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Home of the Open Heart

Organized by: Rebecca Oliver

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Donation given!
April 21, 2016

Hello everyone! Yesterday was my last day at Home of the Open Heart. I gave them the donation that all of you helped me raise. They were ecstatic See More

THE STORY:

Chiang Rai is one of the provinces worst hit by the AIDS pandemic in Thailand. There is very little support for people living with HIV/AIDS, especially children. Home of the Open Heart provides a living space and a nurturing environment for children whose parents have died of AIDS or are HIV+ and are no longer able to care for their child; moreover, they offer support for children suffering from the disease themselves. I began volunteering at this home when I first moved to Chiang Rai in August 2015. The children and the leaders of the home have become like family to me. There are currently 10 children living at the home, and many more are financially and emotionally supported. The children are exceptionally talented in academics, music, and art. I have had the great opportunity to teach Bam, a 12 year old girl, piano lessons. She has a natural talent and is making beautiful progress. There is limited space at the home, and the children are growing up and finding their own talents and interests. Recently, there was a proposal to build a music and art studio on the property for the children to have a place to develop their talents. Initially, there was enough money to start this project and the studio started to rise from the ground up. Now, the funds have been depleted and they are left with concrete slabs and a dream to continue building this space for these amazingly talented children. Because the children are so dear to my heart, I want to give a contribution before leaving Thailand in May, but I need help. If you find it in your heart to help these resilient children develop their talents, please donate to this cause. Your contribution would mean the world to them. If you want more information about the home and what they do, I have put the link below: http://homeoftheopenheart.org/children/

$600

 

60% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Mike Boonnak

     

  • Mike DiStefano

    $50

  • Ron and Nora Oliver

    $100

  • Madole Family

    $100

  • Kayarash Karimian

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristin Tregillus

    $50

  • Hanson Pharmacy, Tracey Cain

    $100

  • Ben

    $25

  • Charlotte Lee

    $25

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Rebecca Oliver

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Donor Comments

Charlotte Lee

Charlotte Lee

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ben

Ben

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Hanson Pharmacy, Tracey Cain

Hanson Pharmacy, Tracey Cain

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kristin Tregillus

Kristin Tregillus

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Kayarash Karimian

Kayarash Karimian

DONATION: $25

So happy to help 2 years ago

Madole Family

Madole Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ron and Nora Oliver

Ron and Nora Oliver

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mike DiStefano

Mike DiStefano

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mike Boonnak

Mike Boonnak

2 years ago

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