“My full name is Suzanne Thi Hien Hook,” says Suzanne, Allambie’s founder. “And I’m an orphan from the [American] War.

Published in Briefings
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:38

KOTO’s First Fundraising Gala

KOTO is mostly known for the good work they do — having trained over 600 at-risk and disadvantaged Vietnamese youths in vocational, English and life skills, with a 100 percent job placement rate — but the food their not-for-profit restaurants dish out is also pretty damn good.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Sunday, 13 July 2014 17:00

Call for Rockers!!

The poster for Little Rose Shelter’s — Hoa Hong Nho — summer fundraiser Saigon Rock Lottery features a punk rock Frankenstein and a pretty unique concept. The idea is to throw a bunch of musicians into a hat, draw out sensible bands from the blind-drawn results and rock out for charity! It’s so crazy it just might work.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Saturday, 02 August 2014 17:00

The Ho Tram Ocean Race

May’s Le Fruit Triathlon got you used to the idea of Ho Tram as a place not just about relaxation, and now Ho Tram Water Safety and Water Safety Vietnam want to build on that momentum with a charity swim this Aug. 10. Ho Tram Beach Resort is the site of this ocean swim, with competitions in 500m ocean swimming and 500m beach running, and a 1km beach swim and 1km beach run.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Friday, 13 June 2014 22:22

Celebrity Handwringing

In the rabble and noise created by nonprofits vying for donors’ limited attention and ever-shrinking funding pools, an enterprising NGO needs a plan — a brilliant plan!

Published in A World Of Good
Friday, 13 June 2014 21:49

A.R.C.’s Funky Fundraiser

Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) is hosting a funky extravaganza this June 21 at BG Beer & Grill — three bands’ worth of non-stop funk, all in the service of raising money to benefit some funk-loving critters. A Furry Funktion will feature The Love Below, Jazz Art and Dat Phonk rocking the stage and MC Brain, an art auction featuring work by some of the best talents in town, a free San Miguel for the first 200 Samaritans, other goodies (free chocolate is rumoured) and the heartwarming feeling of having done good for some furry friends you already love.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Friday, 13 June 2014 21:32

Roast Dinner for Charity

Our July ‘Charity of the Month’ is inviting you to become part of the Allambie family, this Sunday, Jun. 15 at deciBel. Allambie’s Sunday Roast will cut to one of the best parts of family life, with a roast dinner with a glass of wine included in your entry. There will be a live band, a photography auction and a raffle featuring the likes of Phuong Ha, L’Usine, Le Jardin, Anthony George Hairdresser, Villa Royale, Mark Young Photography, Le Bouchon de Saigon, McSorley’s, Ciao Bella, Saffron, The Deck, Papagayo, Scott and Binh’s and many others.

Published in What's On
Friday, 06 June 2014 23:32

H2H: Measuring the Gains

Cycling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is more than a physical journey, but eventually the bodies of the 19 riders on this year’s H2H Charity Ride began to tell their stories, in ways both humorous and tragic. Words by Ed Weinberg. Photos by David Harris andFrancis Xavier

Published in Leisure
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:07

Cat of the Month

Some abandoned dogs and cats find homes easily. But the hundreds of animals that end up at Tram Cuu Ho Cho Meo Hanoi (Hanoi Pet Rescue) are often more difficult cases: the disabled, the blind, the elderly. Mic has been abused so badly that now he can’t use his legs and one of his shoulders is permanently broken; his back and hips have abscesses inhabited by hundreds of maggots.

Published in Briefings

On May 7, ARC put up an appeal on its Facebook page: “We desperately need donations if we are to continue the work we do! Any support you can give us will help enormously!”

Published in Briefings
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