The Association of Vietnamese Americans (www.avaus.org) provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services to isolated Vietnamese-American seniors, parents, youths and immigrants of all nationalities seeking citizenship. It assists more than 140 youths, parents and seniors annually with case management, tutoring and referral services.

Serves: Maryland

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides three hours of tutoring for 10 youths at a local library.

• $1,000 covers the cost of outreach to 300 isolated individuals.

• $10,000 supports the salary for one staff member to provide 600 hours of services to clients, including translation, health care referrals, and help with housing/food applications.

Volunteer opportunities:

• One-day: Provide support for special events (e.g. Tet Lunar New Year Festival).

• Weekly: Provide assistance to senior citizens needing translation services.

• Internships

• Student Service Learning hours

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