In 2006, a group of parents and children in Orange County decided to make Christmas gift-giving more meaningful. With simplified celebrations, the families used the money they would have spent on gifts to adopt a grade school in Vietnam and launched a program to provide breakfast daily to school children. For some of those children, that might have been their only meal of the day.
Seeing how little it took on our part to make a big difference in the lives of others, we officially formed Christmas for Breakfast to raise additional funds to provide vital nutrition to ill, disadvantaged, and disabled women and children. In sharing our blessings, we hope to ease their burden and empower them to achieve a brighter future.
For the past 14 years, Christmas for Breakfast collaborated with Bridging Hope, a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to administer the donations we received. As our vision and scope of work expand, Christmas for Breakfast recently obtained our 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Donations made directly to Christmas for Breakfast are now tax-exempt. All members of Christmas for Breakfast are volunteers and are committed to effectively implement programs that aim to improve the lives and health of people in underprivileged communities.
Encounter their struggles
Embrace their needs
Empower their dreams
"Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival, health and development. Well-nourished children are better able to grow and learn, to participate in and contribute to their communities, and to be resilient in the face of disease, disasters, and other global crises". UNICEF
To this end, Christmas for Breakfast strive to encounter the struggles of ill, disadvantaged, disabled children; embrace their needs by providing nutritional and educational support; and empower their dream for a bright, successful future.
Executive Director - Viviane Dam
Secretary - Helen Ninh
Treasurer - Chi Le
Christmas for Breakfast Planning Committee
Agnes Nguyen - Audrey Nguyen - Chi Le - Chieu Giang Nguyen - Chieu Lan Nguyen - Helen Ninh - Hannah Dam - Joelle Bich Nguyen - Kathleen Laughlin - Lauren Nguyen - LeMy Le - Linh Nguyen - Mary Nguyen - Thai-Hang Tran - Viviane Dam
Board of Advisors
Finance & Tax - Dominic Nguyen, CPA