Friends of Hue Foundation
Thank you for helping to sustain Friends of Hue Foundation’s Children Shelter in the past. Once again, our annual fundraising event is here and we are reaching out to you for help. With the collaboration of more than 100 designers, models, artists, and volunteers, join us as we proudly delve into the depths of the Vietnamese Ao Dai’s mystical world with the 1st Annual Ao Dai Festival on May 15, 2011.
More than an electrifying show from the nation’s leading Ao Dai designers and inspiring music from Emmy Award winner Vanessa Vo, this is the event that will demand for women’s justice. The Ao Dai will serve as a symbol for the restoration of dignity of the women who got sold into slavery. These victims, both women and children alike, are not to be forgotten.
We need your support to protect disadvantaged children, help human trafficking victims return to their families, and to prevent at-risk youths from being sold into slavery.
With only two weeks left until the drums officially sound to mark the momentous event, we have sold 500 tickets and still have 80 tickets to meet our goal.
Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a memorable occasion:
– Sunday, May 15 2011 @ 5 pm. Dynasty Restaurant, 1001 Story Road, San Jose, CA
Tickets are available for purchase on the Ao Dai Festival website, www.aodaifestival.org:
All proceeds from ADF will go to support the Friends of Hue Foundation and our aim to provide assistance for disadvantaged youth, victims of human trafficking, and impoverished families.
If you’re not able to attend, you can still contribute by donating on the Friends of Hue Foundation website:
100% of your donations will go directly to projects designed to empower and enable by building capacity and self-sustainability through programs such as:
– The Children’s Shelter: Nurturing future leaders and thinkers
– Reintegration of rescued victims of human trafficking: Reclaiming their livelihood
– The Mending Communities Initiative: Harnessing local skills for an international market
The Center for Self-Reliance (CESR) has generously offered a $10,000 matching grant for any proceed from ADF. Your attendance can help us reach our goal.
Join us for a night of Vietnamese culture & history through arts, fashion, culinary delights and help to improve the lives of others.
Be a part of history with the 1st Annual Ao Dai Festival, a monumental event celebrating the beauty and mystery of the Ao Dai, a garment that’s captured national pride and international attention.
Please accept our sincere appreciation for your continuing support.
Attorney At Law
EFFICIO LAW GROUP, P.C.
111 W Saint John Street, Suite 420
San Jose, California 95113
(408) 292-5505 (o)
(408) 416-0931 (f)
Children Shelter Director
FRIENDS OF HUE FOUNDATION
Ao Dai Festival
Sunday May 15th, 2011, 5 PM at Dynasty Restaurant
1001 Story Road in San Jose, California (Directions)
Join us for a 9-course dinner with a spectacular ao-dai history and fashion show
An enchanting evening in the alluring aura of the Ao Dai, the Vietnamese traditional long gown, symbol of feminine beauty, strength, sensuality and style.
Everyone is encouraged to wear their most desirable Ao Dai to attend the event.
Enjoy fine arts, exquisite wines and a 9-course gourmet dinner.
All proceeds benefit the
Friends of Hue Foundation’s
in Hue, Vietnam.
The Ao Dai Festival is the first of its kind
It is the fruit of the collaboration of four organizations (GreenRice Foundation, Friends of Hue Foundation (FHF), Fashion for Freedom (F4F), and GG Connections), with the support of other nonprofits.
We are inviting designers from Vietnam and around the Bay Area to generate a new Vietnamese visual art language and energy. In general, the event designed to promote the beauty and grace of Vietnamese women; however, we also intend to achieve the following:
– establish an Ao Dai Day (or Traditional Costume Day for each ethnic group);
– dedicate a day to Vietnamese women around world, especially those who are trapped in modern slavery whose voices cannot be heard, and collectively reassert and celebrate their dignity;
– create opportunities, support and empowerment systems for at-risk youths through a project called Mending Community Initiatives (MCI).
MCI provides, among other things, fashion design training to youths as their escape route to independence from poverty and slavery;
– create opportunities, support and empowerment systems for local artists/designers who wish to introduce their works to mainstream attention;
– accustom the beauty and spirit of the Ao Dai to the mainstream community;
– and educate younger generations of Vietnamese about the history of the Ao Dai and its significance relative to the Vietnamese culture.