This month, Dyarne ward is investing in the West Michigan Asian American Association. We will be donating 2% of May sales to support WM-AAA's mission of building a collaborative, active, and committed Asian American community in West Michigan with a focus on healthcare, education, and empowerment.
Some History of WM-AAA
In May of 2011, the West Michigan Asian American Association was formed by the merger of two existing groups: the Asian Health Outreach Foundation (AHOF) and the Asian Professionals Organization (APO). The two groups had a common goal: promoting preventive health care consciousness and the general health and well being in medically underserved communities.
Previously, both AHOF and APO had been operating within the West Michigan community for close to a decade. By 2009, AHOF and APO had interlocking directors and had several opportunities to mutually support each other’s causes and initiatives. In their close interaction and cooperation, the leaders of the two organizations started discussing the possibility of merging the two organizations to avoid duplication of efforts and initiatives in the community, pool resources, and take advantage of the synergies between the two organizations – in order to pursue mutual objectives. Thus, the West Michigan Asian American Association was born.
The WM-AAA hosts an annual Asian Gala. All donations and funds raised help to support the various programs and fund the annual scholarship awarded to a local student each year.
To learn more about WM-AAA, visit their website at www.wm-aaa.org.