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March 2018 | Spring into Action

Awaken from your wintry slumber. Shake off the cold from your bones, and open the windows of your life to welcome the warmth of the glorious sun. It’s time, friends, to SPRING into action!

We are committed to improving the lives of those around us.  Our ATG Tribe is busy planning a memorable year that will mark our own growth and evolution. Please save the date to attend our milestone final 10th Fashion for a Passion, which will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at sixty five hundred. This will be a special night to celebrate a decade of achievement and impact in our community. You won’t want to miss it! Read on below to see just what else we have planned.

Our gratitude goes to you and our 2018 Year-Round Sponsors for your continued support of ATG and our mission!  If you would like to join this fabulous roster and get in on the action, email us! 

This just in! In 2017, ATG’s budget of $3,000 enabled our ground volunteers in Cambodia to distribute food items including fish sauce, soy sauce, sardines, noodles and rice to 164 children across 16 small churches in 5 different provinces and remote villages.  Aid from ATG is the only source of support for these orphans who live with their relatives or grandparents. They have very little means, lacking basic needs such as food, school supplies and clothes, and we thank you for giving us the ability to help them. 

Vietnam Report
In November and December of 2017, ATG volunteers mobilized to help children in the coastal areas several damaged by Typhoon Damrey, selecting 350 students from 10 different schools to award aid packages of waterproof jackets, backpacks, notebooks, other school supplies and milk. We also provided rice and other needed food items to Uu Dam, an orphanage in Hue, whose supply was running low so they could get through the harsh winter months. We are happy to hear that five more children from Uu Dam got accepted to Universities, one of those is in Australia (on full scholarship). 
This past December, we made a second disbursement in Thailand. With the assistance of our country ambassador, we were able to  provide aid to 71 underprivileged migrant children from the ages of 3-10 years old in the form of clothes, nutritious food for school lunches, milk, drinking water, supplementary food for small children, first aid kits and learning materials. When it was explained to one of the children who ATG is, a little girl said, now I know who ATG are; they are kind people from the other side of the sky.” 

We thank you, our country advisors, ambassadors and our ground volunteers for your generous support of our mission to help these children in need and for allowing us to make a positive, direct impact on their lives. Read about our Past Aid Disbursements to see just how we are using your donations to make brighter futures, and please continue to support our cause by donating

10th Fashion for a Passion
Saturday, September 22, 2018
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX 

Mark your calendars for our 10th (and final) Fashion for a Passion charity event, a night to celebrate Asian American designers, artists and performers for a great cause.  With this being a milestone year, we have a very special show planned, including the long-awaited return of  to our runway, in addition to several surprises that will be revealed in the coming months. Stay tuned...

If you haven’t already, check out our 2017 FFAP Highlight Video on our official Youtube channel to relive some of last year’s best moments and a little of what’s to come! Many thanks to Trevor Hyslop and Misty Lane with Roll With It Productions for editing. 
Join us for our first Dine for a Cause of 2018! Crawfish season is here, so if you have a hankering for Louisiana seafood at the peak of crawfish season, come dine with us at Tasty Tails in Richardson on Wednesday April 18th. 

Tasty Tails will donate 20% of all meal tickets when you mention to your server you are with Against The Grain. Enjoy happy hour specials 5-7 pm (price TBA NOLA style crawfish, $2.50 domestic beer, $3 import beer, $3 margaritas, $4 hurricanes and $3 wells and $3 crown/Jameson, 1/2 off starters, $.50 wings and $1 oysters).
Join us for a fun night of bubbly, light bites and shopping at Kendra Scott at the Shops at Legacy for our Kendra Gives Back Jewelry Party on Thursday, June 21st, from 6 - 8 pm, and 20% of your purchases will go to ATG! Make sure to RSVP to our event! If you are unable to attend, please call during the event to (214) 299-5227 to place a phone order!

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In the past few years, ATG has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships. This year, we will award four types of scholarships for talented Asian American high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline is approaching, so please help us spread the word for students to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Applications Due: Mon 5/7
Winners Announced: August 2018

Read more about our scholarship opportunities here.   

Fri 3/23 - Sat 3/24
Serving Hope: Prepare Meals for the Homeless
The Source of Hope
Cornerstone Kitchen
Dallas, TX

Wed 4/18
ATG Dine for a Cause
Tasty Tails
Richardson, TX

Mon 5/8
ATG Scholarship Applications Due

Thu 6/21
Kendra Gives Back Fundraising Shopping Event benefiting ATG 
Kendra Scott
Shops at Legacy
Plano, TX

Sat 9/22
10th Fashion for a Passion
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX
In just a few days, our Co-Founder/President Tammy Nguyen Lee will celebrate a milestone birthday. She spent the last decade committed to growing ATG. In honor of this next decade, she is asking for donations to the cause dearest to her heart.

Please help make her Four-Oh truly fabulous by making a donation to ATG and making her birthday wish come true.
Last month, ATG President Tammy Nguyen Lee participated in an Arts & Culture panel that included leaders in the Dallas arts - Amy Lewis Hofland, Shaheen Salam and Tasnim McCormic - for students in the YouLead Global Youth Leadership program.
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