Families with Children from China of Greater NY
GUANYIN PROJECT 2019-2020
A special yearlong Service Program for FCC Kids and Families working toward President's Volunteer Service Awards and FCC GuanYin Project Awards
Volunteer within your local community or with FCCNY.
NO fee but a current FCCNY membership is required
Register online at www.fccny.org
Our first TEN sessions of the GuanYin Project were a great success with over 550 participants earning awards. We’re enthusiastically moving onto GYP session XI, 2019-2020.
If your family is volunteering NOW in FCC, Scouts, in Church or Synagogue, or on a mandated project from school, or simply a cherished expression of personal values, by participating in the GUANYIN PROJECT, these service contributions can be documented and gathered together for inclusion toward awards. This sort of volunteer recognition can be important for school, college and job applications. Family volunteering is a concrete way to share ideas about compassion and giving with your family.
The minimum age is 5yrs; minimum of 20 volunteer hours
FCCNY is registered as a certified organization for achieving The President’s Volunteer Service Award. We are continuing the FCCNY GUANYIN PROJECT, dedicated to fostering organized community service toward the goal of having each participant achieve the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award and FCCNY GuanYin Service Awards.
Our project year starts with your volunteer hours since October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020.
GuanYin is one of the most celebrated figures in Chinese mythology. Her name in Chinese roughly translates as "The One who Hears the Cries of the World". GuanYin is known as the Goddess of Mercy, Compassion and Fertility and the Protector of Children. FCCNY will award GuanYin Project awards to those members who serve at least 20 hours, but do not reach the minimum hours for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation. The Award is given to individuals, families, and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for their annual commitment to volunteer service.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria BRONZE Level
Kids (5-10yrs): 26 to 49 hours
Teens (11-15yrs): 50-74 hours
Young Adults (16-25yrs): 100 to 174 hours
Adults (26yrs and older): 250 to 249 hours
Kids (5-10yrs): 50-74 hours
Teens (11-15yrs): 75-99 hours
Young Adults (16yrs to 25yrs): 175 to 249 hours
Adults (26yrs and older): 250 to 499 hours
Kids (5-10yrs): 75 hours or more
Teens (11-15yrs): 100 hours or more
Young Adults (16yrs to 25yrs): 250 hours or more
Adults (26yrs and older): 500 hours or more
Questions? Want to help? Contact Eileen Mantele at Mantele4@aol.com or 732-418-1898 or Kathy Urbina at FCCNYBrooklyn@aol.com or 718-852-8979
FCC Greater New YorkWe are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.
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