Since the fall of 2003,

HCC has sent over 50 volunteers to China’s orphanages, raised over $200,000 to fund surgeries and cover operational costs, and helped build children's homes and a school for visually impaired orphans.

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Brother and Sisters...

Begun in 2005, our XiongDi JieMei "Brother and SIster" mentoring program has now successfully fostered over 40 mentor-mentee relationships.

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Dumplings Playgroups

Since 2003, HCC has held over 50 Dumplings playgroups for adopted children from China ages 3-8. Each playgroup is focused on a different theme, ranging from Chinese New Year to Chinese cartoons.

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Make a difference.

Every year, HCC sends 10 to 20 volunteers to orphanages in China. There, some volunteers act as translators, others as English teachers or playmates. All leave touched by the kids they have met, convinced of their ability to make a difference.

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Who We Are

Harvard China Care is a student-run organization at Harvard College that brings together a team of dedicated undergraduates determined to help build brighter futures for abandoned, orphaned, and special-needs children in China.

Since the fall of 2003, HCC has sent over 90 volunteers to China’s orphanages, raised over $250,000 to fund surgeries, cover operational costs of children's homes, and build a school for visually impaired orphans. Back on campus, we have grown from a handful of students hovered around a breakfast table to a large organization that has overseen more than 70 Dumplings playgroups and successfully fostered over 70 mentor-mentee relationships.

HCC's 10-Year Anniversary Gala

Join us on Friday, November 8 at the Knafel Center in Harvard Square as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the China Care Clubs with special guest Joseph Vincent. From the humble dreams of one teen, we have grown into an expansive network of clubs across the nation, making an impact across the world, working towards one goal: to better the lives of orphaned children and adopted Chinese children. For the special evening, we will be bringing together members of China Care Clubs from around the nation, China Care alums whose lives have been touched through their work in the clubs, families of adopted children who have been part of our Mentoring and Dumplings programs, and the many other people, organizations, and sponsors who have made it all possible.

Introducing 2013 Executive Board

Happy Holidays, friends of Harvard China Care!  We are pleased to introduce the new Harvard China Care leadership for the 2013 year!

Karen Xiao '14, President
Kai Fei '14, President
Nina Gu '14, Treasurer
Michelle Chang '15, Secretary
Xinlan Li '15, Internship Co-Coordinator
Greer Gardner '15, Internship Co-Coordinator
Dan Li '15, Orphanage Liaison
Phebe Hong '16, XiongDi/JieMei Mentoring Co-Coordinator
Hursuong Vongsachang  '16, Medical Committee Co-Coordinator
Vivian Hua  '16, Medical Committee Co-Coordinator
Max Lu '15, Fundraising Co-Coordinator
Patrick Liu '16, Fundraising Co-Coordinator
Lucy Guo '16, Socials/Outreach Chair

Summer/Fall 2012 Newsletter Released!

We are pleased to present the Summer/Fall 2012 Newsletter, highlighting stories from our summer interns, our upcoming medical commitee projects, a formal invitation to the 7th Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction, and more!  Click here to read more.

HCC invites you to its 7th Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction!

Want to meet a member of the Jubilee Project?  Learn about the Half the Sky movement with Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn? Laugh with renowned comedian Joe Wong? All while saving the lives of orphans in China?  Then come to our 7th Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction, held on Saturday, December 1st at the beautiful Sheraton Commander in Harvard Square.  For more information, please click here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2012-2013 Mentoring Applications Available

Calling all mentors and mentees!  The 2012-2013 mentoring application has just been released--please go to our Mentoring page to download an application*.  Our mentoring program aims to foster continued interest in Chinese culture in children adopted from China. The program matches adopted Chinese children with mentors who have similar interests and personalities and act as positive role models and friends.  We are always looking to expand our HCC family, so feel free to spread the word to your communities and friends!

* Returning families and mentors are required to submit an application at the beginning of every year. The application deadline is August 1, 2012.