Members of the Pattaya International Ladies Club recently paid a visit to the Camillian Center in Rayong to deliver a check for 60,000 baht that represented PILC’s donation to the Center. The donated funds go to buy much needed food supplements for children suffering from HIV and AIDS who reside at the Center.
The Camillian Center was established in 1995 to provide shelter and care to homeless, indigent, and rejected people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Special emphasis was placed on women and children, as they were the most vulnerable members of society. It was one of the first activities opened in Asia to accommodate and help sick orphan children living with HIV/AIDS.
PILC president Ann Winfield, Camillian Center director Father Peter, and PILC welfare chair Helle Rantsen with the club’s donation to the Center.
PILC president Ann Winfield and welfare chair Helle Rantsen were given a tour of the facilities and met with residents and staff members. President Ann Winfield said, “The sense of tranquility and peacefulness were immediately noticeable as one entered the premises. Staff members and residents went about their business with a complete sense of belonging and family unity. The facilities are well-laid out, spotlessly clean and easily accessible to all. I am very happy that the members of PILC are able to donate funds to help ease the suffering of the children who live here.”
Father Peter Phakhawi Sengcharoen, head of the Center was most appreciative of PILC’s donation, and said, “I, on behalf of all the members of Camillian Social Center Rayong, would like to give you, PILC, our sincere thanks for all your kindness. And I feel I am blessed once more to have people like you helping us. We can do nothing without the assistance of others. Thank you again for your presence today and for all that you have done for us today and in the past.”
Father Peter then went on to invite all members of PILC to visit at any time to have lunch with the children and staff and to take a tour of the facilities.
PILC is a non-profit, non-political group organized to support international women in developing friendships, and to help expatriates settle into the community by providing social, cultural, and philanthropic opportunities. Please contact [email protected] gmail.com if you would like more information about the Club.
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