As we reflect back on 2017, we are so grateful for the support you have shown us so that we can continue to give. Our “Tribe” has worked diligently with the spirit of our #beCAUSE campaign to inspire others toward daily philanthropic thought, action and giving.
As active stewards and members of the community, we continued to give aid to our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines, expanding from providing basic needs to uniforms, bicycles, coats and backpacks that give our children confidence in themselves to succeed. From awarding our Artistic, Groundbreaker Leadership and Vietnamese Heritage Camp Scholarships, to hosting our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion showcasing another talented group of Asian American designers, artists and performers, with an amazing 100% volunteer board of directors, ambassadors and advisors who are truly passionate, hardworking and committed, we have been able to proudly serve this community with great privilege and heart.
2017 was an especially great year for us, as we were able to release a teaser video for our newest documentary film project, Light of Day, a film that will give voice to another set of controversial and untold stories of domestic violence against Asian women and children, going back to our mission statement: "One voice. Many stories."
As a small non-profit run by the time, passion and devotion of volunteers, we are proud of the quality of the work that we do. The coming years will mark a big shift in how we program so we can continue to sustain our active lives and this important cause, but we will never lose the heart and essence of what ATG does best. We could not do it without your support. ATG sends you sincere thanks and wishes you a prosperous holiday and Happy New Year!