Greetings from this year’s UNAVSA CPP Campaign Team!
It’s been quite some time since we have posted something and we apologize for the website restructuring! In the mean time, all the CPP teams have been working diligently to not only help with the previous year’s beneficiary MEMO, we are campaigning for this year’s beneficiary and selecting non-profit organizations for next year’s CPP as well.
Months before the conference, non-profit organizations were nominated to submit an application and project proposal. After reviewing a record-breaking 18 applications, the UNAVSA Executive Board, CPP Selection Team and CoRR representatives selected Vietnam Medical Assistance Program, Kids Without Borders, and One Body Village as this year’s top 3 finalists. Following their presentations at the conference, attendees joined their regions in submitting a final vote after thought-provoking discussions.
The Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations chose One Body Village as the Collective Philanthropy Project beneficiary for the 2013-2014 year!
In 2000, One Body Village (OBV) was established with the mission to combat child sex trafficking by educating and empowering communities to be catalysts for change. It hopes to improve the lives of children affected by providing shelter, medical and behavioral health care, educational assistance, and vocational training that will enable survivors to reintegrate into mainstream society as productive citizens.
With its vision to provide safe homes for all children affected by slavery, OBV proposes “The Other 20 Percent” project. They plan to open a home in Saigon to find, rescue, and rehabilitate male victims of sex trafficking, raise awareness through community workshops, and set a foundation for servicing male victims of sex trafficking.
Since UNAVSA-10, what has CPP Campaign been up to? Check out our next campaign below:
Greetings to all of the Vietnamese Student Associations from the Collective Philanthropy Project Campaign team! As you may know, we had a very successful campaign recently called “STOP.” The team raised a total of $844, with YOUR help. Thank you to everyone who supported our cause and participated. 100% of this money is going towards One Body Village, a nonprofit organization aiming to combat sex trafficking. Their goal this year is provide safe houses for the under-represented, male victims in Cambodia and Vietnam.
Now that our first campaign is over, we have launched an even larger campaign to help raise money for One Body Village. The campaign is called, #DareToStop. Every member of the CPP Campaign team (Lucy Tran, Ken Le, Ha Trinh and Thuy Trang) are participating in the annual Google+ Hangout-a-thon Dares. We will be doing dares from taking shots of soy sauce to eating a live worm when money is donated and certain goals are reached.
The Google+ Hangout-a-thon will take place on May 25th, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT and we need your help to make this event a successful one.
To donate please visit: https://www.stayclassy.org/events/daretostop/e33049
The Collective Philanthropy Project