888 Dragon Boat Festival Fundraising Campaign!
A collaboration between Welcome to Chinatown and Bao Tea House
Help us race to reach the following goals over the next three days:
+ Raise $8k towards our Sik Faan/Let's Eat Fund
= To qualify for a $8k matching gift from Michael Yeung!!!
With this $16,000 donation we will be able to distribute 1,600 fresh and nutritious meals via our Sik Faan Fund.
Michael Yeung is a NYC native and parents are from Hong Kong & Taiwan. Growing up, Michael would be in Chinatown most Sunday’s with his family attending church and getting their week’s worth of groceries, meat, fish, and herbs. Throughout middle school and high school he also attended different tutoring academies in Chinatown or would get delicious meals with friends.
Please help keep Chinatown flourishing so that it can continue to be a pillar of the Asian American, and really American community, for generations to come!
Sik Faan/ Let's Eat Fund: “Sik fa-an” 食飯 means “let’s eat!” in Cantonese. The Sik Faan Fund focuses on providing fresh produce, nutritious meals, as well as essential goods through Manhattan Chinatown’s small business, restaurant, grocery, market, and tea purveyor partners. Gifts to this fund will help Welcome to Chinatown purchase familiar food and items from local Chinatown businesses to distribute to low income, senior residents, food insecure neighbors, and essential workers.
Welcome to Chinatown was founded in March 2020 as a grassroots initiative to support and amplify the voices of Manhattan Chinatown. By listening to the stories of the community, we learned how the COVID-19 pandemic combined with increased xenophobia, decreased foot traffic, and lack of advocacy resulted in tremendous hardship for many families who rely on this ethnic enclave. Our mission is to respond to the needs of the community by providing thoughtful resources and encouraging everyone to explore all of the wonderful sights, foods, history, and culture this beloved neighborhood has to offer.
We're here to say: Chinatown will always be open for business.
Questions? Email email@example.com
IG: welcome.to.chinatown to view the NFT