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ThailandFriends 1st Annual Charity Event 2009


CherieAtwood

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Event:              ThailandFriends 1st Annual Charity Event 2009

Date:                Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Time:               Meet 7:45am at (To Be Announced), depart 8am

Location:         Boad Worradit Temple, Aang Tong Province

 

 

Purpose of the Event:

 

To donate money, food, stationary, clothes plus any other useful goods to the charity.

 

Introduction:

 

Boad Worradit temple is located in Aang Tong province, approximately two hours from Bangkok. It is a registered orphanage, caring for poverty-stricken children.  At the moment, there are about 360 children living there.  Boad Worradit provides these children with free accommodation, free food (3 meals a day), and free education from grade 1 up to grade 12.  Most of the children living here come from the northern provinces of Thailand. Their parents send them here, as they themselves are unable to care for them.  The orphanage provides the kids with a standard of living and the opportunity to gain an education, and hopefully the skills and knowledge to halt this cycle of desperation.  If it wasn’t for charitable organizations such as Boad Worradit temple, and the people who support them, then falling into a life of crime, drugs or prostitution is a very grim, but very real possibility.

 

Some examples of operating costs:

 

2 sacks of rice (200kg for each sack, costing 1,200 baht each) daily

2,000 – 3,000 baht a day for other ingredients

40,000 baht monthly electricity bill

60,000 baht annual gas bill

Much more for miscellaneous items, such as stationary, soap, toothpaste etc etc

 

 

What can be donated to these kids?

 

Money

Sacks of rice, cooking oil, sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, eggs, milk

Clothing (student uniforms, normal clothes and underwear)

Things you use on a daily basis, for example; soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, washing powder, etc.

Stationary (Books, pencils, pens, etc)

Others (plates, bowls, spoons and forks, anything you would use in a kitchen)

 

How are we going to raise funds to help these children?

 

1)       Through a fashion show event held on Feb 28, 2009

2)       Through a member auction event held in March 2009

 

For those who live abroad but are willing to help, I will inform you later how we are going to do this.

 

Finally, a question to all of you -

 

Does anybody have any further ideas, comments or suggestions on how we can support this charity and help the children?

           

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Event:              ThailandFriends 1st Annual Charity Event 2009

Date:                Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Time:               Meet 7:45am at (To Be Announced), depart 8am

Location:         Boad Worradit Temple, Aang Tong Province

 

 

Purpose of the Event:

 

To donate money, food, stationary, clothes plus any other useful goods to the charity.

 

Introduction:

 

Boad Worradit temple is located in Aang Tong province, approximately two hours from Bangkok. It is a registered orphanage, caring for poverty-stricken children.  At the moment, there are about 360 children living there.  Boad Worradit provides these children with free accommodation, free food (3 meals a day), and free education from grade 1 up to grade 12.  Most of the children living here come from the northern provinces of Thailand. Their parents send them here, as they themselves are unable to care for them.  The orphanage provides the kids with a standard of living and the opportunity to gain an education, and hopefully the skills and knowledge to halt this cycle of desperation.  If it wasn’t for charitable organizations such as Boad Worradit temple, and the people who support them, then falling into a life of crime, drugs or prostitution is a very grim, but very real possibility.

 

Some examples of operating costs:

 

2 sacks of rice (200kg for each sack, costing 1,200 baht each) daily

2,000 – 3,000 baht a day for other ingredients

40,000 baht monthly electricity bill

60,000 baht annual gas bill

Much more for miscellaneous items, such as stationary, soap, toothpaste etc etc

 

 

What can be donated to these kids?

 

Money

Sacks of rice, cooking oil, sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, eggs, milk

Clothing (student uniforms, normal clothes and underwear)

Things you use on a daily basis, for example; soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, washing powder, etc.

Stationary (Books, pencils, pens, etc)

Others (plates, bowls, spoons and forks, anything you would use in a kitchen)

 

How are we going to raise funds to help these children?

 

1)       Through a fashion show event held on Feb 28, 2009

2)       Through a member auction event held in March 2009

 

For those who live abroad but are willing to help, I will inform you later how we are going to do this.

 

Finally, a question to all of you -

 

Does anybody have any further ideas, comments or suggestions on how we can support this charity and help the children?

           

oad Worradit Temple Survey/7adc5898.pbw""http://photobucket.com/slideshows" mce_href="http://photobucket.com/slideshows" target="_blank">btn.gifbtn_viewallimages.gif
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Admin

'We will be setting up a way to donate for those outside of Thailand...details to come shortly!'

Let me know if I can help....I do have some uses...between bottles of red wine.....send you pm...

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Why? Its an international credit card check out direct to my Thai bank, couldn't be any safer.

I'm the last person thats going to run off with charity money.

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beej

Sounds simple to me.....send you pm....but...how fast can you run?.....and how many bottles of vintage red could we buy with the charity money.......yeah right...

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Think this is fantastic.

Is it possible that people could donate time as well or instead of money? Maybe get the inside walls brightend up with murials on some of them and some others painted in bright welcoming colours.

It would maybe possible to contact paint supply companys and ask for donations of paints. I know some of the big companies have charities that they elect for the year and do not give to any others but it is surely worth a shot.

To raise extra funds you could have an online auction of goods. I have done some fund raising in the UK for a little girl with cancer who needs expensive treatment abrod. I wrote to many places and although i did get knocked back from lots, i was amazed at the gifts sent by others. All of this stuff was then sold online and the money raised went to her funds. we lso at a fundrasing night auctioned off people to provide services, such as someone famous who offers to go on a date with the highest bidder. People also donated a weeks holiday home to the highest bidder, or even go to local spa's to ask for a gift voucher to auction or a meal in a resteraunt.

I know Thailand is not the UK, but i think maybe you get the idea. I would be willing to help as much as i can from the Uk.

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