We help another organization called The Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations (UNAVSA), a non-profit, nonpartisan, community-based organization, to raise money for the Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP). 

CPP was created in 2005 as a vehicle to assist North American Vietnamese non-profit organizations or philanthropy groups to better achieve their mission through collective and collaborative partnership with UNAVSA and its constituents. 

In the past, our collective efforts were able to raise $115,504.08 for Kids Without Borders in 2015-16. 

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2017-18 CPP - Pacific Links foundation

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Pacific Links Foundation ("Vòng Tay Thái Bình" in Vietnamese) (PALS) is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Pacific Links Foundation leads counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam by increasing access to education, providing shelter and reintegration services, and enabling economic opportunities.

They follow the at-risk population and spread of human trafficking to best respond to their needs. Our work is community-based, factory-based and school-based. 

GOALS

  • Empower women as powerful agents for social change in their communities
  • Promote exchange of skills and expertise to Vietnamese communities to foster sustainable development
  • Educate Police men/women who guard the boarders of Vietnam to identify trafficking victims, and how to approach them, so the victims can be sure that the officers are there to help. 

FOUNDING HISTORY

Founded in 2001, PALS 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. PALS' 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. 


2016-17 CPP - Catalyst Foundation

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The Catalyst Foundation is an international non-governmental organization that focused on improving the lives of abandoned, orphaned, and homeless children in Vietnam. Catalyst was founded in 1999 by Caroline Nguyen Ticarro with the focus of helping build communities to fight human trafficking. Today, they use a holistic community development approach to raise awareness, provide access to schools, and increase economic opportunity to over 200 children and their families in the Ninh Thuận province. Through education and community development, they are giving these communities and its daughters HOPE! 

We are currently raising money for one of Catalyst Foundation's Projects: Project Backpack. The project is a way to give our children the opportunity to become students in primary and secondary schools, provide opportunities to educate families and local residents about trafficking, children rights and child development, to feed all the school children in the community, monitor and ensure children’s health, and teach simple, sustainable and practical means of earning an income.