‘Tis the season again, and the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is launching its annual Children’s Winter Clothing Appeal. We collect warm winter clothes and shoes and donate them to hill tribe and migrant children living in the hills of Northern Thailand.
The mountainous areas can be surprisingly cold from November through January. Temperatures can sometimes drop down to the freezing point and below. This can prove especially tough for those sleeping rough or unable to afford proper clothing. We would like to offer a hand to those in desperate need of help and warmth.
If you are returning to Chiang Mai from overseas, we would greatly appreciate if you could bring some children's winter clothes back with you. Please consider popping into your nearest thrift store and buying fuzzy warm onesies, puffy jackets, sweaters, pants or leggings, socks, tights, shoes and other warm pieces (even hats and gloves!) for young children.
If your kids have outgrown some of their winter clothes and they’re just sitting in the back of the cupboard unused and unloved, then you can take them to one of the many donation drop-off points throughout Chiang Mai between October 15 – December 1, 2019. Please don’t forget to ask your friends to donate winter clothing items too. Also, we welcome donations of much-needed stationery and school supplies as well. We hope that together with the generous help of you and our volunteers, we will be able to improve the quality of life for vulnerable communities.