For those with private insurance or Medicare, the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11 should pass almost unobserved.
ACRS annual benefit dinner
More than 500 people attended the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) annual benefit dinner on Oct. 5. Mimi Jung of KING 5 emceed the event, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, and Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu gave the keynore speech. ACRS said it raised more than $400,000.
ACRS food bank funding confusion
The Asian Counselling and Resource Center (ACRS)’s food bank is adopting a “wait and see” policy, when it comes to the funding from the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT).
$1.7 million for senior centers
Mayor Jenny Durkan announced $1.7 million in awards for senior centers in Seattle on Sept. 7. Twelve nonprofit centers across the city will receive awards ranging from $67,000 to $180,000 in 2019, including Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Chinese Information and Service Center, and International Drop-In Center. “As our City grows less affordable, we must […]
ACRS annual benefit gala
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) raised $322,000 at its annual benefit gala, A Culinary Journey, at the Westin Bellevue on Oct. 7. It was an evening of inspiring stories and culinary delights by local Asian American and Pacific Islander chefs. Rep. Pramila Jayapal was a guest speaker. Money raised from the fundraiser helps to […]
ACRS call to action rally
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted a rally on Oct. 5 — drawing participants from across Washington state in support of immigrant and refugee communities. The rally was part of #AAPIAction, the Asian American and Pacific Islander National Week of Action on Immigration. ACRS joined 30 AAPI organizations in 10 major cities across the […]
ACRS Walk for Rice
The annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice raised $170,000 on June 24. Hundreds turned up at Seward Park to help the ACRS Food Bank continue to feed families, friends, and neighbors. ACRS provides ethnic foods to its mostly Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) clients. It also helps AAPI immigrants, refugees, […]
ACRS’ Gary Tang retires
Close to 200 friends and staff of Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held a retirement on Jan. 25 for Gary Tang. There were various performances and dances. Many attendees wore their native costumes and took turns giving Tang hugs, bringing tears to his eyes. Tang founded ACRS’ Club Bamboo, which caters […]
A Culinary Journey
The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held its annual benefit gala, “A Culinary Journey,” on Oct. 1 at the Westin in Bellevue. Over 500 community leaders, elected officials, and ACRS supporters and volunteers came together to raise over $300,000. A long-time ACRS supporter and lifetime friend of the late Bob Santos surprised guests with […]
ACRS Walk for Rice fundraiser
The annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice raised a record-breaking $312,000 on June 25. Over a thousand people joined this event by running or walking 2.5 miles around Seward Park — performing, donating, raising funds and volunteering to fight against the hunger. ACRS provides ethnic foods, with proceeds from the Walk, […]
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