SACSS is heading into its biggest year ever, and we need your help!

2022 marked 22 wonderful years of South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) working with our ever-expanding multilingual, multicultural community!

Thank you. Everything we have done and continue to do is because of your support. 

Since SACSS opened in 2000, we have become a trusted, stalwart source for South Asian and other immigrant communities in Queens and New York City. In 2022, we have already served more than 160,000 people – our highest number to date. The pandemic hit our community particularly hard, and the aftermath is not over.

Everyday, we meet community members striving to feed their families, pay their bills, stay healthy, and prosper in a daunting economic climate with severe and ongoing job losses.

The need is high. And we need you.

In 2023, with your help, we are seeking to expand our services to meet the growing and changing needs of our community. We hope you will donate today to help us meet our ambitious programming plans for 2023, including:

Women’s Economic Independence Program

Expanding SACSS Mental Health Counseling Program

Expanding Senior Center Programs

Continuing to expand our culturally palatable Food Pantry

Women’s Economic Independence Program

Launching a new Women’s Economic Independence Program that will help at least 60 women gain independence while working from home, each year.

The projected cost for this program is 
$250,000/year.

Mental Health Counseling
Program

Expanding SACSS Mental Health Counseling Program to include counseling with mental health professionals in three languages, to offer three times as many clients the compassionate support they need.

SACSS is aiming to invest 
$300,000/year 
in its mental health program, and we need your help!

Senior
Center
Programs

Expanding Senior Center Programs to offer a greater number of stimulating and enjoyable programs like physical and mental health counseling, Antakshari, yoga, outing, and more.

SACSS’ is expanding programs for the Senior Center at a cost of 
$100,000/year 
in 2023.

Food
Pantry
Program

Continuing to expand our culturally palatable food pantry and grocery delivery services

Every year, SACSS’ food pantry costs close to 
$1 Million/year.

Here’s the math that keeps our pantry going:

  • It costs SACSS about $10/bag – just for culturally appropriate food items (dal, spices, etc.)
  • SACSS distributes about 1,700 bags/week.
  • Thus, SACSS spends about $17,000/week just on food and groceries. = close to $1 Million/year.

Will you help us raise the funds to ensure we can meet the needs of our community in 2023?

Help us make 2023 the biggest year ever for SACSS and its community! Thank you for your generous support of SACSS.

No amount is too large or small!