Each year ABAW participates in the ACRS Walk For Rice. The Walk For Rice is a fundraiser for ACRS (Asian Counseling & Referral Service) specifically benefiting ACRS's food bank, one of the largest in King County. Walk For Rice is a 2.5 mile walk or run that people of all ages are able to participate in. This community event is continually growing each year, attracting more and more participants to raise awareness for the ACRS Food Bank. The ACRS food bank provides rice and other culturally-appropriate foods to help support Asian and Pacific Islander people in need.
2015 Walk For Rice: On Saturday, June 27, 2015 the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted its 25th annual Walk For Rice fundraiser. Many families and organizations, including ABAW gathered to take part in this fun event. Past ABAW President Jeff Liang chaired the 2015 Walk For Rice committee and is serving on the ACRS board. Funds raised provide direct assistance to more than 5,600 families in our community that visit the ACRS Food Bank each year. Over 2,500 participants gathered in Seattle's Seward park to watch live martial arts, taiko drums, traditional Chinese lion dances and Seattle's Chinese Drill Team perform before the event. Please view ABAW's team video, below.