Who are we?
MIT China Care is a student run club at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as a recognized China Care Club under the national China Care Foundation, Inc. and the the Half the Sky Foundation . Founded in 2007, our club's goal is to help Chinese orphans and adopted children in need. We hope to create opportunities for MIT students to make a difference locally, through our playgroup program, and globally, through fundraisers for surgeries that save and improve the lives of Chinese orphans.
There is no requirement to join our team! Anyone willing to help in any way (big or small) shall be welcomed into the family.
Simply send us an email to let us know that you're interested!
What does MIT China Care do?
Throughout the year we organize fundraisers to finance surgeries for the Chinese orphans in China. These children in need are listed on the China Care Foundation's How You Can Help page. Locally, we invite adopted Chinese orphans and their families from the Boston and Cambridge area to experience different Chinese cultural activities through our playgroup program. We aim to help adopted Chinese orphans build and strengthen bonds with their birth country, as well as foster a sense of community among their adoptive families and offer support.
In the past, we held "Playgroup Dates" during which we had adopted Chinese orphans and their families make simple Chinese arts and crafts and enjoy traditional Chinese foods. Additionally, we held bake sales for needy orphans in China. Last year, we raised $500 that enabled a young orphaned girl in China to undergo cleft lip surgery.
Almost every Sunday, MIT China Care board members meet to set goals and review progress. At each meeting, officers give new ideas for future projects as well as contribute to the execution and completion of current projects. General members are always encouraged to participate - just contact us.
Projects currently under consideration:
- Funding summer traveling to China, where MIT students will live and volunteer in orphanages.
- Establishing contact with the local Boston/Cambridge community to promote our cause and generate ideas or funds for events.
- Inviting professional speakers to give talks at MIT about the issues Chinese orphans face and the difficulties after adoption.