By Shana Kongmun
The Children's Winter Clothing Appeal by the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is getting ready for the upcoming cold season. With all the rain we've had, it looks like it may be a cold one and the people in the mountains will be suffering. We need help collecting and sorting donations. The boxes will be out from mid October to the 3rd week in November. Please ask your friends to donate clothing at any of the following locations: Perns, UN Irish Pub, Bangkok Hospital, Chiang Mai International School, Dukes at Promenada, Dukes at Maya, River Market, Rimping Promenada, Rimping Hang Dong, Prem International school, Tessabahn, Chiang Mai Expats Club meetings on 28 October and Lanna Intl School open to October 30.
If you are returning back to Chiang Mai from overseas please consider bringing along some children's winter clothes. Pop into your nearest thrift store and buy fuzzy warm onesies, puffy jackets, sweaters, socks, and other warm clothing for small children. A special THANK YOU to Marty Knight who just brought our first donation from the United States and to Gary and Linda Soles who just arrived with our first donation from Canada!
This year we are helping poor refugees at a Shan refugee camp in Wiang Haeng District. With the onset of a more peaceful Myanmar, many of these people have been forgotten.