Whisk and Ivy is donating their talents and resources to provide CCS school lunches at cost, so that 100% of the proceeds can be used by us to benefit impoverished, orphaned, and refugee student living 8,600 miles away in Thailand.
Who the lunch money will help us support:
Mercy Pattaya is a Christian based nonprofit in Pattaya, Thailand. They scholarship about 50 students from the slums each year, providing an educational opportunity that would otherwise not be available. In addition to paying for the cost of school uniforms, shoes, books, and supplies, Mercy Pattaya also provides monthly food staples to the students and their families, and offers weekly English classes and bible studies. Since the end of 2021, we have been sponsoring Mercy's monthly food distributions to their students as well as larger community-wide handouts. We also had the honor of helping make last year's Christmas party for the students an extra special one.
A house in the slums of Pattaya
Students receiving a food and new shoes
L & C Learning Center is a Christian based school in Mae Sot, Thailand along the Myanmar border. This school rescues displaced refugee children who have escaped to Thailand, from their home country of Myanmar, due to political unrest and war. Many of the kids are orphaned or have been separated from their parents. L & C provides them a place to live, clothes to wear, food to eat, an education, and teaches them about Jesus. Without the shelter and safety of L & C, these children would be living in refugee camps and at high risk to predators. L & C has been blessed with a brick structure to operate out of. They do not have running water and use electricity very sparingly because of the cost. The children bathe in the nearby stream and are only fed two meals a day (mostly rice and beans), which they prepare for themselves. This school is large enough to house 60 kids, but is currently operating with 112 due to the increased violence in Myanmar and number of children needing shelter. We have had the privilege of not only donating food for these children, but also a gas powered rice cooker, which makes preparing meals for so many children (without electricity) a much easier task.
Students preparing pumpkin for dinner
The students at L & C singing Jesus Loves the Little Children during our visit
Students accepting the donations during our June 2022 visit
CDTC is another Christian refugee school in Mae Sot that also houses about 100 children. Without the luxury of a building, CDTC students live in dorms made of tree branches and wood...no doors, no windows, no beds. They receive two meals a day and bathe at a spring in a nearby field. In addition to donating food to CDTC, in June 2022, we had the honor of spending a couple of days working with the kids to replace a leaky roof on one of the girls' dorms.
A friendly game of volleyball
One of the girl's dorms
A student sleeping platform in the dorm
The girls all dressed up for church