We showcased our astounding progress and the key activities from last year. Our youth ambassador program was especially energizing and impactful. Many more amazing events are in the pipeline. We are a group of dedicated volunteers looking to make an impact in our community! It’s game on for Peanut Butter Drive.
ACP-NiHao-DASH 5K Fun Run 5/13/2023
A 5K activity called AND Fun Run was jointly hosted by ACP Foundation, NiHao and DASH Running Group, at Bob Woodruff Park, Plano, TX. AND brought family and community together for a fun time, it also raised North Texas area hunger awareness. All fund raised went to North Texas Food Bank.
Teen Safety Seminars 4/15/2023
NiHao co-hosted three Teen Safety Seminars presented by Dallas Police Department: Personal Safety Tips, Internet Safety & Human Trafficking, Safety Driving & Drug Prevention.
Non-profit Community Fair 4/13/2023
Spring Break Mega Mobile Pantry Event 3/9/2023
This Spring Break Mega Mobile Pantry Lewisville event was co-hosted by Tarrant Area Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank. NiHao Co-founder Bing Xie was interviewed by Fox News reporter Wally Guerra.
NiHao and community leaders Joined NTFB Empty Bowls Event 2/25/2023
Empty Bowls brings together food, art and music lovers who have a heart for helping our neighbors. Each attendee will be able to enjoy delicious, bowl-friendly fare, prepared by talented chefs and restaurants from across North Texas. https://ntfb.org/event/23rd-annual-empty-bowls/
NiHao Officer and Family Gathering to celebrate Chinese New Year and Fundraising for Foodbank 1/15/2023
On the same day, Team NiHao also took the chance to prompt NiHao in front of 150+ local and Austin politicians, university presidents, community leaders of different races, local mayors, including Dade Phelan - speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. We have turned fundraising into a NiHao promotion site. Many people asked questions about NiHao, the Hunger issue and Asian community engagement.
Team NiHao Competing in DFW Dragon Boat Festival 10/2/2022
NiHao Nails Dragon Boat Race Written by: Kathy Xia Reviewed by: David Cui, Pamela Pan, Melody Tian
On Oct. 2, 2022, NiHao proudly participated in the Dragon Boat Festival in DFW held at Lake Caroyn, Irving, Texas for the first time ever. Along with giving the nonprofit’s dragon boat athletes a chance to shine, NiHao also planned to spread hunger awareness to all the other foundations participating in this festival, hoping to gather donations and recruit new group members. Our members from all across DFW gathered to cheer and participate in this special celebration of ancient Chinese culture. Our support group excitedly informed people about our goal as a team and NiHao's past events, such as the Peanut Butter Drive. Special thanks to our support group student ambassadors, who went out under the scorching sun to pass out flyers with a smile on their face. Going into the preliminary round of the contest, the NiHao rowing team was excited and anxious. The previous day, members of the rowing team underwent hours of training, learning the basics of rowing and getting acquainted with the water. “Our strategy was just to be synchronized, be energetic and be loud,” said NiHao Ambassador and rower Harris Xie. “We decided to count 1, 2, 1, 2, and just have fun.” At 10:12 a.m., the NiHao team participated in the first round of competition in a four team race, and placed third, just a second away from second place. But no one refrained from this setback, instead, group leader Jet Li called everyone together to reflect on the previous round and discuss the strategies for the next race as well as ways to improve. The team was quick to adapt to the small failure and developed a stronger sense of team spirit from it. “We learned a lot from our first race,” said Li. “We switched out some members for younger people which added more power to the team, and we focused on rowing more in sync.” The team made their second attempt around noon with their younger team and the implementation of a cheering group. Everyone was holding their breath when the team crossed the finish line at the same time as another boat to the naked eye. When the results came out, their time improved six seconds from the previous round and was only one second away from first place! Despite being the youngest team and having primarily teenagers, NiHao successfully advanced and placed 3rd during the final round and overall. Altogether, we raised $313 during the festival, with small donations throughout the day, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the growth of our organization. The Dragon Boat Festival was concluded as a huge success for both NiHao’s public recognition and an awesome experience for our young community members.
NiHao and ACP at St. Anthony's Academy 4/30/2022
A bond that connects communities can easily start with a simple act of kindness. NiHao and ACP initiated this act of kindness by donating $5000 worth of donated goods to St. Anthony’s Academy in South Dallas. St. Anthony’s Academy in South Dallas has been serving predominantly underprivileged African America children in South Dallas for over 20 years. ACP has also invited its award-winning robotics team to instruct St Anthony’s students in the coming months. This is the first time our two local minority communities have engaged in such an act of kindness. Hopefully, this is just a starting point of many more collaborations to come between the local communities. “Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference” - Kathy Calvin, CEO United Nations Foundation.
NiHao Officers at the 2022 Chinese Heritage Celebration Gala - 4/16/2022
On April 16 2022, NiHao Youth Officers were honored to volunteer and promote NiHao at USCCC (US - China Chamber of Commerce) annual banquet. The topic this year is caring for community. Our charity program was awarded with Outstanding Community Service in front of over one thousand people, including several congressmen and 6 mayors. See above: State Representative Matt Shaheen, State Representative Angie Button, Congressman Lance Gooden, State Senator Drew Springer and President of North Texas Food Bank Trisha Cunningham came to our NiHao booth to encourage our student Ambassadors.
NiHao Spring 5k Run - 3/5/2022
NiHao Walk for hunger awareness - 12/4/2021
NiHao receives Outstanding Community Service of the Year - 11/18/21
At the Asian American Contractors and Professional Association (AACATX) Annual Awards Gala & Expo, NiHao receives the Outstanding Community Service Award alongside of North Texas Food Bank. Congratulations to NiHao and all of our NiHao members and friends for your generous support and contribution to our communities!
NiHao Leaders Volunteer at NTFB Mobile Pantry - 11/11/21
Peanut Butter Drive Report - 10/3/2021
Family Day Peanut Butter Drive Through - 9/25/2021
2555 LB of Peanut Butter collected.
Family Day Peanut Butter Drive Through - 9/11/2021
1374 LB of Peanut Butter collected.
Peanut Butter Drive - September 2021
Learn more here. Besides each city's drop off locations, these restaurants also have drop off boxes:
Ahoyama: 304 Grapevine Hwy, Hurst, TX 76054
Ninja Ramen: 111 West Spring Creek Pkwy #102, Plano, TX 75023
Hunan Taste: 3100 Independence Pkwy, #322, Plano, TX, 75075
Asian Buffet: 920 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070
King Buffet: 521 E Central Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
Storming Crab McKinney: 2045 N Central Expy #700, McKinney, TX 75070
Regal Buffet: 251 N Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Grand Buffet: 4407 Kemp Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Buffet King: 2251 S Loop 288, Denton, TX 76205
NiHao Volunteer at the NTFB Mobile Pantry - 8/7/2021
NiHao meets Hunger Mitao - 7/31/2021
We are stronger together. Today, NiHao meets Hunger Mitao. Hunger Mitao is just like NiHao but organized by the Indian American community. We had 35 people from each movement attending the volunteer shifts. COO of NTFB made an opening remark at our collaboration social segment. We also had a check presentation ceremony to spotlight the US China Restaurant Alliance who helped raised over $12000 benefiting the NiHao movement.
1st NiHao Advisory Board Meeting - 7/28/2021
July 28th, we hold our first Nihao Advisory Board meeting to review progress and discuss what we could do differently to make it better. Advisory Board Members including many Asian American community Leaders, representatives from NTFB, Deans from UTD & UNT and some family friends attended the meeting. Lots of great discussions and idea exchanges, plus some wine tastes and snacks. Great meeting. Thank you all. We’ll keep working together to bring this program to next level.
Bing Xie's Stem and Leadership Speech - 7/9/2021
Mr. Bing Xie, a former SVP for Texas Instruments, gave a speech targeted to local high school students to encourage them to go after their visions and dreams while pursuing a STEM-related career path.
NiHao Volunteers at the NTFB Mobile Pantry - 7/1/2021
A group from NiHao initiative volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank mobile pantry in Dallas today. Helped distribute food to 150 families with 650 people.
Volunteer Experience & Youth Program Kickoff - 6/29/2021
Volunteers helped pack 796 family relief boxes (18,440 meals) at the North Texas Food Bank Perot Family campus. NTFB CEO Trisha Cunningham helped kick off the NiHao Youth Program along with the community leaders. Over 20 student ambassadors received certificates of achievement.
USCCC Golf Tournament - 5/30/21
NiHao-ACP volunteer experience - 5/22/21
20 volunteers from NiHao initiative worked at North Texas Food Bank and packed 16,405 meals (19,687 pounds).
NiHao's first volunteer experience - 5/15/2021
20 volunteers from NiHao initiative worked at North Texas Food Bank and packed 9,880 meals (11,856 pounds). The labor alone contributed 2,250 nutritious meals to our senior neighbors who are in need.