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With increasing incidences of devastating disasters and unprecedented costs of living across the US, this has been a year like no other. That’s why we invite you to donate to Tzu Chi USA on November 28, GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. And, enjoy a complimentary charity concert on us!

Watch heartfelt performances from talented artists across the US and witness the many stories of impact we’ve made throughout the year.

Plus, on this one day only, your contributions will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a donation matching program. Mark your calendars, plan your giving goals, and get ready to donate on 11/28.


Make a donation to Tzu Chi USA on GivingTuesday, November 28. Donate in one of the following ways:


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Pick the Region you wish to support. 

To find your Regional Office, see this comprehensive list.


Send a check, payable to “Tzu Chi”

For mailing address, find your nearest Tzu Chi USA office here.



Pauline Parkhurst

Songs: “Amazing Grace” 

Pauline received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University and has since performed globally aboard the Oceania Nautica and Regatta. She has appeared in Kate Hamill’s Sense and Sensibility, Thoroughly Modern Millie, as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins.

Guzheng Player

Shohina Usmanova

Song: “Little Bamboo Raft” 

With her mother having played this instrument in her own childhood, 8-year-old Shohina began learning to play the Guzheng (a Chinese string instrument) nearly two years ago. An avid lover of both music and art, her musical influences come from the scores of Studio Ghibli films, including Arrietty and Spirited Away.

Flute & piano duet

Song: “Due Due Don” 


Weili Kang

Weili is a musician and educator. She has performed solo as well as in various groups including the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, LA Wind Ensemble, Orange County Symphony, among others. Weili’s musical influences come from various cultures, including the Han, Hakka, and aboriginal cultures of Taiwan.


Yafei Lin

Yafei is an experienced soloist and collaborative artist with performances in the United States, Taiwan, and on television. Most recently, Yafei worked with numerous Los Angeles-based choirs, including SUUS Choir, Taiwanese Hai-Yun Choir, and Woodland Academy Choir. She serves as a staff accompanist at CSU Northridge, from where she also received her Master’s in piano performance.


Boston You and Me Music

Songs: “Beloved Child” & “Amazing Grace” 

Boston You&Me Music is a Taiwanese band formed by George Huang in Boston, MA in 2017. Their music incorporates Taiwanese Pop, folk, and ballads. Boston You&Me performs at major events annually including Newton Taiwan Day, Taiwan Night Market, Taiwan National Day Reception, and more.


Pei-Shan Tsai

Pei-Shan is from Chiayi, Taiwan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Tunghai University and Master’s Degree in Music Education from Boston University, majoring in piano. She is currently the teacher of Vegetarian and Humanities class at Tzu Chi Academy Boston.


George Huang

George Huang is a native of Pingtung County, Taiwan. He won the 1994 – 1995 Five Lamp Award and is the 6th YAMAHA National Hottest Music Contest Champion. He is now a software engineer and the leader of You&Me band.


JC Alula

JC Alula is a native of Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from National Taipei Commercial University & Berklee College of Music, with double majors in Contemporary Writing and Production & Performance. She participated in the Taipei Youth String Orchestra as the principal violinist, and was a singer and the Music Director of the 2023 Boston Taiwan Music Festival.


Jing Lin

Jing Lin is a guitarist from Changhua, Taiwan, specializing in fingerstyle performance and guitar arrangement accompaniment. She graduated from the Berklee College of Music, majoring in Performance, and then went to Longy Music for her Master’s in Jazz and Contemporary Music. She is currently performing regularly at Bebop, The Middle East.


Elizabeth Wei

Song: “Bach Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Adagio” 

Elizabeth Wei is a graduate of Violin Performance & Applied and Computational Mathematics at USC. She began her violin studies at seven years old and has studied with Jan Mark Sloman and Lina Bahn. In 2020, she received a full scholarship for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Music Institute and is featured in a masterclass with violinist Gil Shaham.

Singer Anastasiia Malashenko, violinist Tatiana Voytovich,
and the Ukrainian Children’s Choir

Elizabeth Wei is a graduate of Violin Performance & Applied and Computational Mathematics at USC. She began her violin studies at seven years old and has studied with Jan Mark Sloman and Lina Bahn. In 2020, she received a full scholarship for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Music Institute and is featured in a masterclass with violinist Gil Shaham.


Teresa Lee

A New York native born in Taiwan, Teresa works in finance and is an avid traveler. She plays volleyball and basketball, and loves any kind of adventure and experience. Her secret talents include playing the cello, piano, and clarinet. Dedicated to Tzu Chi and its mission, she has volunteered with Tzu Chi for over 20 years and counting.


Wendy Pesantez

Wendy is a graduate of Peekskill High School and current nursing student at Manhattanville College. She received a scholarship from Tzu Chi New York in 2023. Of the encouragement the award has given her, she says, “I know that for my parents especially, who immigrated to this country to seek a better future for my siblings and I, this opportunity is one they will cherish.”

2023 GivingTuesday Charity Concert:
Celebrating Tzu Chi USA’s Good Work

Caring for Disaster Survivors

A Tragic Wildfire in Maui: Our Volunteers Spring Into Action

Maui Wildfire Disaster Aid: Relieving Worry and Distress

Nourishing Hope in Maui: The Annie and Isaiah Story

Building Sheds in Oregon: Long-Term Wildfire Recovery Support

Assisting Individual Families

Nobody to Help Us But You: The Jorge Martin Story

Lifted to Overcome Adversity: The Thomas and Claudia Story

Helping Ukrainian Refugees

From Shock to Purpose: The Mariia Shevchuk Story

A Family Starts Over: The Karima Romaniv Story

Supporting Student Needs

College Dreams Can Come True: The Wendy Pesantez Story

Nurturing Achievement: The Happy Campus Program

Guidance for Life: The Character Education Program 

Providing Medical Care

Help for the Uninsured and Struggling: Dental Care in Camden

Glasses Can Change Lives: A Vision Mobile Clinic for Las Vegas


Disaster Relief

This summer, deadly wildfires swept through the Hawaiian island of Maui, prompting emergency financial aid distributions where we provided cash cards, eco-blankets, personal care items, and emotional comfort for grief-stricken survivors. We’re committed to helping families in the long-term while also getting ready for when the next disaster may strike in the US.

Educational Support via Scholarships

With higher education becoming more out of reach for young people than ever, Tzu Chi offices across the US are offering scholarships to civic-minded students to help them ease the burden on their wallets. These funds can help students cover their expenses, including tuition, books, or transportation, while offering them encouragement to pursue a bright future.

Long-Term Relief for Families in Need

We’re also providing support to those with diverse needs, including those experiencing undue hardship from illness, displacement/relocation from their home country (including families from Ukraine and Afghanistan), and other extenuating circumstances. Whether it’s through financial aid, grocery donations, or providing medical support, we’re a resource for families in dire straits.

Mark your calendars and get ready to give!



Thank you, donors and supporters, for your immeasurable help!

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Giving Tuesday isn’t just a holiday on the calendar. It’s a day to really make a difference and put your compassion into action. 

Plan your giving goals, and get ready to donate on November 28!

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