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Dear Dorothy Reed,
On behalf of the Board of the Foundation for the Education of Rural
Children, I would like to invite you to join us on May 16 at 10 am at the
Region IV Offices of the Department of Education for the presentation of 97
scholarships to needy children. All of these scholarships are funded by
“Sweet Charities”, the foundation’s fund-raising event of November 30, 2007
as well as funds raised in a Christmas mail out to friends in the U.S. We
would welcome your participation. With the exception of auditing expenses
which are required by law of all registered charities, all of the profits
from all of our fund-raising activities goes directly to the children we
support, i.e. rural children who cannot obtain an education without
assistance. We have no paid staff, nor are any of our volunteer board and
committee members paid. All of our work is done by volunteers.
Please contact me through our website, www.thai-rural-education.org, for
directions to the scholarship awards and to confirm your attendance. We look
forward to meeting you.
Rebecca Lomax, PH.D.
Thanks a lot
Dear Chiang Mai Mail Editor and Staff:
Greetings from Soroptimist International Chiangmai (SICM) club.
May I express my sincere “Thank You!” to Chiang Mai Mail Management and its
staff for the wonderful article entitled: Wildflower’s “At Home” - their own
home at last! Great work/job and thanks for featuring Wild Flower Home.
My organization, SICM supports Wildflower Home Foundation and we are working
closely with Elizabeth and her staff. Our “test case” for the SICM’s Single
Mothers Project is a young single mother who stayed with the Wild flower
Home and we are helping her in her “transition period” to be able to “stand
on her own” and take care of her kids. We have visited the Wild flower Home;
visited the home of and interviewed the single Mom who stayed at the Wild
flower Home, and some homes of single mothers living in the Mae Wang area.
To support the SICM’s “Single Mothers Project”, the Soroptimist
International Chiangmai is conducting a fund raising event entitled:
“RESPECT Taking Action in Style”. It is a Fashion Extraordinaire and
Designer’s Show that will be held on Saturday, May 17 evening at the Grand
Convention Hall of The Empress Hotel.
In a recent article published in Bangkok Post, “Over 70% of single parents
are women struggling, all alone, with child-rearing and work to support
their children. We want to assist these women with reimbursements of medical
costs for themselves and their children, with micro-loans and with
scholarship donations for their children when needed. Our mission of
lightening the stress of single mothers will also protect a future for their
The emphasis of our Single Mothers Project is to support those single
mothers who are trying to keep their families together as they balance the
challenges of the work place and the home-front.
Our celebrity models are the American Consul General Mike Morrow and his
wife, Shannon Morrow, Anchalee Kalmapijit, Esther Ting, Chatima Pingpayom,
Celeste Tolibas-Holland, Boong Chaladlam and Pim Kemasingki who also will
also be the Emcee. Artchariya Pratummanee Thompson will be the Co-Emcee of
May 17 will be an evening full of fun, entertainment and food. It is a
family event, and it is for a very good cause: FOR THE BENEFIT OF SINGLE
MOTHERS AND THEIR KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY, CHIANG MAI!
So please join us in this memorable happening in Chiang Mai. Tickets are
available for 900 baht per person at the Hillside Plaza and Condotel 4
Reception (089 557 5388) Hair Pro (053 418 080, Classic Touch (053 278 325)
Cafe Pandau (085 715 3787).
Interested parties may e-mail: [email protected] gmail.com or [email protected]
Again, thanks a lot, and look forward to see you on May 17.
With all good wishes,
Dr. Carolina Thompson