Thank you for the many years of support for Easter Breakfast. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel this year’s event in the interest of public health and safety.
During this time, our first priority is to maintain essential community support and programs while protecting the health and safety of our members, participants, staff, and most of the vulnerable in the community that we serve. We invite you to consider donating to the Chinatown YMCA the cost of the tickets you planned on purchasing.
Your support is truly appreciated, especially as we navigate this global pandemic and do our best to support the Chinatown community. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and will be used to ensure uninterrupted service for critical programs such as after school care, Aging Well Together for Older Adults, food pantry, and our SRO Family Support Program.
History of the Chinatown YMCA Easter Breakfast
Easter Breakfast was established in 1968, by the ARO community service group, to bring the Chinatown Christian community together to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship with each other. The event was a huge success. It became an annual event and hundreds arrived before or after attending church services throughout Chinatown. Many were “Old Y Boys” welcoming the opportunity to meet old friends and their families.
The Chinatown YMCA Celebrates the ARO 70th Anniversary
The Chinatown YMCA proudly recognized the Alpha Ram Omega club’s (ARO) 70 years of service on December 15, 2020.
We are so grateful for their unwavering support, including thousands of hours committed in volunteer service, leadership, and generous philanthropic investment in our branch. Since 1950, the impact of their dedication has rippled through all of our programs and services. The ARO led the branch’s capital renovation project and laid the foundation for a successful major campaign to update and innovate our space and programming. Their storied legacy includes highlighting the importance of keeping the Y’s mission of service to youth and community at the core of every decision we make, every program we provide, and every interaction we have with our members. Today, our members, volunteers, and staff can experience the legacy of the ARO in our work and interactions: fellowship, camaraderie, and a commitment to service and generosity that guides us and will for generations to come.
Ariel He Berkley
Ariel is the Community Development Director for the Chinatown YMCA.