On March 22nd, Miss Vietnam Of Northern California Intercollegiate 2013 had the honor of attending a charitable event called the Golden Hearts Club which is hosted by Jessica Tran at Dynasty restaurant. Jessica Tran is a young proactive Vietnamese woman who dreams of helping the unfortunate in countries like Cambodia and Vietnam. Annually, she puts together a beautiful dinner and show to collect donations and raise awareness for families in need. This event consisted of several delicious course meals, live entertainment, and auctions. Also, each table consisted of a lovely glass center piece filled with water, live fish, and fresh orchids.
As a volunteer, I was able to participate and help organize this event with Jessica and her Golden Hearts team. I had the chance to walk in an Ao Dai (Vietnamese dress) and evening gown fashion show where dresses were sponsored by Chau Nguyen. All the glamorous dresses were so couture that it made the models feel blessed to be able showcase them on the runway and raise money for a good cause. As each model walked on stage, we could hear the audience cheering and enjoying the show. The experience was memorable and all the models had a great time.
Furthermore, all the models had the opportunity to sell raffles tickets to the audience after the Ao Dai fashion show. This gives the audience a chance to donate towards the cause and in return, receive a wonderful prize. MVNCI and the models were able to raise about $1,403 dollars from raffle tickets and glass center pieces that night!
Jessica and her Golden Hearts team were able to raise a substantial amount of $21,056 and the event was very successful overall! The Golden Hearts Club is a nonprofit organization and any donation, whether big or small, will change the lives of people in need. MVNCI is a proud supporter of Jessica Tran and her Golden Hearts foundation. If you are interested in donating towards this sensational cause, please visit this website: http://thegoldenheartclub.org/ or attend the same event next year!
Photo courtesy by Kim Nguyen, Jessica Tran, and TriPhoto