2019 Community Check in with ETB founder Fred Stockwell
Fred visited Ashland this October to share news of the community and ETB’s projects, including clean water, Buddha Land, a new Buddhist community-run center, education sponsorship, hardships, and hope. Fred also brought photos and video to share that show the work in action.
We are working on an email to share the stories and visuals with our mailing list of supporters. Join our mailing list here to stay updated.
2018 Project Updates
Click here to read about our projects in 2018 as well as the first two months of 2019.
Fall 2017 Annual Fundraiser
This year, we are holding ETB’s annual fundraiser online, thereby broadening our reach from our local roots in Ashland, Oregon, to our national and global supporters.
For the upcoming year, we are focusing on funding three main areas of need: education, on-site improvement projects, as well as food and transportation assistance.
Thank you to all of our supporters who responded so generously to our fall newsletter. In these times when the world feels rife with insurmountable problems, Eyes to Burma proves that individuals like ourselves can have a direct, positive impact on the lives of others.
We also wish to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support of the community at the local Mae Sot level:
Mae Tao Clinic
Dr. Chris and other MTC visiting doctors
Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma
Ride High Foundation and Rob Callander
Medecins Sans Frontiere’s Malaria Clinic
There are many others who have helped this year in Mae Sot, and your ongoing support is sincerely appreciated. We could not do what we do without your help.
Our appreciation wouldn’t be complete without naming Oma, Oo Kyaw, and Moon; the community headmen; and, the community members working on on-site improvement projects.
Fall 2017 Updates
Click here to read our latest newsletter to supporters and find out about the new community-owned truck as well as education sponsorship progress. Our annual fall fundraiser will be held online this year, with more details coming in October. Thank you for your continued support and interest in ETB projects and the community we work with!
Giving Tuesday 2016
Support direct aid organizations this Giving Tuesday so your donations have direct impact.
When you donate to Eyes to Burma, 100% of donations go to ETB’s community-building and -supporting projects like education sponsorship, access to potable water and electricity, transportation to medical facilities, and emergency assistance.
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.
Read articles about ETB’s projects on our Media page.
The Board can be contacted by telephone at 541-944-9748 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred can be contacted in Mae Sot at 011-66-08-5676-3469