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Happy Birthday, Fred!

Happy 70th Birthday to Fred on October 31st – – –Fred Stockwell is ETB’s founder who works tirelessly on-the-ground in Mae Sot with the community at the dump. Join us in making $70 donations to ETB on Halloween for Fred’s 70th birthday! Click here to donate online  … Continue reading

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ETB Love Day Update!

On September 28, 2014, Eyes to Burma supporters from around the world shared in a day of  giving and celebration in support of the Burmese refugees who live and work at the Mae Sot Dump in Thailand. Here’s how it went! Ashland Benefit & … Continue reading

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Amazing Raffle and Auction Items at Ashland Benefit

Come to the Eyes to Burma Benefit & Celebration in Ashland this Sunday, September 28, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Grizzly Peak Winery: You are in for a major treat! Thanks to the amazing generosity of many individuals and local businesses … Continue reading

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Eyes to Burma Love Day & Ashland Benefit and Celebration

Dear friends and supporters! Put it in your calendars: Sunday, September 28, 2014 ETB Benefit and Celebration on September 28, 1 – 4 pm @ Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland, OR Eyes to Burma Love Day, September 28, all day @ … Continue reading

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Rock Band at the Dump in December 2013

Many thanks to volunteers Cal and Jack for helping Fred get this news typed up back in February 2014. From Fred: I departed Ashland, Oregon, [October 2013], and returned to the Mae Sot dump. After only a week of being back, … Continue reading

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Article About Burmese Women Refugees (And How You Can Help)

We recently saw this great article highlighting issues faced by Burmese Women Refugees. The article gives a good overview and context for the harsh realities of being a female refugee, and links you to humanitarian aid organizations, including Eyes to Burma. … Continue reading

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April 2014: Aussie Friends Part Three

From Suzanne, Megan, and Geoff: Well it’s our final day in Mae Sot and we’re wishing now we had the opportunity to stay longer. The more time we spend here, the more we feel like a part of this community. … Continue reading

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April 2014: Aussie Friends Part Two

More news from Suzanne, Megan and Geoff of Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma: An afternoon of organised chaos is the best way to describe the flurry of hands, chatter & smiles as the donated clothing was brought out for … Continue reading

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January 2014: Project Heart Work and Spark! Circus

Project Heart Work assists and supports small independently-run programs like Eyes to Burma by providing the means to help them fully reach their potential. They are an early and long-time supporter of ETB. They raise funds, buy goods, and deliver them … Continue reading

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April 2014: Aussie Friends in Mae Sot

The founders of Aussie Friends of ETB, Megan, Suzanne & Geoff, are currently in Mae Sot spending time with Fred and the community we serve. Read their first update below. Like Eyes to Burma on Facebook and also follow our … Continue reading

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February 2014: Cal and Jack from Ashland, Oregon

Cal and Jack Thomas are two Ashland High School graduates who are currently students at the University of Oregon. This past year, the brothers took a year off from their studies to travel around Southeast Asia and other parts of … Continue reading

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Update from Fred

(From an email sent by Fred on Tuesday, January 21, 2014) On my last trip home the fundraising was very successful, and with help from supporters in Thailand and other countries I have the confidence to go forward with programs … Continue reading

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Nomad Films’ short doc “Living on Landfill”

In September 2013, Helen Newman of Nomad Films traveled to Mae Sot, Thailand, and met with Eyes to Burma founder Fred Stockwell to film the story of the Burmese refugees who work and live at the Mae Sot Dump. Helen … Continue reading

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New ETB Update Format

Hi ETB Community! We’re updating the website so that when we post new stories from Fred and our global supporters, they’ll be on our “blog” and our followers will get an email with a link to the new post. We’re … Continue reading

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April 2013: Megan and Suzanne from Australia

After visiting Mae Sot and meeting Fred and the Eyes to Burma community in 2012, Megan came back to Australia with a new perspective, having been both moved and motivated by what she had experienced.  Her passion to help touched … Continue reading

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March 2013: Team Rubicon with members from around the world

During our layover in Mae Sot we ran into a local philanthropist named Fred Stockwell, a well known local who has taken it upon himself to deliver aid to a local group of Burmese refugees living and surviving in the … Continue reading

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About Global Supporters

This page focuses on the people who support ETB either through volunteer work, monetary donations, or raising awareness in their own communities.

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Letter from Fred, August 7, 2012

On- going Projects and Successes Still raining and muddy, but things generally are starting to improve. There are about 100 people working in the recycling factory, which is hard dirty work, but they are doing well all things considered. They … Continue reading

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April-May 2012, from Justine Chambers

Eyes to Burma has had an incredibly busy few months in the lead-up to the rainy season. Most houses have been in a shocking state, and in need of much repair if they are to get through the monsoons. Clinic … Continue reading

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March 8, 2012

On 28th February, I got a phone call in the morning from a small group called ‘Clowns and Magicians Without Borders.’ They are two fellows,  one from Venezuela and one from Belgium, who travel around the world doing magic shows for … Continue reading

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