Jo's Celebration Box: A Fundraiser for Jo's Memorial Foundation

Henkaa donates 1% of our sales to the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation to support girls and women to reach their fullest potentials. Jo's Foundation was established in 2020 by Jo's husband Stan and their children with the support of the Toronto Foundation.

July 29, 2021

Sending a huge happy birthday to our beloved Founder Jo today!

We've been celebrating all week with our annual Jo's Birthday Celebration Boxes by savouring 202 main dishes⁠, 189 desserts⁠ and 36 salads in spirit with Jo. 

We so excited to announce the results which will be donated to the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation!⁠

This year,  we raised $5500 from the Jo's Birthday Celebration Box sales, donations and matching donations from Henkaa!⁠

Plus, with another $6000 donated directly by supporters to the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation this year, we're pleased to announce a total of over $1150 has been raised to help girls and women reach their fullest potentials! ⁠

Thank you again to our wonderful partners this year: Healthy Alternative and By Jacob.

And thanks to all of you for your support!

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July 5, 2021

July is an important and significant month for us. This time of year marks both the Angelversary and the birthday of our late Founder, Jo.

Jo absolutely LOVED celebrating her birthday and also did all she could to help her friends and family feel special on their special days too. Even though we miss Jo very much and continue to feel a deep sense of loss for her, we know she'd want us to remember her in a way that celebrates the life she lived while doing what makes us happy.

And that's why we launched Jo's Celebration Box in 2020, to honour and remember Jo's life and legacy. 

This year we've partnered with Healthy Alternative and By Jacob for a delicious dinner and dessert combo!

Proceeds will be donated to the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation, and just like last year, you'll have the opportunity to add an additional top up for the fund, which Henkaa will match up to 5% of the value of your Celebration Box order.

You also have the option to make a direct donation to the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation, with all direct donations over $20 receiving a tax deductible receipt. 

Thanks in advance for your support to help support girls and women to reach their fullest potentials! Read on below to learn more about our 2021 Celebration Box partners, and about the success of our first Celebration Box and Fundraiser in 2020, which raised over $10,000!

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2021 Partners

Healthy Alternative 

Healthy Alternative specializes in providing healthy, organic, gluten-free and fresh foods while delivering right to your door with our on-time deliveries and excellent customer service. Our foods are suitable for paleo, vegan and other healthy diet goals, as well as can be customized to avoid allergies and food aversions.

Delivery zones are in the following cities in Ontario, Canada: Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Stouffville, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton.

By Jacob

By Jacob carries a variety of sweets handcrafted by our chef using quality ingredients. Our gelatos consist of only 4 ingredients with no stabilizers - egg, sugar, cream and milk. Creamy, smooth and full of flavor. Our sorbets are made with real fruits and vegan friendly. Store location opening early August in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada at 120 Mulock Unit #4.

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Jo's Celebration Box 2020

 

Jo's Celebration Box Kids Enjoying Cupcakes Cookies

Jo's children enjoy her birthday celebration box

In the inaugural year of Jo's Celebration Box, we held a virtual bake sale and sold out 80 boxes of cookies and cupcakes in just over 24 hours!

With your help, we raised over $10,000 for the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation through the sale, additional donations from you - our amazing community, Henkaa matching funds and a big donation from the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE) of $2,500! 

Thank you so, so much for supporting Jo’s Foundation to help women and girls reach their fullest potentials. We know our founder Jo is sharing our deep gratitude too 🙏

 

2020 Partners

Midnight Bakeshop

Cupcakes from our 2020 box were made by Chris at the Midnight Bakeshop. Chris has been baking for family and friends since 2008.

Colossal Cookie Co.

The Colossal Cookie Company was founded in 2019 on the belief that life is nothing more than an endless sequence of moments. Moments worth celebrating, moments to cherish and moments to connect.

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Special thanks to all of Jo's Foundation volunteers, without whom our fundraising efforts would not be possible.

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Henkaa donates 1% of our sales to the Joanna Duong Chang Foundation to support girls and women to reach their fullest potentials.

To keep up to date on Jo's Foundation and it's fundraising goals, go here

Read about the launch of our donations program here

For Henkaa's past giving back activities, go here.