Home Dinner Christmas Charity Concert 2015

When good things happen to one person it doesn’t necessarily extend to another person. So this holiday season, while we are celebrating family meals with good foods, somewhere else in Vietnam poor children are just trying to survive and still suffering from malnutrition. For those families, plentiful meals that are well prepared are just a dream to them. Therefore, […]

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Rock ‘n” Roll Beats Malnutrition: Empty Pockets vs. Empty Stomachs

The leading cause of death in Vietnam for children under the age of 5 is malnutrition. There are currently 26 million children and many of our children’s diet do not yet provide enough energy, nutrients and micronutrients for optimal growth and development. 1 out of every 3 children is stunted – and in rural provinces […]

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The Empty Pockets to perform in Vietnam for Nutrition Program

 The Empty Pockets band is coming to Vietnam! The Empty Pockets will be performing their critically acclaimed original music, along with several holiday classics, to several businesses and organizations in Vietnam. Contact us directly and have The Empty Pockets perform at your year-end celebrations. Proceeds will be donated to the Aid for Kids’ Nutrition Program. The Empty […]

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Together There Is Love

On September 9th, 2015, Aid for Kids is going to celebrate its 10th anniversary and the Degenhardt’s 22 years of dedicating to children in Vietnam. It has been a long and eventful way to look back, beginning when the Degenhardts still looked like a typical average American family, they then became child advocates and founded COAC (Council on […]

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Aid for Kids managers invited to be guest speakers at Houlton Rotary

In this photo are Joy Degenhardt, of Saigon, Vietnam, Dawn Degenhardt of Aid for Kids and Richard Hammond, Houlton Rotarian hosting his guest speakers. Dawn and Hunk (Ed, a Houlton Rotarian have adopted and raised 9 children over their years in Houlton. Joy is one of those children. Joy lives in Vietnam and manages their […]

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In the spirit of JohnLennon, 2 dollars from the sale of each CD will go to Aid for Kids

PRE- RELEASE copies available!! In 1974, Ron worked with John Lennon on his Walls and Bridges album. Though John Lennon’s life and artistry were taken from us in 1980, he left behind a treasure trove of musical masterpieces.  In 2014, Ron searched the former Beatle’s library, and now pays a long-overdue tribute to the musical genius of  John […]

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From Orphan to Renowned Artist

Our very first orphanage (assigned to us in 1993 by the Vietnamese Government in Hanoi) was the Thuy An Center for Handicapped Children. Many of the kids were deaf but it also included those suffering from Post-Polio, Agent Orange, Cerebral Palsy or other birth defects. Even though the staff there did the best they could, […]

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Red Envelopes

In Vietnam, on the first morning of the Tet Holiday (New Year Holiday), adults presenting children with a red envelope holding freshly-minted banknotes inside. According to traditional beliefs, the amount of money in the envelope has a symbolic meaning while the red color of the envelopes symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil […]

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Three Success Stories

Dear Friends, Next week we celebrate the festival of Thanksgiving. As you gather together with your family and friends, we’d like to share with you three uplifting success stories that have been made possible by your kind and generous support: 1. Together We Can Change The World 2. From Cyklo Driver to Award Winning Artist […]

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Ed Degenhardt – Maine Restaurant Association 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Our Chairman Ed Degenhardt awarded Maine Restaurant Association 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

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