Take a cue from Sara Pascale, an ATG supporter and wife to Seth Pascale (Editor of Operation Babylift), who hosted a fundraising community screening at her home and helped raise over $1200 to help the distribution efforts of our documentary!
“Seth and I have been wanting to do this ever since last April when we saw the world premiere of Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam in LA. Everyone we talked with about the film wanted to see it. We waited until after the Dallas premiere to have an event and invited everyone to the Dallas premiere. Those who were unable to attend were still hopeful they would have an opportunity to see the film.
In November, a friend of mine who is a chef called asking if we had any events coming up that needed catering. I mentioned the fact that we had been hoping to have a fundraiser and screening of the film, and he said he would love to donate his time and energy to make a formal dinner for the event. Still not having seen the film, he shared the details of what ATG is all about with the restaurants he works at and his co-workers, and suddenly we had four chefs willing to volunteer their time and talents as well as silent auction items and dinnerware donated by the restaurants.
We had a short Q&A after the film with Executive Producer George Lee and Co-editors Seth Pascale. Most people stayed until nearly 11pm discussing the film with each other. In all, we raised a little over $1200.
Overall, the evening was absolutely phenomenal! It was so fun to get all dressed up and the guests really enjoyed getting to know one another. The food was both beautifully presented and full of wonderful and unique flavors. The film had a very warm reception and touched everyone in a different way.
I’d like to thank Chef Jesse Houston and his crew, Coast Restuarant, Shagly Photography, the Holy Grail Pub, Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse, Landon Winery, Coffee and Cream, and Edible Arrangements for their generous donations and support.”
You can view more photos of the event here!