AAPI Heritage Month

Celebrate. Support Local. #ShopAAPI

AAPI Heritage Month is about recognizing the influence and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For us, it is about amplifying and empowering AAPIs that are helping to shape our region — the people, businesses, and neighborhoods that make us a vibrant and thriving community.

Sacramento’s AAPI community is a diverse group with a broad spectrum of cultures and voices. Together, we make up nearly 15% of region’s population. This past year has presented us with the growing challenges of increased AAPI discrimination and a global pandemic. But we are a resilient and proud community.

We ask you to join us this month in celebrating our AAPI community. Support local businesses. And #ShopAAPI.

#ShopAAPI         AAPI Leader Spotlights


The Sacramento region is rich with AAPI businesses, creators, artists. Show your support and #ShopAAPI below.

Exclusive AAPI Heritage Month Products

We’ve partnered with local businesses Magpie Alchemy and Midtown Clothing to create exclusive AAPI Heritage Month inspired products. All proceeds will go to directly to our small business partners.


Celebrate AAPI Shower Melt: Created to help alleviate congestion naturally. It’s a tool you can use to help you breathe deeply and reconnect with your body. We’re highlighting this product during AAPIHM because it’s gifted to members of the AAPI community more than any other product. It’s really beautiful seeing those in the AAPI Community care for each other in this way.

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Celebrate AAPI Breath Balm: Vapor rub is often our first introduction to plant medicine. Our love of mentholated vapor rub is like a thread that ties all of the AAPI community together, so what better way to celebrate AAPIHM than creating a natural, plant-based vapor rub, packed with herbs and botanicals to help soothe you.

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AAPI Heritage Month “Sacramento” T-shirt

This t-shirt design was inspired by the AAPI diversity within the Sacramento region. We placed elements from AAPI cultures around the Sacramento logo to highlight the broad spectrum of cultures that can be found our community. The design incorporates lotus/lily flowers, a mandala, cherry blossoms, lub plawv (heart symbol found in Hmong textile art), and Mugunghwa flower to represent Sacramento’s strong AAPI culture.

  • Two color styles available
  • 100% Cotton
  • Pre-Order. Will Ship 4-5 weeks from start of sales
  • 100% of proceeds will be going to the API’s Rise Fund

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#ShopAAPI Businesses Guide

To make it easy for you to #ShopAAPI, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite businesses and creators.

Magpie Alchemy

Jamie Cardenas & Lucas Ives

Handmade, CBD and Self Care products. We use what Mama Earth provides, naturally, Equal parts love and science.

Support Magpie Alchemy

Binchoyaki Izakaya Dining

Craig Takehara
Chef and Co-Owner

A modern Japanese style barbecue restaurant specializing in sumiyaki grilling. Located in Sacramento’s Japantown.

Support Binchoyaki


4 Guys Print & Mail

David Santiago
Owner & President

State-of-the-art digital, offset sheet capacity, and envelope printing, bindery & finishing services, graphic design, and direct mail delivery services for all industries.

Support 4GPM

Kiyo's Floral Design

Lisa Taira
Cole and Forrest Taira

Ikebana & Zen floral arrangements with a modern take.⁣⁣⁣ Kiyo’s mission is to provide a connection between people through the beauty of nature.

Support Kiyo’s Floral Design

916Skills Academy

Sam Luong

Basketball training academy for players aged 7+. Learn from an experienced coach who has played and taught across the globe.

Support 916Skills Academy

Midtown Clothing

Darren Pineda

A clothing brand that aims to showcase Sacramento and its creative community.


Support Midtown Clothing

Seafood House Quan Oc

Michelle Thach

Authentic Vietnamese seafood with a twist of Cajun/Creole in the heart of Sacramento’s Little Saigon.

Support Seafood House Quan Oc

King Cong Brewing Co.

Cong Nguyen

Brewery and taproom is located in Uptown Sacramento off of Del Paso Blvd.

Support King Cong Brewing Co.

See our live #ShopAAPI list and find a businesses to support!

#ShopAAPI List

Don’t see your favorite AAPI business? Add them to our list!

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#ShopAAPI Giveaway

Share your impact on social media! Use #ShopAAPI on Twitter and Instagram and enter for a chance to win both of our exclusive AAPI Heritage Month products. Tag IG: @sacasiancc or TWT: @SACCTEAM and the AAPI small business.*

* One post = one entry (limit one unique post/day; up to 2 if posting on both Twitter and Instagram)

Entries will be tracked from May 3 – May 27. Winner will be selected on May 28.


AAPIs are leading some of Sacramento’s largest companies, influencing policies, and creating change within our region. Meet some of the incredible leaders in our community.