Friday, 30 May 2014 23:46

Football for a Good Cause

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Friday, 30 May 2014 23:29

A Slice of Nice

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Friday, 30 May 2014 23:11

The VND135 Million Haircut!

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Saturday, 03 May 2014 09:46

The Deck Charity Bazaar

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 03:07

Saigon Summer Ball

The social event of the season is almost upon us, and it’s time to make your hair appointment / polish those cufflinks.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 01:02

H2H Charity Ride Rides Again

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.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 10 March 2014 22:41

Lunch for a Good Cause

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.

Published in Features
Monday, 03 March 2014 23:26

The Foundation

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.

Published in Briefings
Saturday, 25 January 2014 16:01

Charity Overheads

A World of Good

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.

Published in Blogs & Columns
Friday, 17 January 2014 05:20

Speed Dating Gets Philanthropic

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.

Published in What's On
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