10 years after the Tsunami

The 10th anniversary of the Asian Tsunami (Dec. 2014) marks a decade of service from Toys for Thailand (T4T) a non profit group in North San Diego that operates with 100% volunteers. Over the past 10 years T4T volunteers have made over 20 humanitarian trips to Thailand, providing $200,000+ in resources to Hill Tribe Schools.

Last week, Sean Cuadra of The Gifted Horse hosted a preview party to showcase items that will be featured in two T4T upcoming fundraising events. The first event on November 8th will be the Tribal Fashion and Gift Bazaar (see info below). The second event will be the Small World Festival in Maehongson, Thailand on December 24th.

Click on any of the preview party photos to learn more.

Guests watching Sean Cuadra of The Gifted Horse demonstrating how to decorate, gift, and merge fashion using items available at the upcoming November 8th event.

Guests watching Sean Cuadra of The Gifted Horse demonstrating how to decorate, gift, and fuse fashions using items available at the upcoming November 8th event.

Headpieces to be featured in the November 8th fashion show.

Headpieces to be featured in the November 8th fashion show.

Thai models preparing for the November 8th fashion show.

Demonstrating the combination of original Thai appliqué pieces with traditional western clothing.

Demonstrating the combination of original Thai appliqué pieces with traditional western clothing.

Demonstrating how to make kids gifts to be featured at the November 8th gift bazaar.

Demonstrating how to make kids gifts to be featured at the November 8th gift bazaar.

Guests learned how to make gift trees using original Thai handcrafts to be featured at the November 8th gift bazaar.

Guests learned how to make gift trees using original Thai handcrafts to be featured at the November 8th gift bazaar.

The proceeds from the November 8th fundraiser will support an Eye Clinic for 300 children needing corrective glasses and 120 individual scholarship awards. With your support they will reaching their goal! A little goes a long way in Northern Thailand: A pair of eye glasses and frames cost $10 and a one-year basic need scholarship is 1000 baht or $32 US.

The proceeds from the November 8th fundraiser will support an Eye Clinic for 300 children needing corrective glasses and 120 individual scholarship awards. With your support they will reaching their goal! A little goes a long way in Northern Thailand: A pair of eye glasses and frames cost $10 and a one-year basic need scholarship is 1000 baht or $32 US.

Sasha Bilar, T4T director has been in Thailand for the past two months working with Tribal Schools in Maehongson and the Chiangmai International Rotary to organize the Eye Clinic program and the Small World Festival (where scholarships are awarded).

Click HERE to listen to a recent interview with Executive Director of Toys for Thailand, Maria Miller, discuss the upcoming events with Elaine Masters of Trip Wellness.

For more information, click any of the photos in this article.

For more information, click any of the photos in this article.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SEAN CUADRA IS THE FOUNDER OF THE GIFTED HORSE. HE CREATES PERSONALIZED GIFTS, PARTY FAVORS, AND DECORATIONS. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS POST, PLEASE FOLLOW THE GIFT ENVY BLOG BELOW.

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