May 20, 2018

Video #21 | February 1, 2018

In this video I’m going to look at the question; Where can I donate in Bangkok? I’m then going to give you what I think is one of the best options; The Mirror Foundation.

This video will be broken down into 4 sections:

– A brief introduction to The Mirror Foundation.
– What the Mirror Foundation’s Bangkok office looks like from both the outside and inside.
– The 4 programs run by The Mirror Foundation where you can donate your time [and money].
– Programs run in Chiangrai where you can donate your time [and money].

Note.

The contact details of The Mirror Foundation’s Bangkok office are below. FYI Their opening hours are 9AM–6PM.

Address
191 Sirapsuk Villa, Vibhavadi 62 [Yaek 4-7], Vibhavadi Rangsit road, Bang-Khaen, Lak-Si.

Telephone
02 973 2236-7 or 061-909-1840

E-mail
donate@mirror.or.th



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#VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – DONATE IN BANGKOK#

Alrighty then! Welcome to the twenty-first video of Bangkok Unmasked! The YouTube channel that helps you get the most out of your visit to Bangkok city! If you’re new here, please consider subscribing! In this video I’m going to look at the question; ‘Where can I donate in Bangkok?’

Let’s get started!

Over the years I have been asked a number of times; ‘Where can I donate in Bangkok?’ We’re obviously talking about unwanted clothes or household items here. Where I come from in the UK we would just give these items to our local charity shop. They’re literally on every British high street! In all my years in Bangkok though I have never once seen one charity shop! It seems that most local Thai just leave their unwanted items by the side of the road, and it’ll soon be picked up. There are also recycling guys who will pick up unneeded items and give you a very small amount of cash for them. That said, they’re often very selective and will likely throw away many of the items they take off you. They’ll only keep that stuff that they know will sell.

The Mirror Foundation

The other day my wife found out about The Mirror Foundation. From what I can see it’s one of the best options to donate in Bangkok. We made our first donation of used clothing, shoes and some other household items last weekend. This NGO’s aim is to help hill tribe people around the Chiang Rai Province area with issues such as citizenship, drug abuse, erosion of culture and the trafficking of women and children. Founded in 1991 by Mr Sombat Boonngamanong, the Foundation has worked for over 15 years to promote the rights of the hilltribes.

What follows is what the Mirror Foundation’s Bangkok office looks like from both the outside, and inside. The office is located at: 191 Sirapsuk Villa, Vibhavadi 62 [Yaek 4-7], Vibhavadi Rangsit road, Bang-Khaen, Lak-Si.

Donate in Bangkok - The Mirror Foundation

This is how they pick up the donated items from your car, and transport them to their nearby warehouse!



Contact details for donations are as follows. Telephone: 02-973-2236-7 or 061-909-1840 / E-mail: donate@mirror.or.th

Donate your time in Bangkok

If you also want to donate your time, this can be done too! In Bangkok The Mirror Foundation runs the 4 programs below.

1. Food for friends.
Every week volunteers go to “Pahurad” “Sao ching cha” and another places at nighttime to deliver food for the homeless.

2. Visit the sick and old.
Every Thursday and Friday volunteers go around the Bangkok area to visit the sick and old. These are people with no family to take care them. Volunteers provide them with company and necessary items to help them with their day to day life.

3. Visit sick children at the hospital.
Every Wednesday volunteers go to a children’s hospital to both entertain and teach them.

4. Visit the elderly at a shelter home.
Every Wednesday volunteers go to a shelter to give encouragement and food.

Contact details for volunteers are as follows. Telephone: 02-973-2236-7 / E-mail: volunteer@mirror.or.th

Donate your time in Chiang Rai

Finally, if you want to volunteer in Chiang Rai, this can also be done! The following projects need support.

1. Outdoor Work
Volunteers who enjoy physical labour and the sense of achievement felt after completing a job will be well suited to the Outdoor Work project in Thailand. Projects include; Building water tanks, Repairing roads, Repairing the homes of elderly villagers and Painting school classrooms.

2. Teaching English
In northern areas of Thailand, local people have very limited access to formal education and there is a real need for volunteers to assist in teaching, not only young children, but also adults from surrounding hill tribes and local villages.

3. Childcare
As a volunteer on the Childcare Project you will work in childcare centers in the local villages and surrounding hill tribes. Children between the ages of 2 to 6 years old come to the centers during the day.

Anyway…That’s it for this video. I hope that helps answer the question; ‘where can I donate in Bangkok?’ Expect a new video shortly. It should be posted in about a week, or so.

For all you techies out there, this video was shot on a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and edited using HitFilm Express.

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Thank you very much for watching. I’ll see you next week. Goodbye.

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