Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kapkumka (thanks) Heather!

Shop Hop would not have been complete without the help of my friend Heather who is living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working with kids at risk in the red light district. She found my Thai bottle caps and shipped them without delay! I am so thankful for her help in making our Shop Hop so successful!

Heather is working with TawSaeng. I wanted to let her share more about what they are doing in case you are interested in helping support them. With the money I would have spent on bottle caps, I was able to donate to their important work in Thailand.

Also, we've purposefully chosen these photos to post because the identities of the kids are obscured, protecting them.


Taw Saeng is a ministry working with children in the heart of the red light district of Chiang Mai, Thailand. We currently have 33 children between the ages of 3 and 18 in our after school program. 98% of the kids we work with have either been abused or propositioned in this unsavory part of town.

The goal of our program is to emphasize education and family unity while keeping the kids in a safe environment after school so they are not wandering the streets unaccompanied. One way we do this is by helping families pay for their children’s school fees. As the kids get older, their education becomes more expensive, so often parents feel it is easier to pull their kids out of school and have them sell things on the streets.

Our Thai staff do an amazing job of working with the families to keep kids in school, in homes with their families and away from potentially harmful situations. Please consider supporting our ministry by either a one time or recurring donation! We are also working on setting up an educational sponsorship program to ensure every family we work with can afford to send their children to school. If you would like to sponsor a child please let us know

Visit us at


Heather just shared with me that they are hoping to take the older kids to a sleep away camp in October and they are hoping to receive enough donations to make this possible.

Also, you can follow Heather's Blog for more about her day to day work.

Kapkumka (Thanks)!

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