The Children’s Winter Clothing Appeal has now been running for two weeks, and we are delighted to say that the response from the public is simply amazing! Our generous donors have supplied ten boxfuls of winter clothes so far, and their enthusiasm doesn't seem to stop here. In other news, the Chiang Mai Wattana Rotary Club has shown interest in managing a donation box on our behalf. We’ve been offered help by the Chiang Mai Expats Club too. What's more, we’ve got another venue, The River Market Restaurant, on-board as a donations drop-off point. We are truly grateful for the commitment of our community. Keep up the great work! If there’s anything else we could wish for is some more school supplies. Many government schools in Thailand don’t have the basic resources at their disposal to meet their educational needs. They lack pencils, paper, books, and many items critical to learning effectively. The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is dedicated to helping these institutions throughout Northern Thailand by collecting and distributing the essential supplies they need to provide quality education to their students. Please read more about what we need here.
The Club has scheduled a “sorting party” for Tuesday, December 3, 2019, starting at 12:00 noon. Project Champions Dylan and Viki will provide volunteers with pizza. We will meticulously go through and sort the donated clothes and remove what’s damaged, dirty or not appropriate. We will donate any items that are not suitable, but still wear-able to Free Bird Pre-Loved Charity Shop, so nothing goes to waste. We’re planning to start the distribution of donations during the first week of December. We will announce the distribution sites in next month’s Bulletin.