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October 27, 2012
Dance Tonight!


Hey teens! Don't forget that tonight is the One voice for Laos Halloween Dance! It's going to be AWESOME! With music provided by DJ Garland Berenzy and the Band Elysium, anyone who comes is bound to have fun.

Also, the event now starts at 7 NOT 6 and ends at 10.
Hope to see you all there in your Halloween Costumes. If you have the best costume, you could win a prize!

The dance is at the colony cafe in Woodstock and costs 10 dollars to get in.

Posted by Cassandra Hastie at 12:52 PM | Comments (0)

October 24, 2012
Loving Laos

The One Voice for Laos community is filled with wonderful and altruistic people. The refreshing environment surrounding this project motivated me to become involved. This project has allowed me to have fun at the events it has put on while at the same time it has made me realize that I should be doing everything I can to help people in need. I decided to become a part of the One Voice community because I've realized that it's important to look out for other people not only in your community, State, or Country, but in the world. We're all on this planet together and if we have the resources to help people like the Orphans in Laos, then we should by all means use them.

This past year has been very successful for this project. Four caring teens took a a journey to Laos this past summer that not only changed the Orphans' lives, but changed theirs. I hope that this year will be just as successful and I can assure you that we are already on a path to greatness.

I believe that anyone who can be involved in this project should take the time to learn more about it and donate any time, resources, or talent they can. Some of the best feelings in life come from taking a step back and realizing that you can make a difference in the world.

Posted by Cassandra Hastie at 06:35 PM | Comments (0)

October 21, 2012
New Editor!


Hi everyone!
This is Cassandra Hastie and I'm the new editor of the One Voice for Laos blog! I can't wait to keep everyone updated on all of the fantastic projects that take place with this organization.

If you have any topics that you would like me to blog about or you want to be involved in the blogging you can email me at

I encourage all of you to get involved with this project and help out in any way you can. I'm looking forward to hearing all of your comments!

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October 18, 2012
Teen Dance, in Woodstock, on October 27th!

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Do you like to have fun?
Dance? Dress up?
Hang out with friends?
Then come to
the Colony Cafe,
on October 27th
for the One Voice for Laos
Teen Halloween Dance.
All proceeds
go to support
the 600 children
of the Deak Kum Pa Orphanage
in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Invite your friends.
Only teenagers are invited.
Click here to
watch a video
about the orphanage.
Or here to watch
Garland Berenzy's
9-minute documentary
about the whole thing.
Hope to see you there!

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at 08:56 PM | Comments (0)

October 10, 2012
We Can Do It!


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October 05, 2012
Second Annual Loop for Laos a Huge Success!

This just in from Emily Waligurksi:

A big thank you to everyone in the community -- every runner, walker, volunteer, sponsor, photographer, and observer -- who supported our Loop for Laos 5K fundraiser. I couldn't have been happier with how the day went! We raised $1,400! What a great way to start off One Voice for Laos's new Year! I cannot wait for the next event!





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One Voice Global is a humanitarian aide organization, based in Woodstock. Our mission is to help Hudson Valley teenagers develop the kind of mindset, skills, and abilities they need to become compassionate humanitarians, social activists and global citizens. We accomplish our goal by improving the lives of orphans and other children in need through fundraising projects, cultural exchange, and onsite service visits to the organizations we serve.

Our Mission
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