The COVID-19 pandemic has brought families across the US into poverty, hunger, and desperation. Tzu Chi USA initial efforts “Flatten the Curve” has brought aid to our front-line heroes, essential workers, and many more, we are now shifting to long-term recovery efforts that humanely buffer the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable as they enter their next chapter. We are specifically focusing on those with low/no income, the undocumented, homeless college students, domestic abused partners, and much more. That’s why we need your support, now more than ever.
Thanks to the generosity of donors just like you, we have been able to reach our goal of $60,000 for our Together While Apart fundraiser! Watch our annual charity concert and relive touching moments of connection and compassion in action.
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With just a $10 contribution to our Together While Apart campaign, you can help us get individuals and families the assistance they need to move forward through the pandemic – be it financial support, groceries, personal protective equipment (PPE), and more. If we can get 500,000 people to participate, we can reach $5,000,000 in relief!
Consider making your donation a regular, monthly contribution (averaging 33¢ a day) and sustain your impact for the long-term. On our donation page, be sure to select the “make this a monthly donation” option in order to set up your regular monthly contribution.
Download our app, Tzu Chi Connect, and activate the Save Spare Change function. Once you securely link the appropriate credit card, you can set it to round up your purchases to the nearest dollar to donate to our cause. See our tutorial to learn more!
Just like you, we’re witnessing – and feeling – the domino-effect of COVID-19 in real time. Here are the latest Coronavirus outbreak numbers in the United States:
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, our Flatten the Curve campaign has already helped us purchase:
As we move forward from this critical phase, your support can be all the difference for a family at risk of losing their home, a child going to bed hungry, or an ill or elder person in need of vital medicine. Let’s prove we are together in this – while apart!
Tzu Chi USA is sending medical supplies to hospitals and medical centers across the country, and giving charity to those most vulnerable, like the homeless, elderly, and the undocumented. We’re supporting healthcare workers around the country by sourcing, purchasing, and sending medical supplies in the safest ways possible, and opening up our charity services to those most critically impacted by the pandemic – including those with low-income, the elderly, the undocumented, homeless college students, domestic abused partners and many more. This may be through food, supplies, cash relief, and much more.
Approximate nationwide relief, updated as aid progresses.
To call attention to the impact of our expanding PPE donations, we are presenting a collection of narratives called #MyMaskMyStory. Our goal is to share the most compelling stories of strength, survival, and compassion through the pandemic to bolster our long-term relief efforts through our Together While Apart campaign. We humbly invite you to contribute!
It has never been a more important time to show compassion through action. You can help show your neighbors that we are all truly in this together, and we’re here for the long haul.
The son of a Grammy nominee from Boukman Eksperyans, Paul Beaubrun was born into rhythm. Blending his Haitian roots, immigrant struggles, and the beat of New York life, Paul forges a path where music, social activism, and history unite.
Born in Ambato, Ecuador, singer Ximena Ibarra is a well-known singer of Mexican music. She has trained with vocal coach Don Lawrence, whose other students include Lady Gaga. Ximena is also a volunteer of Brigada de Esperanza NY.
David D’or is an internationally award-winning singer, songwriter, and composer from Israel. He has dedicated his over 35 year career to touch hearts and minds. From 2008-2009, David lent his musical talents in Tzu Chi USA’s charity concert tour.
Chyi Yu is a Taiwanese recording artist and performer recognized for her ethereal and soulful voice. Having made her debut with her solo album “The Olive Tree” in 1979, she has since recorded and released albums in Chinese and English.
Music producer Shou-Chuan Lee first achieved success through the Taiwanese folk music scene. He has since scored films and more for Tzu Chi’s Da Ai TV. Shou-Chuan believes “environment, society, and life… are very important elements in rock music.”
Charles Wang is a pro-golfer, violinist, and erhu player. In 2012, he performed for a fundraiser with the Venice Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, his performance successfully raised money among 100 donors for the American Junior Golf Association.
The Hsinya Choir was formed in 2007 by Tzu Chi volunteer Grace Chen. They perform at various charity events. After Grace passed from leukemia, the Choir carries on her legacy of joy and love for life in every performance.
Tzu Chi’s Sign Language Performers convey Tzu Chi’s core philosophy: we use our hands and our hearts to give, spreading the Dharma with every dignified gesture. Performing “The World of Thousand Hands,” they will showcase the power we have together to do good.
With their pure and innocent spirit, the students of the Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool (in Monrovia and Walnut, CA, and Dallas and Houston, TX) and the Walnut Elementary School will sing together for the first time to perform the song, “Hear My Thanks.”
Emmy-nominated journalist Angela Chen is the morning anchor for KESQ in Palm Springs. She has received the Lone Star and the Philip S. Weintraub Media Awards. Angela is also a RIAS German Fellowship recipient and N.S. Bienstock Fellowship winner.
While attending UC Berkeley, Bradon Ho joined the Tzu Chi Youth Volunteer Association, and after graduation, continued to volunteer with Tzu Chi, serving as host of multiple Tzu Chi events, including its annual Buddha Bathing Ceremony.
Our founder, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, appeals to all to practice vigilance and sincere piety. Beginning on February 1st, besides encouraging a vegetarian diet, Tzu Chi volunteers across the globe hold daily prayers. Deliver best wishes and blessings for the COVID-19 Affected Areas.
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