Headquartered in one of the most diverse cities in the world in NYC, The Qi is founded based on one of the core values of COMMUNITY. Building real and authentic friendships and expressing love, support and appreciation to everyone that we come in contact with is a part of our DNA. We give love and support back to the people who need it most both locally and globally.
We are honored and proud to have contributed both in-kind and monetary donations to these below non-profit organizations and more. We are excited and looking forward to keep up lifting our community.
Thank YOU for stopping by and being a part of it.
In August 2022, we were proud to donate to support Angry Asian Womxn. Angry Asian Womxn is a group that sends free self defense kits and provides resources for NYC Asian and Pacific Islander women and femme identifying folks as a response to the rise in anti-Asian and misogynistic violence towards the community.
In May 2022, we were happy to support the amazing organization Apex for youth. Apex for Youth recruits young adults and working professionals to volunteer as mentors for underserved Asian and immigrant families in NYC. They provide mentoring and educational programs to help young people expand their possibilities and become prepared for the world.
To return the favor to the community that allows us to express ourselves creatively, we were thrilled to support Asian CineVision. Asian CineVision provides a platform and creates an encouraging community of AAPI artists and storytellers in the media arts.
In support of the Chinese Students attending Boston University, we were lucky enough to donate to their Dumpling Night in November of 2022, which included a unique blend of culture and craft, to foster Chinese culture through learning and doing. Boston University’s Chinese Students Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance Chinese culture within Boston University and offer a home away from home for those in the greater Chinese community.
With The Qi being founded by a Chinese immigrant, we understand the plight of immigrants in this country and the importance of supporting them. Therefore, we were lucky to help support CAAAV. CAAAV works to develop the leadership of working class Asian immigrants to make a significant intervention in the gentrification of NYC by building neighborhood power in Chinatown and Astoria.
Being so grateful for the people and places that gave us a platform to tell our stories, we were thrilled to be able to donate to East Side Stories in April of 2022. East Side Store is a film non-profit, sharing authentic expressions of the Asian American & Pacific Islander experience through film, media, and education. They provide support and resources for AAPI creatives to thrive.
For Mother’s Day 2021, we are humbled to be able to donate hundreds of boxes of our Shangri-La Rose flower tea to Heart of Dinner. Heart of Dinner is a nonprofit organization that sends free meals to elderly Asian people in need. Their mission is to combat food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community.
With the release of our Trio Petite Flower Tea Set in April 2022 and the help of our amazing customers, we donated 10% of every purchase to Her Justice. Her Justice is a local NYC nonprofit organization that helps address individual and systemic legal barriers to NYC women and children living in poverty by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help.
In December of 2022, we were proud to support Mirror Memoirs. Mirror Memoirs is a national storytelling and organizing non-profit project intervening in rape culture by uplifting the narratives, healing and leadership of Black, Indigenous and of color LGBTQI+ survivors of child sexual abuse.
In April 2022, we partnered with Prism Boutique to donate the proceeds of a Mother’s Day giveaway to New Life Beginnings. New Life Beginnings serves to help pregnant women of all backgrounds by providing caring and loving shelter to mothers to be and current mothers in need.
In February of 2023, we were lucky enough to support Planned Parenthood North Central States with their annual event to raise funds for health care services and education across their five-state affiliate – Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Planned Parenthood is fiercely committed to standing up for reproductive rights and health equity and providing safe and reliable health care options to people of all backgrounds.
In October of 2021, we were lucky to support Project by Project for their Plate by Plate Event. Project by Project is a nonprofit organization that aims to develop a pipeline for the next generation of Asian Americans in philanthropy.
The impact of COVID-19 on small businesses was incredibly difficult and still proves to be something people are fighting to come back from. Knowing this first hand, we were so happy to be able to support Send Chinatown Love in January of 2021. Send Chinatown Love is an entirely volunteer run organization whose goal is to provide relief to small, immigrant owned Chinatown businesses impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
With education being a privilege for many, we are so grateful to have been able to help Suit Up reach their goal of serving 5,000 students in June of 2021. Suit Up is a non-profit that increases career awareness for students in underserved communities by partnering with schools, youth organizations, and businesses to develop and implement educational competitions in communities across the US, Canada, and the UK.
We are strong believers that our future is in the youth, making it more important than ever to support our young people. In March of 2022, we were so happy that we could help empower the AAPI students of the Asian American Student Association of the University of Massachusetts.
In March 2023, we were happy to be able to sponsor the Vietnamese Students Association of University of Massachusetts Amherst for their Spring Show, a gathering with student performances, cultural cuisine, and a guest artist. We feel so lucky to be able to support these Vietnamese-American students and their families through this fun community event.
As animal lovers, we try to share as much love as possible with all beings of the earth! That’s why we were thrilled to help support Wags & Walks. Wags & Walks is a Los Angeles and Nashville based dog rescue whose main goal is to break the stigma around rescue dogs and decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters.