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We've got some exciting news to share. The Maison Chance teams in Vietnam and here in the US have been busy at work these past couple years. Here's what we've been up to...
DAK NONG IS OPENED!
The new Maison Chance facility in Dak Nong province is now open! This center is unique in many regards. Situated on the countryside in one of the most impoverished highland provinces, this center is perhaps the most ambitious to date. It is staffed and equipped to support a large scale of beneficiaries with broad needs:
physically and/or mentally disabled children (orphans), adults and elderly,
a subset of the MC community that is aging and so severely disabled they are unable to live independently
poor children in the local Dak Nong province
Dak Nong center offers a wide range of services to its beneficiaries:
school and board for kids grades 1-5
special needs education
mental and physical health services
innovative physiotherapy such as aqua therapy and horse therapy
Help support the horse therapy program at the Maison Chance social center in Dak Nong. Among the many therapies provided to the beneficiaries at Dak Nong is horse therapy. Horse therapy will provide both physical and psychological benefits, and contact with horses will also help to promote emotional growth. Caring for and contact with horses has a calming effect and can provide emotional support. In fact, for one of the most hyper students, the horse therapy program has all but eliminated their aggressive behaviors. Horse-riding therapy is particularly applicable to patients with paralysis, to special needs children, or young people with serious behavior problems. "The horse is a good teacher, not only for the body but for the mind and the heart.”- Xenophon (Vth century BC).
It costs $570/month USD to maintain the 5 therapy horses at Dak Nong.
Help us sustain this program by ensuring these horses are well taken care of. The therapeutic support and benefits they provide to the children and adults at Dak Nong are invaluable.
Consider making a monthly or one-time donation today!
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To take us into the future, we're also looking for passionate members to join our team! There are some exciting volunteering opportunities we have available:
Member - As a member of MCUSA, you will have a voice in guiding the future of MCUSA, actively fundraise and strengthen community support for MCUSA and offer your unique skills, experience and opinions to further our mission.
Event Planner (Seattle) - If you're local to the Seattle, WA area, join our event planning committee to help us put on our annual fundraiser. Specifically we need videographer who knows how to live stream.
Social Media - Flex your creative online marketing skills to help MCUSA broaden its reach, reinforce its messaging and of course fundraise online!
Translator - Help us prepare materials that require both Vietnamese and English translations.
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in any of the volunteer opportunities available.