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Children of Thailand

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Margaret Whitty via Crowdrise
December 29, 2014

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Margaret Whitty

THE STORY:

On October 30th, 2006, when I was a junior in college, I lost my dad. Before becoming my father, Dad was a father of a different kind. He was Father Bolin, a Catholic priest, who as a young man served as a missionary in the rural villages of northern Thailand. During his twelve years in the Nong Khai province along the Mekong River, he tended to the poor, elderly, sick, and orphaned. This page is dedicated to his memory and the work of the Redemptorists priests still giving back to the children of Thailand.

One of Dad’s closest friends and a fellow Redemptorist, Father Mike Shea is still in Thailand doing this great work. Father Mike, with the help of donations from around the world, has started a home for orphaned, sick and abandoned children. The home is called Sarnelli House, and this past May, my husband and I had the chance to visit. 

The children of Sarnelli House are joyful, smart, kind, and loving. Father Mike, along with the help of many other caring and dedicated staff work to clothe, feed, teach, and care for these children, some of whom have HIV, others who were also pulled from prostitution rings, drug runners or were abandoned by their families.

In memory of my dad, and in support of this incredible work, please help us raise money for the children of Sarnelli House.

If you can donate $5, $10, $20, or $100 to help us meet our goal, it would mean so much. Just $40 a month covers all educational expenses for one child, including school fees, books, uniforms, and shoes. A little goes a long way.

To learn more about Sarnelli House click here. Your donation will go directly to the Sarnelli House Foundation to help clothe, care for, feed, provide medicine and educate the kids.

Thank you so much for your time and for your contribution, if you can.

Photos are from our trip to Sarnelli House, Father MIke and me, and my Dad as a young priest in Thailand with the children of his village.

 

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$3,863

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patrick Whitty

    $100

  • Claire Sabin

    $20

  • Rachael Bigg

    $20

  • Emily Achler

    $20

  • benjamin milakofsky

     

  • Scott & Gayle

    $150

  • Joan Bolin Betts

    $500

  • Dave and Liz Culp

    $250

  • Angie and Randy Putnam

     

  • Tom and Jan Putnam

     

  • Amanda and Jon Norton

     

  • Anne Whitty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paul Seidler

    $50

  • Daniel Wandling

     

  • Kathy Dusenberry

    $100

  • John Whitty

     

  • DJ & Liberty

    $100

  • Tim and Kathy Whitty

    $200

  • Tim and Jean Rawlings

    $100

  • Chip and Lara Wandling

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scott Putnam

     

  • George and Mary Wandling

     

  • Meg Whitty

    $300

  • Don and Marilyn Duwelius

    $100

  • Don and Kirsti Fitzpatrick

    $500

  • Jennifer Dohm

    $20

  • Meg & Patrick Whitty

    $300

  • Steve and Michele Whitty

    $100

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77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,863 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Steve and Michele Whitty

Steve and Michele Whitty

DONATION: $100

In honor of Meg 1 year ago

Meg & Patrick Whitty

Meg & Patrick Whitty

DONATION: $300

Contributing for Cebo Ride. Patrick and I biked 52 miles this past weekend to support Sarnelli House! 2 years ago

Jennifer Dohm

Jennifer Dohm

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Don and Kirsti Fitzpatrick

Don and Kirsti Fitzpatrick

DONATION: $500

In loving memory of Bill Bolin. 3 years ago

Don and Marilyn Duwelius

Don and Marilyn Duwelius

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Meg Whitty

Meg Whitty

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

George and Mary Wandling

George and Mary Wandling

In memory of Bill Bolin. 3 years ago

Scott Putnam

Scott Putnam

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Chip and Lara Wandling

Chip and Lara Wandling

3 years ago