5/20/2023 | AC*E's Asian Creative Festival
Thank you everyone for supporting the art for charity Heart Of Dinner fundraiser! With your generous contributions, we raised $800 during AC*E popup. Thanks to a company donation match, our total donation reached $1600! Your support has truly made a difference in the lives of our community. Together, we are spreading love, care, & nourishment across the city.
6/25/2022 | AC*E Celebr-Asian of Love
Asian Creatives & Entrepreneurs (AC*E) brings together AAPI creatives and small businesses to amplify their voices and impact. We hosted 40+ AAPI artists and vendors to celebrate the Asian American Identity. We also had a booth at the community tent to decorate paper bags for Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit that combats food insecurity and isolation within NYC's elderly Asian American community by delivering care packages.
11/14/2021 | Raised $1200 for NY Send Chinatown Love
Businesses in Chinatown were hit first by the pandemic, suffering revenue losses of 60-80%* as early as February 2020 as anti-Asian sentiment swelled. Today, merchants are still struggling to stay afloat due to steep decreases in foot traffic and mounting expenses. Send Chinatown Love is a community organization that provides relief efforts to small, off-the-grid businesses in Chinatown NYC suffering from the impacts of COVID-19. Through the sale of postcards, prints, & hats, we've collectively raised $1200 for Send Chinatown Love!
6/5/2021 | AC*E Pop Up Event
AAPI Creatives and Entrepreneurs brings together AAPI creatives and small businesses to amplify their voices and impact. Had such a great time meeting all of the guests, VIPs, & vendors!
3/19/2021 | Raised $1600 for SF Chinatown Community Development Center
Excited to share that we raised a $800 for SF Chinatown Community Development Center through The Giving Canvas Postcard Fundraiser. Benevity will also be matching the $800!
1/23/2021 | #SavetheBees Painted Box 🐝
1/19/2021 | Girls Leadership EOY Donation
We have raised a total of $3600 for GirlsLeadership through Twitter + Benevity’s donation matching program in 2020! I am beyond grateful for everyone’s support for this amazing cause. To give is to choose EMPOWERMENT. #AllOurGirls
7/30/2020 | Free Downloadable Twitter Women Coloring Book #BlackLivesMatter
Sawubona! Hope this tribute to our First Lady of Civil Rights inspires feelings of strength & courage. #BlackLivesMatter Today. Tomorrow. Forever.
1/17/2020 The Giving Canvas Gallery Opening @Earthcraft Juicery Houston
For the longest time, I was afraid of launching this project because I have not developed my own distinct style yet. I first started taking art lessons at the age of 4 (thank you mom & dad), so I thought I would have “found myself” by now. When I voiced my concerns to my friend Ty, a fellow Houstonian who also moved to the Bay, he told me exactly what I needed to hear. “Angie, It’s okay to not have a single style because it just means nobody knows what you’re going to make next.”
Philanthropy isn’t just a matter of doing the right thing. The most successful donors don’t just plunge right into charity work. Bill Gates thought about his philanthropy for years before deciding to go into the work of combating infectious diseases in Africa. Andrew Carneige did the same before determining he wanted to create a national network of libraries.
I was hesitant for so long, but my desire to utilize my artwork to benefit the community outweighed my fear of judgment. I realized that my fear of failure was the only thing holding me back. To anyone reading this - just do it. Risk launching too early. Risk putting yourself out there and being judged.
We often wait until we perfect the product before we put it on the market, but the truth is that no one comes out with the perfect product or service the first time around. In fact, the perfect anything depends on the feedback that you receive from others. This feedback only comes after several iterations of testing. If you wait too long to launch, then you are missing out on critical learning.
In essence, I am very open to feedback. Please reach out to me via firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you have suggestions on what I can do better as The Giving Canvas will be my lifelong endeavor.
I am actively accepting commission requests!