|The 18th Đinh Thiện Lý Charity Walk will be organised at the Crescent Lake area in District 7 of HCM City on January 7.|
HCM CITY — The 18th Đinh Thiện Lý Charity Walk will be organised at the Crescent Lake area in District 7 of HCM City on January 7.
The walk, which was known as Lawrence S. Ting, is an annual event that Phú Mỹ Hưng Development jointly organises with the people’s committees of District 7, District 8, Nhà Bè District and Bình Chánh District every year to encourage local people to walk as well as to raise funds to help people living in difficulties.
This year, the walk is themed “Footsteps of Sharing, Connecting Communities” with the participation of Miss Vietnam 2018, Trần Tiểu Vy.
The Đinh Thiện Lý Walk has been organised since 2006 and has raised over VNĐ41 billion (US$1.7 million). The money has been used to build houses for disadvantaged people and help others repair houses.
In addition, the money has also been given to other charities such as HCM City Television and HCM City’s culture and sports authority.
This year, the organiser expects to raise VNĐ3.4 billion ($145,000).
Each person joining the walk will contribute VNĐ130,000 to the charity fund and receive a T-shirt, water and a lucky ticket to win a prize of up to VNĐ28 million ($1,200). — VNS