Giving Tuesday is a day where people give to a cause that resonates with their hearts, a cause that they feel strongly about, and a cause that is important to them or their communities.
This year, LHF hopes to be that cause for you. We need you to help us reconnect and rebuild all of our in-person programs across the US. Our summer camps have remained dormant for the past two summers due to the unprecedented pandemic that has gripped the world. Our communities have been isolated and our in-person programs have been sorely missed by our kids, parents and supporters.
As vaccinations are available to those 5 years and older, LHF is excited about rebuilding, reconnecting, and rekindling the love for music, dance, and culture in our future generation of young Lao Americans.
For some communities, we will have to start over from the beginning, while others may just need a boost. How will LHF help get us back to live events? Our goal is to assist all 9 communities (San Diego, Fresno, Philadelphia, Rochester, Providence, Dallas/Fortworth, Charlotte, Midwest, and Alexandria) with their rebuilding efforts. This will include, based on the needs of the specific community: flying out our music director and dance teachers to do mini camps prior to summer camp; helping plan summer camp for 2022; and/or helping to reach out and reignite the community’s interest in Lao culture once more. With $5,500, we can get all 9 programs up and running again and be ready for the first in person summer camp since the pandemic in the summer of 2022. Every dollar will go directly into the rebuilding process as LHF is a volunteer based organization. All of our board members and officers are volunteers -- all funds we raise go directly to supporting our programs.
You can support LHF in one of three ways:
1. Donate to our GivingTuesday campaign through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1930684903780900/
2. Donate to our GivingTuesday campaign through GoFundMe
3. Bid on items in our online auction : https://www.biddingowl.com/LaoHeritageFoundation
Lao Heritage Foundation
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.