Quincy Asian Resources and six other Quincy-area social service agencies have received $1.6 million in donor-restricted funds from the Quincy Medical Center, Inc. (QMC) Estate and Foundation to continue the mission of that organization. QARI received $31,163.99 to support translation, interpretation and community health programs and services benefiting the Asian community in Quincy.
Following the sale of QMC, Inc. to for-profit Steward Health Care System in 2011, the charitable funds were held in trust until a special committee could determine the distribution. The transfer of funds was overseen by the state Attorney General’s Office. The contributions came from various fundraisers over the years, including the annual Quincy Medical Center Cancer Walk (formerly the Marie Curry Cancer Walk) and the Greenbrush Art Reception.
Last year, QARI served: 1,774 new immigrants with multilingual interpretation and social services, more than 120 adult recent immigrants in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and more than 250 youth in mentoring, leadership, and community service programs.
Other recipients of the former Quincy Medical Center funds are Manet Community Health Center, $996,803; the Rotary Club Quincy (Scholarship Program), $192,389; South Shore YMCA, $128,585; Friends of the Kennedy Center, $106,566; Quincy Community Action Programs, $100,517; and DOVE, Inc., $48,552.
About Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.
Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.’s (QARI) mission is to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities. Through collaborations and partnerships, we provide culturally competent services including adult education programs, youth development, and cultural events as well as information and referrals to public and other community organizations.