Celina’s Snowman Project
As many of you know, Linh is not only our talented cook, but also our master craftsperson. For the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration at the Shaw Centre, Linh and her daughter Celina handmade some adorable sock snowmen to sell in order to fundraise additional funds for CVBF’s upcoming project in Binh Thuan.
Linh is hoping to purchase 40+ day beds for the vulnerable special needs children here at Cơ Sở Khuyết Tật Tổ Ấm Huynh Đệ/ Day Learner Centre Compassionate House for the Disabled Children) which houses 125 special needs children age range from 3 years old to 30 years old in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province. There are 5 sisters and 11 undergraduate sisters volunteer their service here. This group of sisters provide special needs children with unconditional love and give the children opportunities to live a normal life like others and integrate into society with self-confidence. Due to their disabilities, these children are prone to accidentally relieving themselves while napping which reduces the number of clean mats available to all the children. Also, the children get sick more easily due to sleeping on the floor. The 40+ special day beds will be much easier and quicker to clean and none of them will have to sleep on the floor. These daybeds cost roughly about $15 each, so all the proceeds and donations that we receive from the snowmen sale and donations go directly to the children here.
Thank you friends for supporting Linh & Celina’s efforsts, as they were able to raise $560 at the Lunar New Year’s event.