Houston Food Disaster Relief
Houston-based AAPI communities have been hit hard by the recent power outage which caused many to lose electricity, heat, and access to food and water. We ask for your support to raise $25,000 to provide packaged perishable foods to underserved Houston's AAPI communities.
$25,000 will provide for 500 families a large bag of rice, noodles, and a gift card to buy meat at an Asian grocery store. We will be assisting AAPI senior centers and families in the Asiatown/Chinatown area near Bellaire Blvd and the Vietnamese apartment village enclave in the Southside area.
Currently, these communities have little to no access or transportation to mainstream food distributions. We will organize food drop-offs/distributions to these communities in partnership with BPSOS-Houston, VNTeamwork, and other community partner organizations.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!
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Join our Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration from February 10-27, 2021! Tune in every day to special virtual events including film screenings, author book talks, and watch celebrations across the country. You'll also have a chance to win door prizes during our Starry Nite Arts Fest rebroadcasts.
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OCA-Greater Houston invites you to tune in for Opening Night of Starry Nite Arts Fest virtual edition. Artists and performers with diverse backgrounds will share their work capped off with a special Q&A panel discussion.
CHECK OUT THE FULL LINE UP HERE: https://starryniteartsfest.com/
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SBA Resource in Chinese (Mandarin)
Announced by The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The US Small Business Administration (SBA)’s New York District Office is hosting several Mandarin Chinese webinars on Federal assistance starting April 2nd and will continue every Wednesday at 12pm (CST) through the end of May 2020.
OCA-Greater Houston has also compiled a list of resources for local businesses and employees.
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Legacy & Leadership Campaign
In May 2016, OCA-Greater Houston (OCA-GH) received a historic opportunity with a $1 Million Dollar 2-to-1 Matching Grant until the 2020 Census and 2021 redistricting by a National Foundation committed to helping the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community build capacity and sustainability to continue OCA-GH’s work developing future AAPI leadership and civic engagement (including Citizenship assistance). This means for every $1 you donate, the foundation will match with $2.OCA-Greater Houston is one of 25 national AAPI organizations selected for this program in recognition of the work the chapter has done for the community since 1979. The Legacy & Leadership Campaign will ensure the capacity building, sustainability, and growth of OCA-GH programs and builds on our current community partner relationships to bring together the power and reach of AAPIs in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. The Asian American population in Greater Houston is growing at a dramatic rate, and we want to ensure that the civic institutions that serve the diverse Asian American communities will be able to keep pace with the population growth and build capacity for the future.
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