The Jessie Cheng Charitable Foundation has generously agreed to match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. Our goal is to raise $30,000 — to upgrade Single Room Occupancy Hotels' (SROs) air ventilation systems.

Unprecedented challenges:

SRO buildings are not designed with the type of layouts that allow for proper social distancing. Residents live in close proximity to each other and share common spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens on each floor. Furthermore, existing windows are not designed to allow for adequate air flow. Improved ventilation is urgently needed to minimize the accumulation of COVID-19 aerosols in enclosed areas and to improve the air quality for the entire building.

Proposed upgrades:

- Update ventilation systems in ~ 60 SRO kitchens/baths 

Intake and output fans will added where none exist

- Existing systems will be fixed/cleaned to work better


Since 1977, Chinatown CDC has improved the lives of countless individuals in and beyond chinatown. With your help, we can provide a hand, a home, and a voice to many others. 


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