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Winter Clothing Appeal Kicks Off

‘Tis the season again, and the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is launching its annual Children’s Winter Clothing & School Supplies Appeal. We collect warm winter clothes, shoes as well as essential stationery and donate it to hill tribe and migrant children living in the hills of Northern Thailand.

The mountainous areas can be surprisingly cold from November to January. Temperatures can drop down to close to the freezing point. 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.

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 donations drop-off points throughout Chiang Mai between October 15 – December 1, 2020.

Please don’t forget to ask your friends to donate winter clothing items too. We welcome donations of much-needed stationery and school supplies as well.

Many government schools in Thailand do not have the basic resources at their disposal to meet their educational needs. They lack pencils, paper, books, and lots of items critical to learning effectively.

The Stationery & School Supplies Donation Initiative, part of the Winter Clothing Appeal by Chiang Mai International Rotary Club, is dedicated to helping these institutions throughout Northern Thailand by collecting and distributing essential supplies they need to provide quality education to their students.

We hope that together with the generous help of yours and our volunteers, we will be able to improve the quality of life of vulnerable communities.


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