I sit on the board of an non-profit called the Organization of Chinese Americans Seattle Chapter. Since I am far from rich and most of my friends are either just as poor if not poorer, one way I contribute is by offering my graphic design skills. The following is an invitation that I designed for our annual dinner in Feb. The fish symbolizes, in Chinese culture, prosperity and abundance (which we will have if you donate lots of money). I'm happy with the theme and graphics because I think they will carry over nicely to the program booklet. I created the illustrations and the copy myself. I chose the following Chinese proverb to tie in the fact that we are honoring members of the community for their contributions and dedication to the community and that we will be asking them for money:
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain.
If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.