The W.O.W. Project is a femme, queer, and trans led community initiative that uses art and activism to grow and protect NYC Chinatown’s creative culture in a time of rapid change. Join us in supporting WOW THE CROWD: Lunar New Year Fundraiser as we usher in the year of the 🌊🐇water rabbit 🐇🌊 which symbolizes curiosity, intentionality, and connection—values that drive our work forward into the new year as we center healing and community care. To match the speed and boldness of the water rabbit, W.O.W. is harnessing our collective power to raise ✨✨$18,888! ✨✨ Your contribution will help fund our 7th year of cultural organizing work, which includes 5 new programs, building renovations, and community building.
WOW the CROWD RAFFLE
You can also support by entering a raffle to win one of ten special edition charms made by teaching artists Juliet Phillips, Joy Mao, and Lorraine Lum. The raffle includes 10 household objects inspired by the 5 businesses participating in this year’s From Chinatown, With Love project:
A1. Wen Wah Corp - blue purse | A2. Wen Wah Corp - green purse
B1. TLB Trading Co Ltd - vase | B2. TLB Trading Co Ltd - reversible apron
C1. Kopitiam - green mug with diamond coaster | C2. Kopitiam - green mug with diamond coaster
D1. EWA Trading Co Inc. - 2 footed ginseng | D2. EWA Trading Co Inc. - 3 footed ginseng
E1. Spongies Cafe - bunny ears dish + 2 linen napkins | E2. Spongies Cafe - bunny heads + 2 linen napkins
The objects are currently on display in the window of Wing On Wo at 26 Mott Street, in a beautiful window installation by artist Echo Yun Chen. Imbued with love and the spirit of each business, the charms invite a little bit of lunar new year magic into the everyday. Raffle winners will be contacted Feb 6, 2023.
All donations made to the W.O.W. Project are tax-deductible. W.O.W. is a registered 501c3. You can donate by clicking below. If you would like to mail or drop off a check at the shop on 26 Mott St, please write your check out to:
The W.O.W. Project Inc
26 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013