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“ Transforming lives through education, medical care,
nutrition and Love”

Journey for Hope 14th Annual Gala 2016

Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom

Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom

The Wedding

Monday September 26 2016
Wedding Day!    Huong's and my journey together in life began 10 years ago on my family's first visit to Viet Nam.  In the early years Huong did not speak English, but thanks to the help of translators we were able to... More

Different is terrific! note from Karla

Friday September 16 2016
 We have a very special lady visiting Danang and I asked her to write a little of her time there. Karla DeSimone has been part of GIBTK from the beginning. She and her husband David have always helped at every corner they could. David has done... More

Lifting people off the ground

Tuesday August 30 2016
Today's note is written by an extraordinary young man named Hieu. He has led our wheelchair program for several years now. When he first began I had a meeting with him to make sure his position was a "good fit" I asked him "how... More

New found appreciation

Thursday August 25 2016
Another summer comes to a close. I have mixed feelings; it has been good having my children home, cooking dinner. My son has returned to college. My daughter is quickly beginning her sophomore year in high school. Yet I see them growing and becoming... More

Who is this mighty warrior?

Tuesday August 09 2016
As you read this I am in Chicago for The Global Leadership Conference.   The teen trip has come to an end. Lives were impacted. More then I dare even guess. Teenagers saying that they never realize how good they have it. As they left for... More

Linda's View

Thursday August 04 2016
 Today's journal is written by GIBTK board member and strong advocate for kids. She has stepped in and helped strengthen our programs as well as helped me personally this past couple years. Blessed to have her as a friend and honored to... More

GIBTK Projects

How your donations have made an impact for these families and children.


407​ Houses Built
Cost to build $3,500.00 ea.
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16 Kindergartens Built
Cost to build $15,000.00 ea.
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621​ Heart Surgeries
$2,500.00 ea.
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2303​ Orthopedic
Surgeries

$425.00 ea.
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98 Eye Surgeries
$400.00 ea.
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123,336​ Wheelchairs Delivered
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774 Bicycles Delivered
$100.00 ea.
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Livestock
Pigs $175.00 ea.
Cows $750.00 ea.
Cows + Pigs Delivered 147 More


 

Project New Hope Kids Homes

Project New H.O.P.E. (Housing, Opportunity, Pride & Education)
Reports tell us that between 25%-30% of children living in Vietnam care facilities are malnourished. Read More

The Father's Home

Full funding for the Father's home in Danang (at present there are 8 moms and 2 babies) More

Hai Chau Childrens Home

Full Funding for Hai Chau since Mar, 08 (14 children) More

Mary's Home

Full Funding for Mary's Home since Feb, 2012 (17 children) More

The Lighthouse

Full funding for the Lighthouse in Da Nang (13 girls) More

Hal's Boys Home

Full Funding for Hal's Home since May, 2012
(16 boys) More

Carmela's Home

Full Funding for Carmella's Home since August, 2012 (11 children) More