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.
The History of Easter Breakfast
Easter Breakfast was established in 1967, by the AROs 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 after early morning services and met those going on to church services throughout Chinatown. Many were “Old Y Boys” welcoming the opportunity to meet old friends and their families.
The AROs, with the help of many YMCA volunteers, organized and served hundreds of breakfasts each Easter morning. The Y Teens provided the service and the AROs cooked and hosted the event. Over the years, children from ARO families and their friends began to take over the cooking, while the AROs handled most of the setup and logistics. In 1999, ARO members passed the torch to The Mosaic BASIS Club (MBC). In addition to being a successful community event, Easter Breakfast has also become a fundraising event benefitting community and teen programs.
Mandy began at the Chinatown YMCA in membership and the youth department. Mandy is living her passion of bettering the community we serve at the Chinatown YMCA.