NAFCON USA - Fundraising


NAFCON USA

NAFCON was founded in December 2003 in San Jose, California as a response to the discrimination and scapegoating of immigrants at the aftermath of 9/11. Filipino groups and church leaders recognized similar impacts across the US and aimed to bring the discussion and support for the Filipino community to a national level.

Since then, NAFCON has tackled immigration-related issues like deportation and labor trafficking. We have also taken on concerns of Filipino workers like workplace discrimination and wage theft. NAFCON members have won over $1 million in unpaid wages through campaigns for Filipino caregivers, hotel workers, and others.

Through conferences and leadership trainings, NAFCON has also engaged, empowered, and united Filipino youth across the country. We educate the youth and larger community on our history, culture, and current issues affecting Filipinos in the US and the Philippines. As major disasters hit the Philippines in the last decade, NAFCON has also responded timely in gathering support for affected communities. The relief and rehabilitation response for Typhoon Haiyan survivors was one of our most successful and biggest undertakings thus far.

THE CAMPAIGN

On March 17 and 18, we hosted a 2 part webinar series with the objective of presenting accurate and reliable information to the community and to gather needs of our communities. From this, we realized that there is an urgent need to provide essential resources and services to impacted communities in the US as well as their families and health workers in the Philippines.

It is in this light that the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns is launching a national health and wellness campaign Bayanihan Response to COVID-19 to respond to the urgent and long-term needs of impacted Filipino communities in the US and the Philippines, especially the most vulnerable.

Through this campaign, we aim to:

1. Deliver resources and services urgently needed by impacted communities

2. Disseminate accurate and reliable information to our communities

2.5 Advocate for the most vulnerable

3. Engage the community in the campaign with the collective Bayanihan spirit

4. Collaborate with grassroots organizations, service institutions, private entities, and government agencies.

This campaign has four components:

1. Research and Education (R&E)

2. Services

3. Action and Advocacy (AA)

4. Resource Mobilization (RM)

THE ASK

General

Our programs and projects evolve as the concrete conditions and concerns of Filipinos in the United States and in the Philippines evolve through time. Through our pillars, we will engage groups and individuals to initiate action-oriented and community-centered activities that will address the impacts of COVID19 on the Filipino community.

Please consider being a collaborative community partner by donating today. Donations will go to communities impacted in the US and the Philippines… (insert some info from our PH partners)

Two ways to donate:

Thank you very much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing back from you.

Research and Education

Our programs and projects evolve as the concrete conditions and concerns of Filipinos in the United States and in the Philippines evolve through time. Through our pillars, we will engage groups and individuals to initiate action-oriented and community-centered activities that will address the impacts of COVID19 on the Filipino community.

Please consider being a collaborative community partner by helping us gather accurate and reliable information and make these available to the community. Please consider speaking on (enter topic points relevant to community). We would like to host an online webinar session on the week of XXX.

Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing back from you.

Services

MEDICAL (PHILIPPINES)

Our programs and projects evolve as the concrete conditions and concerns of Filipinos in the United States and in the Philippines evolve through time. Through our pillars, we will engage groups and individuals to initiate action-oriented and community-centered activities that will address the impacts of COVID19 on the Filipino community.

Please consider being a collaborative community partner by volunteering for our Summer Medical Mission and Community-Based learning program in the Philippines. This trip will deliver services to the communities in Tondo, Batangas, and Panay in the Philippines on July 27 to August 10.

Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing back from you.

ECONOMIC

Our programs and projects evolve as the concrete conditions and concerns of Filipinos in the United States and in the Philippines evolve through time. Through our pillars, we will engage groups and individuals to initiate action-oriented and community-centered activities that will address the impacts of COVID19 on the Filipino community.

Please consider being a collaborative community partner by volunteering to gather opportunities for financial assistance and working with our migrant community to navigate the process, especially those with language barriers.

Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing back from you.

EDUCATIONAL

Our programs and projects evolve as the concrete conditions and concerns of Filipinos in the United States and in the Philippines evolve through time. Through our pillars, we will engage groups and individuals to initiate action-oriented and community-centered activities that will address the impacts of COVID19 on the Filipino community.

Please consider being a collaborative community partner by volunteering to speak on a topic for our webinar series.

Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing back from you.

Resource Mobilization

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

We are soliciting for your participation to provide needed Personal Protective Equipment for health workers. We are requesting in-kind donations of (List what is needed in locally)

Example:

  • N95 regular

  • N95 small

  • Procedure Surgical Mask

  • Face Shields

  • Goggles

  • Nurse Caps

  • Shoe Covers

  • Isolation Gowns

If you would like to partner in this project, please provide an estimate of the number of PPEs you can donate, and the timeline that you are able to make donations. We will activate volunteers who can pick up and drop off at a hospital or clinic experiencing a shortage of PPEs.

We appreciate your generosity and charitable spirit during these difficult times. We know that it will bring much needed comfort amidst an uncertain situation.

FOOD

We are soliciting for your participation to provide needed material relief to those most affected by the “Shelter in Place Order.” We are requesting in-kind donations of prepared food and other food items to deliver to community members. If you would like to partner in this project, please provide an estimate of the number of meals you can donate, and the timeline that you are able to make donations.

We will activate volunteers who can pick up and deliver the food items, and identify a number of households to provide donations to based on the number of items you are able to donate.

We appreciate your generosity and charitable spirit during these difficult times. We know that it will bring much needed comfort amidst an uncertain situation.

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