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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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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Soc Trang newspaper – Dec 17, 2014

  Soc Trang newspaper – Dec 17, 2014 Title: Aid for Kids Scholarship Event link: please click here

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Joy MyLien Degenhardt – Aid for Kids Vietnam Director

Our Vietnam Director, Joy MyLien Degenhardt, was born in Cam Ranh, Vietnam in 1968. She was adopted by the Founder of Aid Aid for Kids (USA) in 1972. Joy returned to Vietnam in 1992, saw the overwhelming needs of many of the orphanages and promised that she would volunteer in Vietnam for one year. That […]

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Houlton woman wins big tribute; McDonald’s honors adoption pioneer

By JUDY HARRISON, BDN Staff This story was published on Sept. 13, 2002 on Page C6 in all editions of the Bangor Daily News A Houlton woman who has worked 25 years to enrich the lives of abandoned children throughout the world will be honored by Ronald McDonald Charities at its annual Awards of Excellence […]

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