We greatly value your support and rely solely on personal donations made by generous donors to run the orphanage. Every contribution helps and is hugely appreciated. It only costs a relatively small amount of money per month to feed and clothe the children, as well as pay for their education. The other main costs of running the orphanage go on things like building repairs, prevention of Malaria and other diseases prevalent in the area, and general hospital bills and medical treatment.
Option 1: Donate online with PayPal or credit/debit card – our preferred option
You can now donate online using your PayPal account or credit/debit card – to do this, please click on the ‘Donate‘ button on the left. PayPal charges a fee of 3.4% of the donated amount + $0.30 per transaction. On top of that they also charge another 2.5% on the currently listed exchange rate when doing the currency conversion. Therefore, if you are wanting to donate larger amounts, please consider using one of the other donation options listed below which may be more economical.
Option 2: Donate by bank transfer/wire transfer
Wire Transfer will cost approximately $40 USD and can be sent to:
Bank: BANGKOK BANK
Branch: Mae Sot
Account Number: 960-0-04411-0
Account Name: Safe Haven Orphanage
Swift Code: BKKBTHBK
Option 3: Donate by check/cheque
Please make checks/cheques payable to Tasanee Keereepraneed and send to:
32/15 Mae Sot – Mae Tao Road,
Mae Sot, Tak
Please note: We only prefer checks/cheques for amounts of greater than $400 USD. The banks usually charge $10 – $15 USD for international checks/cheques and take approximately 1 month (sometimes longer) to clear.
For smaller donations, please consider donating online using PayPal, credit or debit card.
How far your gift goes
- $6 USD buys one case of milk.
- $30 USD buys 45kg (100 pounds) of high grade, nutritious rice – always needed.
- $50 USD buys enough fruit/vegetables to feed 60 children for a week.
- $600 USD sponsors a child to attend the local Thai public school including transportation, uniforms, school materials and tuition for one year
Donate other things
In regards to sending things to the children, we appreciate your good intentions and we understand that sending items has more of a ‘feel good’ factor to it than just sending money which may seem more impersonal, but just a few things to keep in mind:
- Depending on the size of the packages being sent, postal costs can be quite high and that money could be better spent on actual items for the children.
- In many instances, items such as clothing, school stationery, toiletries, food etc… can be purchased locally much cheaper than in the west.
- We have had problems in the past with donated items being held by customs in Thailand. The process seems to be quite random and even though we are a legally registered charity in Thailand we’ve still ended up paying large amounts of money to have donated items released.