Friday, December 28, 2012

Our hometown Sammamish, Washington - America's # 1 Friendliest Town (Forbes 2012)

We sent our 1,000+ snowflakes to Sandy Hook earlier today, and made a small contribution to support Newtown Teachers.

To all the children and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, Connecticut), you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Happy Holidays from Kids Without Borders

Snowflake for Sandy Hook in Sammamish

More than 125 people came to the Snowflake for Sandy Hook event, and they made more than 1,000 snowflakes.
Santa also came and surprised all of the kids (and the adults, too).

It was a wonderful gathering of caring people in our community of Sammamish (home of Kids Without Borders).

Incidentally, our city Sammamish was recently named by Forbes as America's # 1 Friendliest Town.

Upcoming event honoring Sandy Hook

Please join other families in our community on Friday December 21, 2012 for a Snowflake making party!

We've all wondered how we can help in the wake of last week's tragic events in CT. Let's help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! The Sandy Hook PTSA wants to decorate their new school with as many snowflakes as possible when classes resume in January. They are moving to an empty school in a neighboring town. 

Bring some white paper, scissors and your imagination. We will make sure the snowflakes get to CT.

Kids Without Borders - a local, all volunteer non-profit, will be there with additional supplies and also be collecting donations for the “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund”.

The message for this event is positive - I know many small kids are innocently unaware of the tragedy. This is going to be a fun "Snowflake Making Party" to help decorate a school on the other side of the Country to help make kids happy.

Let's get creative!! No two snowflakes are alike...and that is a beautiful thing. Yes this is short notice but we hope to see as many people there as possible!

Organized by:
Kids Without Borders (
City of Sammamish (Dawn Sanders, City Volunteer Coordinator)


25101 SE 24th StreetSammamish, Washington
3pm - 5pm

Kids Without Borders HumaniTour Viet Nam

Kids Without Borders founder Son Michael Pham led another successful mission to Viet Nam in November 2012. You can view stories and photos from the 17th HumaniTour Viet Nam via KWB Facebook Page

Wheelchair distribution in Mexico

October 2012

Welcome Home, Mike and Alex Shimizu, Kids Without Borders donors/supporters/volunteers.

Mike and Alex returned home (Shoreline, Washington) from their annual humanitarian mission. This year, they traveled to Mexico and involved with another Rotary / Wheelchair Foundation wheelchair distribution. They also brought along two full suitcases of new children clothes and toys from Kids Without Borders and delivered these during a visit to an orphanage.

Through Mike and Alex's efforts, more than 5,000 wheelchairs have been distributed to many countries over the last 9 years.

Successful fundraising event for Go Vap Orphanage

More than 500 people came to the Carols by Candlelight at the Renaissance International School Saigon on Thursday December 6, 2012.
The event raised 60 million Vietnam Dong (VND60,000,000 = US$3,000) for the Kids Without Borders - Go Vap Orphanage Medical Fund.

THANK YOU to the school management and staff, teachers, students, and parents for organizing this wonderful event.

More than

Renaissance International School Saigon upcoming fundraising event

Renaissance International School Saigon would like to welcome you all to our special Christmas event. Come down and sign along to your favourite Christmas Songs and watch our students perform.
Come and buy some candles, special paintings and Christmas decorations that our children have made.
Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy our amazing show!
We are raising money to support the Go Vap Orphanage.
There will be drinks from Big Cola and pizza from Alfresco's available.
Our address:
74 Nguyen Thi Thap Street
Binh Thuan Ward, District 7
This event is organized by Laura Baines, teacher at the Renaissance School and volunteer of Kids Without Borders.