SILC is also proud to financially support several projects with the money raised from the Bazaar, membership, Bilingual Bites, Brest cancer event and private donations like:
Place of Grace - provide a safe place for 160 young people in the Mahathai area of Bangna. We help them this year by improving the facilities for the youngest with a new plastic playground.
Home Of Grace - based in Samrong, Home of Grace provide shelter for young pregnant women and new mothers who have nowhere else to live.
Nightlight - working with women trapped in prostitution, Nightlight aim to break the cycle of sexual exploitation. SILC gave funds to help volunteers build a relationship with those at risk of by offering vocational opportunities.
Steps with Theera
A vocational training centre and coffee shop. The team provide hands-on, work based life skills for young adults with learning difficulties.
Our financial donation will allow the team to buy equipment for events and event preparation. Support their lovely coffee shop on Ekamai 10.
Visit https://stepswiththeera.com/ to know more.
Founded in 2008, Ruth Center’s goal is to work with slum communities in Bangkok to improve the quality of life for the elderly and seek long term solutions to their care. In Bangkok alone, there are over 940,000 elderly, many destitute, lonely, without family or anyone to help them.
SILC’s financial donation has allowed the centre to build a communal kitchen for the ‘grandmas’ to make banana chips that they package and sell. Also SILC has donated a much needed kettle and rice cooker for one of the grandmas.
How can I help or find out more? Visit https://www.ywamthai.org/ruthcenter/
Samaritan Creations is a group that reaches out to women working in the sex industry, offering them alternative employment, housing, training and education.
What has SILC donated?
SILC’s financial donation purchased kitchen equipment (including a food processor and a bagel toaster)for their cafe, which trains the women in all aspects of catering and service thereby offering more women the possibility to find better job opportunities.
Visit their ‘Beautiful Creations’ bakery and cafe on 88/20 Soi Bangna-Trat (15 minutes from UdomSuk BTS) or find out more at http://www.samaritancreations.org/
Heavenly Homes - We provide a teacher sponsorship and Christmas gifts to this orphanage who give shelter, safety, food and an education for 85 children in need in the Thai/ Myanmar border town of Mae Sot.
Noh Bo Academy - here we sponsor 4 Karen teenagers in the north of Thailand who are displaced from their homes. These teens face an uncertain future but they are determined to study and are very pleased to be able to attend school. Each scholarship covers accommodation, food, clothes and schooling for the year.
J Square, Bangkok - we fund sponsorships for 2 children, covering tuition, uniforms, shoes and books.
United Neighbors of Hope - UNOH also work in the Klong Toei slums and their aim is to improve lives by assisting the locals to initiate and manage a wide range of projects including micro-enterprises. We respond to the changing needs of UNOH as they request
Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group and the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Care.
Run by a highly skilled and dedicated group, BBCSG takes breast cancer education and support into poor areas of Bangkok and its suburbs. We funded a screening day for 120 from the slums who would otherwise have little access to such screening and support. Click here to visit the BBCSG website .
Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD)
The Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD) has been providing care and support to abandoned children with disabilities in Thailand regardless of gender, nationality, creed or religion since 1986.
SILC are long term partners in CCD's work and over the years have helped to provide specialist equipment for individuals such as wheelchairs and cushions, helped to fit out a 'Soft-Play' room at Rainbow House and to sponsor outings for dozens of children with disabilities to places such as Siam Ocean World. As well as all these SILC members have also spent many, many hours volunteering at Rainbow House, supporting the staff there in their ministry to some of the most marginalized individuals in Thailand. In 2014, we paid for their Rainbow Camp, taking 150 disabled kids and their carers to the seaside for 3 days.
For further information visit the CCD website.