Posted by atasc on July 8, 2014 at 20:53 pm
Join us in celebrating the 91st Anniversary of Turkish Republic, on Saturday, October 25th 2014
at Hilton Costa Mesa
. Childcare is available for a fee.
Posted by atasc on June 19, 2014 at 20:27 pm
on Oct 25th, if you want to become a sponsor to get priority seating close to the stage please contact email@example.com
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Posted by atasc on June 13, 2014 at 14:21 pm
Turkish Philanthropy Funds would like to thank all who have donated to Soma Disaster Relief Fund. 100 percentage of your donations will be transferred to organizations that directly help the community impacted from the disaster.
We are collaborating with our 38 formal partners
in Turkey and our larger network to get real-time updates from the region. As these local NGOs are the first ones on the ground, their guidance enables us to make our grants wisely and more efficiently.
Currently, our focus is on the “three Rs” - Recovery, Rebuilding and Resilience. Your help ensures a fourth: Results. Accordingly, our priorities are to provide support in the areas of Education, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Diversifying Income Generation in the region.
Please read our detailed report here.
Please donate here.
You may also contribute to the Soma Disaster Relief Fund by sending your check to:
Turkish Philanthropy Funds
Re: Soma Disaster Relief Fund
216 East 45th Street, 7th Fl.
New York, New York 10017
Please make your checks payable to Turkish Philanthropy Funds and indicate “Soma Diasater Relief Fund” on the check.
For additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow updates on developments in Soma disaster by using the hashtag #somarelief.
The TPF Team
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. www.tpfund.org | 646-530-8988
Posted by atasc on May 14, 2014 at 11:22 am
The Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California (ATASC) mourns the deaths and expresses its sympathies to the families of more than 245 coal miners who lost their lives in a mining explosion on May 13 in Soma, a district of Turkey's Aegean province of Manisa.
As emergency teams continue their rescue efforts, our thoughts and prayers are with those workers who were injured or trapped underground.
ATASC supports the Turkish Philanthropy Fund (TPF) Disaster Relief program to help the families of the victims and encourages the Turkish American community donate to the TPF clicking the link below:
TPF Some Relief Fund
Even a penny would help.
In addition, you can send checks payable to ATASC to 2419 E. Harbor Blvd #185, Ventura, CA 93001 with a note "Soma Relief" or bring checks or cash to the Long Beach gathering this Sunday where we will have a special donation booth dedicated to Soma.
Posted by atasc on April 30, 2014 at 10:16 am
Let’s get together and celebrate the Turkish Children’s Day Festival (23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Cocuk Bayrami) and Youth & Sports Day (19 Mayis Genclik ve Spor Bayrami) for all of Southern California. Turkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin 91.ci yasinda gelin Cocuk Bayramimiz ile Genclik ve Spor Bayramimizi gene buyuk bir cosku ile buyuk- kucuk; el- ele nese icinde kutlayalim.
ATASC & all the ATASC chapters; ATASC-San Diego, LATAA, OCTAA, TALL, & VATAN, together are organizing the Children’s Day & Youth & Sports Day Festival at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on SUNDAY, May 18th, 2014, 2013, starting at 11:00 a.m. All children, all students, and all members of our community are invited to this festival with lots of fun events for children, youth & adults.
There will be a picnic for all with Turkish food. We are suggesting a donation $10/per adult member and $15/per non members to cover the cost of the food provided. Free event to kids ages 0-12.
Please tell us whether you can attend or not; and how many adults and children will be coming. We need your response as soon as possible since we will order the food accordingly. And we want to know how many children are coming to have enough snow cones, cotton candy, prizes for the games, etc
Fun at the picnic:
–Turkish food for adults, sodas, desserts, and tea. Kosher hotdog & healthy snacks for kids,
–Entertainment for children (jump house, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting- all welcomed to volunteers at this such fun activities.,
– Folk dancing
– Live Band
– DJ Music
– Face painting
– Arts & Crafts table
–Tavla (backgammon) tournament,
– Soccer Tournament
**More surprises are on the way.
- Chicken/Beef Kebab, rice pilaf, salad, pita bread
- Kosher hotdogs for kids
- Soft drinks, water, traditional tea
(seeking sponsors for food donations or donations to cover food costs)
Special Program for kids & adults:
- Live National Anthem will be played by Dr.Ilhan Ozulu & violin, and will be sang by all kids, board members, volunteers & guests.
- Folkloric Dances will be performed by SD Turks.
- Live Band of SD Turks.
- Special Guests
- Singings of Turkish School Students, we cannot wait enough watch their performances on the stage. ATASC-SD Turkish School, OCTAA Turkish School (OCTS), LATAA Turkish School & VATAN Turkish School students will be on the stage. God bless them & their valuable teachers and school directors.
- Geography 101 game,
- Traditional games like potato sack, biscuit eating contest, guessing game for all, and many more…
- DJ Music
- may have more surprise entertainers.
* Will be having “drawing contest” ages between 5-12 subjected “Turkey, and ATATURK.” We believe all kids are the winners so will give prize to all contestants.***
You are all welcome to join. However, due to high numbers o guests, the foods will be ordered based on confirmed responses. Your RSVP is important to us.
You may bring the kids as the spirit of festival with costumes as well, since we have special photographer to take your kid’s personal photo at the event, it might be fun to be so colorful with the costumes, it’s totally optional.
ATASC family is exited to bring this event to you. We appreciate your attendance and possible contributions.
Early payments are highly appreciated. You may pay through PayPal atwww.atasc.org.
PayPal bottom is located at the bottom of the festival event announcement very soon. Or, you can pay via checks. Make out your checks payable to ATASC and mail to:
(For checks please use below address)
Attn. Annual Picnic 2013
2419 E. Harbor Blvd #185
Ventura, CA 93001
**This invitation posted on behalf of ATASC BOARD **