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PSB (Pearl S. Buck)
Chairpersons: Sienna C.(11), Vera F.(11)
Working with the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Orphanage Club hosts an annual PSB Christmas Party to serve and aid those in need, inviting over 700 families from all over Taiwan to enjoy a feast in the holiday spirit while providing families with supplies they may need throughout the cold winter. During the festivities, gifts are also given to the children from these families to help create a memorable Christmas.
Chairpersons: Dorothy C.(12), Raji R.(11)
The publicity committee is responsible for publicizing the club’s major events and managing its online presence. This committee is divided into two roles: design and tech. The design head helps create flyers for events and activities, designs thank you cards for those who have supported Orphanage Club, and manages our social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). The tech head helps manage and update this website!
Chairpersons: Rachel N.(12), Reine C.(11)
The goal of the Flea Market committee is to rent out tables to the TAS community such as parents, students, teachers, staff members and alumni for them to sell their goods. During the weeks before the sale, we are in the MPR hallway renting out tables. On the day of the flea market, we help unload and bring the sellers’ items to their table in preparation for the sale. OC also has their own booth to sell donations. All proceeds from our Flea Market go towards funding other OC events or donations to organizations in need.
Chairperson: Gemma C.(12)
The goal of the Book Sale Committee is to raise money by selling the book donations we receive to support other committees in the club, such as outings. The book sale is held every spring. Prior to this sale, a vast amount of time and energy must be put into organizing and pricing the items so they may be ready for purchase. We sell all genres of books for all ages in many different languages.
PACK AND MAIL
Chairpersons: Ivy L.(11), Charlotte L.(12)
The Pack & Mail committee is in charge of packing goods and mailing them to underprivileged families all around Taiwan. We send Orchid Island basic necessities,such as rice and soy sauce as well as other items they request. We also mail food to a food bank in TaiDong. The committee also plans shopping trips to a Chinese outdoor market (Di Hua Jie) and Carrefour to purchase food to be sent to the 30 poorest families in Taiwan for Chinese New Year.
Chairperson: Sienna C.(11), Vera F.(11)
The Hunger Week committee is in charge of organizing 1 week of events to raise awareness about hunger each semester. We organize a donation booth for the TAS community to donate money that will go to Oxfam America, American Friends’ Service, and World Vision Taiwan. We also organize quick hunger awareness lessons to be given to lower school students in order to teach them about food waste and global hunger. The committee organizes a hunger assembly where guest speakers talk about different aspects of hunger to high school students. Finally, we collaborate with the school art department to sell bowls and hold an art auction. All funds raised are donated to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.
GAMES & GIFTS
Chairpersons: Julianne V.(12), Amanda T.(12), Carrie H.(10)
Games and gifts is responsible for all the game booths in both the Food Fair and Spring Fair, as well as organizing the preparation of over 250 goodies bags and 350 requested gifts to be given to the children and families of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation during the annual Pearl S. Buck Christmas party. In addition, this committee is in charge of organizing gifts for the orphans at the Chungyi and Cathwel Orphanages’ Chinese New Year parties.
FRIDAY IMPAIRED VISION ENGLISH (FIVE)
Chairpersons: Andrew H.(11), Charlotte C.(12), Kelly Y.(12)
Every Friday night from 6:15 – 8:00 PM, approximately 45 dedicated TAS middle and upper school students visit the Taipei Municipal School for the Visually Impaired (a 10-minute walk from TAS). Through one-on-one conversations and tutoring, FIVE members help strengthen their students’ ability to use English in academic and social settings. Members not only share valuable knowledge but also learn important lessons from their students. There are around 20 lessons per year, including two parties at the end of each semester.
Boys Chairpersons: Kate H.(10), William G.(12)
(Hover!) Babies Chairpersons: Rachel N.(12), Jay Ann K.(10)
Cathwel is a hands-on experience in which members take orphans ages 1~6 (babies) or 8~17 (boys) from the Cathwel Orphanage out for a day of fun in Taipei! Cathwel Boys have visited museums, amusement parks, and pools, while Cathwel babies have visited parks and played in the school playgrounds. This is a long term commitment in which members have the opportunity to build a relationship with a baby or boy they are paired with. Our committee’s goal is to allow these kids to enjoy a fun experience like other kids their age would, and to facilitate member-kid bonding so they feel valued and loved.
Chairpersons: Anita T.(10), Ting-Yu Y.(12)
One Sunday a month, Orphanage Club members go out with children from the Chung-Yi Orphanage to do fun activities such as swimming, hiking, or simply staying at school and playing in the gym and playground. During these outings, we hope to make a difference in each child’s life and put smiles on their faces. Chungyi requires less commitment than Cathwel, and everyone is welcome to join.
Mr. Arnold & Ms. Ting
MS Sponsor: Ms. Wong
Presidents: Jackie S., Erin H.
Vice Presidents: Ivy L., Sienna C.
Secretaries: William G., Vera F.
Treasurers: Ting-Yu Y., Rachel N.