char·i·ty noun \ˈcher-ə-tē, ˈcha-rə-\

  1. Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving.
  2. Something given to help the needy; alms.
  3. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
  4. Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity.

Whether it’s right in our back yard or hundreds of miles away, there will always be a need for volunteerism and charitable giving.

See the latest photo gallery of our outreach work in Southeast Asia.  The first twenty-five photos below is of the March 2014 Americans Helping Asian Children charity mission Dr. Woodruff and Dr. Smith participated in as volunteers at the Mary Chapman School for the Deaf in Yangon, Burma.   We would like to extend a special thanks to Virta Microbattery, Phonak, Starkey and Ear Technology Corporation for generously donating hearing aid batteries and supplies for the hearing impaired children in need.

To learn more about the March 2014 humanitarian mission, please click on RSF Doctors Return from Humanitarian Mission published in the Rancho Santa Fe News on June 13, 2014 and RSF Doctor Among Local Doctors Who Participated in a Humanitarian Mission to Myanmar published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review on May 8, 2014.

Humanitarian Audiology – Expanding Efforts to Benefit Children with Hearing Loss in Southeast Asia (California Academy of Audiology Spring 2008 Newsletter)

North County Times, April 23, 2008

Certificate of Appreciation from Laos Government

Focus on People Awards, November 2009

Volunteer Appreciation Americans Helping Asian Children, 2002

Certificate of Appreciation San Diego Vietnamese American Lions Club, April 2013