AACO-SF

About AACO

Working hand-in-hand with the Community

Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) is an organization dedicated to creating a forum in the San Francisco Bay Area where Asian American professionals and students can meet and foster the common goal of community service, benefiting the extended community as a whole.

AACO members can be found throughout the Bay Area. AACO organizes community service and social events and promotes awareness of social and political issues relevant to Asian Americans. By bringing together people from many diverse fields, AACO hopes to pool its members' knowledge, strength, and experience to make a positive impact on our community.

We welcome you to contact us if you have any questions about our organization.

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THE TEAM

The members of the Steering Committee consist of Russell Pong, Thu Pham, Priscilla Kyu, Philip Ryu, and Joe Kwan.
If would you like to join our team please contact us today!

UPCOMING EVENTS

AACI Gift Sorting and Wrapping

WHEN

Sunday, December 16, 2017 9am-12pm

WHERE

2400 Moorpark Ave, Room 210A and 210B (on the 2nd floor), San Jose, CA

CONTACT

Veronica Truong at Veronica.Truong@aaci.org

DESCRIPTION

Asian Americans for Community Involvement is seeking volunteers to help at their annual Gift Sorting and Wrapping event. Gifts go to their clients and client families who are victims of domestic violence. Casual or anything festive that you wouldn’t mind getting dusty/dirty and comfortable shoes since you might be on your feet.

Help is also need with solicitation of more gifts and gift cards. If you, colleagues, or anyone in you network is able to help, here’s our holiday wish list and links to make it easier:

- Target gift cards: tgt.gifts/aaciawhholidays

- Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/BYVRLGG0TF6C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_k6EcAbMG0SWQF?blm_aid=0

- Donate directly to the program.

We are collecting new and unwrapped holiday gifts for the women, children, and men who have survivors domestic violence and/or human trafficking. They come to us with close to nothing, and many are still rebuilding their lives from scratch. We provide the basic necessities to help them back onto their feet, but we need assistance in providing the warmth and joy that is often associated with the holiday season. Donations will ensure that each family will have a happy holiday despite their financial barriers and instability of their situations.

Gifts of all sorts is needed from $50 Target Gift Cards to toys for kids of all ages as well as warm winter clothing. All donation items are tax deductible. Our last day to collect donations is Friday, December 15.

For individuals who’d like to support survivors directly, they’d have to take the state mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training set for Fridays and Saturday on January 26th, 27th, Feb 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th from 9am – 5pm at AACI. If you know of anyone who might like to volunteer, intern, or seek employment with the program, please share.

Disclaimer / Waiver

AACO events are not professionally, or formally, guided. It is the participants' responsibility to ensure they are in proper physical condition for events they attend, and should consult their physician if necessary.

By attending an event, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and release and discharge AACO and its staff from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of AACO's negligence.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

General Contact
info@aaco-sf.org

EXTRA RESOURCES

Asian American Cancer Support Network

Provides an educational, supportive, and diverse network of resources for those in the Bay Area affected by cancer, in particular Asian Americans.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Health services agency to address the needs of Asian American community and beyond in the San Jose area.

Asian Pacific Fund

Federation of agencies, businesses, and community leaders brought together to provide funds through workplace giving.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Community center offering art, cultural activities, festivals, and community involvement in the Oakland Chinatown area.

Center for Asian American Media

Promoting a pluralistic society through the funding, broadcast, exhibition and distribution of Asian American media arts.

National Association of Asian American Professionals

A national organization where professionals of varying Asian descent work together across the country to raise Asian American awareness in corporate America and ensure that Asian Americans are included in diversity programs.

Self Help for the Elderly

Multi-service organization providing a comprehensive range of multi-cultural and multi-lingual services in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

Taiwanese American Professionals

Professional association for networking, social, and community service.

Wa Sung Community Service Club

Performs charitable and educational services in the community and promotes goodwill, understanding, and cultural awareness.

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