I am breaking the norm here and using this Blog Action Day for a cause not under the overall theme…
Months ago I received an e-mail from Katherine who works and lives at Home of the Swallow, for single mothers an their children in Northern Thailand. She wrote:
We established this home in 2007 after realizing the plight of hundreds and thousands of children who were being orphaned every year in Thailand. Many of the mothers were raped or abused. Many are disadvantaged, destitute and simply lack funding and support to care for their children. They relinquish their children to government orphanages or other care facilities thinking that there is no other option for them.
The home gives the mothers, who are destitute, the support they need to get back on their feet. The center educates and trains the mothers for the workforce by creating their own products. As a non profit organization they are completely reliant on donations and the profits from the products they sell.
Here are just a few of the photos she sent me.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Donate diapers or other baby supplies. Mail them to:
C/O Refuge Ministries Thailand
199/247, Soi 7, Moo 2, Nong Jom, San Sai, Chiang Mai, 50210, THAILAND.
2. Donate cold, hard cash
Alittle (even $10) would go a LONG way as the mothers only earn about $120 a month. Donate here. NOTE: Include the Project #J169 – Refuge Ministries Thailand in your donation. Contact Katherine directly if you would like to sponsor an individual mother and child. Her e-mail is: katherinemoss10-at-hotmail-dot-com
3. Spread the word.
Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about this cause. Tweet this post or share the link on Facebook.
I have about 65 extra pairs of the New Leaf Earrings in brass and silver. I am going to donate all of them to the ministry.