Pho for the Frontline

Pho Hoa Gives Back


We know Knights are generous and actively support their local communities and UCF, so in support of #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day to celebrate the creative ways humankind has been helping each other during the pandemic, we asked the Knights community to share positive stories of themselves or other Knights and how they’re exemplifying community service during the global pandemic. And Knight Nation delivered!


Here is the story of alumna Judy Le '12:


"Due to our current pandemic, my family decided to temporarily close our restaurant, Pho Hoa, to keep our family, employees and community safe. There were so many unknowns, and with having an elderly family member that could be at risk, we knew it was the best decision for us at the time. Though our doors were closed for almost seven weeks, we decided to support the community by donating meals to frontline healthcare workers to different units at AdventHealth, Orlando Health and two of the Central Florida Ronald McDonald Houses. We were able to donate close to 300 meals during this time. This small gesture could never convey how thankful we are for the frontline healthcare works for risking their lives to save lives."


While we are inspired by these generous acts of kindness shared with us, we hope it inspires you make a positive change in the lives of others. You can show your generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill or giving to causes. Every act of compassions counts.


If you feel compelled to support the UCF community during this time, there are various ways to get involved: