S.O.S. Rice Appeal kicks off Dec. 4

Friday, 30 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By  Warunya Thongrod

The 2012 S.O.S. Rice Appeal will take place over two weekends Dec. 4-5, and Dec. 8-10.

The aim of the annual S.O.S. Rice Appeal is to encourage the people of Pattaya to donate rice to help feed the 850 children and students with disabilities living at the Father Ray Foundation.

At the Nov. 3 kickoff press conference, Somyos Khotkhaen, president of the Lions Club of Pratamnak-Chonburi donated rice to the project. It was accepted by Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh.

Somyos Khotkhaen (right), president of the Lions Club of Pratamnak-Chonburi donates rice to the 2012 S.O.S. Rice Appeal, accepted by Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh. Somyos Khotkhaen (right), president of the Lions Club of Pratamnak-Chonburi donates rice to the 2012 S.O.S. Rice Appeal, accepted by Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh.

During the drive, there will be volunteers and children from the Foundation stationed at many supermarkets in Pattaya.

The Foundation is asking that the next time you go shopping at Tesco Lotus, Big C, Makro, Best, Friendship, Tops, Villa Market or Foodland you will buy an extra bag of rice for the children of Pattaya and the flood victims of Bangkok.

Donations of rice, foodstuffs and cash can also be dropped off at the Father Ray Foundation Welcome Center on Sukhumvit Road, between North and Central Pattaya Roads.

Citizens wanting to donate or require further information can contact Father Ray Foundation at 038-716-628 or online donation at http://www.fr-ray.org/th/sosrice. php

The S.O.S. Rice drive was pioneered by D.D. Afare, a Belgium businessman and editor of L Echo du Siam, who was touched by the kindness of HM the King. Therefore, he had chosen HM’s birthday as the day to organize campaigns to donate money and rice in various stores and shops starting from 1996 and have expanded to include other businesses.

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