YACA helps support many aspects of Yinghua Academy’s mission.  Fundraising provides the critical financial resources for this support.  YACA focuses on offering fundraisers that serve our parent/teacher with useful merchandise or fun social events while raising funds.   If you’ve ever attended one of our events, you know how amazing they are!

There are a wide variety of fundraising campaigns presented by both the YACA and School Boards with opportunities to include all kinds of donors.  Fundraising wouldn’t be successful without the generous past and future financial and time commitments of all Yinghua Academy’s supporters!  We hope the list below helps you plan where and when you will be able to donate to the Yinghua community and your student’s academic year.  And of course, all these event are supported by many parent volunteers; consider volunteering as another way to give back to the Yinghua Community.

YACA (Yinghua Academy Foundation) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible.  If you would like a tax deductible receipt, please provide us with your e-mail address and we will send it to you electronically.

Xie! Xie!The income raised supports many academic, artistic, and community building events that strive to provide enriching experiences for school staff, teachers, student, and parents of Yinghua Academy.

Questions ? Contact the coordinator for the event or YACA’s Chair, Dina Nash.

Note: All events and dates are subject to change.

















Used Uniform and Chinese Heritage Clothing Sale

Used Uniform and Chinese Heritage Clothing Sale – Held twice per year usually in August and May.  The Uniform and Chinese Heritage Clothing Sale accepts new and used uniform and Chinese heritage clothing donations from Yinghua families and offers them at only $2 per item at the sale.  100% of the proceeds are kept for YACA/Yinghua Academy.   This is a great way to re-use, get a great deal on uniform pieces, and support Yinghua. August 28, 2014(Meet Your Teacher Day) and May 12, 2015 (YACA General Membership Meeting/YACA Elections) YACA Chair, Dina

Mabel’s Labels

YACA volunteers to sort the Yinghua Lost and Found each month.  Anything with a name on it is returned to the student.  Everything else is cleaned and donated.  Mabel’s Labels provides a line of products that make this process work and save parents from having to re-purchase clothing and water bottles and more. August 28 – October 18 YACA Chair, Dina


Chinook Book Coupon Book and Smartphone App Sale – Everyone’s
favorite “green” coupon book is a resource for living well and having fun in the Twin Cities. 50% of the sale price comes back to Yinghua.
September 16th – October 31-Order/Pickup Books at Back to School Curriculum Night and by appointment YACA Chair, Dina


A rewarding academic experience that challenges students to read a specified number of minutes and raise a suggested dollar amount from “sponsors.” All participants receive an award. Rewards are given to the individuals and classes who are the top readers and top fundraisers in three grade divisions each year. October 15th – 26th with the winners announced after character parade October 31st Sara Pierce

Book Fairs

YA raise funds and books for the library and classrooms through the sale of a range of Chinese and English books. In the past vendors have included Scholastic, Nan Hai, Usborne. Students especially enjoy purchasing books to donate to teachers’ wish lists! October 15 – 16, 2014 (Fall conferences)andApril 23th -24, 2015 (Spring Conferences) YACA Chair, Dina

Spirit Sales

Unique Yinghua Academy (YA) clothing/merchandise for students, staff, and parents with a percentage of sales returning to the school!  Print the current Fall 2014 Order Form and return to the office to place your order. Size Charts: adult short sleeve, youth short sleeve, adult long sleeve, youth long sleeve Fall, Winter and Spring YACA Chair, Dina

“Give to the Max” Day

An online organization for charitable giving allows for donations of any amount on a regular (monthly) basis or as a one-time donation on “Give to the Max Day.” Go to for more info. Year round and November 13, 2014-Give to the Max day Yinghua School Board

Red Envelope

In Chinese culture, a red envelope, known as hóngbāo, is a monetary gift that is given during special occasions. The Red Envelope Campaign recognizes this Chinese New Year tradition by asking families to donate a monetary gift to the school. Go to more info about the tradition of Red Envelopes. 100% of Red Envelope Donations go directly to YACA/Yinghua
TBA 2015 Yinghua School Board

Lantern Festival Gala

The Gala is
the party of the year. This fundraising gala is more than just a night out for parents.
In past years, the band, the food, and the environment have drawn people from Yinghua Academy and beyond. Both silent and live auctions with amazing goods rounds out the experience.
March 2, 2014 Sara Pierce


Parkway Pizza Day

5% of all Take-Out, Delivery and Dine in orders will be donated to Yinghua Academy from Parkway Pizza, 2851 Johnson St NE, Minnapolis The 4th Tuesday of Every Month during the School Year  YACA Chair, Dina

Box Tops/ Campbell’s Soup/HolyLand

Clip general mills box tops and Campbell’s soup labels and HolyLand UPC’s for cash. Purchase your everyday items online through the general mills box top website, and earn cash from the sale to go to YA. Learn more and register at Year Round  YACA Chair, Dina

Target Red Card

Earn cash to go directly to Yinghua when using a Target Red credit card on all purchases at Target. Learn more and sign up at Year Round  YACA Chair, Dina

Corporate Revenue Donations

Corporations contribute financial donations in the form of employee matches, employee volunteer work, donation of vacation days, etc. Talk to your employer to see what benefits they offer to YA. Year Round  YACA Chair, Dina

Good Search

Switch your search engine to GoodSearch to earn funds for each search you do! Also, shop through GoodSearch vendors to earn a percentage of your sale to be donated to Yinghua. Find more info at Year Round  YACA Chair, Dina


Thank you again for your generous contributions and continued support!