PCDC’s 2019 EXPO Recap
On June 1st, PCDC held its 2019 EXPO at the Chinese Christian Church & Center. This is the 11th year that PCDC has held this annual event. 51 exhibitors presented to the Chinatown community on topics like early childhood education, senior care services, immigrant and refugee social services, and public health.
Several exhibitors also prepared a variety of activities for EXPO attendees, including primary health screenings (Drexel Family Medicine), dental screenings (Penn Dental), Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), a fire truck exhibit (Philadelphia Fire Department House of Dragons), and bike testing (Indego Bike Share), PHL City ID mobile site. PCDC also held a recycling bin distribution and gave one recycling bin to each household free of charge.
In addition, exhibitors presented workshops on “Benefits and You” (Community Legal Services), “Preventive Care” (Dr. Ji Rong), Legal Issues and Services (Community Legal Services), “How Home Energy Conservation = $$$” (ECA & PECO) “How Increase Credit = $$$” (Bank of America) and “Mind-Body Health, & Parent-child relationships” (Dr. Azor Hui, Maggie Li), enriching and empowering the attendees with vital information for being effective self-advocates.
Once again, PCDC distributed ‘passports’ to all attendees, on which they collected stickers by visiting exhibitors’ tables, participating in workshops and activities, and completing cleaning surveys. They then redeemed their stickers for door prize tickets, which they could use to test their luck on prizes such as $50 ShopRite gift card, Indego Prize Pack, $50 Home Depot gift card, $50 Wawa gift card and CIGNA Swag Bag.
With more than 300 participants, this year’s turnout was the largest EXPO to date. Such a large scale event would not have been possible without the hard work and support of our 38 volunteers and staff, who handled setup and clean-up as well as language assistance and activity management. PCDC would like to thank its volunteers along with the Chinese Christian Church & Center, the exhibitors, the door prize donors, and all attendees for making EXPO 2019 such a great success!