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Since 2012, Austin Evans has been hosting a benefit pancake breakfast to assist with Dillon International’s scholarship program in Vietnam.
This year, he has even bigger plans to raise funds: a golf tournament in his hometown of Edmond, Okla.
Austin joined the Evans family in 2007 and is now 12 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. You can learn more about the Dillon International Vietnam scholarship program in the video on the left.
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,” Kim says.
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 support Austin by registering for the golf tournament today. If you’re unable to attend or play, Austin gladly will accept tax-deductible sponsorships and donations, which will go straight to the Dillon scholarship program fund.
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.
The 2016 tournament was a success! You can still make a donation on our Donate Now page. Thank you!