ACDC – Asian Community Development Council



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Patranya Bhoolsuwan


(Las Vegas) May 16, 2022: Throughout the month of May, the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is joining forces with other API groups across the country to celebrate the Give in May campaign to raise funds for Asian and Pacific Islander nonprofits nationwide, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

This national online campaign brings attention not only to the amazing work these nonprofits are doing in the community, but also the challenges they faced to stay afloat during the last few years.

“The pandemic has made it extremely difficult for so many nonprofits to do the work they need to do for the community,” said Vida Lin, Founder and President of ACDC. “Give in May is an easy way for people to give back to these wonderful organizations and raise awareness about not just their needs, but also to celebrate their achievements and milestones.”

This year, ACDC is highlighting a number API nonprofits based in Southern Nevada:

The Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada (PNANV)

The Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada (PNANV) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to upholding the image, fostering the welfare, and unifying Filipino nurses in Nevada. Our nonprofit is committed to addressing nursing and healthcare issues through advocacy with other organizations throughout the state. Our members also participate in volunteer and community service that address the health of the Filipino-American nurses in Nevada.  

(Click Here to give to PNANV)

Sri Lanka Association of Las Vegas

The Sri Lanka Association of Las Vegas launched in 2017 to foster solidarity and fraternity among the Sri Lankan community in the state of Nevada, in particular Las Vegas and Henderson.  Our mission is to energize and motivate the Sri Lankan community with the cooperation of the rest of the communities to build an atmosphere of supreme service to the community to help make a difference in their lives.

(Click Here to give to Sri Lanka Association of Las Vegas)

The Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas

The Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas, Young Professionals is a local chapter of Kiwanis International, a nonprofit organization whose members are dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Through Service Leadership Programs, LVYP Kiwanis uses community service as the main tool in teaching the value of service leadership to local middle, high school and college students via Builder’s Club, Key Club and Circle K, respectively.

(Click Here to give to Sri Lanka Association of Las Vegas)

Ninth Island Aunties

Ninth Island Aunties is a dedicated program within the Knits and Kits organization. We support those with food insecurity, lack of resources, and at risk youth/elderly families.

(Click Here to give to Ninth Island Aunties)

Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA)

Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) supports AAPI nurses and nursing students around the world through research, practice and education. Our members influence health policy through individual and community actions, as we network and collaborate with other health and professional organizations that support the mission of AAPINA

(Click Here to give to AAPINA)


The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian. Our new “HAPI” Medical Center is set to open Las Vegas in Summer of 2022.