National Children’s Center Celebrates 2014 Chinese New Year with 3rd Annual Fundraiser at Ping Pong Dim Sum

National Children’s Center Celebrates 2014 Chinese New Year with 3rd Annual Fundraiser at Ping Pong Dim Sum

Bring in the Year of the Horse and give back on January 31st as National Children’s Center (NCC) hosts their 3rd Annual Fundraiser at Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown. Expect Chinese dragon dancers, musicians and live entertainment, as friends or the center come together to honor and celebrate the new year with a theme of“Engagement, Employment & Empowerment For All” – which spotlights the mission of advocating for employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in every community and providing them with the resources and training necessary to live meaningful and productive lives. In attendance will be a bevy of special invited guests, colleagues and industry leaders in the field of disability services. NCC is one of the region’s largest providers of services for the special needs community, and proudly maintains a mission of providing a lifetime of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in the Washington metropolitan area.


The honorees for the evening include Mary Sesso, community advocate for developmental disability services, Chef Furard Tate, owner of Inspire BBQ and guest teacher at NCC Schools, and Deputy Mayor Beatriz Otero, DC Department of Health and Human Services. Each honoree will be presented with an award of recognition for their dedicated service toward advancing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

In addition to Chinese-themed bites and entertainment, guests will enjoy an open bar and valet parking as they usher in the “Year of the Horse.” NCC has set a fundraising goal of $45,000 and proceeds from this charitable event will go towards enhancing current NCC programs and services.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased HERE.

As a result of the generous sponsorship donations from The Meltzer Group, the Platinum Sponsor, and Abbey G. Hairston, Esq., attorney with Thatcher Law Firm, sponsoring at the Silver level, NCC is well on its way to achieving their sponsorship goals. There are sponsorships still available.

For more information on event details or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Cammack, Director of Development, at (202) 722-2531 or

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