Join us on October 22, 2020 to celebrate our community’s resilience and 20 years of working together.

Our vibrant borough Queens, has been dealt a significant blow this year by the devastating COVID-19 crisis. Thousands of community members have lost loved ones, jobs, and their way of life.

But, our primarily immigrant community of never quitters shows their resilience and determination on our collective road to recovery. We at South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) have had the distinct pleasure of serving this community for 20 years. We and our community are #QueensStrong!

Though the effects of Covid continue, we know that there is much to celebrate and applaud: our community members' resilience, their faith in our commitment to them, and the weekly joys of being able to make a difference. This is how and why we are #QueensStrong!

Please join us on Thursday, October 22nd, 8 pm EST, for our virtual fundraiser, #QueensStrong, to recognize our roots, the journey we and our community are on, and our plans for the future. Our virtual event will showcase stories and a range of people who hail from Queens, as well as those who have made Queens their home.

Bookmark this page to stay tuned for the latest on #QueensStrong! Please email with any questions. If you would like to support this celebration of Queens, please click here for our sponsorship opportunities.



South Asian Council for Social Services

143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355

(718) 321-7929   |


SACSS was created in 2000 with a mission to empower  and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, other benefits and civic engagement. We provide basic and advanced English and computer classes. SACSS runs the only South Asian food pantry in New York.  All of our programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.


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