The purpose of the Vietnam Children's Fund is to remember the families and children lost in Vietnam's many long wars. The goal of the Fund is to close the past and look to the future by building schools."The project is an inspiring example of how people of goodwill can turn violence and tragedy into a cause for hope."
For pennies a day, many students over many years have the opportunity to learn and grow in a clean, safe environment. It is extraordinary that the fate of an entire generation within a community —indeed within the entire nation— can be changed at such a modest cost.
Contact us for more information and to learn how you can help rebuild Vietnam one school at a time.
NEW! Don't Miss this Two-Minute Clip from Talk Vietnam Interview with VCF In-Country Director Sam Russell
VTV4 Spotlights Yen Bai, VCF School
Vietnam’s television station VTF4 ran a feature story in March 2012 spotlighting the latest Vietnam Children’s Fund school. Located in the remote, mountainous province of Yen Bai in northern Vietnam, the new two-story school has eight classrooms and will serve three hundred students.
One young student was quoted as saying:
“I’m overjoyed today and would like to thank everyone for assisting us to have this brand-new school. I promise that I will try my best to study so that I could live up to the expectations of my parents and teachers. I hope someday I can become a teacher and I'd teach the children right in this school.”
Construction of the school was funded by a generous gift from FedEx, one of VCF’s oldest and best corporate partners. Watch the full video below. It begins at the 0:33 mark.
Ways to Support Vietnam Children’s Fund in your Workplace Campaign
United Way Donor Option
Many companies offer their employees a traditional United Way campaign. In most communities you can probably "write-in" Vietnam Children's Fund, on your pledge card. Please include our IRS identification number (521840699) and address (14162 Marquis Road, Unionville, VA 22567).
Some companies will match gifts made to charities by their employees. This is a great way to double your gift to Vietnam Children's Fund. Please check with your company's human resources department to find if your company offers matching gifts.
Government Employee Fund Drives
Federal, Military, and Postal Service employees will find Vietnam Children's Fund in the U.S. Government's prestigious Combined Federal Campaign. You can designate your payroll deduction gift to the VCF by writing our national code number 10021 on your Combined Federal Campaign Pledge Form.