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September 2017 | Power of Love

With heavy hearts, we watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey to Houston and Texas' coastal cities, which is home to many of ATG's own tribe of Board, Ambassadors, designers, artists, performers, supporters and friends. Hurricane Irma followed soon after, causing destruction in southern Florida as well as the Caribbean Islands. We are working with community partners like The Source of Hope to bring relief to these areas and are committed to giving aid as we are able. In addition, we have partnered up with Coal Vines to raise money for Hurricane Relief.
 
NPR (National Public Radio) has created an excellent extensive list on facts, FAQ's and ways you can help. The Communities Foundation of Texas, organizers of North Texas Giving Day have also offered their hand in providing relief and recovery for hurricane victims.

Tens of thousands of evacuees are now facing uncertain futures in Harvey's and Irma's aftermath. With everyone's love and support, little by little we will help our brothers and sisters affected by this and build our communities up to be stronger than ever. 




      

One Voice. Many Stories.

Our #beCAUSE campaign is a way to implement charitable and philanthropic thinking, action and giving into our own lives. Everyone has a voice, and every voice has a unique story waiting to be heard. Through our community outreach programs and overseas aid distributions, we can all work together to unite our communities to be a part of something greater than we are. 

If you planned to give to Against The Grain this year, then there is no better time than TODAY, North Texas Giving Day! Now through midnight, just visit our dedicated link by clicking on the red button below. Proceeds made today benefit our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund, community outreach programs and continuing/finishing production of our newest documentary film project, Light of Day. PLUS, the more support we receive today, the more bonus funds we are eligible for! When you donate $25 or more, your donation gets multiplied!

ATG LINK: https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/against-the-grain-productions

Once again, thank you all for your constant support. 

SAVE THE DATE!
9th Annual Fashion for a Passion
Saturday, November 11, 2017
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX 
 
We are now less than two months away from our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion charity event. Mark your calendars and join us for a night celebrating emerging Asian American designers, artists and performers for a great cause. 
 

Friendly reminder  that ticket sales go LIVE on Monday September 18th, so be on the look out for our next announcement. Visit our FFAP page or stay updated on our facebook page!
 


Learn more about our 2017 Presenting Designers
 
We are ecstatic to announce the Presenting Designers for our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion.
Check out our press release for more information on the designers and MC's this year!
 
Join an elite list of companies who are proving they are Going Against The Grain and sponsor our cause. We are now accepting cash sponsorships as well as silent and live auction items for our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion event.
ORPHANAGE/UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AID
Update from The Philippines

With your help and support, ATG was able to disburse a total of $2,900 to two orphanages: Missionaries of the Poor and Missionaries of Charity and to the less fortunate children at the school of Ipil. 83 children have received an abundance of items to meet their basic needs.

Take a look at our blog to view our 2017 Vietnam Spring update as well as past 2016 aid in Thailandthe PhilippinesCambodia and Vietnam (Summer and Fall updates).
DINE FOR A CAUSE

Come join ATG on Wednesday, October 11th and October 18th for our Fall Dine for a Cause at Coal Vines (Uptown Dallas and Richardson Locations only!) Bring your family, friends and appetite to the Dine for a Cause FUNdraiser benefiting ATG. Coal Vines is supporting us for two days to help us raise some dough! Dine-in or take out ALL DAY! 

Mention “Against The Grain Productions” to your server, 20% of your check will be donated to ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund, community outreach programs and important social issue media projects! Also, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Relief due to the recent natural disasters that have taken place the past couple weeks. Take a look at our calendar for more details.


**Note that the Richardson Location closes at 9PM while Uptown Dallas closes at 11PM.



Thurs 9/14
North Texas Giving Day
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas, TX

Mon 9/18
FFAP Tickets Go On Sale
ATG
Dallas, TX

Tues 9/19
Bowl for a Cause
AREAA DFW Chapter
Plano, TX

Fri 9/22 - Sat 9/23
Harvests of Hope - Food Kitchen Help
The Source of Hope
Cornerstone Kitchen
Dallas, TX

Wed 10/11
ATG Dine for a Cause (Round 1)
Coal Vines
Uptown Dallas/Richardson, TX

Wed 10/18
ATG Dine for a Cause (Round 2)
Coal Vines
Uptown Dallas/Richardson, TX

Tues 11/7
Election Day

Sat 11/11
9th Annual Fashion for a Passion
ATG
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX
PAST MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
 


Two of our ATG Ambassadors, Carol Nguyen and Tien Truong, joined our community partner, The Source of Hope, in helping serve meals to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. 3 days, 12 shelters, 8,000 documented meals, 3,000 served to first responders, 5 grills, 12,000 pounds of meat, 1 kitchen and countless volunteers of all ages! Thank you to everyone who came, served and donated so that we can be #TexasStrong in times of struggle. 



Our ATG Board was rewarded for all of their hard work with an Escape Room team-building outing last month! With persistent and cooperative teamwork, they were able to escape the most difficult room in less than an hour. Great job ladies! We appreciate and thank you for your dedication and all that you do for ATG.

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