Saturday, December 6, 2008

Baan Dada Charity

Brethren all,

This just popped into my Inbox, so I thought I'd let you know about it. If you or your lodge would like to support this program, please contact them directly.


Dear Thai Freemason,

My name is Marni Gilbert, I am a New Zealander who is currently volunteering at Baan Dada Children's Home in Sangklaburi, Thailand.

Baan Dada is a shelter for displaced Mon, Karen, Burmese, and Thai children. We provide them with an education, the stability of three meals a day, and a loving environment. We are also involved in many community livelihood projects, such as a fish raising project, a goat lending project and an eye care program. Please see our website for more details about our home and what we have accomplished.

At the moment we are trying to fundraise for a vaccination program. In the target areas (21 villages) the children have not recieved vaccines for over 2.5 years. Our target start date for this program is January 2009.

For one child to be vaccinated for life, it takes only 480 Thai Baht. That is approximately 14.00 US dollars. The target number of children for 2009 is 2607. the program will provide Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertusis Vaccine, Oral-Polio Vaccine, Measles Vaccine, and Tuberculosis Vaccine.

If you, your organization, or anyone you know of would be interested in sponsoring a child to be vaccinated, or any part of this program, please email us and we will send you the project proposal. It is possible to donate online, through our website Remember, any amount , big or small, will make the difference! Your support is greatly appriciated, by us and the thousands of children we will reach with this program.

Sincerely Marni Gilbert --



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