Dear allJust to keep you informed that, so far we have raised $414.92 USD via PayPal. Also, three TF members have anonymously donated 17,540 baht. Thank you so much for your kind support, I indeed appreciate your help. For those who have already made a donation, and also for those who are willing to make a donation, please kindly PM me your FULL NAME and an amount of money you have donated or an amount of money you would like to donate. Also, please inform me the date a donation was made.For members who have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, kindly read through details below for your information.
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.
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