院筹集医疗物资

感谢您为抗击新冠肺炎的爱心捐款!2月3日晚,莱镇华协CAAL和WeStar战略合作伙伴的义工们打包分发第四批援助武汉和其他地区的医疗物资总共129箱,其中有莱镇华协贡献的61箱。这批物资将带着波士顿华人对国内同胞满满的爱通过WeStar组织的直通渠道送往国内五个急需防护物资的医院。目前华协共捐出24,240个口罩,总额 $15,200.42。加油,武汉!加油,中国! 阅读更多

为支援武汉积极行动!

【今天,我们都是武汉人】这几天大家都在高度关注武汉肺炎疫情的发展。现在疫情严重,封城后的武汉,正在经历历史上最严酷的冬天:医疗力量不足,医疗物资短缺,让人非常揪心。我们远隔万里,却人人心系同胞。
这几天莱镇华协 CAAL 一直在与麻州各华协及华人组织共同协商,为支援武汉积极行动。目前已确定两个渠道:
1. Weston华协的WeStar 团队有武汉志愿者,有直接联系人负责国内到武汉的物流协调,团队执行力强,已经完成两批多达1万5千美元物资的购买发送,预计下周分别到达武汉。
2. Winchester 和 Sharon 华协已通过跨国医疗器械公司Thermo Fisher 在中国下单超万美元,从全球厂家直接供货,购买口罩、防护眼镜、防护手套、防护服等,通过可靠的志愿者渠道尽最快速度,直接运送到武汉的几家医院。
今天,我们都是武汉人! 莱镇华协 CAAL 诚邀您加入捐赠行列,伸出援手去帮助正在受疫情侵袭的武汉同胞!
莱镇华协会将大家的爱心捐款通过以上两个渠道购买急需的医疗物资并以最快速度送到武汉几家医院。我们也会在第一时间分享物资购买和物流情况。莱镇华协已认捐 $1000。 
捐款事宜:
1.     Please PayPal to CAAL using “Sending to friends and family” at donation@caal-ma.org and note Wuhan.  请 PayPal到donation@caal-ma.org, 选择“付款给朋友和家人”, 注明 “武汉”.  
2. 点击 http://bit.ly/CAAL4WuHan 请注明 “Wuhan” 或 “武汉”。
3. Mail your check to: Chinese American Association of Lexington, Inc. (CAAL), PO Box 453, Lexington, MA 02420.  Add “Wuhan” at the memo line.  邮寄支票到:Chinese American Association of Lexington,PO Box 453, Lexington, MA 02420. 请注明 “武汉”.
CAAL is an IRS recognized Sec. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  CAAL’s EIN: 46-2998909.  捐款可以申请公司匹配。

非常感谢大家的支持!
CAAL

[Lexington Minuteman] Lexington welcomes year of the Rat with Lunar New Year show

Over the weekend, Lexington welcomed the new Lunar Year with a special show at Cary Hall. It was the culmination of months of hard work and dedication by over 100 volunteers.

The beginning of a new decade, and of a new era of Chinese culture in Lexington, was marked last weekend in Cary Hall. Hundreds gathered for the annual Lunar New Year Celebration Gala, presented by the Chinese American Association of Lexington. It is one of the largest cultural events in town each year. This year’s celebration involved more of Lexington than ever before, event chair and director Jimin Ren said.

“We believe in sharing our culture, but at the same time learning from others. It’s a good platform to really bring everyone together,” she said.

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2020 Lunar New Year Celebration!

On Saturday, January 11th, 2020, we will once again be hosting our Lunar New Year (LNY) Celebration at the Cary Memorial Building. In years past, we have been honored to share Chinese culture, tradition and arts with hundreds of Lexington residents and guests. The LNY event in 2019 attracted 800 audiences and the tickets were booked in hours. This year we will showcase Greater Boston area’s talents in dancing, singing, traditional opera, Chinese Kung-Fu and many other performing arts in a two-hour gala in partnership with Enterprise Bank, Town of Lexington and Korean Organization of Lexington. We are expecting hundreds of Lexingtonians and people from Greater Boston area from all ethnic backgrounds to join the celebration

Tickets: $10, $20
All tickets will have Reserved Seats. Please select your seats and order online to obtain electronic tickets at LNY.WeForm.Net

6:00pm -6:45pm Three beautiful backdrops provided for on stage photo opportunities (dress up, bring your camera, bring your selfie stick – see sample pictures below)

6:45pm -7:00pm Please find your reserved seats – late arrival will affect other viewers’ watching experience and may lose your reserved seats.

7:00pm – 9:00pm Performance Gala!

CAAL Newcomer’s Welcome Party

2019年8月31日下午,波士顿地区莱克星顿华协在镇上举办了“以心迎新,欢迎新居民入住莱镇茶话会”。华协服务社区委员会主任匡鹂瑛主持本次活动。此次迎新聚会旨在为新老居民提供交流平台,让新居民了解莱克星顿社区 华协及各项资源平台,通过与华协及老居民的交流,帮助他们尽快适应在美国的学习、生活和工作。参加聚会的新老居民约80人,其中新居民家庭30多家逾60人。

华协会长王华在活动中特别向新居民介绍了华协的发展历史和使命,他说:“在华协成立的36年里,一直在为莱克星顿社区做贡献,为争取华裔和整个社区更好的生活环境做贡献。”他特别用华裔为图书馆十几年来改建翻新等踊跃捐款为例,阐述了华裔为社区做出的卓越奉献,让其他族裔居民更加了解华裔。确实,经过36年华协的努力,华裔在镇上事务的参与越来越多,话语权越来越大,华裔在这里生活的也越来越好。Read full report