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Orphans & Special Needs Children in Vietnam

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August 31, 2012

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BENEFITING: FOUNDATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF VIETNAM INC

EVENT DATE: Sep 05, 2012

HOURS PLEDGED: 100

Mileage Tracker: 4,433

Rick Teasdale

THE STORY:

 

Australia is truly the lucky country, a melting pot of cultures, natural wealth and beautiful weather. More importantly we are a caring and generous society; this is especially true in WA with Telethon raising record amounts each year.

This September I will be volunteering in a Vietnamese Orphanage, among these orphans are special needs children. I will be assisting with day to day tasks including feeding, washing, playing and teaching english. I’ll be assisting with rehabilitation exercises for the special needs children and importantly just being there showing them that they matter.

Having a niece with special needs has allowed me to see firsthand not only the challenges faced by parents and families (and there are many), I have also seen the excellent care and support given to children with special needs in Australia.

This ensures the majority of special needs children can grow and develop to their fullest extent, despite their conditions, surrounded by loving family and friends.

In Vietnam the story is much different, although Vietnam has now been at peace for many years; effects from war continue to haunt not only the adult population of this beautiful country but also its children.


http://www.vpv.vn/index.php?module=p_news&id=111&lang=eng

In countries such as Vietnam, where daily sustainability is fragile, the added weight of a special needs child becomes simply unmanageable for families. When exiled from the family, they must go somewhere. There are nearly countless orphanages in Vietnam where unwanted children can be received.

The present effects of past warfare leave Vietnam with more cases of medically disabled children than many other nations. With many more children than staff, individual attention can be sparse for the children. This leaves a space that volunteers can fill.

I ask that you consider donating to this wonderful cause even the smallest donation* will make the biggest difference for these beautiful children.

My Chosen Charity is: Foundation For The Children Of Vietnam

http://childrenvietnam.org/

*A minimum $10 is asked when donating online. Offline donations no matter the amount can be made in person to me, and they will be deposited to the total straight away.

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$673

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rick Teasdale

    $10

  • Renae Winter-Smith

    $10

  • Deepti Sarde

    $10

  • michelle scott

    $20

  • Julie Mitchell

    $10

  • Kris Blake

    $15

  • Cheryl Edwards

    $10

  • Vanessa Di Cicco

    $25

  • cindy vu

    $30

  • The Craig's

    $10

  • Erin McLaughlan

    $20

  • Renee Bache

    $30

  • Abigayle & Andrew Wells

    $45

  • Emma Bartucciotto

    $5

  • Moonsamy Family

    $50

  • Drew

    $30

  • Ron & Lorna Nicol

    $35

  • Clare Amos

    $20

  • Deb Blake & Friends

    $208

  • Regina & Arthur Teasdale

    $20

  • The Mckays

    $10

  • Annette Grace

    $50

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67% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $673 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Annette Grace

Annette Grace

DONATION: $50

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Regina & Arthur Teasdale

Regina & Arthur Teasdale

DONATION: $20

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The Mckays

The Mckays

DONATION: $10

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Deb Blake & Friends

Deb Blake & Friends

DONATION: $208

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Clare Amos

Clare Amos

DONATION: $20

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Ron & Lorna Nicol

Ron & Lorna Nicol

DONATION: $35

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Drew

Drew

DONATION: $30

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Moonsamy Family

Moonsamy Family

DONATION: $50

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Abigayle & Andrew Wells

Abigayle & Andrew Wells

DONATION: $45

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Emma Bartucciotto

Emma Bartucciotto

DONATION: $5

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