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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 link to our Donate page during your digital event! Or if you'd like to send a check after collecting funds in person, please make it payable to "Heart of Dinner Inc." and mail to 130 Lafayette Street, #32, New York, NY 10013. 

EXAMPLE FUNDRAISERS

Inspiring campaigns from our community

Christine Wong of Conscious Cooking and tea educator Anna Ye host a 2-hour digital workshop in preparation for Lunar New Year collaborating on a special Tea & Dumpling Workshop at $38 a ticket. 10% of all proceeds is donated to help us continue our work at Heart of Dinner.

Upcoming
Conscious Cooking x Anna Ye Tea Lunar New Year Collaboration

75 minute virtual class with Lisa Lin to welcome in The Year of The Ox where students learn how to make vegetable potstickers with various ways to pleat the dumplings along with lessons on making a sweet chili dipping sauce. 100% of the proceeds are directed towards two nonprofit organizations, Heart of Dinner being one of the lucky recipients.

Upcoming
Peddler Journal: Hetty McKinnon x Lisa Lin

One of our beloved restaurant partners, Partybus Bakeshop, is hosting a class on Monday, February 15, where they are teaching students how to make both the Milk Toast and the Scallion Buns created through our partnership. The proceeds from their class will go right back into our budget, providing direct support to the community.

Raised $500
Partybus Bakeshop Class

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 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

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

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 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

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

Kitchen Rodeo featured one of the most beloved chefs and one of our guest-chefs for Heart of Dinner, Eric Sze of 886, on their virtual platform to host a class Cacio e Chili Oil class at $25 per ticket. They invited Eric to choose an organization to donate 100% of his class proceeds to and we are deeply appreciative he chose Heart of Dinner to help fund our work.

Raised $730
Kitchen Rodeo x Eric Sze of 886

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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Peter Do