Youth leaders from across North America came together during the UNAVSA-8 Conference in Denver, Colorado on July 30th, 2011 to vote on the next beneficiary for the Collective Philanthropy Project.
The Collective Philanthropy Project, CPP, is an initiative created in 2004 for Vietnamese-student and community organizations to collaborate in working toward a charitable cause. The idea was to create momentum for a collective national effort under a different philanthropic campaign each year. The CPP campaign assists non-profit organizations to better achieve their mission through collective and collaborative fundraising with UNAVSA.
Prior to the conference, non-profits were nominated at the grassroots level and encouraged to submit a application and proposal for a project that would utilize the energy of the North American Vietnamese student youth network. Based on the applications received, the Preliminary Selection Board narrowed the field down to top three organizations.
These organizations were Children of Vietnam, Catalyst Foundation, and Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program. Each organization traveled to Denver and make the case for their project through a a intense 3 hours presentations, individual Q/A, and a group panel Q/A. after which our regional members broke up into discussion groups to decide how their region would vote on the proposals.
UNAVSA is pleased to announce Children of Vietnam’s the Hope System of Care, as the 2011-2012 Collective Philanthropy Project beneficiary.
Children of Vietnam (COV), based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina creates a future for Vietnamese children in need that is full of promise. They are dedicated to providing these children with what they need to succeed in life: good nutrition, life saving medical care, safe and secure housing, and access to education.
As a result of COV’s life changing programs, these children can look toward a brighter future.COV helps these children escape the cycle of poverty, overcome the limitation of disability, and realize the dreams they never thought possible.
UNAVSA and its regional partners, along with individual VSAs across the nation will collaborate with Children of Vietnam to create a national campaign from September 2011 to July 2012 to help bring awareness to the plight of disabled children within Vietnam.