Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2013
Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive, Pattaya Street Kids Support and Share Love with Friends presented 80 packs of rice, each weighing 5.5 grams, totaling 14,200 baht to disabled kids, including autistics. Each family received 3 packs of rice at the Nongprue Municipality to alleviate their difficulties. Cash was also donated to some of the families, who cannot help themselves. For those families, who cannot make the trip to Nongprue, it meant visiting the children and delivering the rice to their homes.
On April 6, in front of Nongprue Public Health and Environment office, Woody Underwood, chairman of the Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive, along with committee members Bernie Tuppin (Projects Advisor), and Bill Freeman (Fair Site Coordinator), along with Sam (Project Manager of the Share love with Friends Project), gathered for their monthly rice distribution. Their goal is to make the families of these special children have easier lives and reduce expenses for the parents. They also help these people by providing wheelchairs and modifying their 3-wheeled motorcycles, so they can travel as a family and work together.
(L too R) Woody Underwood, Bernie Tuppin and Bill Freeman prepare to help deliver donated rice.
Woody disclosed that currently, there are many disabled children in the Pattaya and Nongprue municipal areas and the care they receive is not always continuous and/or the caretakers can not always care for their children and work at the same time. He added that there are several groups, clubs, associations and others offering donations to help out for these poor people and kids in need.
Woody and Bernie visit Nong Ice, who is suffering from scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, and cannot stand.
The remaining rice was distributed to the children suffering from serious disabilities, who could not come to the office and cannot help themselves. One is Nong Bas, who has been suffering from Hydrocephalus since he was 2 years old. Currently, he cannot see with both his eyes, cannot stand on his own and shows no facial or physical response when people try to communicate with him.
Woody and Bernie present rice presented to Nong Ice’s mum.
The committee visits many homes of disabled children like this every month in Nongprue and helps with their problems whenever they can, such as medical and food expenses.
Events: Children’s Fair is Sunday, September 8th and GPN is Saturday, September 21st at Amari Orchid www.care4kids.info