April 23, 2020: The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, also known as Tzu Chi USA, is raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts nationwide. Through the Flatten the Curve campaign, we have already donated the following to date across 370 institutions (including over 166 hospitals):
Our goal is to help communities and municipalities most strongly impacted, and we are expecting an additional supply of nearly 3.1 million surgical masks (with 1 million designated to New York and New Jersey, and funded by Tzu Chi Global Headquarters in Taiwan), over 314,000 N95 respirators/N95 alternatives, over 545,000 gloves, 100,000 isolation gowns, 40,600 coveralls, over 100,500 goggles and more to meet this end.
Feb 20, 2020 (Washington, DC): The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, also known as Tzu Chi USA, is calling for donations that will cover the cost of rides Alejandro Soto González, a 9-year-old cancer patient in Silver Spring, MD, to make it to his cancer treatments at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Our fundraiser is called “Rides for Alejandro".
Jan 30, 2020, NEW YORK, NY: The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, also known as Tzu Chi USA, is raising funds to send medical supplies to the locked-down city of Wuhan, China, widely considered the epicenter of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Our humanitarian fundraiser is called “Relief for Wuhan.”
Jan 21, 2020 (NEW YORK, NY): The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, also known as Tzu Chi USA, has opened a photography exhibit that commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Till its closing on March 15, 2020, there will be free, daily tours that are open to the public at the Tzu Chi Center (229 E 60th Street, New York, NY 10022) everyday from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2019 – The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation will host the inaugural Tzu Chi USA Walk: ’Steps for the Earth,’ a new community event sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. With the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters globally, an urgent need to address disaster preparedness for vulnerable communities has arisen. By raising awareness of sustainable living, the Tzu Chi USA walk aims to safeguard the environment and reduce the risk of such disasters.
Canoa, Ecuador, July 13, 2019 - With the reconstruction mission completed, La Parroquia San Andrés in Canoa - the Catholic church the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation helped rebuild in Ecuador - is now officially open to the public.
San Dimas, CA, July 8, 2019 - The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, or Tzu Chi USA, has opened registration for “Steps for the Earth,” a one of a kind walk for community members of all stripes to unite and raise money for efforts that will encourage sustainable living and offer direct relief after disaster- much of which is aggravated by the harmful effects of climate change. It will take place on August 17 in South El Monte, CA, from 4-9 PM PST at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.
May 21, 2019 – After severe floods in Detroit, Michigan, on April 30, 2019, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (also known as Tzu Chi USA), a volunteer humanitarian organization, will provide property owners and renters with emergency financial aid for completely destroyed or majorly damaged properties. A near-record of up to 6 inches of rain flooded […]