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May 06, 2005

Final Donation Tally

Here is a summary of how your donations have helped the people of Thailand. Thank you so much for your generosity!

$810.00 School tuition for 10 students in Kamala
$ 40.54 School uniform for a young Kamala student
$262.50 Support for monks at Kamala Temple
$ 54.05 Support for Tik's Place tsunami relief efforts
$ 50.00 Pakarang Boat Building project
$ 20.00 inexpensive suitcase for carrying donations, left with Tik
$200.00 Sikkha Asia Foundation, for purchase of books for Thai tsunami children. SAF is opening new libraries and circulates bookmobiles to areas where kids need books.
$ 11.00 Colored pencils for children
$ 2.00 Teaching materials for students of Kura Buri
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1450.09 in donations and scrubbie purchases

I also was able to hand deliver nearly 200 stuffed animals, hundreds of pens+stickers, donated colored pencils and two Thailand flags to the students and teachers of Kamala. That's in addition to the t-shirts and shoes I carried that Shanti had gathered from corporate sponsors.

As you can see, a little goes a long way when people are in need. I encourage you to keep giving -- if not to tsunami relief, then to other causes you believe in -- because every little bit you do helps a whole lot.

Thanks, too, to the friends who supported me personally and helped get me to Thailand. Your support means a lot!

Posted by sedda at 03:50 PM

May 01, 2005

Related relief work

If you have an interest in similar relief work for non-tsunami areas of need in the world, please check out my friend Don's trip to Romania to deliver a much-needed echodoppler to surgeons operating on children's hearts. The echodoppler shows live photos of a beating heart.

He'll be posting daily about the trip, with great photos and stories. They are looking for donations, as well. Check out Flight for Life and Gift of Life -- a 501(c)3.

Posted by sedda at 08:07 AM