YACA helps support many aspects of Yinghua Academy’s mission. Fundraising through YACA provides funding for the school and supports school community-building activities. YACA focuses on offering fundraisers that serve our parents/teachers 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!

Yinghua Academy and the Yinghua Academy School Board also coordinate annual fundraisers such as the fall Give to the Max Day and the spring Red Envelope letter campaign. 

There are many fundraising opportunities coordinated by YACA, the School Board and the school itself. There are 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!

YACA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, under the name Yinghua Academy Foundation. Donations of funds are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please contact the YACA fundraising chair for information about possible tax deductions for donations to any of the following fundraisers.

Xie! Xie! 

The funds raised support many academic and community-building events that strive to provide enriching experiences for school staff, teachers, students and parents of Yinghua Academy. Questions ? Contact the coordinator for the event or YACA’s Chair, Dina Nash.

Fundraising Events and Ongoing Fundraisers:

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.

Read-A-Thon – 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.

Book Fair – 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!

Spirit Wear Sale – Unique Yinghua Academy (YA) clothing/merchandise for students, staff, and parents with a percentage of sales returning to the school! Spirit Wear Winter Sale Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!

Spring 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. Contact Sara Pierce at yaca-fundraising@yinghuaacademy.orgComing May 2016 – stay tuned for the big date!

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

Box Tops/Campbell Soup Labels/Holyland UPCs – 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

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

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. Contact Dina Nash, Board Chair, for more information,

Good Search – Switch your search engine to GoodSearch to earn funds for each search you do! And, shop through GoodShop vendors to earn a percentage of your sale to be donated to Yinghua. Find more info at

Thank you again for your generous contributions and continued support!