Celebrating the Holidays with Love

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our AMPHS Holiday Party & Toy/Clothing Drive on December 12th! We had a blast amid drinks, food, games and live jazz. With everyone’s contributions, AMPHS collected over 250 toys and clothing donations! We appreciate everyone who came out to support us, including Team Carlos Menchaca, Zellnor Myrie, and Mark Treyger. Plus, a huge thank you to Empowerment of Asian Americans and MetroPlus Health Plan for the 175+ toys they contributed!

The toys were distributed during AMPHS Annual Holiday Health Extravaganza on December 14th, where 200 children from the families we serve brought home a toy to celebrate the holiday spirit and a bundle of joy that they deserve.

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Every year at our AMPHS Holiday Party & Toy/Clothing Drive, we also honor a partner organization and rockstar volunteer and team member for their exemplary service. This year we are honored to recognize the recipients of our Volunteer of the Year Award, Dr. Htun Min Aung; Advocate of the Year Award, Kathleen Iverson, LCSW; and Building Healthy Communities Award, Chinese-American Planning Council.


The Volunteer of the Year Award goes to a volunteer who has displayed strong dedication to community service. Dr. Aung volunteers at AMPHS’ clinic twice a month to help provide health screenings for the immigrants in Sunset Park. Many of our community members has not seen a doctor in as many as 40 years. Htun will take his time to work with each community member and make sure they are equipped with the healthcare information they need, sometimes spending 45 minutes to 1 hour with each community member. And he makes sure to never miss a screening day — even if it means coming straight from the airport!


The Advocate of the Year Award goes to a trailblazing staff member who fights endlessly for our community members, advocating for their rights and expressing the true spirit of the AMPHS mission. Our Social Worker, Kathleen tirelessly fights for the needs and rights of AMPHS’ community members, on both a systemic and individual level. She is always there to provide our communities with services they need — to let them know which direction to turn, to follow up with them; she is a mentor for our teams and will always be able to make a sound judgment about the right course of action.


Finally, the Building Healthy Communities Award goes to a partner organization that has been truly dedicated to working together to advance the health and wellness of the our communities. The Chinese-American Planning Council has always been there to support our community work, from participating in our annual Health Empowerment Celebration to partnering on outreaching to the community for events and providing space for our evening ESOL classes.

We are so lucky to work with each and every one of you to service our community! Congratulations to all of our honorees!

‘Tis the season to be a ‘good shopper’ while supporting the AMPHS mission

November 28, 2012


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By Adriana Cardenas

Looking for great holiday shopping deals online post-Cyber Monday? Then look no further. Goodshop offers fabulous discounts and coupons at your favorite national retailers, ranging from clothing, electronics, houseware, and any other store you can possibly think of. There are so many participating stores to choose from, and all offer wonderful bargains. You can shop and save money, all while donating to your favorite charity with no extra cost added to your purchases!

This holiday season, we are asking all of our supporters to help AMPHS in its fundraising efforts through GoodShop online ( Our supporters can also donate to us through GoodSearch and GoodDine. GoodSearch (, is a search engine tool, like Google and Yahoo, and every time you do a search, a small donation will be given to AMPHS. GoodDine ( offers discounts and coupons at your favorite participating restaurants! Search the list of participating restaurants on Anyone can support AMPHS’ mission through GoodShop and GoodDine!  With each purchase made, a percentage of that purchase will be donated to AMPHS without any added costs

Shop on Goodshop and save at stores such as Walgreens, North Face, Dell, Columbia Sport Wear, Macy’s, and countless others!

AMPHS is an incredible charity to support. We make every effort to support the local communities in Brooklyn and New York City with providing free or low cost preventative healthcare services and resources to people without healthcare insurance.  100 percent of all of our donations directly support our programs and services.  We want to continue to grow our mission and broaden the scope of our programs in other areas around New York City.

GoodShop, GoodDine, and GoodSearch give anyone an easy and simple way to be charitable without spending extra money. Everyone who makes purchases on GoodShop or GoodDine is making a big difference. You can also track how much you have donated AMPHS by registering for an account on the GoodSearch site. AMPHS has raised $200 in the past year with Goodshop and Goodsearch.

Check out and designate AMPHS as your charity.  Also, check out for amazing deals, savings and coupons!  Remember, it doesn’t cost a penny to donate, and anyone can sign up!  Coupons and savings can only be applied to online purchases.

Happy holiday shopping!