The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club has wrapped up the collection phase of this year's Winter Clothing & School Supplies Appeal on December 1, 2019. The response from the community has exceeded our greatest expectations and wildest imagination. Our diligent drivers have picked up more than 20 full truckloads of donations since the beginning of the charity drive about six weeks ago.
On Saturday, November 30, CMIRC held its "sorting party" dedicated to organizing winter clothing & school supplies. Considering the record amount of donations, it required an almost heroic effort from Rotarians, friends, and helpful students. However, we are happy to report that we were able to complete the planned mission.
At the beginning of December, we started distributing donations. We delivered our first truckload of winter clothing & school supplies to School for Life, an internationally acclaimed project in Chiang Mai that provides home, care and education for vulnerable youth: children who lost their relatives in the tsunami; children whose parents were killed or are missing, and children who escaped from domestic violence and abuse. We will continue to deliver donations to further locations as follows: Piang Luang, Huai I Khang, Ban Muser, Mae Chaem, Ban Soblan, and Huay Muong Nai.
We cannot thank enough our generous community, friends, and Rotarians for their help. We are grateful for your contributions! Kudos to the Rimping Supermarket chain, Makro, HomePro and Big C Extra Hang Dong, Lanna International School, The Interact Club of Chiang Mai International School, The Rotaract Club of Payap University, Pern’s Bistro & Restaurant, U.N. Irish Pub, The River Market Restaurant and The Chiang Mai Expats Club for making it possible for us to place our donation boxes on their premises.