Seeking support for Vietnam Foundation Recycled Bicycles Project 2024

Dear Friends, Members and Supporters, 

Re: VNF 2024 Recycled Bicycles Project Appeal 

We hope you and your families are doing well. 

Vietnam Foundation much appreciates your ongoing assistance in easing the struggles faced by residents of impoverished, isolated areas of Vietnam, as it improves quality of life overall. We are once again seeking your kind support for one of our key programs of aid in Vietnam: giving recycled bicycles to underprivileged schoolchildren in many of the isolated and distant rural locations. 

Now in its 13th year, the Recycled Bicycles is our longest running program of work and continues delivering positive results. The program’s objectives are to support local companies, improve environmental sustainability, and give impoverished schoolchildren in isolated rural Vietnam high-quality, recycled bicycles. 

These well-restored bicycles contain about 50 percent re-used components, and recipients are mostly 5, 6, 7 and 8 graders in poor, remote communities. The impact of the program has been significant and immediate where our small gifts have been life-changing to schoolchildren and their families. In these areas of rural Vietnam, the difficulties in getting to and from school can be the biggest barrier to education and a better future. Out of school hours, these bicycles are also used, enabling families to connect, make essential trips to markets, health clinics, cultural and recreational sites, or places of worship. 

In addition, we hope through our program community spirit of participation and mutual support will be generated as beneficiaries are encouraged to involve themselves in sustaining recycling activities. In this respect, Rebike for Kids also receives practical help from locals and foreign tourists who care about activities in support of the environment. 

We understand that you may currently have many commitments, but we want to share with you the impact of this program on the lives of schoolchildren in rural Vietnam. Last year with your generous support, we were able to deliver 500 recycled bikes to schoolchildren. As we could only help a small percentage of schoolchildren in need with this volume, this year we also want to donate 500 recycled bikes, which comes to $27,000. Your continuing generous support is essential to this endeavour and very much appreciated particularly during this time of rising cost of living. 

Work on recycling is already in progress but we hope to have fund support by May 2024. 

Your donation is fully tax-deductible in Australia, and Vietnam Foundation is entirely run by volunteers with administration costs derived from non-donation sources. The donation has been used solely on all of VNF’s charity programs including this recycled bicycle program. 

On behalf of children and families we all seek to help, we sincerely thank you for your continuing generous support for this worthwhile program. We hope you will consider supporting us again this year and make a positive impact on the lives of schoolchildren in rural Vietnam. 

When donating please follow one of the three methods listed below: 

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Account name: VNF Vietnam Relief FundBSB: 062 334Account No: 11559666
Please provide your contact details or email address and your full name for receipt

Click on the PayPal Giving Fund button in the Donation page of our website.
Please make cheque payable to:“VNF Vietnam Relief Fund” and post to:
Vietnam Foundation, 137 Lancelot St, Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia

Yours sincerely,

Ly Gia Nhan

President – Vietnam Foundation