Sunday October 23, 2022
Dear Families and Friends,
We are overjoyed to see you again at Christmas for Breakfast, at last!
Despite the pandemic, we have accomplished much in the past three years and cannot wait to celebrate with you!
As you may recall, the theme of our last event in 2019 was “Encounter Their Struggles”. Had it not been for COVID-19, the theme for the following year would have been “Embrace Their Needs”. But embrace them we did through your generous giving to our campaigns in 2020 and 2021. Together we raised $184,264.84 for underprivileged children in Vietnam! Words cannot express our relief and gratitude.
Today Fr. John Toai Phuong and the children themselves will bring you updates from Mai Tâm Center. You will hear first-hand how your donations helped them through the darkest time. Yet there is still much work to be done. As the children grow older, their needs extend beyond just a full meal a day and medicine. They need schooling and vocational training to integrate back into society, to sustain themselves and in turn, to help others at the centers.
We continue to trust in the divine providence and count on your continuous support for the children.
With love and gratitude,
Christmas for Breakfast Planning Committee