I’m really excited to share today’s post with you! I recently became involved in a wonderful event supporting a non-profit organization called the Catalyst Foundation. This organization has a mission to combat human trafficking in Vietnam and provides people with essential necessities such as clothing, education, and medical attention. The event that I’m referring to is a charity auction called Humans of VSAM, which takes place this Friday on March 31st.
For the auction, members of the Vietnamese Association of Minnesota are offering an array of unique services such as teaching karate, makeovers, and photography sessions. I will personally be offering a salon package which includes two trips to my family’s salon and a free beverage from the popular Vietnamese dessert cafe, Bambu. Proceeds that are generated by this event will be donated to the Catalyst Foundation which is VSAM’s Collective Philanthropy Project for this year.
As someone who was born in Vietnam, this organization hits home and is near and dear to my heart. I hope that by taking part in this event, I’ll be able to help make a small difference in someone else’s life. I still remember when I was younger I told my parents “when I grow up, I’m going to make enough money to send back to Vietnam and help the homeless and disabled!”. I’m glad that I finally got the chance to take on a project that will kick-start my goal to help those in need.
If you would like to support the Catalyst Foundation, please visit their website for more information on the services and goods that they’re currently in need of. They also have opportunities for you to travel to Vietnam on volunteer trips! Those of you that attend the University of Minnesota, I highly encourage you to stop by the charity auction this Friday, March 31, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in Bruininks 230. There will be many amazing services up for auction and overall, it will be lots of fun!
As always, thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog and I can’t wait to show you all what I have in store for future posts! Also, lots of love and appreciation for my talented photographer and friend, Phuong Tran, for these photos!