Oh, you haven’t heard from us…

… for such a long time! That’s why we would like to give you a little update today. Our children from all projects are doing incredibly well. The school year is over and some of the children’s home kids are spending time with their families. In the last few months the foster children have received many letters and gifts from their foster parents. The different daily routine (due to home-office, lockdown, etc.) of many sponsors and the thought of helping people who are certainly less well off than many of our sponsors during the pandemic has motivated many sponsors to do something good for their children in addition to the sponsorship contribution. We would like to thank them on behalf of the children! As you can see on the photos, the children are really happy about their gifts 🙂 .Now Kung from our office in Chiang Mai is just on her way to the foster project Wat Chan to visit the foster children there and to have conversations with the parents and teachers. The visit of our foster children from our Mae La Noi project will then take place at the end of April after Songkran and will be accompanied by Noei. Of course Kung and Noei will bring current photos, letters, and drawings of the children to the office in Chiang Mai. There everything will be translated and will be sent as soon as possible to Germany and the rest of the world to make the sponsors happy around June/July. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Anne at info@thaicare.de or visit our websites www.raintree-foundation.org or for Germans www.thaicare.de and use the contact forms to get more information. We wish you all a beautiful beginning of spring! Enjoy the first rays of sunshine and the first spring flowers that are slowly coming out of the ground. And above all: stay healthy!

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Our foster children :-)

Hello everyone 🙂

This morning I wrote with Suda, the care worker of our foster children from Mae La Noi and she sent me some great videos. The children are always happy writing letters to their foster parents and are especially happy when they can draw them pictures, too. Isn’t that cute? 🥰The common goal of Raintree Foundation and Thai Care e.V. Germany is to provide a good and healthy life for children in the mountains. They work closely together and Thai Care manages our sponsorship program from Germany. If you are interested in helping a child to grow up, please contact me at info@thaicare.de and I will send you more information about a sponsorship.

Kind regards,Anne Brouer (1st chairwoman Thai Care e.V. Germany)

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Nothing better than Happy Children !

“Childhood is about innocence and playfulness. It is about joy and freedom. “What a treasure to see how happy the children in our children‘s home are ❤️

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A little Christmas story…..

A little Christmas story from Germany that happened today:The Christ Child seems to come in the form of a young man with a mask this year. 👼🏼 The doorbell just rang at the door of my mom Elfriede (2nd chairwoman of Thai Care e.V.). An unknown young man was standing at the door and asked if he could drop something off there for Thai Care. Soon after the young man left my mom told me on the phone about the extraordinary encounter: “And then he took out two crumpled envelopes from the inside of his jacket pocket, smoothed them out and handed them to me. I wished him a Merry Christmas and then he left. He must have parked his car at the neighbors’ on purpose. Maybe to remain anonymous?”I asked her on the phone to open the envelopes.”Anne, there’s money in there. And don’t ask how much!!! One hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, it doesn’t even stop *laughs*, one thousand six hundred, ….. two thousand five hundred euros! And no name, nothing! Just a note ‘for Thai Care’, I cannot believe it!”And on my request she opened the second envelope: “Here is also only a small note ‘for Anne – one nicely visit to the restaurant’ with 100 euros in it!”We are now both speechless… and will certainly remain speechless for some time. Maybe I will reach the very extraordinary Christ Child this way:I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks to you. Really, I am deeply touched and infinitely grateful. You cannot imagine how happy the children will be about this gift.And I am especially happy that there are people like you. Not because you have donated so much money. But because you are so selfless in this, for many of us, difficult time and your heart is obviously so big that you give a part of your heart to our Thai children on Christmas Eve. THANK YOU.This year has been particularly crazy, I think everyone of us will agree on that. But the fact that such positively crazy events happen again and again makes life worth living. Let’s all look confidently into the future and hope that we will get through the difficult times well and healthy.I wish everyone a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and a healthy and positive New Year!Lots of love, Anne Brouer(1st chairwoman of Thai Care e.V.)

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Merry Christmas

We are very thankful for all friends, families, individuals, supporters, and helpers. Without you 2020 wouldn’t have been as successful as it has been! Even in difficult times we will never loose our focus to “help people, so they can help themselves”!

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Khruu Noi’s Farewell

Khruu Noi’s last official Skype appointment with Anne from Thai Care Germany. Today is Noi’s last day at the Raintree Office, because Noi says goodbye to her well-deserved retirement.We wish her all the best.Who will take over her part in the office, you will find out here very soon 🙂Have a nice weekend and stay safe ❤

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Christmas Surprise

Last Thursday our 1st chairwoman Anne Brouer got a very surprising call. Anika Lindner, longtime sponsor of Thai Care e.V. and owner of the store Himmel No.7 in Friesoythe, has won the store window competition and would like to donate the prize money of 500,- € to Thai Care e.V.. In the last few days, retailers, banks and service providers had the opportunity to decorate their shop windows in a particularly beautiful and Christmassy way. If you look at the photos of the shop window of Himmel No. 7, Anika has more than earned the 1st place. The theme of her window is “The Snow Queen” and can certainly be admired for a few more weeks on Moorstraße. On Saturday Anne and Anika met in front of the window to hand over the check. Anika, we thank you for your great support and especially for never forgetting our children in Thailand for many years. (Himmel No.7 is also here on Facebook, check out their page) 😉

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Christmas Time

We wish you a wonderful 2nd Advent and a cozy Christmas season. Photo: Erin Shepley, Photographers without borders http://erinshepleyphotography.com/

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Thank You !! to the German Embassy in Bangkok for your support :-)

สถานทูตเยอรมนียินดีที่ได้ให้ความช่วยเหลือเด็กและผู้ป่วย HIV ในพื้นที่ห่างไกลทางภาคเหนือของไทย เพื่อนร่วมงานของเราได้เดินทางไปที่นั้นและได้เยี่ยมชมโครงการเหล่านี้ดูวิดีโอที่นี่:

The German Embassy is glad to assist children and HIV patients in remote areas of Northern Thailand. Our colleague was in the North of Thailand and visited these projects.More about this in this video:

Die deutsche Botschaft freut sich, Kinder und HIV-Erkrankte in entlegenen Gegenden Nordthailands unterstützen zu können.Unser Mitarbeiter war im Norden Thailands und hat diese Hilfsprojekte besucht.Mehr dazu im Video:

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Photographers without borders

Photo: Erin Shepley, Photographers without borders http://erinshepleyphotography.com/

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