Here we go again! The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is launching its 2021 Children’s Winter Clothing Appeal. We collect warm winter clothes, shoes and blankets, and donate them to indigenous and migrant children and families living in the hills of Northern Thailand.
The mountainous areas can be surprisingly cold from November through January. Temperatures can drop down close to the freezing point. This can prove especially tough for those unable to afford proper clothing.
What we need:
Warm coats, jackets
Pullover, sweatshirts, cardigans
Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
Long pants, leggings, and jeans
Socks (for school too), warm tights
Closed-toe shoes, sneakers, formal school shoes
If your kids have outgrown their winter clothes, then you can take them to one of the donation drop-off points in Chiang Mai between October 15 – December 1, 2021.
Donation drop-off points:
Rimping - Meechok Plaza/Promenada/Nawarat Bridge/ Nim City/Mae Hia/Kad Farang /Maya
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS)
Unity Concord International School (UCIS)
Lanna International School (LIST) – Airport & North Hill
Chiang Mai University Demonstration School (Satit CMU)
Makro Hang Dong
HomePro Hang Dong
HomePro Sansai @ Rimping
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to place an increased emphasis on cleanliness of the donations this year. We would like to ask you to wash the clothes, if necessary, and pack them in plastic bags before dropping them off. Always wear a mask and use a hand sanitizer before and after drop-offs.
If you are returning to Chiang Mai from overseas, we would greatly appreciate it if you brought some winter clothes with you. Do not forget to ask your friends to donate, too. These winter items will make a massive difference to vulnerable people.
Please note that we are unable to do individual collections. If you wish to donate, you can do so at one of the many drop-off locations conveniently spread throughout the town. If you do not have your own transportation, we would like to recommend using a ride-hail service like Grab or Bolt.
We hope that together with the generous help of yours and our volunteers, we will be able to help those in desperate need of warmth. For more information on this project, visit www.cmirotary.org/winter-clothing-school-supplies-app.