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VIET DREAMS

vietdreams.org | issue 05 | 2015 report

A 501(C)(3) CHARITY ORGANIZATION VIETNAM-UNITED STATES


100%

OF EVERY DOLLAR DONATED GOES TO OUR PROJECTS

REACH US ZZ Donate Money. Make an instant , secure tax-deductible contribution with your credit card at www.vietdreams.org/donate.

VIETDREAMS.ORG INFO@VIETDREAMS.ORG 408-410-4920

VIET DREAMS P.O. BOX 360624 MILPITAS, CA 95036-0624

FACEBOOK: VIETDREAMS TWITTER: VIETDREAMSORG TAX ID: 27-4115634

ZZ Visit our shop and purchase items donated from our artists and Viet Dreams branded merchandises. ZZ Make a matching gift through your companies to double the contribution. Viet Dreams is on all trusted matching programs of majority of companies.

GIVE A HAND

EVERY KID DESERVES TO DREAM BIG


WHO WE ARE FOUNDED OCTOBER-2010 What sets our organization apart is our unwavering commitment and passion. We are devoted to giving these children a healthier lifestyle and a promising educational future. Our efforts are focused on children living in the poorer, rural areas of Vietnam. We do not discriminate among ethnic backgrounds, religions, minorities or medical circumstances. Every child deserves our assistance.

KHAC-QUAN NGUYEN

DR. ANTHONY MY TRAN

Founder/Executive Director

Chairman

Khac-Quan graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor degree in Information Technology and Master degree in Information Management. He is now working as Administrative System Analyst at Ohlone College, California. Khac-Quan learned to play music at the age of 4 then professionally trained at the National Conservatory of Music in Hanoi for 14 years.

Anthony Tran Quoc My graduated from National college of chiropractic in 1993 with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. He has been providing chiropractic services for our community in the bay area for more than 18 years with experiences in areas of biomechanics, ergonomics, and rehabilitation. He received the Viewers Choice Award as the best of the bay chiropractor for 2011 aired on KRON4.

CUC NGUYEN

JACQUELINE VO Secretary

Treasurer Cuc Trinh-Nguyen graduated San Francisco State in 1991 with a major in Business Administration. In 1997, she and her husband founded Tax Consultation of America, an Accounting firm based in San Jose, CA. She currently serves as the company President and provides her services to industry, academia and non-profit entities. She is responsible for a large number of business clients who are involved with leadership, strategy, and management. Cuc Trinh-Nguyen is also highly involved in philanthropy and community outreach.

TRINITY VU Outreach Director - US Trinity graduated from San Jose State University majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy. Aside from her career, her passion to give back inspired her to be involved with Viet Dreams for the past few years. Trinity hopes to change the world by providing sustainability to under privileged children, one country at a time.

Jacqueline is a San Jose State graduate with a degree in International Business. She currently works as executive administrator at Intel Corporation. She is in charge of planning the annual fund raising events for Viet Dreams and other networking activities throughout the year. While being a full-time working mom & traveling pretty frequently for her company, Jacqueline still commits to helping Viet Dreams. She finds great life values while on the team missions and inspires her two daughters with the charity work.

2016 PLANS • Provides clean drinking water for 16 schools in Tien Phuoc province - Quang Nam • 30 more systems will be installed in 3 cities • 800 or more underprivileged elders will receive our free eye cataract surgeries • Increase the number of shelters served during holidays


VIET DREAMS DONORS - 2015

OUR MISSIONS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR GENEROUS, ENTHUSIASTIC, & DEDICATED SUPPORTERS: 160 $5,000 - $10,000

Terry Tran

Fiona Tran

Anne Dang

Thomas H Payne

Genevieve Holland

Alex Dang

Timothy Chau

Ha Do

Cuc Trinh

Tiffany Phuong Nguyen

Hang Holly Duong

Andreas Moritz Light Trust

Tiffany Tran

Hieu Huynh

Van T. Phung

Holly La

VSA U of Michigan

Hon Thi Lien

$1000 - $4,999 Andreas Moritz Light Trust

Hongna Han

Annie Dao / DTA Family Foundation

$999 and under

Howard L Ekerling

Because for Hope

Ada & Minh Tran

Hung Tran

Bao Lien Bui

Amy Martin

Huy Nguyen

Cadus Consulting Group Inc. /

Anh Ngoc Nguyen

Jacqueline Trang Nguyen

Christopher Vu

Arthur Chen

Jan Biermeyer

Capital Group Companies

Bay Point Investment Inc.

Jessie Yau

Charitable Foundation

Ben Hair Shop

Jo J Trust

Daniel Tran

Bich Diep

JSP Properties

David Chang

Bill Foundation

Kenneth T. Tabacchi / Wenyi Tang

Gia Cat Le Doan

Cam-Truc H Le

Kevin Khuu

JacQ Concept

Abdur-Rehman Mamsa

Lam & Tran Chiropractic Inc.

Kellen MacPhee

Dave Cotton

Lam Hoang

Kevin S Huynh

Carolyn Nguyen Insurance Agency

Lam Nguyen

Kinh Huu Lam

CHE Vietnamese Culture Club

Le Khac Binh

KW Silicon City Foundation

Chi Le

Mai Lai Nguyen

Lincoln Bancorp LLC

Chris Geo

Malisa S Chan

McCarthy Medical Center inc.

Cristine To

Mantsing Wang

Minh Ai Tran

Dai Pham

Marcy L Wasserman

Minh Thao Tran

David Yeung

Maria Murray

Nam Nguyen

Deborah Boydston

Matt and Liz Kraninger

New York Life

Diana Fukuda

Mauricio Munguia

Nguyen Xuan Hoang Foundation

Duc Do

Michael Luong


VIET DREAMS DONORS CONTINUED

Mike Kim Nguyen

Tammi Vu

In-Kind Gifts

Minh Dao

Tammy T. Nguyen

Anthony Tran - Seacret

Minh Dieu Nguyen

Teresa Thu Huong Nguyen Hung

Christine Ngoc

Minh Nguyen

Thien-An Nguyen

Forever Beaumore Cosmetic

Nenad Kraiger

Thiet The Luu

Hoang Le

Nga Nguyen

Thuy Dung (Enrose)

Ivy’s Flowers

Nhut Tran

Tien T Tran

Lavender Spa

Oanh Nguyen

Tiffany Ly Tran

Le Thanh Hoa

Philip B. Trinh / Thuy Le

Tina Vu

Michael Tran

Phong Quoc Tran

Todd W Sandness

Nicole Nguyen

Phuong Uyen Truong

Trinh-Ai T Tasedan

San Jose Beauty Supply

Qingwen Dong

TSU

Thuy Design House

Ruth Salerno

Vietnam Fund

Tina Vu Agency

Sang Van

Vo Chiropractic

Trung Nghia

Shong Siong Chong

Wendy L. Castille

Tuan Truong

Spencer Ho

Yan Bai

Viivue Web Design Company

Tae Song Yi

Yu Li

Vuong Thuc Ta Video

HOW WE SPEND OUR FUND

74% 80%

18%

74% WATER

18% MEDICAL

8% FOOD

27 more systems were installed at

740 underprivileged elders from

We provided Thanksgiving & Christ-

schools among 3 different cities and

8 provinces received eye cataract

mas parties for 3 shelters in San Jose

served more than 9000 students

surgery from our Viet Eye program

. More than 70 toys were given out

3% 8%


STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

SUPPORTS AND EXPENSES - YEAR 2015 ( YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015) Public Support and Revenue Public Support

Individuals

$56,935

Corporations Foundations and other organizations

$12,778

$13,178

Special Event Revenue

Ticket Sales

$33,010

Auctions

$8,440

Project Pledges

$23,000

Total Public Support and Revenue $147,341

Expenses

Water Projects

$46,300

Food, toy drive, clothes & others

$4,945

Medical projects

$11,500

Travel & logistics expenses

$1,199

Professional fee, postage, publication, equipment, internet, bank fee

$6,342

Net direct benefit to donor (Tickets/events)

$41,585

$111,871

Total Expenses *Remaining fund will be used for future scheduled projects

105 LOCATIONS

7

CITIES TOTAL SUPPORTS SINCE 2011

35,000 STUDENTS


LOCATIONS HELPED IN 2015

Water projects completed between January 2015 & January 2016 Donor(s)

zz St. Joseph School - Fremont

Project

Location

Students

Date

Duy Chau Elementary

Duy Xuyen Quang Nam

146

1/2/2015

Dai Thang Elementary

Dai Loc Quang Nam

253

1/2/2015

Xa Lang Elementary

Tay Giang Quang Nam

168

4/13/2015

Tuoi Hoa Kindergarten

Tay Giang, Quang Nam

153

4/13/2015

zz Anne Dang

Nguyen Ba Ngoc Middle

Tay Giang Quang Nam

314

6/1/2015

zz Anne Dang

Xa Dang Elementary

Tay Giang Quang Nam

435

6/1/2015

Axan Elementary

Tay Giang Quang Nam

199

6/1/2015

Tuoi Tho Kindergarten

Tay Giang Quang Nam

152

6/1/2015

Vanh Khuyen Kindergarten

Tay Giang Quang Nam

200

6/1/2015

Su Lo Dong Elementary

Loc Dien Phu Loc Hue

370

6/10/2015

Phu Tan Middle

Phu Vang Hue

270

6/10/2015

An Luong Dong Elementary

Loc Dien Phu Loc Hue

369

6/10/2015

Thuy Bang Elementary

Huong Thuy Hue

346

6/10/2015

Xuan Phu Center

Xuan Phu Hue

135

6/10/2015

zz Anthony My Tran’s Family

Nguyen Hien Elementary

Tam Ky Quang Nam

516

7/17/2015

zz Ann, Hieu & Christian Vu

Que Thuan Kindergarten

Que Son Quang Nam

185

7/17/2015

zz KW Silicon City Foundation

Que Minh Kindergarten

Que Son Quang Nam

142

7/17/2015

zz University of Michigan VSA 2014-2015

Huong An Kindergarten

Que An Quang Nam

200

7/17/2015

zz Daniel Tran-Trang Nguyen

Huong An Elementary

Que An Quang Nam

250

7/17/2015

zz Nam Nguyen (TCA)

Duy Thu Kindergarten

Duy Xuyen Quang Nam

186

7/17/2015

Quang Chau Orphanage

Quang Chau Temple

135

7/17/2015

Nguyen Dang Thinh Middle

Huong Tra Hue

380

8/14/2015

Thuy Bieu Center

Thuy Bieu Hue

140

8/14/2015

Vinh Thanh Elementary 2

Phu Vang Hue

386

10/12/2015

zz The Payne Family

Tien Ky Kindergarten

Tien Phuoc Quang Nam

370

12/5/2015

zz TSU Charity

Tien My Kindergarten

Tien Phuoc Quang Nam

185

12/5/2015

Tien My Elementary

Tien Phuoc Quang Nam

341

12/5/2015

zz Vinh Nguyen zz Duong & Phung Family zz Nguyen Xuan Hoang Foundation

zz Alex Dang zz Nguyễn Tịnh & Trần Ai Minh zz Alex Dang zz Karen Chan and Kevin Huynh zz Annie Dao. DTA Family Foundation zz Le Khac Binh / Michael Luong zz Kellen MacPhee zz TSU Charity

zz Mortiz Fund zz Tony Tran - Debbie To zz TSU Charity zz Tiffany Phuong Nguyen

zz The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation


MEET THE TEAM IN THE FIELD NGUYEN BA NGOC MIDDLE - QUANG NAM

TUOI HOA KINDERGARTEN -TAY GIANG QN

QUANG CHAU ORPHANAGE - DANANG

SHOE CAMPAIGN WITH JACQ - QUANG NAM

MAINTENANCE ON SYSTEMS EVERY 2 MONTHS

XMAS PARTY AT ORPHANGE WITH MK TEAM

2015- 27 SYSTEMS - 740 EYE CARE CASES - 300 LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN SAN JOSE Special thanks to our partners in Vietnam who have given us big hands supporting our projects throughout the years. MK Team and JacQ Concept/CanP Companies.


Z 27 CLEAN DRINKING

WATER SYSTEMS

Each year, with your great support, we are able to bring more clean drinking water systems to remote schools. Our target for 2016 is 35 systems

Z THANKSGIVING

DINNERS

Thanksgiving dinners for more than 150 residents of Inn Vision Homeless Shelter & Commercial Street Inn Shelter in San Jose. Thanks to Seacret Team and Tina Vu Family

Z CHRISTMAS DINNER &

TOY DRIVE

Christmas dinner & toy drive 2015 at Commercial Street Inn Shelter, San Jose CA, benefiting 55 low-income women & children. Supported by Justin Le (Precise Collision)

Z 740 EYE CATARACT SURGERIES 740 elders from 6 different provinces provided with free eye cataract surgeries. All donated by Anne Dang, Alex Dang, Nguyen Xuan Hoang Foundation, Bui Bao Lien, Tran Minh Thao, Tax Consultation of America, and Hy Vong Charity from Saigon.

Z SHOE GIVING CAMPAIGN Shoe giving campaign at Son Ca and Tuoi Tho Kindergarten in Tay Giang Quang Nam for 300 students & 600 in Don Duong, Lam Dong. All shoes are sponsored by JacQ Concept (with CanP) shoe company.


GET INVOLVED TIME FOR GIVING HANDS

Christian Vu was born and raised in Morgan Hill, CA. A Bellarmine College Prep alumni with a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, Christian returned back to his roots in the Bay Area to blend his scientific background with his social personality. Christian currently works for Boston Scientific, a dream of his for multiple years, where he is the youngest Clinical Specialist on his team. He works with medical devices and closely with patients, doctors, and surgery centers to ensure that implantation and programming of the devices run smoothly. Christian first learned about Viet Dreams last year, and since then, has become an

CHRISTIAN VU CONG LE

advocate for spreading the word on all the good the foundation does.

COUNTRY DIRECTOR / VIETNAM Cong Le graduated from San Diego State University with Master Degree in Business Administration with a emphasis in Management. He also obtained his Bachelor Degree in Business Studies from The University of Manchester (UK) Cong is the founder of HTC Trans Pacific Corp, a private tour company to the US. Cong was with World Trade Center San Diego – MBA consulting project, SDSU X-Team Tricorder Qualcomm, India Globe Globbr, HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation), Vietnam. Zhan Challenge contestant: Social Entrepreneur. And he currently resides in Vietnam. Cong has joined our team since November 2015 For over 10 years, David Chang and his group of amateur musician friends have been sharing their music for good causes, and helping people in need from around the world. Made up of an ever-growing group of amateur and some professional musicians who so kindly volunteer their time and talents, David and his musician friends have shared their music at numerous senior homes throughout California, performed at and organized charity concerts to raise money for tsunami and earthquake victims in China, Taiwan and Japan. Money raised from the group has also benefited community outreach programs in the LA area. In connection with charities such as New Hope for Disadvantaged Children and Bridging Hope, David’s group has raised funds

DAVID CHANG & FRIENDS

to help various orphanages for mentally disabled and disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

Most recently in collaboration with the Viet-

Dreams charity organization, over $15,000 of donations were raised to fund installation of water filtration systems in schools throughout impoverished regions in Vietnam.


PARTNERS COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIP

Since 2011, Viet Dreams has been collaborating with Friends of Vinh Son to help 7 orphanages in Kontum and Pleiku on clean water. With support from Because for Hope, Vietnam Fund, and MK company, Viet Dreams was able to set up more than 50 systems at kindergarten and elementary schools in Kontum, Quang Nam & Danang.

We believe in collaboration and are open to join partnership with different organizations in order to bring more resources to children in need across Vietnam. Since November 2015, Viet Dreams & JacQ Concept have been gifting more than 1000 pairs of canvas shoes to 3 schools in Quang Nam & Lam Dong.

JACQ CONCEPT “Bussiness Improves Lives. Live Passionately. Give Beautifully” JacQ supports humanitarian programs through raising social awareness and making a positive impact to the community. For every single product sold, they pledge an equivalent item toward underprivileged children in Vietnam.

BECAUSE FOR HOPE BeCause’s mission is to bring hope and optimism to the less fortunate. They strive to achieve their goal through carefully vetted projects that focus on both long term benefits to the communities, as well as short term humanitarian aid relief where needed. Through their work, they hope to raise awareness of impoverishment in Vietnam, and improve the lives of those in need. http://becauseforhope.org - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.

FRIENDS OF VINH SON A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Friends of Vinh Son Montagnard Orphanage, Vietnam, provides a coordinated effort to raise resources (cash and in-kind gifts) that provide a happier and more fulfilling quality of life for the children at Orphanage. http://www.friendsofvso.org/

VIETNAM FUND The Vietnam Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to improving the lives of children in Vietnam through the support of primary school libraries, education for orphaned girls, clean drinking water systems, school food programs, and traditional music and musicians”. “VFEMI was founded by Jane Coyle who worked for over two decades providing services to refugees and immigrants in the US, and as creator and director of an international adoption program placing Vietnamese and Ethnic Minority children with US families prior to starting the Vietnam Fund”.


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