In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) has been collecting donations for COVID-19 relief since January 2020. Through unprecedented and generous support from our friends and families, CAAL has undertaken a massive PPE relief operation. As we continue to face the ongoing challenges of the pandemic in light of the situation in Lexington, CAAL is introducing the following actions and initiatives in our continuous support for COVID-19 relief and to work together with local organizations that play critical roles in Lexington.
1. CAAL’s Community Building Award Program. Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry is this year’s recipient of CAAL’s Community Building Award. CAAL launched the award program in 2018 to help support local organizations that are engaged in serving the Lexington community. Past recipients include METCO College Scholarship Fund of Lexington, Cary Memorial Library Foundation, and Lexington Symphony. CAAL is donating $5,000 to support the vital operation of Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry during COVID-19.
2. CAAL’s Rapid Response for COVID-19 Relief. CAAL has set up a new rapid response program for Lexington for COVID-19 relief. We invite Lexington-based nonprofit organizations to send in their requests for COVID-19 relief. These nonprofit organizations may send in requests for up to $1,000 for the purpose of immediate assistance and relief activities related to COVID-19. Urgent requests that exceeds $1,000 should contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission. The deadline for all requests is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Requests will be considered on a rolling basis, therefore, early submissions are strongly encouraged, as our collected donations are limited. The requests will receive a response within a week of submission. To submit a request, please follow the guidelines below and submit through the online form: https://tinyurl.com/ya9but6y.
CAAL Rapid Response in COVID-19 Relief
Request Submission Guidelines
All requests must be submitted online https://tinyurl.com/ya9but6y with the following information:
I. General Information: Organization Name, Homepage URL of the Organization (optional), Contact Name & Position, Email, Physical Address, and Telephone Number.
II. EIN Number (non-profit 501c3 ID number).
III. Organization Description & Mission Statement: The purpose of the organization, major accomplishments, and any other relevant information.
IV. Aid Justification:
What does the organization plan on using the aid for? Please provide a breakdown on how the aid will be used by your organization, such as supplies, events, targeted communities, etc. Be specific.
V. Summary of the Organization’s Financial Performance Metrics (optional but recommended):
Supply percentage (charts and graphs are welcomed) of the organization’s expenses and services. Provide the organization’s real revenue growth, return on assets, expense control, pricing policies, any excess cash, etc.
VI. Additional Information (optional):
Further information (videos, projects, future goals, etc.) that you would like to share with CAAL regarding your current circumstances.
We will get through this together!
Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)
We are the oldest 501 (c)(3) Chinese community organization in town established since 1983.
P.O. Box 453, Lexington, MA 02420