A philanthropic initiative called The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) raised over $1 billion for AAPI communities, the organization announced Thursday.
Historic achievement: TAAF was able to raise the money within two weeks, the organization shared in a statement.
Several influential business leaders have recently started a $250 million initiative dedicated to serving 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the nation.
Members of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) launched the initiative on Monday. According to its organizers, the initiative is the “largest-ever philanthropic effort to support the AAPI community,” Reuters reported.
A Navy hospital corpsman at Camp Pendleton in California helped raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project by rucking 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) while wearing a full stormtrooper armor.
Not-so-evil Imperial stormtrooper: Jeffry Priela, a 38-year-old Carlsbad resident, took to his Facebook on August 25 to announce his small fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward 5k.
A GoFundMe campaign, organized by Chinese American rapper China Mac and actor William Lex Ham to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City’s Chinatown, has surpassed its $10,000 goal.
NextShark and ADMERASIA have teamed up to launch an interactive donation map to help BIPOC-owned businesses affected by looters who took advantage of the Black Lives Matter protests to steal and damage property.
Utilizing key trends from ADMERASIA’s previous collaboration with NextShark on the Racism is Contagious website, ADMERASIA developed an interactive mapping system designed to intake data from fundraising campaigns for negatively-impacted small businesses.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to report that Hannah and Joseph’s mother, Eun-Ju, has been transferred to USC Keck hospital but is still waiting on a lung transplant.
Two Korean American siblings from Los Angeles who were left devastated after COVID-19 infected the entire family has transferred their mother to USC Keck hospital on Thursday morning.
Andrew Yang is handing out $250 to 20,000 Americans after receiving a $5 million donation from Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey this week.
The fund, which was announced on Thursday, went to Humanity Forward — the former Democratic presidential candidate’s nonprofit committed to supporting universal basic income (UBI), among other causes.
Sophomore Rine Uhm and senior Amy Guan, the founders of Give Essential and roommates at Dartmouth, were driven to take action after reading about the risks and challenges essential workers face. Guan coded the Give Essential website entirely by herself in 36 hours.
Customers of the Gilroy Donut House in Gilroy, California raised over $90,000 to help the family-owned business as they deal with the impact of COVID-19 and other health issues.
The Hok family is reportedly also suffering from non-COVID related health issues, according to family member Bunlong Hok via ABC7 News.
Local NYC grocer Patrick Mock has been spearheading an initiative to provide free food to the elderly, homeless, frontline and essential workers in need of a meal.
Operating out of 46 Mott Bakery since April 20, Mock, 26, has one to three volunteers coming every day to help, including New York State assemblywoman Yuh-line Niou, local activist Karlin Chan, and district leader Jenny low.
A 15-year-old teen in Addison, Texas donated 11,000 masks to a local hospital using money she raised from crowdfunding and hopes the gesture helps dispel the bias against Asian Americans due to COVID-19.
After noticing the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, Valerie Xu, a Greenhill School student, sprung into action by launching a crowdfunding campaign called Masks Matter on March 20.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim is now doing his part to help save the lives of other patients after he successfully recovered from COVID-19.
In an Instagram post, Kim revealed that he donated his plasma in a bid to help someone else fight off the virus with his antibodies.