Giving It Back to Kids
April 18, 2011
As a volunteer, I've witnessed firsthand the impact that Giving it Back to Kids has in Vietnam. The programs include funding orthopedic, heart and eye surgeries, orphanage support, disaster relief, housing, college tuition support, an unwed mothers' home (where the women can continue their education and raise their babies), and wheelchair distributions through partnership with Free Wheelchair Mission. GIBTK is gaining even more favor there as the programs become well known by the communities and local authorities for the services they provide through the donations, hearts and actions of supporters.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Results were evident in visiting the orphanages, giving the wheelchairs, and visiting families who lived in shacks and were being considered for a home with a real foundation and walls.
I got to personally meet young ladies who had received prior surgeries to correct deformities and can now walk.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Giving it Back to Kids should move Vietnam closer to our west coast so travel there would be easier!
Volunteer & A group of us from GIBTK traveled to Danang and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I helped distribute wheelchairs and rice. We took some orphanage children on an outing to a water park in both cities, and visited children at a few of the orphanages.