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Tongan Community Service Center's Fundraiser:

Special Service for Groups

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BENEFITING: SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS INC

ORGANIZER: Elizabeth

EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

Tongan Community Service Center

THE STORY:

 

TEAM SSG is the official marathon team for Special Service for Groups, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing community- based solutions to the social and economic issues facing those in greatest need.

About SSG: A Community Org

SSG was founded in 1952 as a health and human service nonprofit. SSG operates more than 20 divisions and programs across Southern California and in San Francisco that provide linguistically and culturally competent services to address the social, health, behavioral health and economic needs of our richly diverse multi- ethnic communities.

Who we are fundraising for:

SSG has many projects: we are specifically fundraising for two. the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), which focuses on access to healthy food and environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders, and the Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC), which focuses on advocating for the needs of the local Tongan community.s

About APIOPA - Access to healthy food/ environments

APIOPAs mission is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities to improve their health by proactively addressing social, cultural, environmental, and political factors that contribute to the growing rates of obesity among API residents in Los Angeles County.

About TCSC - A voice for the Tongan community

TCSC provides social services to vulnerable families, seniors and disabled Tongans in Los Angeles County. They support the community to engage in pressing issues, including poverty, education, immigration and health.

 

How much are we fundraising?

We need your help to raise $20,000 to support critical programs APIOPA and TCSC coordinate. 100% of your donation will go to support life-changing programs such as:

For APIOPA:

  • Advocating to change policy at local parks to address safety and environmental concerns
  • Leading prevention and intervention on diabetes in API communities
  • Connecting API community members with community gardens
  • Starting and maintaining an Asian Community- Supported Agriculture program
  • Creating curriculum linking spiritual faith with health at local churches
  • Learn more at www.apiopa.org

For TCSC:

  • Naturalization and Immigration Application Clinics and Services
  • Health education & Health navigation, to address major disparities in chronic diseases such as cancer and obesity
  • Tongan language classes to preserve traditions and culture
  • Tongan Community Literacy Classes
  • Advocating to change policy around tobacco use and safety around local parks
  • Learn more at www.tonganla.net

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$200

MONEY RAISED
  • Elenoa Me Vaikona

    $100

  • Sora Tanjasiri

    $100

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3% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,516 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Mana LELE

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

120% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Chan

Amount Raised

$1,735

 

87% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Vanessa Tuione

Amount Raised

$1,044

 

52% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Lin

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Heng Lam Foong

Amount Raised

$890

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Roecklein

Amount Raised

$720

 

72% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Fifita Tutoe

Amount Raised

$485

Fundraiser Title

Sina Fifita

Amount Raised

$415

 

83% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sora Tanjasiri

Sora Tanjasiri

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Elenoa Me Vaikona

Elenoa Me Vaikona

DONATION: $100

5 years ago