managed by M. Shafer
Warm Heart is a grassroots organization that helps Thai villagers in the remote northern district of Phrao, Chiang Mai Province. We organize community projects that provide access to improved education and basic health services, create jobs and sustainable incomes for the poorest in our community, and restore the environment so it will sustain future generations. Warm Heart is not a charity. Our programs address acute needs by helping people help themselves using locally available resources.
Since we opened in July 2008, Warm Heart’s philosophy and programs have made an impact. Our Children’s Homes permit more than 30 Hill Tribe children to attend school; our Hill Tribe Head Start program prepares 3 to 5 year olds in remote Akha villages to attend Thai schools, our Microenterprise Project pays high dividends to local artisans; water projects provide clean water daily to more than 4,500 people; 1,450 pregnant and nursing women and their children receive vitamins daily from Warm Heart, the Warm Heart Community Center in Hoi Sai provides the only Day Program for the Elderly and Disabled in the district of Phrao; and our integreated community development project is teaching Hill Tribe villages to grow coffee while restoring watershed and reforesting mountains.
Warm Heart is deeply rooted in Thailand, and global in its outlook. Our Thai staff of twenty is permanent and local; our international volunteers, 10 to 12 at a time, are of all ages, from all walks of life and from all over the world. Warm Heart is a seamless partnership of two legal organizations: Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc., an American 501.c.3 nonprofit incorporated in the State of New Jersey, EIN 26-2059241, and the Warm Heart Foundation, an incorporated Thai foundation registered with the Ministry of Interior.
This organisation cooperates with the Maecenata Foundation:
The Warm Heart Foundation provides a safe, nurturing environment so the girls can graduate from high school and go on to college. This costs more and more as they succeed in finishing 6th grade, then 9th grade, and then high school. We take girls starting in kindergarten and support them through high school. Right now we have 30 girls, ages 5 to 18. These funds go to provide uniforms, school bus, meals, medical care, caregivers, school fees and school supplies for the girls at our Children's Homes