VNAH and HealthEd are encouraged to see increased interest and participation among many Vietnamese-Americans in our humanitarian programs that help needy children in Vietnam -- and we want to find more ways to expand that participation. We can work with you to design a program of your choice, whether the focus is an activity in Vietnam or in your own community in the United States. We can partner with you to raise funds, implement programs or provide oversight. We call these "Designated Projects," and they're a great opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of Vietnamese here and abroad. For example, last year, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nguyen of Orange County, Calif., donated $8,000 to pay for a seafood training program for 50 people in Mr. Nguyen's native district of Lai Vung in the Dong Thap Province (featured in our last Update issue). This designated program resulted in regular, meaningful employment at seafood exporting factories for 50 poor people. If you have other ideas of how we can help, we'd love to hear them!