Let's Help Laos Together

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Raised by 103 people in 88 months

Hello,

My name is Nitaya Panemalaythong and I was honored to be the first Asian American to hold the title of Miss Minnesota USA in 2012. This honor gave me many wonderful opportunities and privileges to connect with my community nationally and internationally. I was humbled and excited to work with many Minnesota organizations to advocate for better health care and education for Minnesota children. I'm passionate about helping others.
I am writing because I now have the honor and opportunity to do something similar for the children of Laos, and I would like you to be a part of that journey. I was officially invited by the U.S. Embassy in Laos to help promote business, charitable, and cultural ties between Laos and the U.S. This event is sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for January 13-27, 2013.
My family and I have roots in Laos, and this is my very first chance to return since we left as refugees nearly 3 decades ago. I really want to make a positive difference in the lives of others firsthand on this visit.
I would love to be able to list you as a sponsor of this journey because I deeply respect the work you do in our community to raise the quality of life for others. I am asking you to please consider making a donation to this special opportunity. We are in need of school supplies, hygiene materials, toys, shoes, clothes and international shipping services.  Monetary donations are also welcomed to help us purchase the items listed, and to assist the staff of the schools, orphanages and non-profits I'll be visiting.
On this trip, I will be working with the charity Peuan Mit. Supported by the U.S. Embassy, they provide counseling and assistance to Lao street children with limited opportunities. I will also visit remote villages near Luang Prabang with the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise to distribute school supplies and hygiene materials. I will also visit the Vientiane Youth Center for Health and Development, an organization that does incredible work with Lao teenagers. Along with these organizations and other schools and orphanages, I'll also be helping to promote increased business partnerships and support for these charities.
 
I know you may have many questions, so please contact me at nitaya_7@yahoo.com if you are interested in donating to my cause, or if there is anything you would like to know that I can answer for you.  To make it more convenient for you, monetary donations can also be sent to:  http://www.gofundme.com/hok38.
With your help, I know that we can make a difference in the world for the many struggling children, families and adults.
Thank you for your time and generosity.
Sincerely,

Nitaya Panemalaythong
Miss Minnesota USA 2012
For more information about Peuan Mit and Pencils of Promise, please visit:

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Phet Kotpangna
78 months ago

I love my country I love my people ,

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Rambo Rock
78 months ago

Have a good time in your motherland !!

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Bryan Thao Worra
78 months ago

Good luck with your journey, Nitaya. It's good to see you taking the time to help others and to learn more about your roots. Look at not just where we've been, but where we can be.

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Chan Phothirathvangso
78 months ago

I am so proud of you and your hard work dedication to help the Lao Children...I am fully support you 100% donation will be there for your organization......

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Jason Beale
78 months ago

Good luck Nitaya. Hope to see you here in Laos.

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Anonymous
78 months ago
ER
$50
Elaine Russell
78 months ago

I love Laos and the people there. I am so glad you are doing this to help children with no where else to turn. Thank you. Elaine

$100
Vilavanh Thipphavong
78 months ago
SL
$50
Sin Lounady
78 months ago

Thank you so much for your continued support and work Nitaya!

KT
$50
Kevin and Ya Tung
78 months ago
$50
Shannon Annas
78 months ago

Hey Nitaya! I am so glad that you get this opportunity to go back to Laos and help make a difference in the lives of your fellow Laotians. It is awesome how God works things together for our good and for his glory! I pray that God will give you a safe journey and that you will be a blessing and be blessed much in return.

NV
$10
Nore Vong
78 months ago

Hello! I hope this isn't too late for a donation. But I hope you enjoy your visit to Laos! It will be a great experience!

VP
$50
Vongphrachanh Philavong
78 months ago
VP
$50
Vongphrachanh Philavong
78 months ago
DS
$30
Dr. Washirasorn Saengsuwan
78 months ago
Phet Kotpangna
78 months ago

I love my country I love my people ,

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Rambo Rock
78 months ago

Have a good time in your motherland !!

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Bryan Thao Worra
78 months ago

Good luck with your journey, Nitaya. It's good to see you taking the time to help others and to learn more about your roots. Look at not just where we've been, but where we can be.

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Chan Phothirathvangso
78 months ago

I am so proud of you and your hard work dedication to help the Lao Children...I am fully support you 100% donation will be there for your organization......

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Jason Beale
78 months ago

Good luck Nitaya. Hope to see you here in Laos.

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