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The Coolwater


The Coolwater supports villages overrun with orphaned hill tribe children in Northern Thailand. They include Baan Pang Mayao which is home to 360 children and 98 adults. Baan Huay is home to 240 children and 58 adults.

About 100 km north of Chiang Mai, the villages are located high in the mountains with no public transportation. Items donated will be passed onto the villagers by our team, which will be distributed to the families and to the schools for children to share.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


Reference Materials:
(English and Thai) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English and Thai) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Thai) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Thai)Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Mobile Phones

Music Instruments:
Guitars and Ukuleles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

New Bras, *New or Gently Used Children’s and Adult Clothing and Shoes, New Underwear, and *New Socks

Light Blankets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Health/Personal Grooming:
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paint Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paint Brushes and Paints

Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, and Gardening Gloves

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 24, 2020

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.