TOFA Ambassadors began the 2020 year meeting at the Sacramento Sheriff’s Community Office in South Sacramento. Due to COVID-19, we quickly adapted and moved to online meetings via zoom. Topics that were covered this year included formal greetings, networking, financial literacy, lyric composition, team building, culture, art, the law, and a big part of this year’s program was the 2020 Census outreach.
This year was special because TOFA Ambassadors’ efforts for the 2020 Census reached over 900 people through social media, personal and phone contacting. As end of year assignments, TOFA Ambassadors reported on their favourite moments throughout the 2020 program and participated in a Census essay or presentation competition.
Thanks to generous donations from Farm Fresh to You and in coordination with Asian Resources (ARI), TOFA was able to distribute 800 boxes of Vegetables and Fruits to the Pacific Islander community around Sacramento.
From Jun 12th until August 21st, Farm Fresh to You donated boxes of Vegetables and Fruits to ARI to be distributed to the API community throughout Sacramento. TOFA was chosen to distribute boxes to the Pacific Islander section.
Each Friday TOFA Ambassador representatives picked up the boxes from ARI and delivered them to various church and community leaders who then shared them with families in their groups. A big thanks to our TOFA Ambassadors and parents who helped each week.
TOFA united with Pacific Islander Community Leaders come together as another reminder to be counted in the 2020 Census.
See flyer above for more information.
Grant Opportunity for Seniors in High School
TOFA held its 19th Annual Scholarship & Fundraiser Luau on Friday, September 13, 2019 at The Sunshine Event Center in Elk Grove. The luau was well attended by 200 guests. We thank our guest speaker, Darrel Woo, 1st Vice President, SCUSD Board of Education and keynote speaker, Dr. Timothy Fong, Professor, Ethnic Studies / Director and Principal Investigator, Full Circle Project at California State University, Sacramento for coming to share their message to the attendees.
The audience enjoyed the TOFA performances. The performers dressed in native costumes representing the different islands. We want to thank Vise and all the young people for putting on a beautifully cultured performance.
We recognized our 5 scholarship recipients 2019. Yen Marshall and Daniel Van of InspirASIAN presented scholarship certificates to Lisa Hafoka and Jaelen Makasini’s father. Lisa Avila, Republic Services, Frances Palu representing CSUS President Nelsen and Ofa Mann presented certificates to Leslie Cachola, Elizabeth Mann representing Erin Cocker and Fifita, Sokopeti’s sister, respectively. Congratulations to all of you!
Thank you so much to our sponsors for helping make this event a successful one! Please enjoy the photos.
Photos credit: John W Oback for TOFA
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