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from the ladies of ASC F OCUS ON CHARITY WORK! Atlanta Social Club is proud of all of our accomplishments together. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the impact we have had this year with charitable efforts! ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL REFORESTATION ASC’s One-Year Anniversa-TREE Celebration During ASC’s One-Year Anniversary Celebration, held on June 3rd, 2017, we raised $400 for the Alliance for International Reforestation! AIR, for short, is an Atlanta-based charity that works to train farm families, build efficient stoves, and plant trees primarily in Guatemala. To date, over 3,000 farm families have been trained, 860 efficient stoves built and over five million trees planted and counting! Furthermore, AIR recently received the prestigious Equator Prize, which is given by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). AIR is one of 15 winners out of 806 nominations from 120 nations worldwide! This is perhaps the most prestigious prize the UN gives — awarding Sustainable Development that uses local leadership. See www.airguatemala.org for more information on the amazing work we are proud to support! BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE ASC’s Majestic Bar Crawl While dressing up as our favorite characters on June 24th, 2017, ASC members and friends partnered with Atlanta Bar Crawls for a great night exploring the Virginia Highlands and raising funds and awareness for Bert’s Big Adventure, a local charity that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World ® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. We were able to raise $750 for Bert’s Big Adventure! Bert’s Big Adventure also provides year-round support through multiple initiatives including the “Fairy Godparent” volunteer program. See www.bertsbigadventure.org for more information on their efforts and ways to volunteer. END IT MOVEMENT HumpDay Mixer and The White Party ASC is proud to have benefitted the End It Movement, which works toward ending human trafficking and sex slavery during two recent events as part of our ongoing collaboration with AIS Media, Inc., Havana Night Club, and many local co-sponsors and friends. The HumpDay Mixer on June 14th, 2017 raised almost $3,000 and White Party on July 22nd, 2017 raised another $2,500! See www.enditmovement.com for more information including the long list of coalition partner charities that all work to fight human trafficking. WELLSPRING LIVING ASC’s Sip, Swap & Donate Event On August 27, 2017, ASC members gathered up bags upon bags of clothing, swapped out some items to freshen up wardrobes, and donated an uncountable amount of clothing, shoes, and accessories to Wellspring Living, a charity that supports local victims of sex trafficking and abuse through retail stores that raise funds, two centers for women, and educational and vocational training programs. We also were able to raise $100 to donate along with all the clothes! Check out www.wellspringliving.org for more information including locations of their upscale resale stores. PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK | PURPLESTRIDE HumpDay Mixer We are looking forward to the next HumpDay Mixer on September 27th, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Havana Night Club. This event will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a charitable organization that attacks pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy and their walk event, PurpleStride. See Page 7 for more information on the charity and the event! OTHER CHARITABLE EFFORTS AND VOLUNTEER WORK ASC members have gathered volunteers together to support a numerous variety of local charities. If you are a member interested in joining others in these efforts, join the ASC Helping Group for further discussion and organization Your participation is directly responsible for making our charitable efforts successful! We look forward to meeting each of you! ASC’s success is completely dependent on our wonderful members and friends, and we appreciate e ach and every one of you. Thank you and see you soon! Yours in Friendship, Ash & Eleni Co-Founders REVEAL | Q3 2017 5