Greetings from UNAVSA,
On July 25th 2014, the UNAVSA community united in Dallas Texas for the 11th Annual UNAVSA Conference, themed “Together Lets Fly” to vote for the 2014-2015 Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) beneficiary.
The CPP was created in 2004 for Vietnamese-student and community organizations to collaborate in working towards a charitable cause. Their goal was to create momentum for a collective continental effort under a philanthropic campaign each year. The campaign helps non-profit organizations achieve their mission through collaborative partnership with UNAVSA and its constituent groups. This also provides a medium for students and young professionals across North America to unite behind one charitable cause and build foundations and leaders for our community.
Throughout the year, the CPP Selection team worked with numerous non-profit organizations whom were nominated to submit an application and project proposal. Each application was reviewed by the UNAVSA Executive Board, CPP Selection Team and CoRR representatives. After careful consideration, Library of Vietnam, Lend a Hand Vietnamese Youth Organization and Food Aid Compassion were selected as this year’s top 3 finalists. Following their presentations at the conference, attendees had many thought-provoking discussions and separated into their regions to submit their votes.
UNAVSA is delighted to announce Food Aid Compassion as the 2014-2015 Collective Philanthropy Project beneficiary!!
Food Aid Compassion is entering its 15th year as a registered non-profit with efforts to enhance the quality of life of the people of Vietnam. In 2011, Food Aid Compassion established its water filtration project to bring fresh and clean water to the communities in Vietnam. It recognized that a great number of the population does not have access to clean drinking water which causes a serious health hazard and risks of waterborne diseases. The people of greatest risks of poor quality water are infants/young children and the elderly who are debilitated or living under unsanitary conditions. Food Aid Compassion with the assistance of the funds raised by CPP will provide clean drinking water stations of WHO (World Health Organization) standards to communities in Vietnam.
UNAVSA and its regional partners will collaborate to create a national campaign from September 2014 to July 2015 to raise awareness and support Food Aid Compassion’s Water Filtration Project for Low-Income people in Vietnam.