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Messengers of Love

CPP Beneficiary 2019-2020

Founded in 2004, Messengers of Love is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Help, Love and Happiness to the Orphans and Poor of Vietnam. Messengers of Love strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in Vietnam through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and values to their lives by adhering to our missions.

Children of Vietnam

CPP Beneficiary 2018-2019, 2011-2012

Children of Vietnam is  a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 and based in North Carolina. It was founded on the collective belief that every child should have the opportunity to develop their own potential. The two overarching goals of this beneficiary are:

  1. To assist children and families in breaking the cycle of poverty, ill health, and homelessness
  2. To provide immediate aid to children and families in crisis

Pacific Links Foundation

CPP Beneficiary 2017-2018

Founded in 2001, Pacific Links Foundation consists of people from diverse backgrounds and ages who share a common interest in improving the lives of people in need in the Pacific Rim regions. Pacific Links Foundation’s network of volunteers has brought years of professional expertise and deep commitment to our philanthropic work to serve Vietnamese communities in Vietnam and in the United States.

Pacific Links Foundation (“Vòng Tay Thái Bình” in Vietnamese) is a 501(c)(3) US-based nonprofit organization with 15+ years of experience in empowering women and youth. Our mission is to support the sustainable development of Vietnamese communities and the enrichment of their cultural heritage.

Catalyst Foundation

CPP Beneficiary 2016-2017, 2006-2007

Catalyst Foundation was founded in 1999 to focus on improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children in Vietnam. Catalyst Foundation has provided humanitarian relief programs in the provinces of Vinh Long, Binh Thuan, Saigon, Dong Thap and Kien Giang. Catalyst Foundation also partnered with Lutheran Social Service Minnesota to facilitate international adoptions from Vietnam. Annually, Catalyst Foundation sponsors a Vietnam Culture Camp and Cultural Tour to promote Vietnamese culture to families that have adopted children from Vietnam. Participating families explore their child’s ethnic roots while sharing experiences with other adoptive families.

Kids Without Borders

CPP Beneficiary 2015-2016

Kids Without Borders was launched as a school service projects for students to sort clothes and donated items for children in the community. Today, the organization supports and works with children in more than 30 countries, attracting volunteers worldwide, providing opportunities for youth, benefiting and changing thousands of lives around the world.

FoodAid Compassion

CPP Beneficiary 2014-2015

Foodaid Compassion (or Foodaid.Com) is a registered non-profit organization which strives to enhance the quality of life of the people in Viet Nam, Bhutan and Tibet such as fighting the hunger and HIV/AIDS diseases. Recognizing an urgent issue of lacking clean water in Viet Nam, Foodaid.Com recruited Vietnam Technical Assistance (or VIETA) to give an extra hand to the people in Viet Nam who are in need of good quality water and education.

One Body Village

CPP Beneficiary 2013-2014

One Body Village is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1999 to bring hope to sexually abused and exploited children, particularly in Southeast Asia. One Body Village’s name was derived from an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for a child to experience and grow in a safe environment.  

Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach (MEMO)

CPP Beneficiary 2012-2013

Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach (MEMO) is an organization created to address the educational, financial, and medical needs of impoverished Vietnamese people. Abroad, MEMO assists rural villages and orphanages by monetary donations and medical clinics. Within local community, MEMO mission is to provide the uninsured and underrepresented Vietnamese population the necessary education to pursue healthy lifestyles through medical screenings and educational programs.

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

CPP Beneficiary 2010-2011

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is an Australian charity working in Vietnam with children in crisis. Its primary aim is to get kids out of danger, reunite them with their families whenever possible, and then offer support for recovery and growth. It offers a comprehensive range of services led by a team of social workers, psychologists, teachers and lawyers. It provides Legal Advocacy service for street children and trafficked youth and rescues trafficked children from their places of slavery.

Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation

CPP Beneficiary 2009-2010

Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation is founded to preserve, promote and celebrate the Vietnamese American history and heritage for present and future generation of Vietnamese Americans. Objectives of the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation are to: (1) celebrate and promote our pride as Americans of Vietnamese descent, (2) provide opportunities for Vietnamese Americans individuals or organizations to contribute to the betterment of the American society and Vietnamese American community through the understanding of our unique history and heritage, (3) support active citizenship for Vietnamese Americans through participation in the American cultural and political system, and (4) promote the integration of the Vietnamese American community into American society while maintaining our unique and positive characteristics.

VietHope

CPP Beneficiary 2008-2009

VietHope was founded in 2002 in Boston, MA by university students and young professionals who dreamed that Vietnam shall become a prosperous country where every child will grow up with the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. VietHope’s mission is to provide access to education to financially disadvantaged students in Vietnam.

Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE)

CPP Beneficiary 2007-2008

VOICE is a non-profit non-governmental organization, providing a voice for the Vietnamese community through education and advocacy for the protection of Vietnamese refugees, as well as addressing other issues confronting the conscience of our community. VOICE informally began in 1997 in Manila as a small legal aid office to help the 2,500 stateless Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines. Since then, VOICE has helped to resettle over 2,500 individuals including Filipino spouses and children. VOICE formally registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in California, USA in 2007.

Vietnamese Alliance to Combat Trafficking (VietACT)

CPP Beneficiary 2005-2006

VietACT is a Vietnamese non-profit, grassroots organization founded in 2004 dedicated to eradicating human trafficking of Vietnamese victims through collaboration, advocacy, and education. In March 2004, a Taiwanese man put three young Vietnamese women on EBay Taiwan for sale as wives, “shipped only to Taiwan” for the price of $5,400. In response to this, Father Peter Nguyen Van Hung in conjunction with other Vietnamese priests in Taiwan have founded the Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Brides Office (also known as VMWBO or TaiwanACT) in early 2004 in Taiwan to better serve and assist the Vietnamese workers and brides in distress. When the issue of human trafficking of Vietnamese women and children gained greater international attention and grassroots momentum, a group of students, young professionals, and community activists came together to form the Vietnamese Alliance to Combat Trafficking also known as VietACT.