NYC’s Chinatowns need your love to survive!
New York’s Nine Chinatowns are hanging by a thread. Many restaurants have already closed due to coronavirus: 98% of Manhattan’s Chinatown alone are small businesses, and some have begun to pay their employees out of their own pocket to survive. Jin Fong, Pacificana, and more need support now more than ever.
Chinatowns have always been there for you. When you needed a cheap and delicious meal, you got wonton noodle soup. When you were drunk at 3am and desperately needed dumplings, that restaurant was always open. And when you needed a brunch place for nine friends, you knew that dimsum place had it covered.
Now, will you show up for NYC’s Chinatowns? Donate here as if you were ordering at your favorite restaurant, and the money will go to businesses in dire need.
Please feel gregarious and "buy up" a whole banquet! All money will go to AAFE’s Emergency Small Business Relief Fund.
Share #DumplingsAgainstHate #SaveNYCChinatown and tag your friends to enjoy this “cyber meal” with you!
JOIN US SATURDAY NIGHT (3/21) @ 7 PM:
Grab your crew and order Chinese takeout from your favorite restaurant. For everyone who donates, we’ll send out a Zoom link inviting y’all to #DineInChinatown with us! It’ll be a relaxed setting on a slightly chaotic Zoom.
You can also organize your friends and host your own tiny #DineInChinatown with your friends. Be sure to tag us on social media at #DumplingsAgainstHate #DineInChinatown.
More information about Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.: Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a New York City-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those in need. AAFE accomplishes its mission by building affordable housing, providing youth and senior services, housing advocacy, small business loans and training and support for first-time homeowners. AAFE was founded in 1974 in Manhattan's Chinatown to fight for civil rights.
- Reilly Witheford
- YuLing Koh Hsu
- Pamela Lee