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Give to The Max Day FAQs



BEI DOU XING is XinXing’s non-profit parent group supporting the Chinese Immersion program at XinXing Academy and Xinxing@West Junior High School.


GIVE TO THE MAX DAY is our biggest annual fundraiser.  We pair up with on each November to raise funds to support our Chinese program. Our goal is to raise $35,000  we need your help!  We CAN do this with your help!  Go to  to make your tax-deductible online donation, or go to and search for Bei Dou Xing.


-Become a Rooster Booster in the Year of the Rooster with a donation!  And, be sure to check with your employer to see if it participates in a matching gift program. If so, follow their matching gifts procedure.

-Bei Dou Xing’s tax ID# is 27-2761060 and is also posted on our Give to the Max Day online page.

-We’d love the support of your friends and family! Direct them to our donation page at  Ask them to help us celebrate XinXing’s 11th year!

-All support is welcome!  This is a great opportunity for community businesses, individuals or families to gain exposure through sponsorships and matching gifts. Email for more information.

-Follow us on Facebook by liking “Bei Dou Xing Community,” sign up for the weekly Bei Dou Xing newsletter on our website at and follow us on Twitter: @bei_dou_xingWhy:Why:

Proceeds from Give to the Max Day go toward Bei Dou Xing’s three funds:

 Pie Chart 2017

Cultural Fund   $31,000

  • Apparel for China trip (taken from each year’s 8th grade fund)
  • Gifts for families for China trip (taken from each year’s 8th grade fund)
  • Gifts for Chinese administration (taken from each year’s 8th grade fund)
  • 4 chaperones for China trip (taken from each year’s 8th grade fund)
  • Culturally relevant field trips for grades K-2
  • Concordia Language Village day long cultural experience for grades 3-4
  • Concordia Language Village overnight cultural experience for grade 6

General Fund   $12,500

  • Classroom/School grants:  Abacuses, calligraphy brushes, Chinese signage, ping pong tables, Chinese instruments
  • Community building events (popsicles, napkins, nametags, etc.)
  • Gifts for visiting administration (exclusive of the Cosco visit)
  • Kindergarten t-shirts
  • CNY gifts for teachers
  • CNY performance dinner for teachers
  • Sunshine Fund
  • Catering at events (cookies, lemonade, etc.)
  • CNY DVDs
  • Operating Expenses
  • Cosco Visitor Funds
    • Dinner expenses for visiting students/administration
    • Entertainment expenses for visiting students/administration
    • Gifts for visiting students/administration (new item)

Laoshi Fund     $3,000

  • Educational reimbursement up to $1000 annually per teacher 

“Bei Dou Xing has helped my classroom by providing Chinese books, toys, field trips and classroom instructional material.”          –Donghong Wang, XinXing kindergarten teacher

“Bei Dou Xing has helped me by providing a Laoshi grant for supporting my immersion education and licensure.”                       –Lulu Shi, XinXing 3rd grade teacher


China Sprout Book Fair

  • Thursday, October 29th
  • Friday, October 30th
  • Eisenhower Media Center

Bring your child(ren) to the China Sprout book fair during conferences!  Find Chinese books and games for your children to enjoy at home, purchase teacher wish list items for your students to give at birthdays or as tokens of appreciation for any occasion.  As in years past, 10-15% of proceeds will purchase materials for the media center

Interested in volunteering?  We need volunteers to staff the book fair.  Watch for a link to sign up for a shift that fits your schedule.  Thanks for your support!


NEW! XinXing Spirit Wear Store

Start the year with the ALL NEW XINXING SPIRIT WEAR STORE!

spiritwearimageLots of great items for the whole family. You can shop the store any time and your order will be shipped to you.  10% will go to the Bei Dou Xing General Fund to support day-to day Chinese program needs.  Check it out and show some XinXing spirit!

Access the store by following this link.

Sign up for an Experience!

LongevityLogoForHomePageThank you to all of the volunteers, donors, attendees and members of the Bei Dou Xing community for making Saturday’s event a success!  If you weren’t able to make it, you still have a chance to sign up for the few remaining openings in some of the experiences.  You can also order photo books here through Sunday, May 4.

Follow this link to sign up (and pay via Paypal) for one or more of the following experiences:

Golden Valley Progressive Dinner 9 Openings Remain:  May 17, $75/person – Join fellow parents while enjoying a meal at four different homes in Golden Valley. Hosted by the Burke, Hagen, Li and Ruthenbeck families.

Summer Solstice Games Only 4 Openings:  June 21, $40/person – Come to the Sherwood Forest neighborhood for games, appetizers and drinks in honor of the Summer Solstice. Hosted by the O’Dell/Blatz, Bell, Finlay, Fish, Nguyen and Orr families.

Cave’ Vin  More Spaces Added:  June 12, $75/person – Partake in a four course meal including beverages at Cave Vin in South Minneapolis. Delicious food, beverages and fun parents! Hosted by Jeff & Nancy Litvack.

After School Fried Rice with Niu Loashi 7 Spaces Open:  Monday, May 12, $15/student – Students will learn to make fried rice with Lin Niu. After cooking and enjoying their rice, they will receive a recipe to bring home!


Food and Fun at Pizza Luce

PizzaLuceFlyerJoin us at Pizza Luce on Tuesday May 6th from 11am – 9pm at 210 Blake Road N in Hopkins 952-767-0854.  25% of the proceeds for dine in customers will be donated to Bei Dou Xing, this includes gift card purchases.  Flyers for this event will be sent home with your child this week.  You must present the flyer to your server for us to receive he donation.