Our Beloved SF and Oakland Chinatowns Need Help!
Since the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, SF and Oakland Chinatowns have seen a steep decline in business.
Racially-motivated fears have caused a lot of people to keep their distance from both Chinatowns. Restaurants have had to lay off staff members, cut working hours short, shut their doors completely, and ask for lowered rent. The decline in foot traffic for the restaurants are also hurting other local businesses in the area, such as tea shops and markets, that usually rely on these customers for business.
We are currently collecting funds to donate to the businesses in both Chinatowns that are financially suffering from the pandemic. We will be working with non-profits Chinatown CDC and Chinatown Improvement to help these businesses stay afloat. Please consider donating in order to save some of your favorite spots - ones that might’ve fed you while you were hungry and ones that brought you joy when you took a bite of that egg tart.
Who Am I?
My name is Jocelyn and I'm an artist currently based out of Oakland. I am Taiwanese-American and I spent the majority of my life growing up in Shanghai. The local Chinatown communities have a special place in my heart as they have always provided a slice of home for me. I deeply admire the resilience of Chinese and Asian American immigrants who have created a home and a living for themselves here and I hope I can help some of them sustain their businesses and livelihoods.
I appreciate you all for reading this if you've gotten this far. If you have anything to spare, please consider donating. Otherwise, please consider sharing this with your friends, family, coworkers, and so on. Thank you so much!
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