HCMC, 4 February 2013—A colorful mural is just one of the many “creative products” from the LIN Center for Community Development’s painting party last Saturday, 2 February. It was a blast of creativity and community spirit when about 70 people gathered to help LIN decorate its new office in Binh Thanh District and to learn about LIN’s vision of building a Home for Vietnamese Not-for-Profit Organizations (NPOs).
The participants, including community members and LIN’s volunteers, donors and partners, helped paint the walls of the new office and together created a mural full of visualizations of a strong Vietnamese society. The day’s most special guests of all were seven children, who drew, as a gift to LIN, lovely pictures about their dream towns.
Many also shared their thoughts about LIN’s work. As ECO Vietnam Group, among LIN’s over 80 NPO partners, wrote on the This Is My LIN banner, “LIN has always been a helpful friend to all NGOs in Vietnam and to all the people in need. Thank you so much for your hard working [sic] and your warm hearts…”
LIN’s new office, to function as a community center, will include new services such as one-on-one consultations for local NPOs, public library, community gathering and NPO incubation. To date, five of LIN’s partners have expressed an interest in using the space of the Home for Vietnamese NPOs.
The LIN Team will move in this Binh Thanh office in March 2013, and wishes to hear from everyone on how it will best serve local NPOs.
A total of VND 1,010,000 was donated, in cash, to LIN at the painting party. LIN hopes to receive more donations to help it set up a perfect Home for Vietnamese NPOs (click here to see the list of equipment needed for this Home).
For more photos of the event, please visit LIN facebook.
By Vu Thi Quynh Giao – LIN Communication Coordinator