Pack Your Luch to Narrow The Gap in Access to Education

Pack Your Luch to Narrow The Gap in Access to Education

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How can I help people in Ho Chi Minh City overcome barriers to education?

Start by packing your lunch today!






Last month, VinhNhi and Linh shared their ideas for overcoming barriers to a quality education. Today, we are asking you - and other friends and supporters - to pack a lunch, at least once during the month of June, and donate your savings to LIN's Narrow the Gap Community Fund, so we can invest, together, in great ideas! And post a photo of you making/eating/posing by your homemade lunch right on our facebook or your facebook (use hashtag #linnarrowthegap) to let the world see its lunch heroes.

An anonymous donor is tripling every donation made towards this campaign, up to VND 1 billion. LIN's goal is to raise VND 300 million (about USD $15,000) by mid-August, which would give us over VND 1.2 billion to invest in projects that improve access to education in Ho Chi Minh City.

Whether you donate 50,000 dong (USD $3) or 10 million dong (USD $500 dollars), you automatically become an equal partner in this campaign - your name will be recognized on our website and you will help determine which projects get funded.

What are you waiting for? Pack your lunch today! 

See how a little bit of savings can help improve access to education for all people in Vietnam

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Donate from within Vietnam:   
  • Online  via Charity-Map (Charity Map is a new, nonprofit, online crowdfunding website, which offers this service, free of charge!)
  • Bank Transfer -  Please use the following information to make a contribution directly to LIN's bank account in Vietnam
    Account Name: LIN Center for Community Development - TRUNG TÂM HỖ TRỢ PHÁT TRIỂN CỘNG ĐỒNG LIN
    VND Account #: 007.100.5091855
    USD Account #: Please contact LIN for account information
    Name of Bank: Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, HCMC Branch (Vietcombank HCM)
    Bank Address: 29 Ben Chuong Duong Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
    Swift Code: BFTV VNVX 007
    Note: To expedite a confirmation of your donation, please email to LIN - at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - so we can check and provide a receipt.
  • In Person, at the LIN office - 180/47 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, ward 22, Binh Thanh Dist., Tel: (08) 3512-0092
Donate from outside Vietnam:
  • Online via GlobalGiving (A U.S.-based, online crowdfunding website with fees of 12% to 15%.)
  • Check of Bank Transfer via Give2Asia (A U.S.-based fiscal sponsor with fees of 7% to 10%.)


More important than money, we value your involvement in the Narrow the Gap campaign! There are many ways to support Narrow the Gap:

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Narrow the Gap Community Fund pools resources so local nonprofits can tackle the core issues that keep marginalized groups from achieving their true potential. More importantly, grantees receive on-going support services to help them deliver more effective services. At the same time, the Fund educates and engages the community, ensuring sustainability of support for much needed programs and services.

Thank you for all that you do to help build stronger communities!


“It is a worrying fact that economic development often accompanies social classification. The living conditions of vulnerable groups have not improved, but worsened instead. To help them, not only do we give them our hands for a moment, but we have to organize as well, aiding them along in the process of social inclusion.”

Professor Ngo Bao Chau,
Ambassador of Narrow The Gap Community Fund 2014