Adopt an Elder
Elders in poverty need your help! Join a support team to ensure an elder in Thailand gets the care and attention they deserve.
Relief Care Packages
The economic fallout of the global covid 19 pandemic has put many people deeper into poverty and left many families vulnerable.
Help build a community Center for Chajul. This building will become the permanent home of CEMIK, a school for impoverished kids.
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the miracle of making a difference when you volunteer abroad.
While the initial pandemic crisis is behind us, it is important to continue to help those vulnerable populations most in need in Thailand and Guatemala. Many in Isan and Chajul regions live in extreme poverty. Families and elders are some of the highest impacted through poverty and are in the greateset need of aid. They live hand to mouth daily and are faced with starvation while struggling for survival and higher susceptibility to health issues like dengue and other diseases due to poor living conditions. YOU can help us give care packages for just $40!
Each care package includes basic survival and hygiene essentials for a family or elder in poverty:
- clean water
- cooking oil
- non perishable food
toothpaste and toothbrushes
- antibacterial soap
- laundry powder
- disinfectant cleaner
- clothes (especially kids clothes)
Not everyone has a secure home to retreat to. Many people we assist live with extended family in homes that lack proper doors, windows, sometimes even walls. The goal of these packages is to keep those who are most susceptible in the community to disease, to starvation, and to breakdowns in mental health remain as safe as possible. Each care package contains food as well as hygiene essentials to not only keep families and elders fed but also to maintain a sense of dignity for themselves as they age, face job loss and the task of seeking new employment, and living with the stigma associated with poverty.
One care package costs $40 to make.
We cannot do this without your help. Every dollar helps bring critical aid and relief to those who need it the most. Please donate today.
PROGRAM UPDATE THAILAND
September 14, 2023
While our volunteer program in Thailand has been temporarily suspended, we are going to be coming back soon!
During the global Covid-19 pademic we had to suspend our volunteer program due to closed broders and concerns for the health and safety of of both ourselves and the communities we served. Over the past two years we have been in a period of transition. While we still will not be accepting any in-person volunteers for now, we are very close to bringing it back! We have been in communication with small schools and discusing how to best integrate volunteers and what those programs would look like.
In the meantime, we are still in need of virtual volunteers. Contact us today if you are interested in helping us with SEO work, online fundraising, or any other virtual volunteering ideas you may have. 🙂
Thank you for your understanding, and keep an eye on this space for updates!
We need your help to make a difference. Here’s some ways to get involved.
How you can help
We consistently have a variety of ongoing community development projects, which are only accomplished with your help! Give to a specific project or country. Or just let us decide where it’s most needed!
Bright Futures through Scholarships
We connect directly with local leaders and associations at our Guatemala site in Chajul to determine who in the community is best suited for educational scholarships. Interested in sponsoring a student in Guatemala? Click here to head over to our Contact Us page and send us an email to learn more.
Find out if your employer will match your donation! Some companies participate in donation matching. If you are unsure, click here to send us an email through our Contact Us page and let us know which company you work for. We can do all the hard work for you to find out if they will match their (current or retired) employees’ donations.
Adopt an Elder
Elders in Thailand live in poverty and struggle daily. Many of them live in broken down homes, alone with no support systems, and often begging for food. All elders deserve to be treated with respect and live the end of their lives with dignity. Adopt an elder today and your monthly donation can help make that happen.
At the moment we are not accepting volunteers in Thailand, but we would love to have you share in the experience of changing lives through your donations. Please donate today and know you are helping provide food and assitance for families in poverty.