Christmas for Breakfast is an organization dedicated to improving the life and health of underprivileged children in Vietnam through nutritional support. Founded in 2006 by families who simplified their Christmas celebration to raise funds and awareness, Christmas for Breakfast has been instrumental in providing financial support to children centers in Vietnam to battle malnutrition.
Volunteers in our organization traveled to Vietnam in June 2018 to see first-hand how we have made a difference in the lives of the children we support. At the same time, it was heart-breaking to see so many more that desperately need our help. In turn, we need your help in our outreach to as many children as possible before it’s too late for them!
Through our collaboration with Bridging Hope, a Colorado based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation will be managed wisely and effectively to provide nourishment to Vietnam’s most vulnerable children.
Bridging Hope is a Colorado non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to disadvantaged and disabled women and children in Vietnam both by raising awareness of their needs among the citizens of Colorado and other Americans. They also create opportunities for charitable giving to support programs and projects in Vietnam. Christmas for Breakfast collaborates with Bridging Hope, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, to administer the funds needed for the nutrition programs each year. To find out more about Bridging Hope, please visit www.bridging-hope.org
Shelter for Children with AIDS/HIV
The Mai Tam House of Hope is a home and center for HIV/AIDS positive widows, mothers, and children that provides shelter, medicine, medical care, education, and referrals for its residents and the many walk-ins it receives in need of support. The children living at Mai Tam are both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS--some are HIV positive or have AIDS and some are the children or orphans of persons with HIV/AIDS.
Shelter for Disabled Children and Elders
Founded in 2004 by the Sisters of St. Vincent of Lang Son, Mai Am Hoa Hong currently shelter 80 residents. From abandoned infants to disabled children to neglected elders, these once unwanted residents of Hoa Hong support and assist each other through daily activities: Growing food and raising animals for the shelter, feeding the infants, teaching the children, helping the elderly… Each activity is geared toward creating a sense of accomplishment and resourcefulness in each person, bringing back the humanity they were previously denied.
Together Handicrafting Relationship Exchange And Developing Self-Sufficiency
THREADS is a program found by current Bridging Hope Executive Officer, Sr. Sen Nguyen, in 2001 to provide job skills and support for a group of impoverished Polio-stricken women. Sr. Sen has sold their embroidered and smocked products for over a decade in Colorado galleries and at festivals, and return the profits to the group to sustain materials, equipment, on-going training and marketing throughout Vietnam.
Each year, the THREADS products are featured in our marketplace at the Christmas for Breakfast Benefit Luncheon.
Provides Care for Ethnic Minority Orphans and Malnourished Children
Located in the highland village of Ta Nung, Lam Dong province, it is the home for 32 orphans and abandoned ethnic children of the Cill, K Ho, and Lach tribes - ages ranging from 5-20 years old. In 1998, the Sisters implemented a nutritional program to aid severely malnourished children, ages 1-4 years old, by providing daycare and 3 meals a day. This program not only saves the children from sickness and hunger, it allows the parents to go to work and bring home the income that’s much needed for their impoverished family.
Provides Care for Children of Impoverished Families
Young, preschool aged children on this small island in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam were usually hungry, unsupervised, and often unsafe (especially during monsoon season). Recognizing the need of safety for these youngsters, the local Catholic Church openned a low cost daycare center in order to provide a safe environment and early childcare for children of impoverished families while the parents are at work.