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Review for Children of Vietnam, Greensboro, NC, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

It was our son who first introduced us to Children of Vietnam.

John was in freshman year at the University of Wisconsin in Madison when he began to support Children of Vietnam through selling his mixtapes during free hours on campus.

John was mixed race. His mother was Vietnamese and his father, German/Irish descent. At an early age John was drawn to Hip-Hop as a means of self expression and identity. He produced many videos which can be seen on YouTube under John Vietnam. A name he chose to express his heritage. After his untimely death, we learned of his involvement with this charitable organization which now carries an educational fund bearing his name.

Over the past five years, we have seen the benefits produced through our donations by constant updates and photographs provided by the organization on their website and Facebook page. We have seen structures built, school supplies, desks and bicycles provided so that these children might gain an education, as well as medical and hygienic access, otherwise unavailable due to family finances or location.

Although John is gone, his legacy remains and his family and friends continue to support the work of Children of Vietnam. We highly recommend and encourage others to do so also.

Role:  Donor