Our Mission

The San Jose Vietnamese Running Club (SJVRC) was formed in 2016 to motivate and foster its members a way to develop healthy lifestyles while creating an opportunity to give back to the community though volunteering and fundraising to support the less fortunate children of Vietnam – One mile 4 One Child.

Our Vision

To raise funds to support our One mile 4 One child Mission – To create a real and lasting changes in the lives of the children of Vietnam and our communities in need – For Charity, For fun, We Run!

• CHARITY – Provide financial support to various orphanages in Vietnam with fundraising efforts, and encourage our members to serve and market different communities.

• FUN – Have fun running, participating in fundraising, networking and socializing in the Vietnamese community.

• RUN – Provide a supportive environment in which our members can achieve personal health goals through running.

Introduction of Our Team

Within a short period, we are excited with the fact that we have grown over 500 members globally. As we continue to grow, commitment to our mission remains at the core of our identity. It is woven into the decisions we make to create a profound and resilient impact by promoting and inspiring healthier lives for our members through running; and create a better world for unprivileged children in Vietnam.

SJVRC is a team consisting of devoted and caring volunteers. We are a growing family full with big hearts, ambitious, humble, and have a collective believe in enhancing lives, offering hope, and unconditionally reaching out to as many children as we can in need of help. We know that it is not going to be an easy endeavor, it comes with a long list of obstacles to overcome…but it will be worth it! What we have done – are doing – and will continue to do, we know children lives are being changed for the better and inspiring stories to share and rewritten. We are excited to be part of this ride.

From a fitness perspective, we have learned through experience that when we run together we stay more motivated, train harder, and run longer and faster than we have ever thought possible or accomplish our running goal that was, at one time, seemed impossible. Accordingly, whether your goal is to get in better shape, qualify for Boston, beat your personal record, or stay healthy for the rest of your life, we welcome you! We encourage runners of all ages because we are a family.

Our Milestones

Through the ongoing commitment, kindness, and successful collaborations of our members, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters, we have successfully:

  • Grown over 500 members globally;
  • Grained global and domestic visibility, support and recognition;
  • Acquired over 40 committed sponsored companies – Sport Basement, Symantec, Intel, Costco, Farmer Insurance, Kohl, Western Digital, Mint & Basil, etc.
  • Raised over $50,000 from private individual donations and companies sponsorship through various fundraising events;
  • Raised funds and supported other miscellaneous fundraising projects beyond of our core Mission due to the natural disasters happened globally.
    • Flood Victims in Vietnam
    • Santa Rosa Disaster
    • Sahaya International
    • Mexico Earthquake
  • Partner with local businesses to raise awareness and help increase their customer base and profit; and
  • Most importantly, donated over $10,000 to different orphanages throughout Da Nang, Vietnam.

Sponsored Orphanages in Da Nang, Vietnam in 2017

We are able to provide ongoing support, to the below listed orphanages of food, shelter, health, clean and healthy living condition, education, social inclusion, physical activities, and protection for the orphans.   Ultimately, we are able to make a positive impact and help change the world that provides each child access to the necessary resources and opportunities to live beyond the basic needs and to be successful; a world of hope…

  • Mai Tam
  • Thien An
  • Golden Heart Orphanages
  • Tan Duong Cong Duc

New Project for 2018

We are excited to announce our most recent 2018 project of selecting Lop Hoc Tinh Thuong as the first recipient of assistance from our charity OneMile4OneChild. Lop Hoc Tinh Thuong means “Charity/love class” which was opened in 1994 and is currently located in Dong Nai Province in Vietnam. The school provides basic reading and writing for more than 60 underprivileged children for grades 1-5. The children in this area have been marginalized by the society and the local government. With our help, the school plans to make some much needed infrastructure improvements, add a running coach to the staff roster, buy school supplies, and create an emergency fund to buy food and medicine when it is necessary.

Team Charity Journey 2018

In August of 2018, over 20 of our team members and families are offering their time, effort, and let not forget a sense of humor to plan and prepare for our Vietnam charity trip. The core objective of this trip is to visit 3-4 orphanages in the selected remote regions of Vietnam where there are concrete evidence for immediate need of help. These orphanages will be carefully evaluated and pre-screened by our Board and Core members to ensure that we make lasting positive impact where it matters most for the children. It is going to be a journey with our primary focus of supporting our mission and vision; it is a journey to teach some of our children hands on experience and exposure to the meaning of giving back and help other children. It will be a successful and rewarding journey for all of us at SJVRC, we do it with great pride and from the heart.

Evaluation of Potential Qualified Orphanages

Our club has expanded globally which dramatically increased our network and connections that us with a streamline of orphanages in pipeline as potential choices for charity.  Our team is implementing proper filtering processes to identify and qualify which orphanages make sense for us to support.  Currently, we have several potential orphanages ready for us to conduct our dual diligent process and we are looking forward in supporting and working with the selected orphanages this year.

How you can make a Difference

We know that [company’s name] has its mission and aspiration to give back to the local community, and we appreciate your time and consideration. As you may become aware of the U.S. Census 2013, San Jose is where Vietnamese Americans constitute a large percentage of the population (about 126,000 people) in the world outside of  Vietnam; the Bay Area has about 200,000 Vietnamese; and Northern California has over 330,000 Vietnamese, which comprises a large population working in and influencing Silicon Valley technology. We hope with [company’s name] financial support to be able reaching the Vietnamese community and friends of the community. Depending on the level of sponsorship, your sponsorship could get maximum marketing exposure and be covered by the local Vietnamese newspaper & magazines; televised in the Vietnamese T.V. and radio stations; featured at other local Community and Entertainment Events; local Vietnamese restaurants advertisement; highlighted on our website, social media, and our marketing materials; which will be discussed beyond the Vietnamese community and the Bay Area. Not to mention, you will receive a tax receipt from us to use as your business tax deduction.

Your sponsorship will help assure the success of our continued efforts in raising funds for the less fortunate children. We are hoping your organization, along with others, will join us in our journey of making a better world. Fundamentally together, we know – we can – we should, to help the children in need! Please consider one of the following sponsorship levels for your organization.

With great sponsorship, comes with great benefits…

Platinum

  • Company logo and name printed on the back and front of the Club Shirt;
  • Name recognition and maximum exposure in all SJVRC events throughout the year;
  • Name highlight in our website, social media, marketing material. Provide direct link to your website to increase marketing traffic flow;
  • Name promotion through local Vietnamese newspaper & magazines;
  • Name televised in the Vietnamese T.V. and radio stations;
  • Complimentary Race Shirts (2);
  • Complimentary Annual SJVRC Race Admission (2);
  • Honorable plaque; and
  • Name on the race medal.

Gold

  • Company logo and name printed on the back of the Club Shirt;
  • Name recognition and maximum exposure in all SJVRC events throughout the year;
  • Name highlight in our website, social media, marketing material. Provide direct link to your website to increase marketing traffic flow;
  • Complimentary Race Shirts (2);
  • Complimentary Annual SJVRC Race Admission (2); and
  • Honorable plaque.

Silver

  • Company logo and name printed on the back of the Club Shirt;
  • Name recognition and maximum exposure in all SJVRC events throughout the year;
  • Name highlight in our website, social media, marketing material. Provide direct link to your website to increase marketing traffic flow;
  • Complimentary Race Shirts (2); and
  • Complimentary Annual SJVRC Race Admission (2);

Bronze

  • Company logo and name printed on the back of the Club Shirt;
  • Name recognition and maximum exposure in all SJVRC events throughout the year; and
  • Name highlight in our website, social media, marketing material. Provide direct link to your website to increase marketing traffic flow.

We are excited and anxiously looking forward to a success year, for our mission is to donate 100% of the net profit to the orphanages in Vietnam on our next charity journey.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for your time and consideration. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should your organization have questions or need additional information.

Sincerely,
Luong Le
Chairman