2023 Tet Newsletter

Lunar New Year 2023

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

The Lunar New Year, which the Vietnamese called Tet, begins on January 22, 2023. According to the Vietnamese zodiac calendar, 2023 is the year of the Cat.

Tet is the most important holiday to the Vietnamese. It is the time of family gathering, giving thanks to God, remembering ancestors, and offering tributes to “benefactors”. All of these significant obligations are mostly expressed in the first three days of January: Day 1: people offer best wishes to the elders. Day 2: people visit relatives and neighbors. Day 3: people visit  

teachers and friends and the celebration is continued nearly half of the month or longer. As all the family members gather to give best wishes to the elders, children and grandchildren are also receive special wishes from grandparents and parents. Grandparents and parents give the children red envelopes that contain money as good luck, happiness, prosperity, and good health in the new year.

Using this festive custom, we invite you to participate in our  “Red Envelope Drive”. Please select from any of the following:

Breakfasts for children at Mai Tam: Cost per child is $.74. Your Red Envelope will provide a child:

  • 10 breakfasts:                $7.40
  • 100 breakfasts:               $74.00
  • 182 breakfasts (6 months):     $134.68
  • 365 breakfasts (1 year):       $270.10
  • Other:                        $ _____

Cồn Én Daycare and School: Cost per day per child is $.63 which includes meals and education. Your Red Envelope will provide a child:

  • 10 days:                      $6.30
  • 100 days:                    $63.00
  • 165 days (1/2 of the school year):   $103.95
  • 330 days (A school year):            $207.90
  • Other:                               $ _____

Mằng Lăng Orphanage: Cost per day per child is $1.29 includes three meals, education and healthcare. Your Red Envelope will provide a child:

  • 10 days:                             $12.90
  • 100 days:                            $129.00
  • 183 days (6 months):                 $236.07
  • 365 days (1 year):                   $470.85
  • Other:                               $ _____

Phú Hoà Orphanage: Cost per day per child is $.86 includes three meals, education and heathcare. Your Red Envelopes will provide for a child:

  • 10 days:                            $8.60
  • 100 days:                           $86.00
  • 183 days (6 months):                $157.38
  • 365 days (1 year):                  $313.90
  • Other:                              $ _____

May your Red Envelope Gift you are about to share bring the children in Viet Nam plenty of good luck. May your action be a glimpse of HOPE for the children. And may the New Year bless you with happiness, prosperity and longervity.

Thank You!

Bridging Hope’s Executive Director

Please send your gift of your Red Envelope to:

Bridging Hope

5320 N. Columbine Rd

Denver, CO 80221

Online giving: bridging-hope.org then go to COLORADOGives

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