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 any of the following fundraisers.


Ongoing Fundraisers:

Box Tops for Education – Clip Box Tops for cash. Purchase everyday items in stores or online through the General Mills Box Top website, and earn cash from the sale to go to YA. Learn more and register at These funds help supplement our classrooms supply budgets.

GoodSearch & GoodShop – 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 These funds go directly to the school for budget relief.

Holy Land – Collect $0.25 coupons from the back of labels to hummus and other Holy Land dips. Eat healthy, support a Northeast Minneapolis business and donate to Yinghua. These funds go directly to the school for budget relief, and this is a great way for Yinghua to connect to a thriving local business.

Mabel’s Labels – This label company will donate to Yinghua every time you make a purchase. These labels are great for coats, water bottles, books and the like.  Mabel’s Labels. These funds go directly to the school for budget relief.

Matching Gifts – Many employers donate to nonprofits in the form of employee matches, employee volunteer work, donation of vacation days and the like. Talk to your employer to see what benefits they offer. Depending on how your matching donation is made, funds may go toward a fundraising event (such as the Spring Gala) or may go directly to YACA or the school.

Office Depot gives 5% back in credits to Yinghua on qualifying purchases. Use the Yinghua ID: 70212229: Funds raised help to offset our classroom and office supply budget.

Parkway Pizza Fundraiser Days – Parkway Pizza donates to Yinghua 5% of all take-out, delivery and dine-in orders on the 4th Tuesday of every month during the school year. Parkway Pizza, 2851 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis. Parkway Pizza. Funds raised help support YACA programming for all Yinghua families, teachers and students.

Fundraising Events

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!

Give to the Max Day – 24 hours of online giving to Minnesota nonprofits.

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.

Red Envelope Campaign – Show your gratitude to Yinghua Academy at the dawn of each Lunar New Year.

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

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.

Thank you again for your generous contributions and continued support!