Yoke Thé

Our Chief Education Officer Sundie Zin and her team visited the temple named Aung Zay Ya Min with her family for her birthday in Burma (Myanmar). The temple, which is located in Laine Tha Ya (a township at the outskirts of Yangon City, Burma), rescues orphans from the surrounding area and finances their education. Because […]

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Yesterday, November 8th, 2014 was the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

On November 8th, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, leaving 4 million displaced, 8 thousand missing or dead, and tens of thousands without shelter.Let us remember that when disasters strike, we must ensure that we continue to serve those in need even when media attention is turned elsewhere. Rebuilding an entire country does not take […]

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September Meeting

A Fall Update: Continued Progress on the Indonesia Project

This September, we met to discuss our progress on our Indonesia Project as well as to outline our future goals. We’re proud to announce that with the help of our partner, Environ Architecture, we have completed 90% of the orphanage’s design! We’ll be focusing on fundraising for the following year and are planning to have a gala in […]

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Orange County Auto Show Fundraiser

It is our pleasure to announce that Within Arms Reach has been chosen as one of the outstanding non-profit organizations to partner with the Orange County International Auto Show taking place October 2-5, 2014. The OC Auto Show is renowned for bringing to Southern California some of the most exotic, unique, and beautiful vehicles in […]

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Project Highlights

The Cyclone Nargis relief trips to Myanmar/Burma in 2008 and 2009, in which we built homes and a medical clinic for the cyclone victims’ families; dug water wells; and distributed food, clothing, and medicine, as well as the school we built in partnership with Myanmar Charity Group for the Seik Tara Village in 2012 demonstrate the […]

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Within Arms Reach contributes compassion and talent to Art Miles Mural Project

Long Beach, California— To help educate children and engender awareness, Within Arms Reach summoned its artistic prowess for the Art Miles Mural Project to create, through vibrant color, a representation of the harmonious relationships between urban life, culture and the ocean environment. Organized by Art Miles, the painting of murals took place during the Aquarium […]

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Healing Hearts Through Mural Art

Within Arms Reach is proud to announce that we will be participating in The Art Miles Murals Project on May 3rd at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5th Annual Urban Ocean Festival, an event that sheds light upon the connection between humans and wildlife in the ocean! The Art Miles Murals Project, a program of […]

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Spring Forward

After a brief hiatus, Within Arms Reach is gearing up for spring! We’ve welcomed in two new volunteers to our team, Minh Le and Jerry Azurin Jr. We’d also like to give our congratulations to our designer Michelle Calderon, who has recently gotten married! Currently, our Chief Education Officer and our Marketing Assistant are brainstorming […]

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Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda

 (Photo Courtesy: Boston Globe) On November 8th, 2013, the tropical cyclone Typhoon Haiayan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) hit Southeast Asia, devastating the Philippines and northern Vietnam. In the Philippines alone (the country that hardest hit by the typhoon), an estimated 11 million citizens have been affected. 4 million have been displaced, 1779 […]

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Northern Rakhine School Complete Project Report

Background When a massive cyclone swept across Burma, the Southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar, in October 2010, bringing with it high winds, torrential rain and flooding, the small, rural village of Seik Tara found itself in the path of destruction. Located in the impoverished northern part of Rakhine State, the village had one […]

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Within Arms Reach is made up of enthusiastic individuals giving their time, energy, love, and life away to make a difference in the world.

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