Thank you for supporting our organization with your generous donations.
With your support this past year, Against The Grain Productions continues to affect meaningful change on a local, national and global scale. 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, we disbursed nearly $33,000 in aid to our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and The Philippines, expanding from providing basic needs to uniforms, bicycles, coats, backpacks and glasses to give our children the needed tools and self-confidence to succeed. We awarded $14,500 in scholarships to ten talented high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students as well as $1,000 in camp scholarships to ten young adoptees to attend heritage camp. We participated in events like Southeast Asian Pacific Islander Camp and film festivals to engage with our community and increase awareness of our causes and culture.
With the help of community partners like The Source of Hope, AREAA-DFW, Orchid Giving Circle/Dallas Women’s Foundation, Asian Film Festival, Kollaboration Dallas and NAAAP-DFW, we continue to strengthen our initiatives and sense of unity. We hosted our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion, showcasing another talented group of Asian American designers, artists and performers to a full house of 350 guests and raised more than $30,000 net. We partnered with restaurants like Cindi’s NY Deli, Tasty Tails and Coal Vines and retailers like Kendra Scott to creatively raise money for our various causes. We are continuing to raise awareness for human rights with the production and unveiling of the trailer for Light of Day, a documentary that uncovers untold stories of domestic violence against Asian women and children – a topic so important and relevant in today’s gender inequality conversation.
When we see our orphans get accepted into university, our scholarship winners perform on Broadway, our designers' creations worn on the red carpet, our documentary subjects feel empowered by telling their stories, we know we are making an impact. We get bolder, we dream brighter, we get better. We could not do it without your support. As we enter a milestone year, we are excited to celebrate our achievements and impact and see just where the future will take us together. On behalf of our Tribe, I send you sincere thanks and wish you a Happy New Year!