On Sunday, March 22, 2015, Crystal, Cindy, and I spent our afternoon serving lunch to seniors at the Curry Senior Center, located in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Upon our arrival, we checked in with Laura, the coordinator of the meal program at the center. She gave us a quick overview of the program and the lunch service schedule. The center provides essential social services to low-income seniors which includes healthcare, housing, and meals, to name a few. There was a good turnout of about a dozen total volunteers that day. In the kitchen, we met “Vergi”, the head cook, who assigned each of us roles in the food serving line. She endearingly named Crystal, Cindy, and I as the “Chicken Lady”, “Cabbage Lady”, and “Fruits Lady”, respectively, in regards to the food we were plating. The color composition of all the different foods on the plate looked very beautiful altogether! It was a joy to serve the senior citizens who came by that day. All of the volunteers got to have a taste of the scrumptious plate of food during our break in between the 2 lunch periods. After the second lunch period ended and plates of second servings were all passed out, we helped bus tables, wash/dry all the kitchenware, and clean-up the kitchen. As we chatted with Laura afterwards about our wonderful experience there, we learned that Vergi’s niece is a current beauty queen titleholder in the Philippines! The center has ongoing volunteer opportunities every week in the Dining Room and with Bingo Hosting; for more information, please click here.
- This morning Cathy, Crystal and Cindy volunteered at the Curry Senior Center with the senior meal program. We were able to help prep and serve over 150 meals for the seniors residing in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco ❤️. #communityservice #mvncimvnci110We had such a great time at the Tet Festival today held at History Park in San Jose! PC: Kevin Nguyenmvnci190The Miss Vietnam of Northern California Intercollegiate court would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year. May this new year bring you great blessings, good health and endless joy! Hoa Khôi Liên Trường Bắc Cali năm 2015, kính chúc tất cả Qúy vị một năm mới dòi dào sức khỏe, vạn sự như ý, an khang thịnh vượng và nhiều may mắn.mvnci201Good morning and Happy Thursday! #tbt to when MVNCI Crystal, Cathy and Mandy attended as presenters at UVSA's 8th Annual Leadership Summit Conference held at UC Merced. We hosted an interview preparation workshop, make up fun-shop and Vietnamese 101 workshop. We hoped you enjoyed them. Thank you for having us UVSA!mvnci90Thank you Jessica Do for planning this event and giving us the opportunity to help out today. We spent the morning handing out 150+ blankets to the less fortunate in the San Francisco area. This experience not only warmed our hearts but also guaranteed that those in need, sleep a little warmer tonight. #communityservice #mvncimvnci231