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FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER

Join Austin and his family at this year’s fundraising breakfast to benefit the children served by the Vietnam Scholarship Program.

8-10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2610 W. Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 74134

Cost: $7 per person

Dillon International wants to give a huge shout-out to Austin Evans, an adoptee from Vietnam who has been an excellent fundraiser for Dillon.

Austin joined the Evans family in 2007 and is now 10 years old.

“We wanted him to be able to do something for Vietnam, because that is where his heart is,” said Kim Evans, Austin’s mom.

Although a preschooler when he joined the Evans family, Austin arrived with memories of friends from his orphanage that he still carries with him. “He often talks about ways to help the children he calls ‘his Vietnam kids.’ He really wants to give back to Vietnam. He wants the children to be able to have toys and go to school.”

“It’s hard for the kids there to go to school if they are not that rich,” Austin added.

Austin’s efforts began with a jar that he decorated and kept in his room to collect spare change to donate to children in his birth country. “Each year, we keep thinking of more things to do, so the effort keeps growing,” Evans added.

Next, Austin spearheaded a pancake breakfast to raise money to support a Dillon International scholarship program which pays for school supplies, tuition, uniforms, book bags and shoes for children in Vietnam.

We hope you will join Austin by making a donation to provide scholarships the students Dillon continues to help in Vietnam.

There are 400 children from four provinces in Vietnam who count on the support of our donors to help them continue to attend school in the coming year. Please consider a contribution to our Vietnam scholarship program today.

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