Saturday afternoon was a great Children’s Day celebration with the Yommarat community.
A pair of awesome volunteers, Pilar and Nicole, organized games and crafts for the kids and about 15 other volunteers who joined.
Watch the video below (Or click here: In Search of Sanuk Children’s Day 2012 in the Yommarat Community)
Volunteers got lots of hands on interaction with the community’s kids, parents, grandparents and passerby’s who heard all the fun we were having.
The highlight for me was being able to help seven families by giving out gift certificates to a local supermarket where they can purchase food and clothing. Actually, we worked with the community to identify ten families who were in need. Since we didn’t have a big enough budget to help everyone, volunteers and I decided to choose the top 3 neediest to sponsor throughout the year. You’ll be hearing more from us about those three families as we get to know them.
Remember your donations will allow us to help them throughout 2012. Make a contribution here.
[Note: See the details on our donation page for US citizens who want to give a tax deductible donation.]
In the next update I’ll describe our fundraising needs for the year and a plan to keep you up to date on how much aid we’re distributing to help families in Bangkok.
What are the biggest needs in your family?