Combating Anti-Asian Violence: An Essential Resource Guide
We need to #StopAsianHate together in the workplace, in the industry, and in our every day.
In and outside of the United States, Anti-Asian racism, violence, and hate crimes have been surging, especially against our elders. Action needs to be taken now to ensure the safety of the Asian community.
The Asians in Animation Team has compiled a robust amount of resources for the Asian community.
The Essential Resource Guide to Combating Anti-Asian Violence includes resources for:
Having Difficult Conversations • Protecting Yourself • If Something Happens to You • Legal Aid • Mental Health • What Allies Can Do • Asian-American News Sources • Initiatives • News • Where to Support Asian Work • Hate Crime Data • Actions you can take now – Helping the Elderly (Bay Area, NYC, LA, and more)
We can fight and #StopAsianHate together.
More information below:
- A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations
- Send this video – Violence Against Asian-Americans Isn’t New, but It Is Growing | The Amber Ruffin Show
- Q&A: How do I talk to Asian elders about anti-Asian racism and violence?
- Be specific about the information you share, but you don’t need to get into details that might be overly traumatizing.
- Give space for emotions. No need to push for emotion as it may be too overwhelming, but pause and hold space if your parent/elder is comfortable sharing. This information may reactivate past racial trauma so be gentle and follow their lead.
- Turn concern into action. Fear with no action can lead to rumination and anxiety. Develop an action plan with your parent to reinforce a message that this is proactive prevention and safety.
- How to Talk to Asian Elders – A Conversation Guide from AsiansforMentalHealth – Japanese / Vietnamese / Traditional Mandarin Chinese / Simplified Mandarin Chinese / Korean / Thai / Cambodian / Hmong / Tagalog
- Basic Self Defense
- IMPACT Bay Area: Online and Outdoor San Francisco Self-Defense Classes
- Self-defence Classes in Oakland
- Safety Tips and Understanding Your Right To Be Treated Fairly and Without Discrimination in Restaurants, Stores, and Other Businesses
- ICE Check-ins – How to approach ICE check-ins during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How to Respond to Street Harassment
- Responding to Online Harassment, Do’s and Don’ts
- Six of the best safety apps for women walking alone at night: Circle of 6, bSafe, Life360, Red Panic Button, Shake2Safety, enable emergency seetings on iPhones
- Digital Safety
- Asian American Foundation’s Anti-Hate Safety Resources – strategic informational flyers in Chinese (Simplified) | 简化字 Chinese (Traditional) | 繁體字 Japanese | 日本語 Korean |한국어 Tagalog | tagalog Vietnamese
If Something Happens to You
- If it’s an emergency, call 911.
- Reporting Hate Crimes Against Asian Pacific Americans to Law Enforcement
- Reporting Hate Crimes & Hate/Bias Incidents Against APAs to Community Organizations
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
- Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hmong, and Hindi.
- Muslim Advocates records incidents against the American Muslim community.
- OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English.
- Sikh Coalition records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the Sikh American community.
- South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the South Asian, Sikh, Muslim, and Arab communities.
- STOP AAPI HATE – Report an incident to help research and collect data (Submit nationwide incidents)
- NAPABA Hate Crime Resource Center, Task Force, and Pro Bono Legal Resources
- Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – Stop Hate Project
- Assistance with legal and social services is available through the Stop Hate hotline (1-844-9-NO-HATE), which is accessible in a number of languages.
- Council on American-Islamic Relations – Los Angeles – Report an incident
- Los Angeles City Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Program
- Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations
- Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Program
- Policy Recommendations for Addressing Hate Violence | Asian American Table
- KNOW THE FACTS and KNOW YOUR RIGHTS for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Communities
- Legal Aid at Work
- Workers Relief for Undocumented Workers in California
- Your Rights During Coronavirus (Spanish, English)
- Know Your Rights During Coronavirus (National Lawyers Guild)
- Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory
- Anti-Asian Racism Resource – Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Recognizing Anti-Asian Racism Reactions – Informational Flyer | Harvard
- subtle asian mental health – Facebook Community; offering free 1:1 supportive listening sessions
- Asian Mental Health Collective – International and National Crisis Hotlines
- #IAMNOTAVIRUS – A MENTAL WELLNESS ACTIVITY BOOK FOR ASIAN AMERICANS
- National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine: call 800-950-6264 or email email@example.com for immediate sympathy, support, and more resources in your community.
- Self care guide to healing from Online Harassment
- Racial Trauma Toolkit – Boston College
- Pay as you wish online therapy group
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) – Resources
- API Healer Network and Therapy Resources List
- Crisis Line – 1-800-273-TALK
- Asian Languages – 1-877-990-8585
- Crisis Text Line – Text “CONNECT” to 741741
- AAJC Multilingual Helpline (English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese)
What Allies Can Do
- Watch PBS Asian Americans, a five-part free-to-stream docu series
- Read this article about the history of anti-Asian legislation
- Learn about the diversity of Asian cultures
- Violence against Asian Americans means we must fight for ourselves
- Anti-Asian violence: The history of anti-Asian racism in the US .
- You Me & White Supremacy – 4-part webinar series
- The Try Guys We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate – Join Eugene for an in-depth conversation about the complex, often untold story of the Asian American community, the unique struggles they face, and find out how you can help #StopAsianHate
- Books: MINOR FEELINGS: AN ASIAN AMERICAN RECKONING by Cathy Park Hong; IF THEY COME FOR US: POEMS by Fatimah Asghar; INTERIOR CHINATOWN by Charles Yu; IN THE COUNTRY: STORIES by Mia Alvar; The Farm; The Joy Luck Club; Arrival; Dear Girls; Know My Name; The Woman Warrior; The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
- Know how to identify violence and hate crimes
- Hate Crime Do’s – Basics
- What to do when an incident occurs
- Act 2 Change Toolkit – Strategies to stand against bullying, racism, and xenophobia
- Book recommendations and local reporting hotlines
- Stop AAPI Hate – Panel Discussion and Bystander Intervention Training
- HATE CRIMES GUIDE & TOOLKIT
- Know the Data
- STOP AAPI HATE Reports – Los Angeles, California, Texas, and National Reports
- Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in NY and LA
- UC CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION REPORT – Anti-Asian crime from the 1990s. Goes through the different motivations for the most famous anti-Asian violence attacks.
- New Data on Anti-Asian Hate Incidents Against Elderly and Total National Incidents in 2020
- One Nation AAPI – the facts, data, new research, curated stories, and imagery that prove the impact of COVID-19 and the compounding effects of the simultaneous rise in anti-Asian hate
- Pew Research – Asian Americans
- Know What’s Happening
- How Hollywood Is Complicit in the Violence Against Asians in America
- Perspective | Violence against Asian Americans is part of a troubling pattern
- Cathy Park Hong on Anti-Asian Racism
- Asians in Animation’s “Represent-Asian” Project
- I want justice for anti-Asian violence — but not at the expense of Black people
- Oakland Mayor Blames Crime Wave Against Asians on Defunded Police; Black and Asian Activists Disagree
- Open letter from Freedom Inc.’s Southeast Asian Team on COVID-19 and Black Solidarity
- Call On Me, Not The Cops
- Many Black, Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid Coronavirus
Bystander Intervention Training:
- iHollaback Free Training
- PDF Guide: YOUR GUIDE TO BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
- HeartMob, get support with online harassment or for others experiencing
- Video: Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks
- AAAJ Virtual Trainings – Responding to Harassment, Conflict De-Escalation Workshop
Speak Up – Interrupt, Question, Educate
- What to Do When You See or Experience COVID 19 Hate – CAA
- How to be an active bystander during social distancing
- Students: Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus
- Guidance for Protecting AAPI Workers
- Tips for Being a Good Ally
- End the model minority myth | TIME
- How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism
- Contact your representatives and ask them what they’re doing to support the Asian community in America right now. They need to know it’s important to you, and is something they should be taking action on. Call 1-855-USA-0234 or text RESIST to 50409
- How to support Asian American colleagues amid anti-Asian violence (What colleagues and leaders can do to support their AAPI peers)
- How workplaces can address anti-Asian discrimination
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide By Victoria Lynn Alexander
- Share-able Instagram Posts
- “You cannot be Anti-Racist without Acknowledging the Asian Experience.”
- Anti-Asian Rhetoric, Hate Crimes, and Hate Incidents: A Brief History
- Anti-Asian Policies You Didn’t Know About
- Support the #StopAsianHate movement in NYC
- Hate Crimes against Asian-Americans during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Last Thursday an 84 year old Thai American was MURDERED in SF
- What you can do
- Action Resource Plan (“How to Be a Good Ally”)
- ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE RESOURCE (Caard)
- So You Want to Talk About White Silence
Care for your Community:
- Create safer public spaces, not just in Asian neighborhoods, but for the community at large.
- Volunteer to Chaperone: Great organizations like Compassion In Oakland are ramping up. You can start a chapter in your area.
- Remember the safety and resource needs can vary from city to city — seek out your local Asian community center and ask if they have a volunteer program.
Give: If you don’t have time, donate to Asian organizations.
- Where To Donate To Help Asian Communities 2021
- GoFundMe | Stop Asian Hate: What You Can Do To Make a Difference
- Asian American Community Resource/Dono Post
- Ask your company if donations can be matched. Donate to organizations such as to NAPWF or AAAJ – Atlanta.
- Scroll down to “Take Action Now” for more organizations and initiatives in your area.
- Chinatown businesses nationwide have been hit disproportionately hard during the pandemic between decreased foot traffic and anti-Asian xenophobia.
- Check out CCEDLA’s LA Chinatown’s Small Business List.
- Caring for Each Other During Covid After Harm
- Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community
- Asian Americans Experience ‘Far More’ Hate Incidents Than Numbers Indicate | NPR
- FBI warns of potential surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans amid coronavirus
- Vicky Nguyen hosts “The Racism Virus,” a virtual town hall
- Advocates, celebs call for change amid spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans l GMA
- Biden says hate crimes against Asian Americans are ‘un-American’ and that they ‘must stop’
- As the coronavirus spreads, fear is fueling racism and xenophobia | CNN (“Yellow Peril”)
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Deporting Vietnamese Refugees is Anti-Asian Violence
- Myanmar coup: Why people are protesting and the military is killing peaceful protesters
- How racism and white supremacy fueled a Black-Asian divide in America
- Asian Americans reported being targeted at least 500 times in the last two months
- NYT / VIOLENT INCIDENTS AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS SEEN AS PART OF RACIST PATTERN – Written in 1985. Gives context into how long this has been going on for, and the different lead ups that cause anti-Asian violence (pre model minority popularity).
- NBC Asian America
- NextShark – Asian American News
- UCLA Asian American Studies Center
- Airbnb’s Resources for Allyship and Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination
- Anti-Asian Hate Is Met Mostly With Silence in Silicon Valley
- Corporate ‘performative allyship’ offers too little as anti-Asian violence rages on
- Here’s how brands are responding to hate crimes against Asian Americans
- Company Spotlight: Asian American and Pacific Islander Resource Groups
- Stand With Asians
- AFL-CIO: COVID-19 and Immigrant Workers Fact Sheet
- APEN COVID-19 Emergency Community Stabilization Fund
- APIAVote: Immigrant Neighbor Fund
- National Employment Law Project: Immigrant Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance
- COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub
- COVID 19 In-Language Resources (Southeast Asian Languages)
- AA and NHPI In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – community library is a collection of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) in-language resources
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians
- South Asian Diaspora Community Guide (Hindi, Thai, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Burmese, Telugu, Urdu, Nepali)
- SOMCAN Filipino Bay Area COVID-19 Resources
- Bay Area COVID-19 Resources List
- Request Masks, Donate Masks
- Violence Against San Francisco’s Asian and Pacific Islander Communities Denounced |
- This article has been translated to Chinese. Read the simplified version (简体中文版).
- The Atlantic: What It’s Like When Racism Comes for You
- Stand Against Hatred: Stories
- Asian American Attacks: What’s Behind the Rise in Violence? | Time – Why the ‘model minority’ myth is harmful, Why more policing isn’t the answer, Solidarity and community-led efforts
- Let’s Break Down the Perpetual Foreigner Stereotype | Blog
- Attacks on Asian Americans in New York Stoke Fear, Anxiety and Anger
- Attitudes Towards Asians – volunteer-run initiative that archives data and stories on discrimination against East Asians and Southeast Asians. It allows individuals to report their own experiences and submit social media posts, news articles, etc.
- ‘Words matter’ as Asian American leaders urge action against hate crimes
- How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes
Support Asian Work
- Asian Mental Health Collective – raises awareness about the importance of mental health care and makes it more accessible for the Asian community; you can donate here and follow on Instagram here.
- Hate Is A Virus
- The AAPI Emergency Response Network (ERN)
- SF’s Victim and Survivor Fund to help those who have been victims of violence to help pay for expenses incurred.
- Japanese American Citizens League: oldest and largest Asian American and Pacific Islander civil-rights group in the US; you can donate here
- Hmong Innovating Politics – HIP is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization. Donate)
- Red Canary Song: advocates for the safety of Asian and migrant sex workers; you can donate here
- #IAMNOTAVIRUS – Guiding individuals to make conflict less uncomfortable.
- A3PCON – Coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Community.
- AAPI Women Lead – AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls. Our goal is to challenge and help end the intersections of violence against and within our communities. We do this work in solidarity with other communities of color. (Donate)
- Active: Asian American Community Resource/Dono Post
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice – We work to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and build an equitable society for all.
- angry asian americans
- Angry Asian Man
- Apex for Youth – NYC educational and mentoring opportunities to Asian youth and immigrants
- APIAVote – increase civic engagement among AAPI communities. Thank you Jess Tran!
- APIENC: Building transgender, non-binary, and queer API power
- API Equality-LA – Promoting access to mental health resources and fostering community wellness for A&PI LGBTQIA people
- Anti Police Terror Project (Oakland)
- Asian Advocates
- Asian American Advocacy Fund – committed to “building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia” (donate)
- Asian American Books – Asian American Curriculum Project, a nonprofit bookstore since 1969
- Asian American Feminist Collective
- Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) – promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.
- Asian Americans For Equality – offers Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged individuals based in NYC affordable housing (Donate)
- Asian Americans Now – Asian American Original Stories and News
- ASIAN HEALTH SERVICES – Health Care for All – Serve and advocate for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community.
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network
- Asian Prisoner Support Committee – New Breath Foundation
- Asians in Hollywood
- ASIANS WITH ATTITUDES (AWA)
- AYPAL: Building API Community Power since 1998
- CAAAV.org – works to build the power of low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in NYC. (donate here)
- CACF – Coalition for Asian American Children + Families
- Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI)
- Center for the Asian Pacific Family
- Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCEDLA)
- Chinese Progressive Association | Educate. Organize. Empower!
- Coalition for Community Safety and Justice: a coalition of Asian American community organizations in SF who are addressing inter-ethnic violence, anti-Asian racism, and build our city’s capacity to create alternatives to safety and justice.
- Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment
- Council of Korean Americans
- Dear Asian Americans – Podcast
- Dear Asian Youth – Empowering Asian youth into intersectional activism through media & grassroots organizing.
- DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving – multigenerational, membership led organization of low-wage South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrant workers and youth in New York City.
- Filipino Advocates for Justice
- Filipino Community Center
- Gold House – Support Asian media in entertainment
- Heart of Dinner – Delivering love to Asian elders throughout NYC, one meal at a time. (Donate)
- Japanese American National Museum – Our mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
- Japanese-Americans for Justice
- Khmer Girls in Action | Like a lotus, we rise
- Kollaboration (APIDA)
- KYCC (Koreatown Youth and Community Center) – Los Angeles
- Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) – Los Angeles
- LA vs. Hate
- MEKONG NYC – Community-based organization that serves the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City.
- NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN WOMEN FORUM – An organization that has a chapter in Atlanta and directly help advocate and support the rights of immigrant Asian women.
- Nikkei Uprising – Japanese American activists
- OCA Asian Pacific American Advocate -National – Dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of AAPIs.
- Pacific Arts Movement
- SA Americans Leading Together – South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that fights for racial justice.
- Save Our Chinatowns – NYC
- Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) – Los Angeles
- Southeast Asian Writers List (Screenwriters)
- Thai Community Development Center – Los Angeles (Volunteer)
- The Asian Articles
- the center for asian pacific american women
- The SEAD Project – Southeast Asian diasporas growing social empowerment ecosystems through cultural organizing, critical language, and just storytelling.
- The WeChat Project – provides progressive perspectives on current issues to fight misinformation on WeChat and encourage intergenerational dialogue.
- This Asian American Life
- United Cambodian Community of Long Beach (UCCLB)
- WOMANKIND – brings critical resources and deep cultural competency to help survivors of all ages find refuge, recovery, and renewal from domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence.
Take Action Now
Bay Area / NorCal
- The Oakland Chinatown Coalition community safety program – a volunteer foot patrol. They have been overwhelmed with responses for volunteers (and hopefully will be back soon). In the meantime, please support them on Instagram.
- Compassion In Oakland – dedicated to protecting elderly Asians in the Oakland Chinatown community by providing chaperones for trips around the neighborhood. (Volunteer Sign-Up Form)
- Trybe – If you are in need of food or supplies: please fill out the form to request a delivery for food (both prepared meals and dry goods) or visit one of our many in-person distributions throughout East Oakland. Deliveries are prioritized for low-income residents, home-bound seniors, unsheltered residents, medically vulnerable individuals, youth, those who cannot access healthy meals due to shelter in place, compliance with isolation or quarantine, food-insecure individuals and families
- Donate and/or Volunteer Information – Volunteering includes cooking, driving, chaperoning, tutoring, coaching, mentoring, or event assistance
- Family Bridges – distributing and delivering food to low-income seniors
- Donate to their program, Meals from the Heart.
- Donate – ASIAN HEALTH SERVICES – To serve and advocate for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community.
- Meals on Wheels (Sacramento) – helps seniors by providing nutritious meals, safety net services, social contact, community resource information and much more. (Volunteer/Donate)
- My Sister’s House – A safe haven for Asian and Pacific Islander and other under-served women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
- The City of Brisbane – Chaperone program (Volunteer)
- Oakland Chaperone Program – Donate to Jimmy Bounphengsy’s Oakland AWA Patrol Team
New York City
- Chinatown Block Watch – longtime resident Karlin Chan created a neighborhood community patrol to keep everyone safe. Contact Karlin to get involved.
- PROTECT CHINATOWN – Chaperone program (Volunteer)
- Main Street Patrol – Flushing, NY (Volunteer)
- SafeWalks NYC – Chaperone program in Brooklyn and Chinatown (Volunteer/Donate)
- 46 Mott Bakery – donate over 400 meals a day, 7 days a week to elderly residences and frontline workers at a fixed cost of $3 a meal! 46 Mott is dedicated to serving our community for as long as COVID-19 remains a risk to our most vulnerable members. Let’s give New Yorkers a meal they can count on. (Donate/Volunteer)
- The Chinese-American Planning Council – serves ~60,000 seniors in New York City (Donate)
- South Brooklyn Mutual Aid provides 100 weekend deliveries (Donate)
- CPC Chinatown Senior Center (Donate)
- Open Door Senior Center (Donate)
- Send Chinatown Love – Gift a Meal (Donate)
- #EnoughIsEnough – Free meals to those in need, including Asian elders, underserved Black & Latino homeless shelters and those struggling with food insecurity. (Donate)
- Heart of Dinner has delivered nearly 55,000 bags of food to Asian senior citizens in New York City. they combat food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community. We deliver love and care by way of weekly hot lunches, fresh produce, and bulk ingredients, all while supporting local small businesses.
- State-Specific AAPI Anti-Hate Community Resources
- A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19: Impact, Causes, Solutions
- Asian American Federation – NYC’s Asian Americans Community
- NYC Stop Asian Hate
- Compassion in SGV – currently looking for volunteers to chaperone elderly people in SGV as well as more leadership-level help.
- Free Meals for Seniors (65 and older) – Senior Meal Emergency Response Program (More places to volunteer here: https://www.goodfoodla.org/covid19)
- Los Angeles Koreatown Neighborhood Safety Companions from PANA
- Nancy and David Monkawa – justpeaceprosper[at]gmail[dot]com
- Compassion In LA Chinatown and Little Tokyo chapter to come soon. You can also work with them to start a chaperone program in your area!
- Show up for Chinatown with CCED – Join the movement! From showing up at direct actions for tenants, organizing tenants, making meals for our elders and tenants, delivering those meals, strategizing against developers and other gentrifying forces, making calls, there’s work to be done for our collective liberation.
- Support LA Chinatown’s Small Businesses! List by CCED – Support elderly business owners
- DONATE | Chinatown Hotmeal for Seniors @COVID-19 – Emergency Food Assistance Program
- Donate to create packages for seniors in Lincoln Heights through SEACA
- Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center – Your contribution is tax-deductible.
- SAHARA – providing medical, legal and social services to help members of the South Asian community in Southern California. Donate to elder services here.
- Home Meals for Los Angeles Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- AllTogether LA – We connect seniors to background-checked neighbors to help with grocery and medication deliveries within 24 hours (Volunteer/Donate) (Not just for Asians, but for everyone)
- Shaper Hands – Partnering with National Asian Pacific Center on Aging and Lyft. Deliver groceries, medications and other necessities to seniors. Donate or sign up to volunteer for Atlanta, Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, Seattle, Sacramento and San Francisco.
- Little Tokyo Service Center – social welfare and community development services for Little Tokyo and the broader Asian community. Elder food delivery. (Volunteer)
- Asian Youth Center’s Emergency Food Program
- Search To Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) – seniors program, food drive (Volunteer/Donate)
- Donate: Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
- SUPPORT YOUR CHINATOWN NEIGHBORS TOOLKIT
- Help Los Angeles’s Chinese Community (caard)
- Support LA Chinatown’s Small Businesses! A List by CCED
- Asian Community Safety Escort (Saint Paul, MN) – match people willing to escort or chaperone with other vulnerable members of the Asian community in light of recent attacks that happen to vulnerable, “easy” targets, such as the elderly walking alone at bus stops. Please visit this Facebook group for more information.
- EmergenSea Corps (Minneapolis and Saint Paul)- a small rapid response pod of young (healthy!) community members who are ready to help Southeast Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders who are refugees, immigrants, displaced, and/or vulnerable communities (elderly, immunocompromised, medically fragile, and frontline medical workers) (Volunteer/Donate)
- The Association of Vietnamese Americans – oldest Vietnamese American community in Maryland.
- Chinatown Service Center – provide essential social and human services to the Asian immigrant community in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. (Volunteer/Donate)
- Chinese Culture and Community Service Center – (Volunteer/Donate)
- AAPI Community Resources Offering Form – Give directly to the Atlanta AAPI community.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta – Donate through your company!
- Center for Pan Asian Community Services
- Asian Counseling and Referral Service (Seattle) – Delivering hot meals and grocery boxes for seniors
- Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition – hunger relief for South Philadelphia. Volunteer – needing drivers!
- The Hanul Family Alliance (Chicago) – food delivery to Asian elders (Volunteer/Donate)
- Chinese American Service League (Chicago) – emergency senior meals project (Volunteer/Donate)
- Asian Human Services (Chicago)- healthcare for elders (Volunteer/Donate)
- Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (Maryland) (Volunteer)
- Find your nearest Meals on Wheels program by visiting www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org
- More state-specific organizations located here.
- Asian Canadian Organizations
Remember the safety and resource needs can vary from city to city — seek out your local Asian community center and ask if they have a volunteer program. Ask if your company has an employee donation matching program. Remember, most donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
This guide could not have been completed without the help of Mason Tran, Alisha Syed, Brandon Chung, Joshua Kwan, Brandon Bui, Olivia Stark, and the Asians in Animation Team.
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Lexie Chu is an American Singaporean filmmaker and the Founder of Asians in Animation. She works at Netflix. Coming from a background in international film distribution, marketing, production, and creative development, her work focuses on building the bridge between global communities by supporting and helping new animated stories hit the ground running. She splits her time among Singapore, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Find her on Instagram.