On May 28th, I turn 29. To celebrate the last year of my 20s and an (almost) decade of committing myself to community development, my birthday wish is to ask that you give back to the community that has helped build the vitality and development of who we are today. 

In honor of this significant year, I ask that you contribute to the important work of the Lao Assistance Center of MN (LACM) and the Lao Advancement Organization of America (LAO America). For over 30 years, these nonprofit organizations have helped drive the resiliency of the Lao refugee and immigrant community in Minnesota. 

It would be the greatest gift to see my community thrive. With your contribution, we can make it happen. 

With love and appreciation,

Chanida Phaengdara Potter