Over ¥17,000 Raised for Hubei by Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast!

By That's Shanghai, March 16, 2020

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UPDATE: Well done to everybody who was involved in the eating ice cream from breakfast fundraising activities. We've been informed by Rebecca Kanthor that RMB11,029 was raised for medical supplies for Wuhan Xie He Hospital in Wuhan (meaning 4,000 plus masks) and RMB6,300 for the Library Project’s Hubei project!

For more information on this heroic effort, read on below the line...


Stuck inside and getting stir-crazy? Why not eat ice cream for breakfast? 

In the 1960s, Florence Rappaport invented Ice Cream for Breakfast Day in Rochester, New York to entertain her kids who were stuck inside after a blizzard and feeling bored. Her kids never let her forget the made-up holiday and brought the tradition with them in their travels. 

It took off, and has since spread around the world, including China, where Florence’s granddaughter Rebecca Kanthor and her husband Liu Jian host an annual Ice Cream for Breakfast Day party to raise funds for charitable causes.

This year, they invite folks to have fun eating ice cream for breakfast at home while raising money for two worthy causes: supplies for medical workers in Hubei (through Grandall Fund) and The Library Project’s STEAM library project in rural Hubei. Participants can donate to either or both of the projects.

So eat ice cream for breakfast (and get creative with your toppings!), share your pics to icecreamforhubei@gmail.com and you’ll be entered to win prizes generously donated by Gracie’s Ice Cream and ShanghaiMamas.

To learn more about Ice Cream for Breakfast Day click here.

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[Cover image by Betty Richardson/That's]

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