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Nationwide, more than half of our Asian elderly 85+ older live alone, and Asian American seniors are the second highest population living below poverty at 22.3%. Help us help our elderly by raising money to provide care, nourishment, and sustenance. Our campaigners are constantly finding ways to champion our work.

We are tremendously lucky and grateful our community is filled with the most creative thinkers around and have led the most inspiring heart-driven self-starting fundraisers on our behalf. Selling custom-dyed yarn, hosting pop-ups at neighborhood restaurants, bidding limited edition clothing, hosting dumpling-making classes, offering illustrated prints, raffling off homemade cakes, gifting plant babies, and more.

 

Get as creative as you like and spread the word to your family and friends—just 3 important instructions to follow when fundraising for Heart of Dinner:

  1. You must state transparency of the amount of proceeds you are dedicating to Heart of Dinner from your event so your audience, participants, guests know before giving, donating, or purchasing. Ex: "I'm donating 100% of proceeds to Heart of Dinner" or "50% of proceeds from tonight's event will be donated to Heart of Dinner" etc. 

  2. Can not state that it's an official partnership with Heart of Dinner without written approval directly from Heart of Dinner. For official partnerships, the campaign must meet a minimum donation requirement. Please contact us here to discuss official partnerships. 

  3. Link to our Donate page during your digital event or set up a QR code at your in-person event that directly links here! We are thrilled to share that the fundraising platform we work with allows for donations via credit cards, bank, PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay, stocks, donor advised funds, and more. Or if you'd like to send a check after collecting funds in person, please make it payable to "Heart of Dinner" and in the memo section note down our Tax ID 85-2676806. After the check has been mailed to the below address, email us so we can be on the lookout at hello@heartofdinner.org and accounting@edwardcharlesfoundation.org

 

Heart of Dinner Inc.

Attention: Kent Seton

269 S. Beverly Drive, #338

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Our sincerest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to you for your generous time and efforts in raising proceeds to help continue our work!

EXAMPLE FUNDRAISERS

Inspiring campaigns from our community

Ongoing Fundraiser: Material Kitchen, "To Pó-Po, with Love" The reBoard & The (mini) reBoard

As featured in Bon Appetit, Epicurious, The New York Times, and more. These colorful BPA-free cutting boards are made entirely of kitchen plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane. One small step for sustainability, one giant leap for kitchen goods. 50% of ongoing profits from To Pó-Po with Love goes to Heart of Dinner.

Raised: $23,000+
Ongoing Fundraiser: Material Kitchen, "To Pó-Po, with Love" The reBoard & The (mini) reBoard
Civil Arts X Christie's At The Table Fundraising Exhibition

The team behind Civil Arts and Christie's CSR came together to host an exhibition filled with beautiful pieces from over 30 incredible AAPI artists. Along with the exhibition, they also created a 100+page full color cookbook featuring stories, recipes, art, design, and essays with 100% of proceeds from the exhibition and the cookbook/artbook tosupport and continue Heart of Dinner’s mission

Raised: $100,000
Civil Arts X Christie's At The Table Fundraising Exhibition
Ongoing Fundraiser: Partybus Bakeshop Scallion Buns

Since 2020 One of our beloved restaurant partners, Partybus Bakeshop, who in addition to baking hundreds of loaves of milk bread and scallion buns each week for our care packages, has been dedicating 10% proceeds from each scallion bun purchased at their bakery. The proceeds from their buns go right back into providing direct support to the community.

Raised $2500
Ongoing Fundraiser: Partybus Bakeshop Scallion Buns
Asian Comedy Fest 2022

Asian Comedy Fest dedicated portions of proceeds from each of their shows in 2022

Raised $6,500
Asian Comedy Fest 2022
Slant’d Digital Cookbook

Full Bellies, Full Hearts Digital Cookbook featuring 24 family recipes curated with love by the Slant’d team to find comfort and community during an extremely difficult year. Inspired by the community cookbooks of the 1800s, 8% of proceeds are donated to Heart of Dinner.

Upcoming
Slant’d Digital Cookbook
Busboy x DemJuans

Busboy x DemJuans Lunar New Year collaboration honoring the Year of the Ox featuring a 100% cotton, long-sleeve unisex crewneck, available in two colors at $45 per shirt. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to us to support Asian seniors living in Chinatown, NYC.

Upcoming
Busboy x DemJuans
Sublima Jewelry

To spread awareness about the decreased foot traffic in the wake of the pandemic that small businesses in NYC’s Chinatown are having to struggle to stay afloat, and the community—especially immigrant and working class residents—are at risk from accelerating gentrification that displaces both people and businesses, Sublima Jewelry dedicated 100% of their sales within a 2-week period of one of their busiest holiday seasons to five organizations, and we are tremendously grateful to be chosen as one of them.

Raised $6,360
Sublima Jewelry
Never Ending Taste: Natasha Pickowicz x Has Dac Biet

Natasha Pickowicz’ Never Ending Taste partnered with greenmarket-rich Vietnamese street food focused Has Dac Biet at the Superiority Burger space offering irresistible combo deals of savory and sweet items, donating all proceeds to Heart of Dinner.

Raised $1,500
Never Ending Taste: Natasha Pickowicz x Has Dac Biet
Two Bridges Muay Thai Charity Challenge

Two Bridges Muay Thai hosted a 25-day challenge featuring 5 coaches who did 5 rounds of pads for 25 days, encouraging their community to sponsor their coaches for a total of 625 rounds to raise funds for Heart of Dinner and raise awareness about our mission to provide meals for the Asian elderly in NYC’s Chinatown.

Raised $4,057
Two Bridges Muay Thai Charity Challenge
Judy Kim Foodstylist and Recipe Developer

Hosted a raffle for her homemade Olive Oil Floral Confetti Cake at $10 a ticket. The layered olive oil cake was filled with lemon & kumquat curd and covered in swiss meringue buttercream confetti.

Raised $2,002
Judy Kim Foodstylist and Recipe Developer
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Shared 50% of proceeds from all sales of their Lightscape Candle Light and Vignette Jewelry Collection. These collections and all their products are responsibly made in the US and designed to be seasonless.

Raised $588
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Golden Diner

Hosted a raffle for two Yokkoyama Hat Market x Golden Diner Hat merch collab for $3 a ticket.

Raised $1,000
Golden Diner
Nancy Pappas Illustrator

Nancy Pappas dedicated all of the proceeds from her holiday sale of prints offered in sizes ranging from 8x10 to 16x20, on Lustre Paper, Canvas, and Framed were donated directly to benefit Heart of Dinner.

Raised $200
Nancy Pappas Illustrator
Wildewood Fibers

April Tsai of Wildewood Fibers created a custom-color as a love letter to the color red in our Chinese culture and history. The beautiful deep crimson red “Loving Chinatown” color was lovingly named after our initiative with all proceeds directed towards our work.

Raised $403
Wildewood Fibers
Steady Tee: Fight For Us NYC Relief Initiative

Steady worked closely with their friends @eighteightsix @canalstreetmarket @myeggloo @kopitiamnyc @madamevonyc @nowon.nyc @veryfreshnoodles @whitenoisecoffeeco @winsonbrooklyn to create a piece that better defines what community means. ‘FIGHT FOR US’ is their rallying call aimed to encourage our communities to protect those in need with all proceeds funding our efforts.

Raised $2,080
Steady Tee: Fight For Us NYC Relief Initiative
Sticky Locals x Win Son Bakery Sticker Collaboration

Donated Sticker sales from first round and also Winson bakery stickers
Sticky Locals teamed up with Win Son Bakery, one of the go-to spots for Taiwanese fare in New York City, on a sticker of Win Son’s bear mascot designed by Vancouver-based designer and product manager Aiken Lao (original bear graphic by @massimomongiardo) with all proceeds funding our efforts at $5 a sticker.

Raised $401
Sticky Locals x Win Son Bakery Sticker Collaboration
Vivian Pang Creative

Vivian Pang of Vivian Pang Creative dedicated 25% of proceeds from her beautiful #coasterforacause collection to benefit Heart of Dinner.

Raised $88
Vivian Pang Creative
Mia Sato Handknit Beanie Raffle

Mia Sato hosted a raffle on her Instagram for her handmade beanie at a sliding scale of $10-$15 each entry, donating all proceeds to our organization. Mia handknit the beautiful light blue colored beanie from 100% soft, non-itchy wool.

Raised $245
Mia Sato Handknit Beanie Raffle
Peter Do

In support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in New York, Peter Do and Team Peter Do hosted a giveaway of two of their signature Car Seat Shearling Biker Jackets. To be eligible for the giveaway, the Peter Do community would donate at least $50 to Heart of Dinner and provide a screenshot of their donation receipt to the Peter Do team.

Unconfirmed
Peter Do
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