Eyes to Burma founder Fred Stockwell is back with the community in Mae Sot after a whirlwind 10 days in Oregon and California in September, connecting with supporters and raising donations for the year ahead. ETB volunteers are in the process of thanking all of our generous donors and supporters and will be sharing the fundraising results in the coming days. Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity. Here’s to another year of successes, overcoming challenges, and progress.
Ashland, Oregon: Music connects us all! Join us for LOVEBITE’s concert to benefit Eyes to Burma at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth Street, Ashland. Tickets are available online as well as at The Music Coop and Hilltop Music Shop, Ashland.
Eyes to Burma’s on-site weekend classes with Saya (Teacher) Joe were highlighted in an episode of DVB’s Youth Voice in 2015. Click here for English-language transcript.
A garbage dump outside of Mae Sot, Thailand, is home to a vibrant community of Burmese migrant workers and economic refugees. This community lives and works at the site, earning meager livings by picking out and selling recyclable plastics and glass. Many are unable to return to their country and are unable to gain legal refugee status in Thailand; thus, their options are very limited.
The sole mission of Eyes to Burma is to assist this group of approximately four hundred people. We provide the most basic essentials, including food, clean water, clothing, and shelter when the incomes of the dump’s residents fall short. We provide first aid to prevent diseases caused by poor sanitation and offer transportation to medical facilities in emergencies. We also provide sponsorship to nearby schools and on-site weekend classes. The community at the garbage dump maintains itself at a subsistence level; our role is to assist when such aid is needed.
If you are inspired to help, please spread the word about our efforts and help raise money for the children and families living in the dump. Every dollar donated goes directly to support this community as we have an all-volunteer staff.
You can see from Fred Stockwell’s photos and letters that a small amount goes a long way.
Make an online donation Here via PayPal.
Or send a check to Eyes to Burma, 709 Washington Street, Ashland, OR 97520.
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The Board can be contacted by telephone at 541-944-9748 or by email at email@example.com
Fred can be contacted in Mae Sot at 011-66-08-5676-3469