On December 18, 2009, The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) distributed more than 230 toys at its annual “Share a Smile, Give a Toy” toy distribution event for underprivileged children in the District of Columbia.
The “Share a Smile, Give a Toy” Distribution event was held at OAPIA. The office was adorned with festive decorations, and welcomed children, adults, friends and families to celebrate the holiday season. Accompanied by adults, children received toys, enjoyed light refreshments and watched a short holiday movie. During a brief program, Soohyun “Julie” Koo, Director of OAPIA, presented certificate of appreciations to Global Children’s Foundation, Korean American Grocers Association, McDonalds and other generous donors who made this event a success.
“We are overjoyed to be able to celebrate this holiday season with so many children. Thank you all for your support in our efforts to help reach out to the community,” said Ms. Koo. “We hope to continue this tradition for many more years and reach even more children,” continued Ms. Koo.