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Sep 19 - Oct 21, 2021
Đùm Bọc means
to care for and
to protect with love
Đùm Bọc is derived from a Vietnamese proverb, "LÁ LÀNH ĐÙM LÁ RÁCH", which is loosely translated into "HEALTHY LEAVES PROTECT TATTERED ONES".
It is a way to say that we should take care of the less fortunate.
Đùm Bọc, initially conceived as a fundraiser,
is a collective founded by Duy Võ & Thảo Bùi and powered by Vietnamese creatives and makers in the diaspora to provide support to communities in need.
We collaborate with Vietnamese food makers in NYC to provide a package of curated homemade Việt food. The menu will change every week with two dishes in each package. The price is set at $40.
Pre-orders are open on Sundays and close on Thursdays. You will be able to pick up the food on the following Sundays.
Việt Nomz runs from September 19 through October 21, 2021.
The weekly Giveaway includes goodies from Vietnamese-owned brands with items changing every week. We have a suggested donation of $10, but no purchase is necessary.
The Giveaways will open until 11:59pm ET on October 20th, 2021.
For details, check out @dum_boc on Instagram. All donations will go to our beneficiaries.
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WHY ARE WE FUNDRAISING FOR VIỆT NAM?
At the start of this pandemic, Việt Nam’s Covid-19 response was one of the most effective in the world. However, with the recent surge of the Delta variant along with the lack of vaccines paired with complacency in disease management, Việt Nam has been struggling to contain the spread.
Since late April 2021, the country's recorded on average
11,000 cases per day.
The total number of cases has grown past
330,000 of which are clustered in Sài Gòn.
Lockdowns have been in place since July 2021, which have caused many to lose access to food, daily staples, and income. While the government is scrambling to contain the spread, folks find themselves in an increasingly dire situation.
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Founded in 1992, the organization has been helping disadvantaged children to get an education and a better start in life. To support kids and their family during COVID 19, Saigon Children has been distributing their COVID Backpacks program. Each backpack includes food staples along with books, stories, and games to take care of the kids’ development and mental wellbeing during this devastating pandemic.
At the moment, Saigon Children focuses on providing food relief for working-class families. So far, they’ve fed 205 families in low-income districts. A donation of $30 helps a family of four to have food for two weeks.
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Founded in 1999, Catalyst has been focusing on improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children in Việt Nam.
For this fundraiser, we will specifically support their COVID relief effort, which will send food to the community of Raglai ethnic minorities in Suối Đá - a hamlet between Cam Ranh and Phan Rang in southern Việt Nam. A donation of $17.50 helps a family of four to have food for two weeks.
COURTESY OF CATALYST FOUNDATION
All donations will go to our beneficiaries 💖
How long does this fundraiser take place?
This fundraiser begins on September 19 and concludes on October 21, 2021.
Do I have to participate in both Việt Nomz and the Giveaway?
No, you do not have to. There are a number of exciting offers in food and goodies. We’d encourage you to participate in both.
How much money are you hoping to raise through this fundraiser?
We hope to raise a minimum of $8,000 in total for the two non-profit organizations. With this amount, we will be able to provide food relief for over 400 people in Suối Đá and Sài Gòn for at least 1 full month.
In addition to participating in Đùm Bọc fundraiser, what else can I do to help?
There are a large number of non-profit organizations and local organizers actively providing food and monetary relief to folks all over Việt Nam. Each group has their own initiatives to help dampen COVID-related tolls on various groups of folks ranging from young children to disabled older folks. Send us an email, we will share with you our own vetted list of organizations.
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