2000 - 2006
News & Events
November 19, 2006 "Ngon Nen Yeu
HopeToday and three
other nonprofit organizations (Education for the
Poor, Friends of the Poor
Association & Teresa Charities) organized a
concert on November 19, 2006 at Santa Ana High
Santa Ana, CA to raise funds for
charitable projects in
Viet Nam, especially for the victims of
the recent Typhoon Xangsane. These four
organizations sent a total of $5600 to the
typhoon victims to help them rebuilding their
lives. Thank you ALL for your support,
participation and donations.
10, 2006 Typhoon Relief Fundraiser by VAAPA
The Vietnamese American
Aerospace Professional Association (VAAPA) had a
fundraiser "Lá Lành Đùm Lá Rách" to help the recent
typhoon victims in Vietnam on October 10, 2006 in
Stanton, CA. It was very successful event with members
and friends donated $6270 to this noble cause.
Hopetoday worked with VAAPA in distributing these
donations to the victims in Vietnam. The relief effort
was accomplished in December 2006 and January 2007 in
Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam Da Nang, and Ben Tre. A big
Thank You to VAAPA for your generosity and kindness.
Please click on these links
Typhoon Sangxane Relief in Nam Dong, Thua Thien Hue
Typhoon Durian Relief in Binh Dai, Ben Tre
October 28, 2006 Garage Sale
HopeToday participated in the Garage Sale Fundraiser
on October 28, 2006 at Nguoi Viet Daily News in
Westminster with other three nonprofit organizations: SAP-VN, VAALA & VACF.
Thank you for your help and donations.
Please click on this link for Garage sale Fundraiser on
October 28, 2006
September 16, 2006 Car Wash
HopeToday organized a car wash fundraising event on
Saturday, September 16, 2006 at the Mobil Gas Station on
the corner of Brookhurst St and Warner Ave in Fountain
Valley, CA. We received a total of $628.00 in donation.
All proceeds will go to our charitable and humanitarian
projects to help the needy in Vietnam. Thanks to
everyone for your hard work and support! Please click on
the link below for pictures.
September 16, 2006 Carwash fundraising pictures
September 3, 2006 Hoang Viet
Khanh Musical Concert
Beach, CA - A musical concert was held in University
Theater at California State University, Long Beach by
Musician Hoang Viet Khanh. Thanks to Musician Hoang Viet
Khanh, HopeToday was able to participate in selling the
tickets and earn 75% of the profit for every ticket that
we sold. HopeToday got an amount of $450.00 for our
participation. Yeah Team!
May-June 2006 Humanitarian Trip to
Manh Pham, Hopetoday volunteer from Little Rock, AR, was on a humanitarian trip in Viet Nam
with another HopeToday
volunteer Hoang Anh. Tien and Hoang Anh
visited and helped the disabled, the blinds, orphans and
elderly in Dong Nai, Can Gio, Sai Gon and Vung Tau.
May 6, 2006 "Tinh Vao Xuan"
Mesa, CA - A recognition Dinner was held to recognize
many of the people who have helped make the Tinh Vao
Xuan Event a success. We had a fun evening with the
performers, musicians and friends from Pho Nhom Club.
Mr. Dinh Tan Bui, our volunteer also shared his stories
in doing charity work for HopeToday in Viet Nam. Many
guests came home with a star. No, it was not a star
from the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" but it was a "Star
Award" for their "Walk of Contribution". If you
received one, we hope that the special star will be a
souvenir you can be proud of in helping others through
click on link below to view pictures taken by our
volunteer, Mrs. Thu Thuy Doan Trinh:
May 6, 2006 Car Wash Fundraiser
Fountain Valley, CA - HopeToday continued the
fundraising momentum from April by doing another Car
Wash. We all came out together at the Mobil Gas Station
on Brookhurst and Warner to wash cars. The work was
tired but the spirit was awesome. We raised $1221.00 to
be used for our many charitable projects. Again, thank
you everyone who came out to support us, especially
Cindy Hua, Di Tan & Tram, Di Mai, Bac Loan, Bao Dang,
Loc Dang, Binh Nguyen, Henry Tu, Thoa Nguyen, Katherine
Le, Minh Nguyen, Tom Vu, Melanie Luong, Khanh Vo, Tue
Phuong from Education For The Poor and the caring
youths: Andrew, Nicholas, Francis, Alex, Andy, Catherine
click on the link below for pictures of the fundraiser:
April 1, 2006 "Tinh Vao Xuan"
Musical and Painting/Photography Exhibition Fundraiser
Westminster, CA - HopeToday hosted a musical event "Tinh
Vao Xuan" (Love in the Spring) at Nguoi Viet Daily News
Activity Room. The evening was filled with excellent
entertainment by many singers and musicians. We also
had an exhibition of paintings by Artist Le Thuy Vinh
and photographs by Pho Nhom Club (http://phonhomclub.com).
We had a good crowd and received positive feedbacks
about the program. HopeToday collected a total of
$5447.00 in donations including $1170.00 from sales of
Pho Nhom Club’s photographs and $550 from silent auction
of Artist Le Thuy Vinh’s paintings. The musical program
included the following performers:
Singers: Tuan Dung, Thanh Mai, Nhat Ha, Huan Ngu, Thuy
Mai, Hong Duyen, Nam Hai, Ngoc Thuy and NguyetHan
Musicians: Dinh Trung Chinh, Nguyen Duc Cuong, Ngo Tin,
Hoang Viet Khanh, Nguyen Khanh, Dino Pham Hoang Dung,
Ngoc The, Khanh Hiep and Le Thang.
HopeToday would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to
each and everyone for making this a wonderful event.
Our appreciation goes to all
the performers listed above, artist Le Thuy Vinh for the
paintings, Pho Nhom Club for the photographs, Allen Vo
for taking care of the sound system, Quoc Bao for the
banners for the show, Mr. & Mrs. Dang Tran Hoa & Nguyen
Thi Am from Nguoi Viet Daily News, Ha Lien & Duyen Anh &
Hoa for helping with the CDs, Duyen Vo & Tuan Le for the
soup, Anne Tuyet Le for the dessert, Phuong & Hoa Luong
for the Tiramisu cake and Leanne Hoang’s family, Andrew
Nguyen, Nicholas Nguyen, Michael Nguyen, Kent Dang’s
family, Mai Trang, Tom Vu and Thu Luong for helping out
with the set-up. We also would like to thank Nguyen
Truong of VNCR Radio, Giang Ngoc of SBTN Television
Network and Nguoi Viet Daily News for your help in
promoting the event. And lastly, to all of the
HopeToday Volunteers for your hard work, compassion and
For pictures, please click on
the below links:
detailed information on the event, please click on the
2006 Humanitarian Trip to Vietnam
Tran, Hopetoday volunteer from Santa Rosa, CA, was on a
humanitarian trip in Viet Nam with three other HopeToday
volunteers: Dinh Tan Bui, Son Kim Ho and Hoang Anh. The
trip started on Mar 26, 2006. They visited and helped
the disabled, the blinds, orphans, elderly, poor
students and families in My Tho, Ben Tre, Sai Gon, Binh
Phuoc, Vung Tau and Da Lat.
click on below links for pictures of the trip:
Vietnamese New Year Festival Food Booth Fundraiser
January 27-29, 2006
With the help of many
volunteers the food booth fundraiser at the Vietnamese
New Year Festival in Garden Grove, CA on January 27-29,
2006 was a great success. A total of $1543.00 was
raised for our charitable programs in Vietnam. Thank
You All for participating, making donation and helping,
especially Aunt Mai, Lisa Truong & Ben Nguyen, Anne
Tuyet Le, Katherine Le & Minh Nguyen, Tina Luong, Trang
& Hạnh Duong, Hue, Duyen Vo & Tuan Le, Aunt Van, Cindy
Le & Toan, Khanh & Phuong Dang,, Randy Johnstone, Nick
Pham, Tuyet Anh Nguyen, Nga Tran, Phuong Luong, Hank,
Henry & Thang Duong.
Please click on the below
link to see more pictures:
December 2005 Humanitarian Trip
December 2005 a
group of HopeToday volunteers and donors visited
and provided help and comfort to the elderly, orphans,
disabled, HIV/AIDS patients, and poor students in Ben
Tre, My Tho, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Hue, Quang Tri, and
Nghe An. Besides visiting and helping out the current
HopeToday projects, the group provided free medical
checkups in Nghe An. Please click on the links below for
this humanitarian trip pictures.
12/19/05 - Visited S'tieng student in Binh Phuoc
12/21/05 - Visited scholarship recipients, poor students
and family, and disabled at Vat Do Song Huong, Hue
12/21/05 - Visited the Elderly Sister in Hue
12/22/05 - Visited the
Elderly, HIV/AIDS patients, the poors, and Hopetoday
scholarship recipients in Hue
12/22/05 - Visited the
Blind Youths in Quang Tri
12/23/05 - Visied the
kindergarten in Quang Tri
12/26-28/05 - Provided
free medical services in Nghe An
12/30/05 - Helped the
elderly and poors in My Tho
12/30-31/05 - Visited
the Hopetoday scholarship recipients and their families
in My Tho and Ben Tre
12/31/05 - Visited and
helped the elderly in Phu An Hoa Ben Tre
12/31/05 - Visited the
Elderly Sister and Poor families in Cai Nhum, Ben Tre
01/01/06 - Visited the
Orphanages Nha Tinh Thuong Phap Hoa Dong Nai at SaiGon
November 20, 2005 Walk-A-Thon
for Damrey Hurricane Victims
HopeToday volunteers joined the Walk-A-Thon for the
Damrey Hurricane Victims at Mile Square Park on November
November 11, 2005 - Karaoke
Night with the Theme “Love for All”
Westminster, California – On November 11th,
2005, Hope Today hosted a Karaoke Night Event at Vien
Dong Newspaper Conference Room. The program was
announced on Little Saigon Radio in the morning. It was
a free admission event with complimentary food and
beverages. We had fun singing and enjoying each other’s
company. We also displayed some photographs called
“Hope Pictures” taken by HopeToday volunteers Dr. & Mrs.
Sam & Lien-Huong Hanlon during their visit to Viet Nam.
A total of $1512 was collected through general
donations and through the purchases of the “Hope
Pictures”. We also welcomed a journalist from Nguoi
Viet Newspaper, who was there to interview HopeToday
about our work and mission.
We appreciate everyone’s help in making this event
successful. Special thanks to Ngoc The, who wrote the
song “Gui Em Niem
(Sending You Faith) which had made the event more
meaningful. The song is available on our Reflections
Page. We also want to recognize Nguyet Han & Hoan
Nguyen, Allen Vo, Khai & Ana Vu, Tuan Dung, Duyen & Tuan
Le, Oanh Tran and Bach Tran for your effort and support.
thank you to Golden Trophy and Awards (www.Goldentrophyawards.com)
for donating a trophy to HopeToday for this event.
Please lick on
this link to see our flyer for the event.
Please click here to view the article about HopeToday
from Nguoi Viet Newspaper.
click on this link to view our pictures from the Karaoke
15, 2005 Car Wash Fundraiser
We had our second carwash
fundraiser this year at Mobil Station in Fountain
Valley, California on October 15, 2005. We were able to
raise $820 for our charitable projects. It was a good
way for us to go out there and do something meaningful
so we can continue our mission to help the poor. Thank
you so much for everyone who had participated in this
event and for those who have contributed financially.
We couldn’t have done it without your support!
2005 Humanitarian Trip to Viet Nam
July 2005 two HopeToday volunteers, Ty T. Tran of Santa
Rosa, CA and Tien M. Pham of Little Rock, AR, visited
and provided help and comfort to the elderly, orphans,
disabled and HIV/AIDS patients. A special thank you to
Mr. & Mrs. Kim & Nick Pham, Mrs. Man Tran and Mr. Brian
Quang Phan for donating medical supplies for the trip.
Amigos in Mexico
This pass summer in June, two
HopeToday volunteers joined Phan Boi Chau Youth
Organization to visit the “Door of Faith” Orphanage in
La Mision, Mexico. We brought clothes, toys, school
supplies, and snacks to the children. It was quite an
experience for us as we found that even though we
brought material items, what the children needed more
was companionship. Although we could not communicate
with each other in our languages, smiles and love were a
universal language. Thank you all for your donations.
It was a great opportunity for us to be sharing our time
with the young children.
HopeToday Amigos in Mexico - by Paul Nguyen
28, 2005 Trip to Viet Nam
One of our volunteers Dinh Tan Bui visited and brought
help to the poor students, elderly, families, and local
clinic in My Tho and Ben Tre.
May 7, 2005 Car Wash Fundraiser
Our car wash fundraiser in Fountain Valley, CA was a
success due to many who came out to help and support. A
total of $1512.00 was raised for the needy. Thank you
to Kent Khoa Dang for leading the fundraiser effort.
Besides the HopeToday’s volunteers many supporters and
friends came to help washing cars, donated money and
brough food and drinks making the car wash fundraiser a
fun and family-oriented event. Many young adults and
youths also contributed by helping making signs, holding
signs and washing cars. All donations from the
fundraiser will be used in our charitable projects in
Viet Nam. THANK YOU for your support in bringing help,
love and hope and making a difference in the lives of
the less fortunate.
2005 Humanitarian Trip to Help the Orphans
April 2005 Mrs. Nhan Vu went on a humanitarian trip to
Viet Nam to help the orphans. Mrs. Vu brought aid and
medical supplies to the orphanage in Dong Nai.
Donations for the trip were made by our frequent and
generous benefactors, Drs. Hien & Tien Pham of San Jose,
CA and Mr. & Mrs. Katherine Le and Minh Nguyen of
Huntington Beach, CA. Thank you Mrs. Nhan Vu, Drs.
Hien & Tien Pham and Mr. & Mrs. Katherine Le and Minh
Nguyen for your kindness, generosity and sacrifices.
February 2005 Newsletter
HopeToday had sent out the February 2005 newsletters to
our benefactors. If you would like to receive a copy of
please contact us.
February 2005 Trip to Viet Nam
One of our volunteers Dinh Tan Bui visited and brought
help to the poor students, elderly, and families in My
Tho and Ben Tre during the Tet festival.
News & Events
December 2004 -
One of our volunteers Dinh Tan Bui visited Viet Nam in
December 2004. His mission was to help the disabled and
elderly in Ben Tre, the orphans in Sai Gon and the
victims of the recent flood in Central Vietnam. Thank
you to all the donors for making these humanitarian
trips possible. Your support is bringing Love, Hope and
Help to the needy in Vietnam.
December 3rd, 2004 "Tinh Vao Dong" Musical
The December 3rd, 2004 "Tinh Vao Dong" live musical
entertainment fundraiser for HopeToday was a great
success. The event was held at Vien Dong News in Little
Saigon, California. The program was organized by
musician Dinh Trung Chinh and his fellow musicians
Nguyen Duc Cuong, Ngo Tin, Hoang Viet Khanh, Nguyen
Khanh, Dino Pham Hoang Dzung, Tuan Dzung, Nhat Ha and
Nguyet Han. The audience was treated to a night of
entertaining and wonderful music for a good cause. A
total of $3114.00 in donations was raised for the needy
in Vietnam. THANK YOU to the musicians for donating
your talents, time and money in this meaningful event.
Muscians Dinh Trung Chinh, Hoang Viet Khanh and Nhat Ha
also donated their CDs for the fundraiser. All proceeds
from the CD sale were donated to HopeToday. THANK YOU
to the audience for your donations and support. THANK
YOU to the volunteers and friends for making the
fundraiser a success.
second musical event by the same musician group is
planned for February 26, 2005 in San Fernado Valley,
California. We will inform you of more details as they
You can read
Tinh Vao Dong on www.Nguoi-Viet.com.
through NguyetHan.Com Music/Poetry Event
On September 24, 2004, HopeToday participated in a night
of poetry and live
music entertainment, sponsored by NguyetHan.Com with a
theme of Autumn in Your
Eyes. This event was held in Westminster, CA for those
who love music and
poems. A total of $330 from the tickets sold after
expenses was given to
HopeToday to help the orphans through our charity
projects. We also received
$1605 in donations from the attendees.
Thank you to NguyetHan.Com and ALL who have extended
your hearts and hands in
our continued effort to provide HOPE for the needy.
To view pictures of the
event, please click on the following link:
July 4, 2004 HopeToday Booth
at TNTT Conference
HopeToday had an information booth at the TNTT
Conference during the Fourth of July 2004 weekend at
Chapman College in Orange, CA. Many brochures about
HopeToday were distributed. Thank you all for stopping
by and for visiting our booth. Thank you to the
organizer of the TNTT Conference for letting us use the
booth free of charge.
June 26, 2004 HopeToday Appreciation Dinner
Ladera Ranch, California
"I want to thank everyone who
works for Hope Today for a well-planned dinner last
Saturday." Mrs. Anne T. Le, Huntington Beach, CA
Once upon a summer night,
HopeToday volunteers held a dinner for our benefactors
and friends to show our appreciation for their continued
support. What a memorable night we had! We were
touched by the slideshow. We heard meaningful talks
from our guest speakers. Our spirits were lifted up by
the live music entertainment. We had great food. We
had lots of fun with the raffles and companionship. It
was a total teamwork effort. Thank you ALL for making
this dinner a successful one!
We are very grateful for our guest
speakers, Venerable Thich Chon Minh and Reverend Tran
Duc Hung, for their presence, insights and sharing. We
would also like to thank singers Nguyet Han, Huong Tho,
Dinh Trung Chinh, Marie Claire, Hanh Duong, Kim Cuc, the
Awesome Angels and the band of Hoang Pham, Kevin, Vu,
Dzoanh & Hoan Nguyen for providing terrific live
Thank you to Melanie and Tom for
hosting the dinner, Toan Nguyen for coordinating the
shipment of the Vietnam photographs from Texas, Mr. Ba
Nguyen for the flowers, Mrs. Anne Le for the food, Dr. &
Mrs. Khiem Nguyen, Mr. Tom Vu, Saigon Bistro, Van Hanh
Vegeterian Restaurant, Bun Bo Hue Gia Hoi Restaurant and
Dr. & Mrs. Sam Hanlon for the door prizes, Calvin Do,
Linh Nguyen, Hanh, Trang, Tuan, Khanh, Duyen, Johnny Le,
John Wright, Quang Pham, Irene Khuc, Ngoc Anh, Kim Loan,
Alex and all the children for providing much needed help
throughout the Dinner.
Although the Dinner was not a
fundraiser, HopeToday is grateful for the donations
received from Mrs. Mai-Loan Le, Ms. Thanh-Huong Khong,
Mrs. Marie Claire, Mr. & Mrs. Hien Luu, Dr. & Mrs. Khiem
Nguyen and Mr. & Mrs. Thu-Thuy Doan and Bay Trinh.
There are many others who
supported the event. We thank you ALL. Without your
help the Dinner would have not gone as planned.
Please check out the following
website for the reflection of the Dinner:
Thanks to our volunteer Thu-Thuy
Doan for taking pictures of the Dinner and post them on
From the bottom of our hearts we
thank ALL of YOU for making our first Appreciation
Dinner a memorable one. See you at the next HopeToday
June 6, 2004 Car Wash Fundraiser
car wash fundraiser on June 6, 2004 at the Mobil Gas
Station on the corner of Brookhurst St. and Warner Ave.
in Fountain Valley, CA was a complete success. A total
of $933 was raised for the needy. Many supporters not
only brought their cars but also food and drinks for the
volunteers. Some even washed their own cars. We thank
you for your support and kindness. All donations will
be used for our humanitarian projects in Vietnam. Thank
you to the volunteers for your hard work, especially
Michelle Tran for setting up this fundraising event. We
also would like to thank the owner of the Mobil Gas
Station for letting us use the facility.
May-June 2004 Humanitarian Trip
to Help the Orphans
Two HopeToday associates (N.S.
Duong of Tennessee and M.D. Le of North Carolina) are on
a humanitarian trip to Vietnam the last week of May and
first week of June 2004 to help the orphans. Mr. Duong
and Mrs. Le will bring aid and medical supplies to the
orphanages. Donations for the trip were made by our
frequent and generous benefactors, Drs. Hien & Tien Pham
of San Jose, CA. Thank you Mr. Duong, Mrs. Le and Drs.
Hien & Tien Pham for your kindness, generosity and
sacrifices. Please pray for the success of the trip and
for the safe return of our associates.
April-May 04 Garage Sale
Fundraiser in Seattle, WA
Our Seattle area volunteer, Mrs.
Dzung Ngoc Doan, held garage sale fundraisers in April
and May 04. Thanks to her hard work and sacrifices, a
total of $500 was raised for the needy.
VNUK/HopeToday Partnership - Sao
Asia Band Concerts in United Kingdom
In December 2003 VNUK Sao
Asia Band, a group of young Vietnamese musicians
living in the United Kingdom (England), held two
concerts in Birmingham and London to raise funds for
the poor in Vietnam. In February 2004 a donation of
more than $900 from VNUK was sent to HopeToday for
charitable projects in Vietnam. THANK YOU VNUK and
Sao Asia Band for your support and dedication in
helping the less fortunate. We look forward to work
with you in providing help, love and hope to the poor
and needy in Vietnam. TOGETHER we can make a
The web site of VNUK and Sao Asia Band is http://www.vnuk.net
Volunteers in Viet Nam
Three of our volunteers visited
Viet Nam in November and December, 2003. Their mission was
to help the disabled, elderly and orphans in Quang Tri
and Phuoc Long. They also provided scholarships to the
poor at My Tho and supported the orphans at Dong Nai.
Our Christmas Season was decorated with the true spirit
of giving. Thank you all for your continued
2003 Vietnamese Youth Convention (VYC) in Irvine,
HopeToday had an exhibition booth
at the VYC, which was held at University of California,
Irvine on July 4-6, 2003. Hundreds of brochures were
distributed. We are very happy that many youths were
interested in Hopetoday
services and projects.
Great job to our Volunteers!
July 12, 2003 Fund Raising in
HopeToday had a photography
exhibition about Viet Nam in Pearland, Texas on July 12,
2003. Thank you to Lien Huong and Sam for their
Garage Sale Fundraising in Southern
HopeToday had sponsored a
Garage Sale on October 26, 2002 to raise funds for our
Projects. Money raised for this event was $150. Great
job to all Volunteers.
Sale Fundraising in Seattle
volunteer member in Seattle had organized a Garage Sale
on Saturday, May 4th. You know Seattle is
famous for the Rain Festival, (it rains there all year
long!). So yes, the rain did pour down but we still
embraced the spirit to help the poor. We were able to
collect $101 in sales. Thank you so much for those who
helped in this fundraising event.
We had our First Car Wash Fundraising Activity on Saturday, October 27th,
2001 at the 76 Gas Station in Orange County, California. It was a complete
success and we had a splash of fun. We were able to raise $360. HopeToday
had donated the money into our current project initiatives. Thank you all
to those who have come out and helped us, especially the students from
Huntington Beach High School and La Quinta High School!