“Safe With Sound” Campaign

Help Keep the Asian American Community Safe
Led by Grace Young

 Bank of America pledges $10,000 to match funds raised

 

$15,560 of $10,000 raised

Grace Young in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Photo by Christian Rodriguez.

AAFE and award winning cookbook author and Chinatown community champion Grace Young have teamed up to keep our AAPI community safe with a campaign to purchase and distribute personal safety devices. When activated, these devices emit a piercing sound, alerting bystanders and serving as a deterrent against attacks. Thanks to Bank of America, donations will be matched so that your contribution will have double the impact.

The alarming rise in hate crimes has hit the Asian American community hard, and the impact has been especially devastating for AAPI seniors, essential workers, struggling small business owners and their employees. Due to the pandemic, our elders have faced months of isolation, limited in their ability to buy groceries, seek medical care and visit friends and neighbors. Meanwhile, frontline workers who helped New York and communities nationwide through an incredibly difficult year, placed themselves and their families at great risk. Now our most vulnerable community members are having to confront new fears that they’ll be targeted in racist and xenophobic attacks.

AAFE is proud to partner with Grace and Bank of America to raise money for personal safety devices to distribute in AAPI communities. It’s one way we can help keep them safe and sound (… with sound), and give them some peace of mind to go about their daily activities. Your donation of $25 will put six alarms in the hands of community members. But any contribution is appreciated and will make a meaningful impact. 

Grace Young in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Photo by Christian Rodriguez.

AAFE and award winning cookbook author and Chinatown community champion Grace Young have teamed up to keep our AAPI community safe with a campaign to purchase and distribute personal safety devices. When activated, these devices emit a piercing sound, alerting bystanders and serving as a deterrent against attacks. Thanks to Bank of America, donations will be matched so that your contribution will have double the impact.

The alarming rise in hate crimes has hit the Asian American community hard, and the impact has been especially devastating for AAPI seniors, essential workers, struggling small business owners and their employees. Due to the pandemic, our elders have faced months of isolation, limited in their ability to buy groceries, seek medical care and visit friends and neighbors. Meanwhile, frontline workers who helped New York and communities nationwide through an incredibly difficult year, placed themselves and their families at great risk. Now our most vulnerable community members are having to confront new fears that they’ll be targeted in racist and xenophobic attacks.

AAFE is proud to partner with Grace and Bank of America to raise money for personal safety devices to distribute in AAPI communities. It’s one way we can help keep them safe and sound (… with sound), and give them some peace of mind to go about their daily activities. Your donation of $25 will put six alarms in the hands of community members. But any contribution is appreciated and will make a meaningful impact. 

About Grace:  Grace Young is an acclaimed author, James Beard award winner and food historian. During the height of the pandemic, she launched, Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories, an oral history project with videographer Dan Ahn and in collaboration with Poster House that tells the stories of cherished Chinatown restaurants and other businesses struggling to survive. The series has been featured by the Smithsonian Institution. Grace has also partnered with the James Beard Foundation on an Instagram campaign to #SaveChineseRestaurants across the country. And in partnership with Welcome to Chinatown and legacy Chinatown restaurants, Grace created a special fund to provide over 4,000 meals to NYC seniors and those facing food insecurity.

About AAFE: Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 47-year-old community development organization that provides social services, affordable housing and small business loans in immigrant neighborhoods across New York City. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights.  During the pandemic, AAFE has worked to keep our most vulnerable residents safe and secure in their homes, rushing food and emergency cash assistance to low-income community members devastated by the Covid crisis, sustaining immigrant small businesses and standing up against hate and xenophobia.

About Bank of America: At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).

 

Thank You For Your Support!

Jon Woo

$25

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Thank you Grace for your relentless dedication to helping Asian American communities across the country.

Carolyn Phillips

$52

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You never cease to amaze, Grace!

Jennifer and Steve Thomas

$26

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Thank you for all you are doing!

Jennifer Thomas

$26

Jennifer Cimino

$26

Peisi

$26

Thank you Grace

June Chu

$26

Kobe Brueckner

$10

Alyson Liu

Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc. - Alpha Upsilon Charter at Northeastern University

$763

Melissa Rome

$21

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Thank you for sharing this with us and allowing me to be a small part of helping!

Julia Knight

Poster House

$358

Nicole Hall

$26

Kirsten Shaw

$50

Tiffany Hoang

$26

Priscilla Chan

Spotify

$25

Leeanna Butcher

$52

CALVIN JUNG

Salutation*

$26

Colin Vettier

Teachable

$11

Nancy Mullen

$52

Jackie Maloy

$26

Lisa Ferin

$10

Cynthia

$25

Scott Alves Barton

Feeding the Gods: Sacred Nagô Culinary Culture in Northeastern Brazil

$52

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We all, everyone of us need to come together to arrest this heinous brutality and racist violence

Bodi Luse

$26

Stewart Yu

$26

Angela Chen

Spotify

$26

Serena Dewey

Spotify/Soundtrap

$11

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