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Needs in December 2018

Christmas Party for approximate 150 – 300 underprivileged children, and we need your help! 

at the 21st of December 2018, like every year Volunt2Thai will host a Christmas Party for approximate 150 – 300 underprivileged children, ages 4-12 yo. in Ban Nong Phong Volunt2Thai Village in partnership with Ban Nong Kung Elementary School. It says 150 – 300 underprivileged children, because in 2017 we prepared food and presents for about 150 children, but at the end there have been more than 300 children, where the teachers from different schools, we take care of, asked also to join with their children. And of course, one can imagine it would have been hard for us to deny them to join and say no. However at the end things worked out positively and we have been able to provide food and presents for them all. Thanks to all our friends!!.

Please contact us if you would like to donate and come along. It’s a wonderful feeling to bring smiles to the faces of these children.

What better way to celebrate Christmas time than to give to those who have so little. We invite you to help us stage this wonderful Christmas Party for them. You may donate in cash or in kind. We will decorate the V2T Village; prepare food, drinks, games and activities for the children. Last year the children also could receive a Christmas present (school uniforms, hygiene products and some candy), which was very well received by the children. And on top of it we will have a Santa Claus again, singing and hand over the presents to the children.

Once again this year we want to give the children a great Christmas party. For us that means, I want to direct our strength back to collecting funds for Christmas, to make this year again a great celebration for the children. I hope very much that it will succeed again, since it was such a great success in 2017.

Currently I have no funds for the Christmas party but it should take place again, since it was for all such a nice experience.

What is the need?

Food / Buffet: 500 Euro
Soft drinks / water: 200 euros
Decoration: 300 euros
Uniforms 500 euros

Gifts: last year we had about 350 guests / of which 270 children = 270 children / 3 Euro per child (810 Euro)
School material per school 600 Euro x 6 = 3600 Euro 

About 300 Euro for Christmas decoration is needed since mice’s have destroyed the decoration from last year.

The Village should be festively decorated again this year, we want to start decorating the village at the first week of December. (In Thailand we let the decoration hang for 2 months) The kids love it, they like to come to look at it and also to help decorate. Therefore most important now is is the Christmas decoration for the Village. 

Cash or in kind is welcome! Would you help us with the funds for decoration? You may also buy decoration bring it to the village and decorate the village together with the children! Maybe there are also friends in your area who want to help. And well!, we do not want the children starving at Christmas when playing with the visitors and volunteers. Therefore we want to organize a buffet again like last year, which was a great solution and worked out wonderfully. The buffet we had last year was 17.000 Baht (500 Euros) it was a catering organized by a lady from our villages and it worked great!. Mrs. O and friends have been cooking all the night and brought the food right in time while we could dedicate out time 100 percent for the children and the fest. At the end all the children went home full of joy and with a full stomach, a nice and unforgettable day for the children!

Maybe you dear friends want to take part at this activity - any help cash or in kind is welcome! You are also welcome to bring in your own ideas!

Best regards

Raimund

Volunt2Thai

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Your support is also needed during the year!

Volunt2Thai is Cultural Center but also Learning and Recreational Center for Disadvantaged Children. Our V2T Language Cafe offers the children language lessons in English and other foreign languages. Besides this we collaborate with 6 schools in our area (we send volunteers for English lessons) Due our V2T library general knowledge is provided but also fun, games and exciting activities. We are every day available for the children, but also on weekends and especially during the holidays.

We urgently need an advanced infrastructure in V2T Village, to ensure that volunteers can fulfill their duties optimally


1) V2T village is still missing 1 power converter electrical lines & lighting. Funds needed 3500 Euro
2) Parking lot in front of the village including sun shelter for visitors. Funds needed 3500 Euro
3) Tuck Tuck for transportation to and from school Funds needed 2000 Euro

Learning needed utensils, primary school and kindergarten (preschool)
Children in our area are in dire need of school supplies. The average classroom lacks the basic essential school supplies that make for a meaningful educational experience for kids.  The parents are unfortunately not in a position to provide the quality and quantity of supplies needed.  The lack of school supplies negatively affects the quality of the education that the children receive.
 
Organizing a Drive:
If you would like to coordinate a School Supply Drive please contact us, pending on the school we will give you a list of demanding items.
 
School Uniforms:
Donations for Uniforms and shoes:  €50 provide 3 uniforms and shoes for a child.  Put "For Uniforms" in notes when you donate.
 
Toothbrushes:
Donations for toothbrushes and toothpaste:  €50 provide toothbrushes and toothpaste for 100 children. Put "For toothbrushes" in notes when you donate.

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