Jump to content
BANGKOK

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Some friends an I have raised some money to help people. We wish to buy food and give it to the needy.

Can anyone suggest the simplest way to do that ? In Chiang Mai.

Edited by Farangdanny
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen many groups on facebook that have done just that now the last 2 months.... I suggest you google these groups, and talk to them. To me it is not that easy really. It takes a lot of time and efforts, and manpower....

 

glegolo

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check with the Temples that are distributing food,  they will tell you what they need and where to buy it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The government recommends that you do not donate money, rather purchase the goods (rice in 1-2 kg. bags, noodles, canned fish, cooking oil, cooking sauces, eggs, drinking water, and other non-perishable items) and deliver them yourself to the location you choose - to be distributed.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to your local Catholic church and speak with the Priest there.  They have likely been feeding the needy of Chiang Mai for years...

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, Puwa said:

When we returned from our burning-season escape, we went into mandatory 2 week quarantine at home, which was very pleasant and easy given the situation last month. We met our village health volunteer, who stopped by every day to take our temperatures. We asked her directly if their were families or maybe old people living alone who could use some help right now. Indeed there are, and she told us about 3. So every week, we've been sharing food and a couple hundred baht, anonymously. My point is that there are small and easy ways to make the best of a bad situation. Maybe not a solution for city dwellers or those who live in housing developments, but if you live in a normal Thai village, the local health volunteer can be a good ally or helping out your neighbors discreetly. 

How refreshing to find somebody who talks with people around them.  Well done.  

 

I bet you can usually find a plumber, electrician, pump repairman and a carpenter for a small repair job the same way too.  The wonder of being a neighbor.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Dante99 said:

How refreshing to find somebody who talks with people around them.  Well done.  

 

I bet you can usually find a plumber, electrician, pump repairman and a carpenter for a small repair job the same way too.  The wonder of being a neighbor.

 

Finding a good electrician is still a distant dream. But as far as helping locally, I really have to credit my wonderful wife and her saintly, caring, and tactful nature.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to your local orbortor he will have information where food is being handed out, where I live you cannot just setup a stall and start handing out food it has to be controlled.

Dont hand out money go to Makro and buy the stock yourself then donate it, around where I live it's the farang restaurants that are doing it 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Farangdanny

 

I suggest you donate money or food to the Buddhist temples around the moat.

 

I see long queues there whenever I pass by.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Yesterday we brought old clothing and some canned food to a nearby temple and I was reminded that many temples have set up a charity cupboard. So if you want to donate, go to a temple and ask for the "dtoo baeng bun" or ตู้แบ่งปัน.

Edited by Puwa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Puwa said:

Yesterday we brought old clothing and some canned food to a nearby temple and I was reminded that many temples have set up a charity cupboard. So if you want to donate, go to a temple and ask for the "dtoo baeng bun" or ตู้แบ่งปัน.

I don't think people want old clothing especially in this pandemic but food is alright.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...