Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) members talk about their reasons for participating in the 2015 signature fundraiser for the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS), the Walk for Rice. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Walk for Rice, a benefit for the ACRS food bank. The ACRS food bank is just one of ACRS's many programs and is of the most-visited food banks in King County. Located in Seattle's International District, the food bank provides nutritious and culturally-appropriate food to over 5,500 people each year. 75% of food bank clients are children under 18 years or seniors over 55 years old. The 25th Anniversary Walk for Rice will take place Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard South, in Seattle. For more information or to register please visit walkforrice.kintera.org.
ACRS was founded in 1973 and offers a multitude of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County. The agency's staff of 250 collectively speaks more than 40 languages and dialects. ACRS serves more than 27,000 members of the community each year.
The Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) is the professional association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students that strives to be a network for its members in Washington State. Created in 1987, ABAW advocates for the legal needs and interests for the APA community, and represents over 200 APA attorneys in a wide-range of practice areas. It is a local affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).