The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club is once again launching its annual “Children’s Winter Clothing & School Supplies Appeal.” We aim to collect warm winter clothes, shoes as well as essential stationery and donate it to hill tribe and migrant children and youngsters throughout Northern Thailand.
The cold season can be tough on 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.
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.
What we need
Warm coats, jackets
Pullovers / sweatshirts / cardigans
Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
Socks (for school too) / warm tights
Closed-toe shoes and sneakers; formal school shoes
Stationery (pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, tapes, scissors, paper clips, glue, crayons, etc.)
A4 papers/colour papers
English-language children’s books
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 a donations drop-off point between October 15 – December 1, 2020. These winter items will make a massive difference to vulnerable people.
Donations drop-off points
Rimping Meechok Plaza / Promenada / Nawarat Bridge / Nim City / Mae Hia / Kad Farang / Maya / Rimping @HomePro Sansai
Makro Super Highway
Chiang Mai Expats Club General Meetings
CEC Breakfast Club Events
Chiang Mai International Rotary Club Meetings
and more locations to come!
No clothes are left behind
We will meticulously go through and sort the donated clothes and remove what’s damaged, dirty, or not appropriate.
Any items that are not suitable for children will be donated to Free Bird Pre-Loved Charity Shop, so nothing goes to waste.
How else can you help
If you don't have any warm clothes to give but would still like to help, we welcome donations of blankets, stationery, school supplies, and toiletries as well. Also, we are happy to receive monetary donations that we can use to purchase essential winter clothing items for those in need.
In the past, the tremendous support our donors have shown truly made a positive impact on the well-being of countless children. Now we're reaching out in hopes that this tradition can continue this year. We appreciate any help.