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.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English and Thai) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English and Thai) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Thai) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Thai)Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar ,and Math
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Mobile Phones
Guitars and Ukuleles
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
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
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.