CHRISTMAS FOR BREAKFAST

Christmas for Breakfast originated with a group of families who decided to make Christmas gift giving more meaningful to their children.

Instead of extravagant Christmas celebrations and gift exchanges, the families used the money they would have spent on Christmas presents to provide breakfast to children in an elementary school in the rural province of An Giang. The small sacrifices these families made in turn made a big difference in the lives of those children, whose family often can only afford to give them one meal a day.

Since 2007, Christmas for Breakfast have garnered the support of more and more friends and families. Each year at the beginning of November, we gather at our annual benefit luncheon to enjoy the wine, food, and music in great company. Through participating in the silent auctions, live auctions, Angel of Hope donation, and purchasing of unique THREADS items, our guests contribute to the funds needed to provide meals to over 300 disadvantaged children for the following year.

Visit the Christmas For Breakfast website for ways to get involved.

NEWS & EVENTS

Sites Visits - Threads Women Co-op

Visiting Threads women co-op – Started working with these women since 1991 when sister The was still a director, most of the women suffering from polio. Before April 1975, sister The was a director of the orphanage for disabled children and adults for many year. After 1975, she continued her work of caring for these […]

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Sites Visits: Thông Xanh Center

We arrived in Đà Lạt on the day of the sunshine and warm weather.  Sister Tu greeted us at one of the bus stops along with a little 4 wheels vehicle which belong to her nephew – of course, he is the driver. The charitable Thông Xanh Center serves two groups of children:  Day Care […]

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Entry # 4 - Hoa Hồng Center

Visiting Rose Center at Củ Chi. The center has been found and directed by the Dominican Sisters. Most of the children here are orphans — some because the families are poor, can’t take care of the children. Bridging Hope has a privileged collaborating with the Sisters since 2015 — providing nutritions and tuitions. Since it’s […]

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Entry # 4 - Bridge Project

After the 2016 flood rescues in Tam Trang, Quảng Bình, Bridging Hope has agreed to help the people in Tam Trang to build the bridge that requested by the former paster, Fr. Nang. The bridge will help the villagers from lower lands to escape to the higher lands when flood comes. Since then, Bridging Hope […]

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Site Visits - With "Ti" from MaiTam

Have some times on Easter Sunday, I took Ti, a little girl at MaiTam out for lunch.  I asked her what she wanted to eat.  Her reply:  “I want fried chicken!”  So we had lunch at KFC.  Hadn’t eat there for many years. Ti came to MaiTam when she was only about a month old. […]

Entry # 3 - Daily Bread Program

Visiting Daily Bread program in Gò Vấp where some of the members are working as seamstresses. Bridging Hope has been working with them for 11 years, and so grateful with the MaiTam staff…. able to find jobs for these women which they said constantly busy. They’re more than happy!!!!

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Entry # 2 - With MaiTam Program

I went to the MaiTam shelter with a friend to join the MaiTam children celebrating the Easter Vigil Mass. The service was outside. It was raining hard when we got there, but miraculously stopped not shortly after. Seeing the children happily in their new outfits was a joy. It felt almost like Tết (New Year). […]

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Entry # 1 - Elder Phan Thiet

Entry # 1 – Elder Phan Thiet I am in Viet Nam to do some site visits all the programs sponsoring by Bridging Hope. Arrived on Wednesday, so far I have visited the Elder Program in Phan Thiet. Collaboration with local volunteers is one of the Bridging Hope’s approaches.   The women volunteers of the elder […]

Dear friend, Colorado Gives Day will start tonight, Monday at 12:01 AM and will go until midnight.  Here’s the link for Bridging Hope.  Please help us to reach our goal. https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=36171

Oct. 7, 2017 – Scene-02 The event begins with a check-in/registration which professionally perform by VSA (Vietnamese Student Association) mostly from Colorado University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado University at Denver.