How you cared for kids in 2012

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Jesters Care For Kids Charity Drive 2013

Due to your kindness in 2012, we distributed 5,410,768 baht in cash donations, or 97.4% of the net raised by the end of our fiscal year on March 31st 2013.

Below are the charities you are supporting for needy children, primarily on the Eastern Seaboard. 

Note: In the past, we also have reached outside our traditional target area in times of national calamities, when children have been adversely affected. Examples are the tsunami in the south when we aided orphans in 2005 and, in 2011, when the floods inundated many provinces; we renovated a school in Nakon Pathom.

Our Target Charity (Registered Charity No. Tor 460/2543)

The Fountain of Life Center in Pattaya (3,312,818 baht) is under the Good Shepherd Foundation and providing children with documentation, education, life skills, meals, medical/dental care, and ultimately, scholarships for entering gov’t schools. In 2012, 59 children received scholarships.

Next Step Program

Provides young adults with scholarships for vocational colleges and universities. Note: Since 2009, there have been 7 graduates, including one who completed his Masters in Law; and all are now gainfully employed.

Seven university students are currently being supported through funds given to the Fountain of Life Center, including 3 students poised to graduate this year.

Public Schools (85,000 baht)

1. Phayoon School in Ban Chang (40,000 baht): Provided a drinking water system in cooperation with the YWCA.

2. Photisampan School in Naklua and Khao Mai Keow School (45,000 baht): Provided eyeglasses for students in cooperation with the YWCA.

Special Schools (190,000 baht)

Khao Baisri Special Education for the Disabled in Sattahip: Provided a monthly stipend for basic necessities, in addition to a dental program in cooperation with the YWCA, and recently, safety grills for their new dormitory.

Shelters and Special Cases (1,683,150 baht)

1. Camillian Home in Lat Krabang (709,000 baht): In a joint venture with the Canadian Jackalope Open, we continue to sponsor the 24/7 care for two severely disabled HIV-infected children, and now a third child with cerebral palsy.

2. Camillian Social Center in Rayong (45,431 baht): Along with the Canadian Jackalope Open organizers, we sponsored 70 children to go Christmas shopping at Big C and 50 children for a day trip to Dream World, which is an amusement park in Bangkok.

3. Ban Jing Jai Foundation in Nong Prue (360,000 baht): We help cover their monthly food and utilities’ cost for 76 orphans.

4. Kate’s Project in Nong Prue (20,000 baht): We sponsored annual Christmas party for the low-income families in the area, along with the Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC).

5. Kharma Foundation (50,000 baht): In a joint project with Ray Matti, we helped build a dormitory, enlarged their mess hall, and provided playground equipment at Baan Mae Gon School in Mae Sariang.

6. Share Love with a Friend Project in Nong Prue (219,400 baht): We provided monthly distributions of rice and milk to poor families with disabled children together with the Pattaya Street Kids Support Project, as well as wheelchairs and modifications to 3-wheeled motorbikes to facilitate families traveling together and collecting recyclables.

7. Anti-Trafficking and Child Abuse Center, or ATCC, in Nong Prue (165,000 baht): Also known as ‘Khun Ja’s village for street children’, we provided funds for a drinking water system and construction for the girls’ dormitory, and, together with the Pattaya Sports Club, we also built a classroom.

8. Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya (30,000 baht): We supported a summer camp program for children at the North Star Library, including the Rice Aid concert put on by Pattaya Entertainment.

9. Ban Chang Hospital Food Drops (67,569 baht): This outreach program assists families in the vicinity. Besides food, we supplied school uniforms, bicycles, laundry appliances and back rent for single mothers together with the PILC.

10. Mercy Center (16,750 baht): provided bicycles for children at Christmas.

Day Care Centers (58,080 baht)

1. Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya (28,080 baht): We have assisted this center with furnishings, as well as back rent for a single mother and food and toys for families in prison together with the PILC.

2. Kophai Day Care Center for toddlers (30,000 baht): Together with the YWCA, we provided tiling inside and outside so the children could play on a surface that was easily kept clean.

Miscellaneous (81,720 baht)

Event shirts: 454 event shirts were donated to children from our projects at cost.

For more info about our events and projects, please visit us at www.care4kids. info and/or www.facebook .com/jesterscare.forkids

Main Events

Children’s Fair: Sunday, September 8th, at The Regent’s School Pattaya

Gala Party Night: Saturday, September 21st, at Amari Orchid Pattaya