About the LUNAR MARKET
The Lunar Market is a Lunar New Year themed pop-up maker's market with a goal of raising $10,000 for Charles B Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC). The event will feature unique artwork, apparel, jewelry, homewares and body care products made by Asian Americans and/or inspired by Asian culture. Participants that donate $25 or more to the CBWCHC will be invited to the closing reception with refreshments, live music, and raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11 at Artists & Fleas in Soho, located at 568 Broadway New York, NY 10012.
Artists & Fleas is a collective retail experience committed to community, discovery and delight in shopping – featuring art, design, fashion and vintage from 150+ independent merchants. At Artists & Fleas, independent artisan businesses gain access to brick and mortar retail space and shoppers discover emerging talent. Founded in an empty Williamsburg warehouse on N. 6th Street by Ronen Glimer and Amy Abrams, Artists & Fleas has hosted thousands of merchants and buyers since opening its doors in December 2003.
About the Charles B Wang Community Health Center
Charles B Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) is a non-profit federally qualified health center that provides comprehensive and high-quality health care services to everyone regardless of ability to pay in five convenient locations in Manhattan and Queens. The team, which includes physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health specialists, nutritionists, health educators and care coordinators, works closely with patients to help them achieve and maintain good health outcomes. Their staff can speak multiple Chinese dialects, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish.
In 2016, CBWCHC sites in Manhattan and Queens served more than 52,000 patients and provided more than 245,000 visits. About 89% of patients are best served in a language other than English and 74% of patients are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. The Health Center currently has more than 600 full and part-time employees and is an anchor employer, providing entry level, paraprofessional and professional employment opportunities for local residents.
There has been incredible growth in residential and commercial development in Flushing, Queens, and it is projected to continue. The growth has generated great demand for dental and medical services in Flushing and surrounding neighborhoods. Therefore the CBWCHC plans to expand and build Healthview, a state-of-the-art, multi-story facility in the heart of Flushing. It is projected to serve over 25,000 new patients and create create significant long-term employment opportunities. To learn more about Healthview, please visit www.cbwchc.org/ImagineTheFuture.asp.
FUNDRAISING PROGRESS: $462.50 out of $10,000
Now more than ever, non-profit health centers in your community need your help.
For decades, health centers have been providing access to primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to more than 27 million people across the nation. However, many health centers are beginning to face challenges such as site closures, workforce reductions and service eliminations due to the expiration of a major source of federal funding.
Accessible healthcare is extremely important. If a person has good health, they can go to work, contribute to society, provide for their family. If they do not have access to healthcare or do not have money to pay for healthcare, that can affect not just that individual, but also the people that are dependent on them. Ellen Su and her family have been patients of the CBWCHC for over 10 years. Coming from a low-income immigrant household, she recognizes the critical role the health center plays in the New York Asian American community. She intends to use this event as an opportunity to give back to the community so that others like her can receive the support they need to thrive in this country.
If you donate $25 in the tribute name of P I X I U, you will be invited to our closing reception with refreshments, live music, and raffle prizes on February 11, 2018.