August 19 and 25, 2012 have become two of the most memorable and meaningful days for every single member in the entire AVC Edelman family. In celebration of Edelman’s 603 “Summer of Service,” there was a wonderful opportunity for us to participate in two charity activities organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Mom’s Club – a member of “Chung Mot Tam Long” Foundation, which lends a hand to local disadvantaged children in their back-to-school season.
35 AVC Edelman employees asked family members, relatives and friends to donate goods—clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, souvenir gifts—anything and everything that was still in good condition. We collected all these items and sold them at the most affordable prices at a charity fair called “Tu Do Cua Be,” which took place on August 19, 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City. We were able to raise VND 7,000,000 by successfully selling all second-hand goods at the charity fair, all thanks to the astonishing efforts of our AVC Edelman team.
Following the charity event, 12 people from AVC Edelman visited “Mai Am Be Tho” – a local orphanage established in 1990, in Dong Nai province, Vietnam, to present them with the VND 7,000,000. When visiting the orphanage, the Edelman volunteers remained silent for a moment when taking in the poor living conditions of the 136 disadvantaged children residing in the orphanage. Thankfully, the money raised from the charity fair was able to provide the children living in the orphanage with clothes, baby toys, milk, biscuits, candies and more. The donation also benefited the ten admirable women who have dedicated their lives to being “mothers” of those orphaned kids.
Thank you all of our AVC Edelman members for working with us, caring with us and sharing with us.
Khanh Vy is an account executive at AVC Edelman, Vietnam. This is absolutely the greatest memory of her first year with the AVC Edelman family.