VOLUNTEER

Members of the association volunteer at places like hospitals, schools, and senior centers as part of our journey to give back to the community.

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CHARITY / DONATIONS

As also part of our mission, Crescent Gateway Association hosts drives and donates necessary materials to places that need them.

EVENTS

The association partners and works together with other organizations or places to host charitable events and fairs for the community.

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Daily Point Of Light Honoree

Founder/President/CEO recognized as Daily Point of Light Honoree by Points of Light organization

The Daily Point of Light Award is presented by Points of Light, the world`s leading organization dedicated to volunteer service, to celebrate the power of individuals to spark change and improve the world.

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

When we think about life, what comes to mind? For me, it was always the age-old question that flashed across my mind: what is the purpose of life?

I often answered that it is to find happiness, but now the next question was, what made me genuinely happy? Well yes, I love those late nights that my whole family spends together on the couch watching TV shows, or those afternoons spent with my friends when we laughed until our stomachs protested in soreness, but I always felt that there was something more — something that would make me wildly gesture with my hands out of sheer excitement when I’m talking to someone else about it, something that would give me a thrill and recharge the energy zapped out of me from waking up too early in the morning.

Later, I found that missing piece in others. Seeing someone else’s face — regardless of it being a stranger’s or friend’s — light up with a sincere smile that made their eyes crinkle because I helped them carry groceries or helped translate a direction gave me the sort of ineffable happiness that I was subconsciously seeking. It was incredible to think that I, an ordinary individual in a world of seven billion, was able to make a difference, no matter big or small, in another's life. That is truly an amazing experience.

The name “Crescent” in our nonprofit’s name signifies the vast, starry night that holds our dreams and wishes for the future. Our organization, in that manner, strives to live up to its name and be a doorway to achieving our dreams. We hope to leave a lasting, meaningful impact, as well as to bring these opportunities of finding and giving happiness to you.

Most sincerely,

Christine Mao

Founder & CEO

Crescent Gateway Association

A message from

our founder &

President/CEO

founder & CEO/President

A message from our founder & CEO/President

Dear Friends and Supporters,

When we think about life, what comes to mind? For me, it was always the age-old question that flashed across my mind: what is the purpose of life?

I often answered that it is to find happiness, but now the next question was, what made me genuinely happy? Well yes, I love those late nights that my whole family spends together on the couch watching TV shows, or those afternoons spent with my friends when we laughed until our stomachs protested in soreness, but I always felt that there was something more — something that would make me wildly gesture with my hands out of sheer excitement when I’m talking to someone else about it, something that would give me a thrill and recharge the energy zapped out of me from waking up too early in the morning.

Later, I found that missing piece in others. Seeing someone else’s face — regardless of it being a stranger’s or friend’s — light up with a sincere smile that made their eyes crinkle because I helped them carry groceries or helped translate a direction gave me the sort of ineffable happiness that I was subconsciously seeking. It was incredible to think that I, an ordinary individual in a world of seven billion, was able to make a difference, no matter big or small, in another's life. That is truly an amazing experience.

The name “Crescent” in our nonprofit’s name signifies the vast, starry night that holds our dreams and wishes for the future. Our organization, in that manner, strives to live up to its name and be a doorway to achieving our dreams. We hope to leave a lasting, meaningful impact, as well as to bring these opportunities of finding and giving happiness to you.

Most sincerely,

Christine Mao

Founder & CEO

Crescent Gateway Association

founder & CEO/President

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