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Dear Friend of Asian Business Collaborative, 

As this year comes to a close, I am asking for your support to help Asian and Pacific Islander-owned businesses keep their doors open. With the holidays just around the corner, many small businesses will continue to face unprecedented challenges in the face of COVID. Your gift will ensure that ABC is here for these businesses to support, empower, and build up our beloved API-community. 

Our API-owned small businesses need your help now more than ever. 

Our API-owned small businesses have had a tough year. With staffing shortages, the rising cost of supplies, and severe loss of commerce, our API-business owners have shown resilience in the face of uncertainty and hardship. Countless businesses we serve have had to rely on family and friends to make it by. ABC helps these businesses by providing culturally relevant solutions to their unique challenges, equipping them with resources, and making funding accessible to them.

Our Impact:

To keep his business going, the owner of Lulu Kitchen, Xin, needed assistance applying for two grant funding opportunities, the NMFA Business Recovery Grant and the City of Albuquerque’s Small Business Grant. We provided him with language support and in-person assistance with filling out the applications. With our help, Xin was awarded grant funding that helped keep his business afloat.

“I am grateful for ABC because through them I found out about the grants and ABC helped me complete them. During COVID, it’s really hard for small businesses to thrive, especially with the very high cost of food and operations. We’re all suffering from a shortage of staff, so our family members are helping out. These grants are very helpful. It’s really hard to find this help, so I’m thankful to have ABC.” -Xin, owner of Lulu Kitchen



Your gift helps small businesses tackle today’s challenges for a stronger tomorrow
 
Your donation will go toward providing direct services to API-business owners and will fund community projects in which we advocate for the needs of API business owners and drive resources and funding into our API business community.
 
In this past year, ABC has grown tremendously. We’ve served 20 clients with our direct business support, providing financial consulting, grant application support, language support, legal and permitting assistance and more. We’ve outreached to over 200 API-owned and operated businesses in town, hosted 4 workshops/trainings, and have passed out over 560 boxes of personal protective equipment to keep employees safe as the pandemic carries on. We are committed to sustaining this growth and invite you to join us in this work.

Thank you for your support of our mission. On behalf of everyone here at the Asian Business Collaborative, we wish you a happy holiday season and happy new year!
 
With gratitude,
 
Kristelle Siarza, Volunteer Executive Director of ABC