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Helping the vulnerable groups across Thailand during COVID-19

Help vulnerable groups across Thailand during COVID-19. Donate to fund 1.) Care Package for seniors, low-income families, refugees and people in need. 2.) Meals for the homeless 3.) Emergency supplies for professionals battling the virus on the frontline.

Duration 3 month Area Thailand

Current donation amount

3,021,008 THB

Target

3,000,000 THB
ดำเนินการไปแล้ว 101%
จำนวนผู้บริจาค 1,187

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15 April 2020
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Description:

Vulnerable groups (elderly people, individuals with disabilities, the homeless, low-income families, and refugees) need an extra hand during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of them aren’t lucky enough to have a home or a family to take care of them and are struggling to get by.

WHO ARE WE?

COVID Thailand Aid is a group of 300+ volunteers, all of whom are dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in the largest sanitary and economic crisis in human history. We are Thais and expats, young and old, joining together with a common mission to help.

WHO WILL WE HELP? 

  1. Care package: elderly people, individuals with disabilities, the homeless, low-income families, refugees and anyone in need.
  2. Meals: homeless and jobless individuals.
  3. Emergency fund: professionals on the front-line and people in need of desperate help.

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP US FUND:

1.) 8,000 Care Packages: 2 million baht

Care packages (250 baht/ bag or 500 baht/family): include dry food, general medicine, and hygiene products. We call to ask the community leader or individual if there is something specific they desperately need to be able to provide it.

Photo of what a care package looks like

2.) 12,500 Meals & Emergency fund (1 million baht)

500,000 baht = 12,500 meals for the homeless (40 baht/ meal)

500,000 baht = emergency fund for frontliners and medical staff (180 baht/ N95 mask)

These funds will allow us to provide 12,500 meals to homeless and jobless people; this is equivalent to meals for 140 homeless people per day for the next 3 months. Bangkok has 4,392 homeless people (Issarachon Foundation, 2019) and over 70,000 across Thailand. 


Emergency fund: 

  • Face masks and hand sanitizers for professionals at COVID-19 checkpoints.
  • Food and masks for medical staff in underbudgeted hospitals, 3 days per week
  • For specific cases. For example, an elderly woman at bedrest may desperately need help to pay medical bills or a specific medication.
  • Sponsor infrared fever scanners for foundations

As we raise the donations, we will split the budget 2:1 so that we can fund both activities daily. 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

We are a volunteer-run organization. All the funds we raise will go directly towards the cause.

  • All donations go towards the cause, not paying salaries 
  • We help many vulnerable groups, not just one
  • We provide help across Thailand, not just Bangkok
  • We’re small and agile: we match with our volunteers to try to help that same day 


WHERE?

We provide help all across Thailand.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR SINCE INCEPTION?

Since 17th March 2020, we have raised 268,360 baht up to April 5th. 

  • Helped 300+ elderly with Care Packages with essentials and adult diapers
  • 200 Care Packages for children in Klong Toey community
  • 300 Meals for the homeless community 
  • 400 meals for medical staff
  • 1080 masks for hospitals, 300 masks for the poor
  • 40 Masks for medical staff (N95)

FOUNDATIONS WE PARTNER WITH

  • Duang Pratheep Foundation
  • Ruk Teh Foundation
  • Child Advocacy Center 
  • Duang Kae Child Development Foundation, Duang Kae Foundation

COMMUNITIES WE WILL HELP:

  1. NongMai Community
  2. Pig Sty Community
  3. Community #123
  4. Community near a Train Track
  5. Inner Klong Toey #3
  6. Sanam Luang Community

Website: www.covidthailandaid.com

See our previous work at our Facebook group: Covid Thailand Aid 






Follow our progress

15 April 2020

Follow our progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/covidthailandaid/

Budget plan


DescriptionUnitUnit (Baht)

1.Care packages

(250 baht/ bag or 500 baht/family): include dry food, general medicine, and hygiene products

 8,000 2,000,000
2.12,500 meals for the homeless (40 baht/ meal)
500,000
3.Emergency fund for frontliners and medical staff 
500,000
Total
3,000,000

Operating expenses to Taejai.com 5 %

(online system, banking and payment gateway fees, screening, testing, monitoring and reporting progress)