CHICAGO – June 1, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Illinois (“Molina”), donated $20,000 to Pui Tak Center to continue its COVID-19 vaccination outreach to the vulnerable populations in Chinatown.
“Pui Tak Center appreciates the MolinaCares Accord’s generous donation,” said David Wu, executive director of Pui Tak Center. “With this grant, we will be able to continue our pandemic response here in Chinatown which has already vaccinated over 3,300 people in our community.”
The donation provides support for bilingual staff and volunteers who provide language assistance during vaccination events, marketing campaigns using Facebook and WeChat, and coordination with other community organizations. The donation also supports Pui Tak Center’s services to Chinatown residents including unemployment claim assistance, after-school programs and ESL classes.
About Pui Tak Center
Pui Tak Center is a church-based community center, serving 30,000 members of the Chinese community living in the Greater Chinatown area. Pui Tak Center has three program departments: Adult Education and Training, Children and Youth, and Community. Through these programs, the center impacts the lives of over 2,500 people each year, helping them to improve their English, find employment, become citizens, excel in school, prepare for college, resolve immigration issues, and more.
About The MolinaCares Accord
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.