The Philippine-American Association of Alabama Incorporated (PAAA), is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization established in 1988 and located in Huntsville, Alabama. The over-arching goals of the Association are to promote brotherhood and unity and preserve the traditions and culture of the Philippines. Our members come from North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Membership inquiries can be directed to the Membership committee.
to foster civic, charitable, and educational awareness in our communities.
The Association regularly participates in events at schools, churches, and other organizations in order to spread awareness of Filipino traditions, culture and cuisine.
Some of the things we do are:
. We also host events for the membership for Valentines Day, Easter,(Republic of the Philippines) Independence Day (June), (United States) Independence Day (Fourth of July), Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These functions typically feature a potluck meal of traditional Filipino dishes mixed with American fare, entertainment, and games.
The Association awards three students each from the elementary, middle, and high school levels for outstanding academic performance. We also award two scholarships to deserving college students; one for merit and the other for merit plus need.
The Association provides social, emotional, and financial support to our members and friends. Our Spiritual and Benevolence committee provides such assistance.