Southeast Asia is home to thousands of children in peril! Many of them have been displaced by war and other violence in their home country of Burma; they now reside near the Thai / Burma border in Mae Sot, Mae Hong Son and other areas. The purpose here is to raise awareness and sometimes ask for your help. There are many great projects ongoing and, I fear, some not so great projects. I will do my best to report what I see as I spend more and more time with these children.
Friday, 10 May 2013
'Burma in the Spotlight' Gala Charity Dinner & Dance in support of The Best Friend Library – Chiang Mai!
As you know I'm volunteering some of my time to support The Best Friend Library. Please take a moment and look at their website and you will see that it's much more than a library.
A couple of hours ago Best Friend Library posted an article announcing a successful campaign to provide Khong Naitun, a Burmese migrant worker who suffered horrific injuries from a construction accident, with two new prosthetic arms!
This is an organization that deserves our support!
Thank you in advance for your interest in the 'Burma in the
Spotlight' Gala Charity Dinner & Dance in support of The Best Friend
Library – Chiang Mai! The event will be held on Saturday, June 1, at The Imperial
Mae Ping Hotel. There are several ways you can support this event:
• ATTEND: We hope you will attend the
event with your friends. Tickets are only ฿850 each, and for that you receive a lot of value: an
expansive Burmese buffet dinner, live entertainment by Dang Fantastic, one of
Thailand's best-loved musicians, performances by talented artists from Burma,
free library membership, and a chance to win some amazing prizes. Best of all,
every baht raised supports education and social welfare projects for people
Tickets are on sale at The Best Friend Library (302/2
Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 13), The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel's reception desk, and
customer service desks at every Rimping Supermarket in Chiang Mai. I
also have tickets for sale; you may call me directly. Let me know if you are
interested in booking a full table for 10 at a special price!
• DONATE: Our business friends are
encouraged to donate prizes for the event's lucky draw. This is a great
opportunity to have your business featured at the event to a targeted,
compassionate, and active audience. as well as a great opportunity for people
to try your product or service. Hopefully, each lucky draw winner will receive
a prize worth at least 1,000 baht.
• ADVERTISE: A 20-page full-color program
will be produced and distributed to each attendee, in addition to special
supporters who are unable to attend the event in person. We are able to offer a
select number of full-page ad spaces in the program. Advertisements will be A5
(vertical)-sized, and are offered for only ฿1,500 each. This opportunity won't last long. If you
are interested, please contact me or The Best Friend Library as soon as
• PROMOTE: Please forward this email to
all your friends and colleagues to help spread the word. We have A4 and A3-size
event posters. Perhaps you would display one at your place of business. Just
let us know if you are willing, and we will deliver to you!
You can see more details at the following links:
is the organization we are primarily supporting with this event, although many
other local Burma-related organizations will also be benefitting.