Holiday Gift Giving with a Creative Flair
December 16, 2022

During the holiday season my mind invariably turns to gratitude. Like many of you, I have a multitude of blessings. At this stage of my life, however, I realize that I am most grateful to you – our generous donors – who make it possible for us to continue our work eliminating poverty in Cambodia,
Myanmar, and Thailand. Because of you we’re able to continue providing for the education and wellbeing of girls and women in those three countries where we focus our work.

Last year, one of our long-time supporters gave each of his family members, close acquaintances, and business colleagues a very special gift. In their name, he provided a struggling Cambodian village family with the opportunity to raise chickens. It was a really easy thing for him to do. He simply clicked here, selected how many families he wanted to support, sent his donation – and we took it from there. We made it happen for him. Simple to do, well received, and a high-impact gift to a family in need elsewhere in the world.

That got me thinking – and recalling how many times one of my kids or a friend gives me a well-intentioned (but superfluous) gift. Perhaps that has also happened to you. Wouldn’t be surprised if it had. So, the next time someone asks me what I’d like for Father’s Day – or my birthday – or the holidays, I’m gonna send them right here and let them select the perfect gift for me from among a baker’s dozen of outstanding picks.

Whaddaya think?
Might that work for you as well?

Meanwhile, with Myanmar pretty well off limits for a bit, our work in Cambodia and Thailand continues apace. We work closely with about 40 on-the-ground, carefully vetted, trusted NGO partners. They’re the ones that actually get the work done.

So what does that look like?

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It looks like keeping thousands of kids in school and learning to read

It looks like kids having access to thousands of books

It looks like more than 30 students entering university each year

It looks like building staff capacity for our partner NGO organizations

It looks like kids getting exposure to today’s technology

I know. I know. That room is way overcrowded with not enough computers.
We’re working on that issue. Maybe you’d like to pitch in and help us fix that

I could go on and on.
But I think you get the picture by now.
Please join us to support this work
and know that you are truly making a
difference in the world.

At the SE Asia Foundation we do not simply “help” people
We Help People Help Themselves
That is our focus
That is our commitment
That is where our actions show up

Please help us keep doing that with a tax-deductible donation.
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