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December 2017 | Give Your Time and Join Our Tribe!

'Tis the season to be giving! And there's no better gift than your time and talent. We are accepting applications for the 2018 ATG Board until this Friday, December 15th! ATG is currently recruiting skilled, enthusiastic, dedicated, disciplined and experienced leaders who have the necessary time to join our 2018 ATG Tribe and Host Committee of 2018 Fashion for a Passion XAs a member of our "tribe," you will have an opportunity to bring your time and talent, volunteer to raise money for and make an impact on our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund and community outreach programs. Download our 2018 ATG Board Application now and email it to info@againstthegrainproductions.com. And check out the rest of our newsletter for a taste of what you have to look forward to as a member of our board!
APPLY FOR THE 2017 ATG BOARD!



FASHION FOR A PASSION 2017
 
Wow! We cannot say enough wonderful things about our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion and how grateful we are to all of you who attended, donated, bought raffle tickets, volunteered, sponsored and bid on our auction items. With your help and support, we were able to reach our goal and raise more than $30,000! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. Read our event recap for highlights!

Official FFAP Photographer Albums

Press Write-Ups/Media Features:

We would love your feedback on this event and how we can make our 10th Fashion for a Passion the best one yet. Please fill out our 2017 FFAP survey. Thank you for your feedback!


ATG SCHOLARSHIPS
Calling all talented Asian American high school, undergraduate and graduate students!  We are seeking young and talented Asian American artists and leaders who radiate what it means to #GoAgainstTheGrain. If you feel you qualify and have what it takes, apply today! The 2018 ATG Artistic, Groundbreaker Leadership, #LiveLikeLyLy and Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship Applications are now available online! Application deadline is May 7, 2018. Click on the links below for more information on each individual scholarship.  Take a look at our 2017 ATG Scholarship winners, and read more about these amazing scholarship opportunities here.  

SHOP FOR A CAUSE
Ways to Give and Give Back 

As you plan your holiday shopping and meals, remember ATG! Here are some ways you can give to ATG this holiday season shopping at all your favorite places:

  • Connect your Kroger account to ATG's community giving account #46778.
  • Connect your Randall's/Tom Thumb account to ATG's Good Neighbor account #11982.  
  • Shop on Amazon via our Amazon Smile link and Amazon will donate a portion of sales to ATG! 
  • Donate through our Paypal Giving Fund link. From now through December 31st, 101% of holiday donations made through PayPal's Holiday Campaign will be delivered to ATG. 
LIGHT OF DAY DOCUMETARY
Help Support Light of Day Today

In May 2017, ATG released the 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. We are currently looking for Asian individuals who are survivors of domestic violence living in North Texas. If you would like to share your story with us at ATG, contact  us at info@againstthegrainproductions.com. Support our #LightofDayDoc by donating to ATG and liking our new Light of Day Documentary Facebook Page. 

ORPHANAGE/UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AID
2017 Thailand Update
Many thanks to our Aid Advisor (Thailand) Lisa Tran and our volunteer Nong Sasinapa, ATG was able to deliver an aid mission with heart and “vision” to aid many underprivileged children in Phob Phra district, Tak province of Thailand. Through Nong’s research and assistance, we purchased 49,350 BAHT (approx. USD $1,495) for 141 eye-glass frames for 141 children. Read more about our Thailand disbursement aid here.

2017 Fall/Winter Vietnam Update
Back in November, our ATG volunteers delivered to Ưu Đàm Orphanage 500 kg (20 bags) of rice, feeding their 60+ children after the Typhoon Damrey. We also took them to shop for groceries and necessary items for the next year few months for winter. Read more about our Vietnam disbursement aid here.

Fri 12/15
2018 ATG Board Applications Due

Fri 12/15 - Sat 12/16
All Hearts Come Home For Christmas - Food Kitchen Help

The Source of Hope
Grace Chinese Baptist Church
Plano, TX

Fri 12/22 - Sat 12/23
A Season of Love & Giving - Food Kitchen Help
The Source of Hope
Cornerstone Kitchen
Dallas, TX

Mon 12/25
Christmas Day

Mon 1/1
New Year's Day

Sat 1/13
2018 AREAA DFW Charity Gala | East Meets South
AREAA DFW Chapter
Renaissance Hotel
Plano, TX


LAST MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS

Many thanks to our ATG Tribe and hardworking volunteers for volunteering their valuable time, energy, passion and heart towards our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion as well as our  ATG Against The Grain Productions cause. We wouldn't have been able to host #FFAP2017 without them!
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