Help us bring JOY to refugee children in Thailand
Help Fund our Circus Today!
Fundraising Goal for Jan 2017 project and beyond…
350,000 Thai Baht
That’s about 10,000 USD, 13,000 CAD, 8,000 GBP
How to Donate
- Donate any amount you wish
- Sponsor a performer/teacher: 500 USD (20,000 Baht)
- Sponsor a whole school program: 2,950 USD (100,000 Baht)
Contact us via e-mail to [email protected]. We accept cash to any of the Sparkles on our team and Paypal to the team leaders. To donate by check, please contact us in advance.
Canadian donations over $500 can be issued a charitable tax receipt thanks to the support of the Canadian branch of Clowns Without Borders!
How Your Donations Are Used
Every year is a little different, but in previous years we’ve purchased the following circus essentials that were used during the tour and then donated to the schools, hospitals and refugee camps we visited:
- Circus props – poi, hula hoops, staff, stilts, spinning plates, juggling balls, facepaint, etc
- Musical instruments – bamboo flutes, ukuleles, drums, bells
- School supplies – notebooks, pens, art supplies
- Tools – scissors, machetes, hammers, tape, glue, paint, etc
- Portable sound system
- Spark t-shirts
- First aid kit
- Local translators
- Local drivers
We also buy consumables and supplies for our performers/teachers while working: water, clown noses and group costume accessories, fuel and safety items for fire shows, group meals when in transit, and transportation to schools. At some schools, we are able to offer nutritious school meals of rice, vegetables and fruit and sometimes this happens with the assistance of Help Without Frontiers.
When there is enough money left over after the tour, we make more substantial gifts to the facilities we visit. In previous years these have included items for the community including:
- roof for a new medical clinic
- playground equipment
- water tanks
- shoes for all the children in a slum
- blankets and mattresses for a refugee camp
- student school fees
- teacher salaries
We raise money specifically to bring Thai and Burmese performers in as part of the project, as they often can not afford to volunteer their time and pay for the travel and lodging. There is a special donation category noted above and we invite you to help us fund local performers.
This year we have two Burmese performers joining us – both are looking for sponsors.
And we also have some administrative costs that are covered by donations and grants: website hosting, an annual honorarium to the director, and travel allowances for the team leaders. When possible, we also try to subsidise our teacher/performer’s travel and lodging.
We are more than happy to give you a detailed budget upon request.