A broad network of partnerships strengthens Reaching Out. Our network includes Retail, Corporate, Media, Volunteer and Educational Scholarship Donors whose values match our own. We extend our belief in the benefits of teamwork to this greater community and share information and support. Whether these partners are selling our products, serving the disabled, encouraging tourism in Vietnam, working as a volunteer or supporting our scholarship program for disabled children, we are happy to pursue our common goals together.
There are a number of ways you can get involved and help Reaching Out. Every contribution directly helps the lives of the differently abled craftspeople we work with. Click on any link below to see what are the ways you can.
Support our artisans directly by purchasing their products. What could be easier than shopping for a good cause? Purchases can be made in our Reaching Out Arts and Crafts Shop.
See the full array of our crafts first-hand, and find out for yourself how they are made. Meet our artisans in the workshop, and learn more about what Reaching Out means to them. Here you can find our address and directions to our shop.
At the moment we have some retail partners overseas, and we always welcome new retail opportunities. Interested retailers should contact us to ask for further details.
Talking about Reaching Out with friends, family and co- workers makes a big difference. Help us get the word out so that more customers have the chance to buy beautiful fairly traded crafts and more other-abled artisans have the opportunity to earn a sustainable income.
We have a waiting list of local people with disabilities who would like to come to Reaching Out to be trained in crafts such as embroidery, weaving, sewing, metal work or paper craft. The cost of a traineeship is approximately 60 USD a month (including lunch and accommodation allowance) for a period of 2-5 months, depending on the craft. After this time the trainee will then have the option to continue working at Reaching Out Arts & Crafts or, with our help, seek employment related to their learned skill in the Hoi An area. Sponsors will receive a photograph and regular progress reports on their trainee.
We are always looking for new design and craft ideas. If you have feedback on existing products or new creative ideas, please share them with us! There are many ways to share: you can email us written descriptions, sketches, photos of products or designs, or links to websites or catalogues; you can mail us a print catalogue, CD catalogue or even a product sample; you can arrange a webcam session with us (via email) to discuss your ideas (just contact us); or you can visit us in at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts Shop.
If you have a handicraft book or magazine that might be a good inspiration or gives ideas for new products, it would be very helpful for our artisans if you could send a copy to us. Our artisans are always keen to learn new things and create new designs and products.
We welcome tour groups in our store and workshop. To learn more, please visit our tour page.
You could write an article for your university or local newspaper to tell your community about Reaching Out. We can provide you with quotes, background material and access to credible experts on employment for people with different abilities in Vietnam . Your letters to guide book publishers can help us attract more tourists to our shop and workshop.
If you know other Vietnamese artisans or people with different abilities, who would like to work together with Reaching Out, please contact us. We would be glad to support more people and to build a relationship network with other artisans all over Vietnam.
We are looking for companies who practice a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy or travel agencies who are involved with responsible travel. Please see also our current corporate partners who work together with us. If you know any other company or travel agency who might be interested in Reaching Out and our products, please contact us.
Our Retail Partners
Our Corporate Partners
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