Local NYC and National Asian organizations to volunteer and/or donate*

Volunteer to chaperone elders and others in NYC Chinatown both are hoping to expand to more locations:

Local NYC Non profits:

National Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Groups:

* List compiled by Melinda Chu. Melinda Chu is on the Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) Steering Committee and the Steering Committee of the Asian Affinity Roundtable. Melinda is a serial connector of all things Asian American, working at the intersection of government, nonprofit and business communities in New York City. A graduate of Grinnell College, she was on the board of the Girls & Boys Projects (Institute for Labor & Community), a New York Cares volunteer, served on the Grants Advisory Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation and has worked as an account director at IW Group and a paralegal in the Law Department of Time Inc.

Anti-racism Resources

AAPI Compiled Resources List (document)

New List of AAPI Resources by Racial Equity Tools (document)

How to Help Your AAPI Friends Right Now What does it mean to be an ally? When is allyship performative? by Lyrica Fils-Aimé LCSW-R, RPT-S (article)

Anti-Asian Racism Has Families Fearing For Their Safety by Melissa Mills (article)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Events, Like Last Week’s Events in Atlanta by Deborah Lee (article)

Educator Resources – How to talk to Students about events in Atlanta (March 2021) (document)

Asian American Bar Association publication: A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence

Asian American Federation Anti-hate Safety Resources:

Sample Letter of Last Instruction

A letter of last instruction is an organized way for you to give your family all the facts about your finances. The letter:

1. outlines the location of all your important papers; and

2. contains information about your personal desires—how you would like your personal affairs handled when you die or are incapacitated.