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Caritas Vinh Long Foundation is a non-profit organization that comprises a group of dedicated people serving the Lord, supporting and performing social and charitable activities, and implementing programs and projects under the direction of the Diocese of Vinh Long and Catholic Caritas in Vietnam.

The organization has 9 employees, including the Director, Deputy Director, Secretary/Treasurer, and people in charge of programs such as Protecting Life, HIV/AIDS; Scholarships, and Disability. In cooperation with Vinh Long Caritas, there are 10 priests in charge of Caritas at the deanery level. In addition, Vinh Long Caritas has 65 volunteers serving meals to patients and their poor caregivers.

Most people living in the remote parish communities of Vinh Long Diocese make a living by farming, cultivating, raising livestock, and working as hired laborers. In recent years due to climate change, the rise of sea level and its saltwater intrusion has caused crop failures in rice, fruit orchards, and secondary crops (such as vegetables, cucurbits, etc.). Unstable market prices only worsen the situation of the farmers which resulted in the vicious cycle of poverty, indebtedness, illiteracy, etc.

Deepening poverty is inextricably linked with negative conditions that adversely impact children, especially teens who are at greater risk for several negative outcomes such as poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, behavioral and socioemotional problems, physical health problems, developmental delays, not to mention abortion.

Focusing on this debilitating problem, our works of charity include – serving the poor, organizing workshops and counseling on HIV/AIDS, social service activities like education and life skills for young people, water projects to improve the health of leprosy patients, and support to people living with disabilities. It also supports a scholarship program for poor students, church services, as well as evangelism to the communities.

Our projects are truly life-changing and serve to bring the people in Vietnam closer to God. However, as we know God is calling us to serve, we will not be able to do it on our own, we are relying on Him for strength and wisdom as we plan and raise financial support. We know all good things come from Him; for if it is His will, all will be provided.

And as we feel called, we would be blessed if you would consider supporting us in our outreach work. For more information please visit our website at https://giaophanvinhlong.net/bac-ai-xa-hoi-caritas.html

Feeding the disabled and elderly
Food prepping for distribution
Distribution of food for poor families
Distribution of food for poor families

Check out some of our videos below to see how we spent the day with the poor, elderly families, the vulnerable, and the disabled during the Vietnamese New Year!

You can support the Diocese of Vinh Long #2490 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #2490. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #2490 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Mission Cooperative Plan