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Volunteers for Medical Outreach

$1,695
77%
Raised toward our $2,200 Goal
13 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Volunteers for Medical Outreach

Established in 2008, Volunteers for Medical Outreach (VMO) is a student run organization that attends and fundraises for medical outreach trips in Vietnam each summer.  Our members spend the school year learning about healthcare in the region, raising awareness for prevalent health-related issues experienced in Vietnam, and soliciting donations to buy the medical supplies necessary to run the mobile clinics, hepatitis B vaccination clinics, and corrective surgery programs that we attend. Every dollar that we raise  goes towards funding healthcare resources in underserved communities—giving to our cause allows us to create a lasting impact and help improve health outcomes in areas that need the most assistance. Will you help us by making a gift today?

 

To reach our goals, VMO works alongside amazing nonprofit organizations such as Aid for Children Without Parents (ACWP) and Friends of Hue Foundation (FHF), based in San Jose. Traveling with ACWP, FHF, and Vietnamese officials throughout the trip, VMO members assist doctors during clinical sessions, teach basic health lessons to school children, calm children post-vaccination, and help maintain local schools. We believe that our efforts make a substantive impact and are a valuable experience for our club members. Donating to our organization helps us create and maintain sustainable projects and partnerships that work toward our goal of achieving global health equity one community at a time.

As we attempt to broaden our reach, we require the means to purchase more supplies and expand our club.  At the moment, VMO has an operating budget of around $9,150. Visualized in the graphic below, the majority of our funds are dedicated towards purchasing the vitamins, antibiotics, and medical supplies necessary for our mobile clinics and vaccinations.  With your help, we’ll have the potential to hold more clinics, have more than one trip each summer, or expand to other areas of need.

   Most of the money that we raise is collected by club members via personal fundraising efforts and through events such as Krispy Kreme and Banh Mi Sales. Given our budgetary restrictions, we need more money if we’d like to make a bigger difference, which is a big reason why we’re doing this Crowdfunding campaign. Furthermore, because members must pay for their own hotel, flights, and food, some individuals are unable to attend due to financial limitations. If this campaign is successful, we will be able to purchase more medical supplies, expand our fundraising efforts, and create scholarship programs for those who wish to contribute, but cannot afford the expense.

 

All things considered, we believe that our organization makes a difference. Your contribution will help us achieve our goals and expand our impact. We thank you for your support, we truly appreciate it.

 

Check out our social media!

     Facebook: @calvmo

     Twitter: @cal_vmo

     Instagram: @calvmo

     Website: https://vmo.berkeley.edu

 

Feel Free to contact us at:

     viktoria.sardillo@berkeley.edu

     brdeanda@berkeley.edu

Our way
of Thanking You

$50

Social Media Shoutout

We will give you a social media shout out on our Facebook and Instagram pages

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2019

$100

Thank You Note

We will write a personalized letter from our executive committee

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2019

$250

Thank You Video

We will send a personalized thank you video from our executive committee

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2019

$500

Thank You Video in Vietnam

We will send a personalized video from trip members when they are volunteering in Vietnam.

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2019
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