Thank you Pattaya

Friday, 11 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 2 By  Father Peter Pattarapong C.Ss.R.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the people of Pattaya a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2013.

As President of the Father Ray Foundation I would also like to say thank you for all the support that you have given to the 850 children and students at the Father Ray Foundation during the past year. Without the support we receive from the people of Pattaya, both Thais and expatriates, the blind students would not receive an education and those living with a disability would not receive the vocational training they need to become independent and worthwhile members of society.

Without your support the underprivileged children of Pattaya, those who have been orphaned, abused, neglected and abandoned, would not have a safe place to live and grow.

Thank you for dropping your spare change into our donation boxes at cash registers throughout Pattaya; last year you donated more than one and a quarter million baht.

On World Food Day in October you donated five hundred thousand baht’s worth of food to help feed our children and in early December you donated more than ten thousand kilograms of rice and almost one million baht in cash during the SOS Rice Appeal 2012. On World Sight Day you did not forget our blind students.

Thanks also to City Hall, various Rotary and Lions Clubs, sports organizations, businesses and expat groups who have organized activities to raise money for our children and students. To the individuals who have selflessly sponsored meals so our children can have a special treat or donated food, clothes, stationary, toys, sports equipment and toiletries I thank you.

Thanks also to Pattaya Mail for helping us spread the word about our work; without whom not many of you would know of the Father Ray Foundation.

I would like to once again thank you for your support and may God bless you all.

Father Peter Pattarapong C.Ss.R.

President Father Ray Foundation

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