2020 Warmth to Homeless Events and Donors
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the success of our mask fundraisers, we have distributed 1,200 sleeping bags and care packages.
Events

In addition to the below locations, individual volunteers have handed out sleeping bags and care packages to the homeless that they have met in the trees.

9/18/2020 Building Futures, San Leandro, CA

10/19/2020 Larkin Youth Center, San Francisco, CA

11/25/2020 Salvation Army Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA

9/9/2020 Neil Day Young Center, San Diego, CA

12/16/2020 Korea Times, Oakland, CA

11/18/2020 Larkin Youth Center, San Francisco, CA

12/9/2020 Salvation Army Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA

1/31/2021 Martial Cottle Park, San Jose, CA

2/6/2021 Loaves & Fishes, Sacramento, CA

2/10/2021 Almaden Plaza, San Jose, CA

Donors

Arthur S Ahn & Soon K Ahn
Berkeley  Zion Presbyterian Church
Bok Jina L Rapport
Chang Soon Sohn & Bora Sohn
Chong Ryol Kim & Chang Ok Kim
Chong Ui Woo
Concord Korean Market, Inc.
David I Yu & Jin S Yu
Dong M Yoo & Myung H Yoo
Edward D. Kang
Emmaus Christian Center
Gospel Hill Evangelical Church
H. Kenneth Ahn
Hee Bong Kimm & Sim Joo Kimm
Jae D Shin & Kyeong Hwa Shin
Jae Heng Minn & Jang Suk Minn
Jae Ho Kang & Ok He Kang, TTEE
Jae Nam Lee
Jae Nam Lee
Jeonghyun Song
Jin H Yi 
John H Park
John's Jewelers
Jonathan Kim DDS
Joy of Eating, Inc.
Korea Times (3 checks)
Korean Central Presbyterian Church
Korean Evangelical Church of Siloam
Koreana Plaza Market Oakland, Inc.
Kun Mar Um Ba Run Church (Aka God's Way Church)
Kyoung Kim
Me Y Kim & Jae Kim
Mo Kyung Kim & Young Sook Kim
Myong Kyun Oh & Hyung Tai Oh
North California Life Line
Oakland Korean United Methodist Church
Peter H Kang & Eunjoo Kim
PSW Acupuncture
Raieil Park
Sacramento Korean Presbyterian Church
Se Gun Lee & Kyung Won Lee
SF True Light Methodist Church
Soon Doh Kim & Hyun Jin Kim
Sung Boo Yoo, Sook J Yoo, & Pod Mary J Seo
Supreme Leather Care
SV World Mission Baptist Church
The Kim Family Revocable Living Trust
The Lee Accountancy Group
Vallejo Sister City Association
Won Kil Kim
Wook Soon Lazo
Yong In Han
Young C Kim & Hae W Kim
Young Ju Jeong & Kum Soon Jeung

2020 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients
Gold:

Abheerava Koka

Aditri Gupta

Aditya Murthy

Ananyashree Seetharaman

Andrew Kuang

Anika Edara

Anirudh Kotamraju

Anthony Li

Arjun Chandra

Arushi Maheshwar

Atharva Gupta

Daksh Kohar

Dharssheni Senthil Kumar

Gabreilla Lui

Grace Guo

Hasitha Nimmagadda

Helen Li

Ishan Kar

Jiya Patil

Joshua Xu

Kathy Li

Mahek Patel

Melissa Lee

Mihir Kelkar

Mihir Takalkar

Natha Fanous

Neha Naveen

Nikhil Kichili

Priyanka Ganguly

Priyanka Patel

Radhika Goyal

Rakesh Mehta

Saket Kelkar

Sanjana Ryali

Santosh Areti

Semira Arora

Sia Desale

Sivani Ryali

Smita Ektare

Snikitha Banda

Srjana Srivatsa

Suhna Shrivastava

Silver:
Arjun Kashyap
Aanya Desai
Ashwin Chandra
Emma Li
Jay Gupta
Rishub Shah
Bronze:

Aarsh Shroff
Aarya Sai Kalisetti
Aditya Shrinivasan
Akilan Dorairaj
Eshaan Shanbhag
Larry Li
Manav Thakkar
Prarthan Ghosh
Sharada Mahesh
Steffi Mathew

2019 President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients
Gold:

Aditya Behal

Amit Reddy

Andrew Doan

Anisha Reddy

Arnav Singhvi

Daksh Kohar

 

Hasitha Nimmagadda

Ishan Goyal

Kyle Koh

Mihir Kelkar

Pranav Vadali

Priya Hariharan

 

Priyanka Anand

Sanjay Rajasekharan

Shruti Sridhar

Siddharth Ganesan

Smita Ektare

Snikitha Banda

Silver:
Atharva Gupta   
Bronze:

Aaryan Prakash    

Akhil Vemuri

Hiya Ghosh

2019 Warmth to Homeless Events and Donors

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have distributed 1,000 sleeping bags and care packages to those in need.

Events

10/26/2019    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA        
11/02/2019    Neil Day Center, San Diego, CA  
11/23/2019    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA 

01/25/2020    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA  

Donors

Arthur S. Ahn & Soon Kyung Ahn
Asiana Airlines
Berkeley Zion Presbyterian Church
Bob's Hoagy Steaks (Young-Ju Jeung)
Changsoon Sohn & Bora Sohn
Chin P. Chong
Chong Kwang Chung & Angela Soon Chung
Daol Tofu
Dong H. Lee & Kyung J. Lee
Dong Kuk Chun
Dong M Yoo & Myung Yoo
EB Korean Christian Reformed Church
Gospel Hill Evangelical Church
Hee Bong Kimm & Sim Joo Kimm
In Sop Kim
Ivy Review, Inc.
Jae Ho Kang & Ok H. Kang
Jae Nam Lee
Jesus Love Korean Church
John's Jewelers
Jonathan Kim DDS
CBMC of San Francisco (KCBMC, Inc.)
Korean Evangelical Church of Siloam
Koreana Plaza Market Oakland, Inc.
MDI Engineering, Inc. 
Myong Kyun Oh & Hyung Tai Oh
Murrieta Korean Presbyterian Church
Nam Hong
Nam Kyu Lee
Paul K. Sung & Teresa H. Sung
Peter H. Kang & Eunjoo Kim
PSW Acupuncture Inc. 
Regus San Ramon 
San Francisco True Light Korean Methodist Church
San Jose Korean Christian Church
Se Gun Lee & Kyung Won Lee
Shin Ja Chae Kim
Soon Doh Kim & Hyun Jin Kim
Sun Lok Pak & Byong Pak
The Korea Times San Francisco
The Korean Good Samaritan Methodist Church
The Lee Accountancy Group, Inc.
The Rt. Rev. Andrew Shin, DD  &  Anne A. Shin
Thompson Cleaners
Lincoln Ridge Cleaners (Yong Sook Kim & Jin Bae Kim)
Yoon Hui An & Hyun Suk An
Young C. Han
Hyung Shik Yoon & Moon Sook Yoo
 

2018 Warmth to Homeless Donors
In its annual Warmth to Homeless drive, IAY donated 600 sleeping bags, beanies, gloves, nail clippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other vital essentials to homeless people. Especially in the winter, homeless people suffer from cold and are often unable to find adequate shelter during the frigid winter nights. Through this drive, IAY aims to bring comfort to the homeless in the Christmas and New Year's season. This year's incredible success was in part due to the hard work of the IAY members. We would like to express our sincere thanks to our generous donors:

Berkeley Zion Presbyterian Church          
Costco 
Hanil Kim DDS.  
Jae Ho & Ok H. Kang      
John’s Jewelers 
Jonathan H. Kim DDS, Inc.           
Koreana Plaza Market Oakland, Inc.        
Kyung Soon & Sung B. Kim          
MDI Engineering, Inc.    
PSW Acupuncture Inc    
San Francisco True Light Korean Methodist Church          
Silicon Valley Senior Citizen’s Christian Missions 
Turbo Tires, Inc
Verint Americas Inc.       
Won K. Kim   

2018 Warmth to Homeless

10/27/2018    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA        
11/03/2018    Columbus Park & St. James Park, San Jose, CA  
11/10/2018    Father Joe's, San Diego, CA

11/13/2018    Murrieta, CA

11/20/2018    Urban Muslim Minority Alliance (UMMA), Long Grove, IL

11/24/2018    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA        
11/24/2018    St. James Park, San Jose, CA

12/18/2018    Castro Valley, CA

01/12/2019    Downtown, San Diego, CA

01/21/2019    St. James Park, San Jose, CA

Check the Gallery for current photos.

 

In the Media:

Korea Times 02/02/2019

Sister, Brother Leading Event to Help the Homeless

Trisha Patel, founder and president of International Association of Youth's Illinois Chapter

2018 Donation to Ravenswood Education Foundation

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The International Association of Youth donated school supplies to the Ravenswood Education Foundation today. Coordinated by Co-President, Laurena Huh, IAY purchased approximately $2,000 of school supplies for the schools in the Ravenswood District.

2017 Warmth to Homeless

Monday, January 2018

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsorships from Korea Times, Costco, and Verint, Inc., we have donated 600 sleeping bags and care packages to our homeless brothers and sisters.

10/28/2017    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA        
11/4/2017    Salvation Army, San Diego, CA        
11/18/2017    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA        
11/24/2017    Urban Muslim Minority Alliance (UMMA), Long Grove, IL        
11/27/2017    Providing Advocacy, Decency and Shelter (PADS), Long Grove, IL        
12/6/2017    Larkin House, San Francisco, CA        
12/21/2017    Volunteers of America, Crosswalk Shelter, Spokane, WA        
12/24/2017    Larkin House, San Francisco, CA        
1/13/2018    Loaves & Fishes, Sacramento, CA        
1/27/2018    Salvation Army, Emmanuel House, San Jose, CA

 

In the Media:

At Crosswalk Christmas, the gift of warmth for homeless youth

Long Grove teen teams with homeless-advocacy groups to distribute winter clothing

Summary article in Korea Times

 

 

2016 Warmth to Homeless

Sunday, October 23, 2016

In its annual Warmth to Homeless drive, IAY donated beanies, sleeping bags, nail clippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other vital essentials to homeless people. Especially in the winter, homeless people suffer from cold and are often unable to find adequate shelter during the night. Through this drive, IAY aims to bring more comfort to the homeless in the Christmas and New Year's season. This year's incredible success was covered in an article by the San Jose Mercury News. This is the link to the article: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/23/cupertino-nonprofit-helps-the-homeless/ 

 

2016 North Korean Human Rights Symposium

Saturday, June 04, 2016 

In 1989, the prospect of freedom propelled protests and the eventual destruction of the Berlin Wall. The watershed event freed East Berliners from the oppressive rule of the USSR’s communist regime and began their future as part of a powerful democratic nation. 
In 2016, history seems to be repeating itself. Similar to Germany in 1989, Korea is divided into two nations: the North and the South. The South is free and flourishing under democracy while the totalitarian North is home to famine, oppression and human rights violations. To make matters worse, North Koreans are unable find hope amidst oppression, because there is nothing pushing them to fight for their liberties. However, we can learn from history to change their outlook. 
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is collecting USB drives for its “Flash Drives for Freedom” initiative. Its goal is to disseminate USB drives with Western movies and information into North Korea to allow its people to see what freedom looks like, motivating them to fight for it at home. There will also be presentations on North Korean human rights by Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of HRF, and Jieun Baek, a Harvard graduate and expert on using information to change North Korea. To sponsor HRF’s event, the International Association of Youth (IAY) will be holding a movie screening on North Korea. 
Admission is free. All you have to do is bring empty USB flash drives and your willingness to learn about and act upon an issue that could end up changing history. Just as in East Berlin, a vision of liberty can help the North Koreans escape tyranny. Please support our event, donate a USB drive and help write North Korea’s future. 

Agenda: 
Presentations by: 
- Alex Gladstein, HRF Chief Strategy Officer 
- Jieun Baek, North Korea Specialist 
North Korea Documentary 
Flash Drives for Freedom 

WHEN 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar 

WHERE 
Quinlan Community Center - 10185 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 

 

2015 Warmth to Homeless

Thursday, December 31, 2015

IAY continues its efforts to provide slepping bags and care packages to the homeless during the freezing winter season. This year, we distributed sleeping bags and care packages at St. James Park, San Jose; Revolving Shelter, Sacramento, and Salvation Army, San Diego.  We are happy to have been able to expand our efforts to Sacramento this year. Our members have also given out the items when they meet homeless brothers and sisters in need on the street.

 
2014 Warmth to Homeless

Saturday, December 20, 2014

With the sponsorship of Korea Times, we have once again been able to hold our Warmth to Homeless to distribute sleeping bags and care packages to the homeless people in San Diego and San Jose. In San Diego, we donated the sleeping bags to Father Joe's Village. In Sa Jose, we distributed themat St. James Park and The Jungle.

 
2013 Warmth to Homeless

Sunday, December 22, 2013 

We are happy to be able to continue our Warmth to Homeless in 2013. 

With the weather reaching the low 30's, many of the homeless people are suffering in the cold. There is insufficient shelters for them at night. We endeavor to provide help by distributing sleeping bags each winter. Please join us by donating sleeping bags or money! 

Thank you!

2013 Donation to the Ravenswood School Foundation

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 

On September 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm, the International Association of Youth (IAY) made a $2,000 donation to the Ravenswood School Foundation in East Palo Alto. The $2,000 donation will buy two sets of the electronic equipment for Los Robles School, in the Ravenswood School District.  According to Renu Nanda, the Ravenswood School Foundation Executive Director, the schools are in greater need of electronics to modernize the classrooms.

 

2013 Benefit Concert for Ravenswood School

Friday, February 01, 2013 

The IAY holds a benefit concert to provide school supplies to Ravenswood School in East Palo Alto. Please come and support us! 

 

2012 Warmth to Homeless at St. James Park

Monday, December 24, 2012 . posted by IAY

The tentative date for distributing the sleeping bags is January 6, 2013 at 12:30pm. IAY members will donate the sleeping bags to the homeless people gathered at St. James Park. Depending on the weather, this date may change. We are also donating toothpaste/toothbrush packets to homeless shelters or soup kitchens.

 

2012 Warmth to Homeless Fund-Raising

Friday, December 21, 2012 . posted by IAY

The International Association of Youth, IAY is proud to announce that with the help of Korea Times and Big 5 Sports Good that we have exceeded our expectations in raising funds for the 2012 Warmth to Homeless. We would especially like to extend our appreciation to the individual donors for their generosity. 

Warmth to Homeless 
Date: Sunday, December 23, 2012 
Time: 11am 
Location: Big 5 Sports Good 
Address: 3132 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, CA

 

2011 Warmth to Homeless Drive

Sunday, December 18, 2011 . posted by IAY

Date: December 2011 
Location: San Jose, CA

 

2011 Leadership Conference

Monday, August 29, 2011 . posted by IAY

Date: August 2011 
Location: Cupertino, CA

 

2011 Philadelphia Homeless Shelter

Friday, April 22, 2011 . posted by IAY

IAY members visit Philadelphia Homeless Shelter to donate $1,000 and help serve dinner.

 

2010 Warmth to Homeless Drive

Thursday, December 30, 2010 . posted by IAY

Date: December 2010 
Location: San Jose, CA

 

2010 Leadership Conference

Thursday, September 30, 2010 . posted by IAY

Date: September 2010 
Location: Cupertino, CA

 

2010 Education Expo

Monday, August 30, 2010 . posted by IAY

Date: August 2010 
Location: San Diego, CA

 

2009 Warmth to Homeless Drive

Sunday, December 20, 2009 . posted by IAY

Date: December 2009 
Location: San Diego, CA and San Jose, CA

 

2006 IAY Picnic

Friday, June 30, 2006 . posted by IAY

Date: June 2006 
Location: Cupertino, CA

 

2005 Education Expo

Sunday, June 26, 2005 . posted by IAY

Date: June 2005 
Location: Santa Clara, CA

 

2004 Leadership Conference

Saturday, July 31, 2004 . posted by IAY

Date: July 2004 
Location: Santa Clara, CA

 

2003 Education Expo

Monday, June 30, 2003 . posted by IAY

Date: June 2003 
Location: Santa Clara, CA

 
 

Events