When most people think of Thailand, they think of the sunshine and beautiful coasts with tropical climates. In the northern part of the country in Chiang Rai, however, the temperature can drop to around 35 degrees in the late seasons. This is a big issue for the less fortunate who cannot afford winter clothing.
The number of children and adults who fall into illness from lack of proper clothing is disheartening. This is where the group of Singaporean volunteers comes in to help these people out. To date, they have worked daily knitting and sewing more than 2,500 scarves, socks and hats for the ones who cannot afford them. This is a major blessing for the young and the elderly alike.
The village of Khek Noi is the home to around 3,000 children who go without proper winter clothing for their location. Mr Eugene Wee, the director of the organization said, “They almost never get brand new things.” This was the impetus for getting the volunteers together and making a big difference for those little children.
Seeing this type of commitment to generosity brings a feeling of compassion to the heart. Certainly, the children of the northern area will feel this love from the volunteers who are working daily to assist them in their times of need. For the entire story on this selfless act of kindness, just click the link in this article.