Here are the people (and dogs) we are helping this year
1. Beam Foundation: A Community Service Internship Programme
Service internships by university students in rural village settings that focus on mentoring youth, environmental protection, community development, health and safety. In return for their help, students receive a scholarship for their studies.
2. The Love Foundation: HIV Awareness/Testing Programme
An online programme developed by the Love Foundation to promote safe sex for students at Chiang Mai universities. The project will also provide free HIV testing for up to 200 students.
3. Hand to Paw: Community Outreach Programme
Working with communities on the importance of dog sterilisations, immunisations and basic healthcare. The programme also assists with the vaccination and sterilisation of homeless street dogs residing in temples.
4. Burma Border Projects: Mae Sot Income Generation Project
The Migrant Learning Center in Mae Sot will secure their future by creating their own small holding to grow their own vegetables and mushrooms — some of which will go to the school, the remainder will be sold to the community to generate income. Monies will also finance a stall to sell the produce.
5. Hug Project: Online Abuse Prevention Project
Prevention programme that conducts workshops directly with at-risk children in neighbourhoods, villages and schools on how to stay safe online to help protect them from internet facilitated abuse.
6. Jen’s House: New Kitchen Project
Jen’s House is a dorm/home in Sanpatong for Karen students from villages around Chiang Mai. Their current ‘kitchen’ has no running water, sink or work surfaces. This project will provide a clean hygienic kitchen for the students to cook, socialise and enjoy communal meals.
7. Project Win Thailand: Project Protein
Project Win is a grassroots partnership reflecting the late King’s teachings on sustainability. This project will provide a remote rural village with a new fish pond and a chicken coop complete with livestock. This is a community led, hands on project which will also provide school children and their families’ education on providing nutrition for themselves and their community.
8. Bengali Humanitarian Relief: Emergency Relief Fund
In response to the plight of an estimated 430,000 civilians, mostly children, who recently moved from Myanmar to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh and who are in desperate need of humanitarian relief; funds raised will provide essential humanitarian support to new arrivals crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border particularly children in this continuing desperate crisis.
All charities have been offered a free stall at our fair, so you get to know them all better on the day.
Citylife Garden Fair Update
Book your spot
300 stalls booked, so you have until the 15th of November to get one!
We have chefs from the city’s finest of fine dining restaurants to food trucks, noodle carts and pop-up bakeries. Come hungry! Drinks from juices to coffees, bubblies to cock- and mock-tails will be plentiful.
Get your bid on
An online auction site has been launched, www.chiangmaicitylife-auction.com where you can go to check out some of our larger auction items and start your bidding early!
Dusit D2 hotel is going to be brining Santa and his little helpers! There will also be loads of fun Christmas activities, the Christmas choir, Christmas cookies, cards and decoration and this will be a great opportunity to do your Christmas shopping.
Tombola & Auctions
As usual, most of the money raised will come from our tombola (similar to a raffle) which will have hundreds of prizes to win, so make sure you buy as many tickets as possible, as every baht you hand over goes to charity. Then there are the silent and live auctions. We don’t have a final list of donated items yet, as its early days, but there will be the usual fabulous prizes to be bid on.
Chiang Mai University Art Museum has kindly donated one large exhibition room in their museum and we are planning on organising an art exhibition and auction leading up to the day. So far over 25 artists, including Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Nicolas Luna, Vichit Chaiwong and Kitikong Tilokwattanotai have donated pieces of art and all monies raised will go towards our chosen charities.
Sounds & Dance
Fantastic bands and performers will be rocking the stage from 11am-9pm. Bose, thanks to NEO Entertainment Gallery, will also be donating all the speakers for the event!
For the first time ever in Citylife Garden Fair history, we think we have this traffic/parking thing down! There will be ample parking on the grounds and across Nimmanhaemin Road at the exhibition centre. You will also be able to access the fair from both the Canal Road and Nimman Road entrances.
And if you worry that you will run out of cash, fear not! The Government Savings Bank will be bringing an ATM van to the fair.
Visit us on Facebook at: Citylife Garden Fair 2017 (CMU Art Museum) for all exciting updates.