In ancient times, there was a tradition
that on winter solstice people extinguish the fires in their homes and relight
them again from a single bonfire in the center of their village, thus
celebrating the start of a new year and reaffirming the bond between all
the community members.
Last year you helped us bring to
life many bright lights, and we are happy to share them with you by means of LIN 2012 Highlights and December newsletter. We thank you and hope
that seeing how much help Vietnam’s not-for-profit organizations (NPOs)
received last year with your support will make you just as proud and happy as
This holiday season, we are also inviting
you to share a bit of your family fire to help us light a warm and welcoming
hearth in LIN’s new Home for local NPOs. The Home will open its doors in early
2013 and will combine a space for free workshops, seminars and working groups
for LIN’s NPO partners, library, place for one-on-one consultation for NPOs,
free space for start up NPOs, skilled volunteers center, and a venue for LIN’s
The hearth at LIN’s new Home will
help light fires of over 100 local not-for-profit organizations who, in turn,
share the warmth and love with over 2.000 people in HCMC who very much need it
this holiday season: with children who have no home or family, abandoned
elderly, people with disabilities, people who suffered from human trafficking,
poor city dwellers, and many others. The stronger you help LIN make their
fires, the more people these organizations can invite to warm up!
To make it a real home for NPOs
we need a lot of simple things such as paint, furniture, office equipment, help
with rent and utility bills – just like in any warm home. We hope to raise
funds for all these items during our New Year Lights Campaign running from December
31 to February 9. There are many ways in which you can make a donation to
support LIN’s Home for NPOs: via LIN Global Giving or One Vietnam Pages (both
are tax deductible for our US supporters), direct bank transfer, or by cash or
in-kind support. Any amount will help make our fire stronger!
We thank you for your care and support! This holiday season, may your
home be filled with love, warmth, and light. We all hope to welcome you to our
new hearth in the coming year!