FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/14/2012

CONTACT: Michelle Tong
2123445878, Ext:224
michelle.tong@aafederation.org


2nd Annual Outing to the Big Apple Circus for Disadvantaged Asian Children in New York

For this second year of bringing fun and laughter to disadvantaged Asian children and youth living in the New York City area, the Ong Family Foundation is partnering with the Yu Family Foundation in sponsoring a night of dizzying delights and jaw-dropping spectacles for those who have never attended a circus, or whose families cannot afford to bring them.

Celebrating its 35th season, the Big Apple Circus presents: "LEGENDARIUM!" - "a journey into circus past" for a first-hand view of daredevils, beauties and clowns from another era! Co-hosted by the Asian American Federation and the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, the circus promises over 1,600 immigrant or lower income families and children one of the finest live family entertainment experiences in New York City, especially after suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy last week.

Tickets will be distributed to local Asian nonprofit clientele including: APEX for Youth, Asian Americans for Equality, Central Queens Academy, Chinatown Manpower Project, Chinatown YMCA, Chinese- American Planning Council, Garden of Hope, General Human Outreach in the Community, Hamilton- Madison House, Korean American Family Service Center, Korean Community Services, New York Asian Women's Center, Sakhi for South Asian Women, South Asian Youth Action, and The Transfiguration School's Kindergarten class.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WHAT: Big Apple Circus Performance at 6:30pm

WHERE: Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center Plaza (to the left of the Metropolitan Opera House)

The Ong Family Foundation, a private foundation established in 1997, has a broad range of philanthropic interests. The Foundation principally seeks to fund programs that are comprehensive, community-based and preventive in nature. www.ongfamilyfoundation.org

The Yu Family Foundation is a private foundation established in 2008. The Foundation awards grants/gifts to support charitable organizations with a focus on educational, community service and cultural institutions. In addition, the Foundation seeks to support the arts and art education.

The Asian American Federation works to advance the civic voice and well-being of Asian Americans. We collaboratively foster philanthropy in the community, undertake research to inform policies, and provide support to community service organizations. www.aafederation.org

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. www.cacf.org