It’s true that every baht makes a difference and we have always regarded that no donation is too small. Besides, they all add up to help our project children to better their lives through education. But as we look back on our 2015 charity drive and segue into the New Year, we would like to highlight our table setters, or our major sponsors, who donate at least 100,000 baht.
Moreover, we have more commitments these days, including 3 monthly ones totaling 58,000 baht: Ban Jing Jai Foundation (provide food cost for 75 orphans); Khao Baisri Special Education (cover basic operational necessities for 103 disabled children); and Share Love with Friends (distribute rice supplies, wheelchairs, walking aids and take on special cases for 40 poor families with disabled offspring). By the way, a platinum sponsorship, or 100,000 baht donation, nearly covers two months of these 3 projects.
Then there is our target charity, the Fountain of Life Center for slum children that receives the lion’s share of what we raise each year. The center prepares the children for public schools and when they are ready, scholarships are provided with the emphasis to stay in school. We have been involved with the center for the last 18 years now, and starting 6 years ago, we have seen the trend that they are not only staying in school, but also finishing the process by graduating from universities and vocational colleges.
Currently there are 500+ children displaying sponsor companies’ logos and/or personal names on the backs of our event shirts.
Nothing pleases us better than this, as this is the ultimate goal. However, these scholarships are also costly. Fortunately, some of our major sponsors have specifically chosen to help these candidates so they too can realize their dreams. To date, 14 students have graduated from tertiary education while still others are poised to achieve the same.
In 2015, we saw the following 19 major sponsors step up, namely:
* Diamond Sponsors (400,000 baht and up) in commitment order: Thunder Oilfield Services (TOS), Canadian Jackalope Open, and Barry Hill.
* Platinum Sponsors (100,000 baht and up) in alphabetical order: Amari Ocean Pattaya, Club Nevada, Glencore International, Herrod Foundation, Jelly Belly Candy Company, John Michael Silson, Mike Koerner, Pat and Reg Warner, Regents International School Pattaya, Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Sports Club, Sinto, The Links, The Thai, and Whitehouse Condotel
In turn, we try to give these special donors as much recognition as possible. Firstly, we put them on our website under ‘Donate’ and ‘Become a Sponsor’ and then form a web link from ours to theirs to help their search engine link popularity. For Diamond Sponsors, their names are always mentioned along with the charity drive and also get their names on the headers with all press releases. Both Diamonds and Platinums get their names on our event shirts, if on board by June 1, and their names on the banners for our events: Both the Children’s Fair and Gala Party Night. Additionally, their names are on the cover of our yearbooks with free full page color advertisements.
By the way, currently there are 500+ children displaying their company’s logos and/or personal names on the backs of our event shirts. As well, there are 1000 yearbooks now in circulation which also will be used as our PR tools for the next campaign up until mid-summer of 2016.
For more information, please go to www.care4kids.info, www.facebook.com/jesterscare.kids and/or https: //twitter.com/JestersCare4Kid
On behalf of our Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive Team, we wish you and your families all the best for the New Year!
There are 1000 yearbooks now in circulation which also will be used as our PR tools for the next campaign up until mid-summer of 2016.