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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: To provide a safe learning environment for children and help them and their families with basic human needs.

Target demographics: impoverished children and their families, and refugees

Geographic areas served: Southern California, Vietnam, other countries

Programs: construction of schools, sponsorship of children, humanitarian relief, medical missions, gifting of farm animals

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My organization Ket Doan Association and I have been partnered with LATO for the past 4 years. We sponsored 8 children via LATO program. LATO has been a great partner and provided us documentation whenever we need. In addition they setup a small gathering for us when we go back to VN to visit our sponsor children's.

5 Mike192

Donor

Rating: 5

LATO is a wonderful charity that helps so many children and family's in need. For about the cost of a monthly gym membership we might take for granted here you can sponsor a child's schooling, school supplies and meals for a month! This program is great because you get updates and pictures of the child you're sponsoring and can keep track of their progress. If you don't want a monthly commitment you can also help through LATO's meaningful gifts program where you can donate farm animals to families in need or just donate any amount any time where your contribution could go towards building a school or supplying fans to people in the extremely hot Vietnamese summer. I'm proud to say I support LATO and the fact that all donations go to the children and families that need and are so thankful for the help.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful nonprofit that helps so many to receive so many beneficial
services and supplies that may otherwise be overlooked by others. My knowledge of seeing people so humbled by the sheer kindness of this organization to not only provide service, but actual deliver them to remote areas that would otherwise be forgotten. The President and founder Ms Leyna Nguyen is such a profound giver and works tirously to achieve her goals by devoting herself and funding not only as the President, but rolls her sleeves up and works to help provide the necessary services. LATO is poised to be a driving force for the better good of all mankind.

4 Someone Who Cares 19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every LATO event I have attended has been amazing and very educational. Leyna brings people together with a common goal- to help others. Everyone does what they are able to in order to meet goals. The celebrity poker events are fun and everyone has a good time, while helping humanity. Additionally, LATO updates us on where our donations, gifts and volunteering service goes to. There are pictures, letters, videos, etc. I love LATO and all the people I have met throught LATO.

2 Jim_39

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been very proactive with a number of charities over the years. LATO is a very special charity that directly impacts people in need. Leyna Nguyen exemplifies the character and leadership that makes LATO such a successful and honorable nonprofit.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of LATO since the beginning of 2016, and continue to be amazed at the boundless time and energy Leyna puts into this worthwhile cause. She does it from the heart, and she has a tremendous one!

This is a family affair in more ways than one. Leyna, her brother and her parents all work tirelessly to find young people in need overseas and coordinate to get them sponsorship funds and other necessities so deserving children can eat and attend school. Leyna and her family give of themselves and their time, with no recompense, always exploring new angles to help. In the process, those who receive help become extended members of her own special family as they watch over them. And those of us who contribute become cherished members of LATO's family as well.

This is not one of those admin heavy charities where you contribute $1 a day to help an unknown starving child in a 3rd world country, where most of the funds actually go to a corporate office, This is a lean organization that gives out all that it takes in, and more. Also, you get a chance to know the child you sponsor, witness how the money you donate helps, and receive words of thanks back from the child.

The critical measure of any charity is whether the funds collected make a difference in the way they are intended. LATO achieves great success in applying donations where they are needed. And that's why I don't hesitate to give and give again.

3 Greg67

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of LATO for 5yrs. I know that every penny goes directly too those in need. Not one person from top to bottom gets paid to work in this org. it all goes to those who are less fortunate than you or me. I donate my time & Love

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Genuine organization with meaningful and benificial help to those who are in need in Vietnam.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Just became associated with LATO ladt year. Love Leyna Nguyen as she does such an amazing job helping so many children in need.

4 Lauren117

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization. LATO for approximately 2 years. Leyna works tirelessly for thes children who have no parents. She is giving these kids a chance they may not have been given. I don't only volunteer, I also donate.