The British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) will hold the BBGV Inter-Company Football Tournament for Charity in HCMC on Jul. 19, bringing together 16 companies whose competitive instincts will be geared towards a common cause.
Partnering with disadvantaged youth-focused charity KOTO, the Park Hyatt Saigon held a soup kitchen to bring hearty nutritious chicken pho to the orphans at the Dieu Giac Pagoda in April.
The American School of Vietnam (TAS) teamed up with Score Tech, Al Fresco’s,and Heartbeat Vietnam with the goal of raising VND105 million in a one-week fundraiser to save the lives of five children in desperate need of heart surgery. Heartbeat Vietnam identifies the most critical cases of children in Vietnam who need immediate heart surgery and provides them with life-saving medical attention.
Since 2006, Saigon Charity Bazaar has been selling Vietnam Quilts, Mekong Creations and Grace Cookies, all to benefit its favourite charities — The Deck Charity, Operation Smile and Heart Beat Vietnam.
The social event of the season is almost upon us, and it’s time to make your hair appointment / polish those cufflinks.
Starting in 2009, the first band of cyclists to fly the banner of H2H rode the 2,100km from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for the sheer reckless fun of it — and also for the good of Vietnam.
Mankind has known of the connecting nature of food for millennia. For thousands of years we have held lavish banquets in honour of our victories, and feasts marking the most important dates on our calendars. Food connects us to one another, and in doing so it connects us to moments of love, passion and joy. It could even be said that food is love made manifest.
For one sibling duo, the term ‘building bridges’ is more than just a metaphor. Set up by 16-year-old Khang and 21-year-old Phuong, the intention of the Nam Phuong Foundation was to provide capital to improve infrastructure in rural Vietnam by building bridges. However, the venture has transformed into a project that is funding more than just construction.
Here’s the question every charity dreads: “How much of my donation goes on your overheads?” And the answer should be: not enough. There’s a welcome discussion in the industry about the ‘overhead myth’ and while I’ve grumbled about it for years, a shout out to activists (like Dan Pallotta and his ‘equal rights for charities’ manifesto), who are challenging funders about where the money goes.
Zest Bistro Café continues their pursuit of finding your mate, but this time with a philanthropic twist. On Monday, Nov 20, they’ll host a speed dating event with all proceeds going towards HCMC Charities, including Saigon Children’s Charities, The Children’s Initiative, KOTO and ILA Community Network.