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Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc.

managed by M. Shafer

About us

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:

Latest project news

We received a payout of €1,950.00

  E. Schecter  13 January 2023 at 01:21 PM

 This payout covers The balance of December 2021 and part of January 2022. These funds paid for tuition, school fees, uniforms, housing, and meals for 18 girls. We work with each student to find the funds to pay for their costs once they are accepted to an accredited university. These funds make university possible when government loans and scholarships do not cover the full cost. Higher education at the university level costs from Eur 3000 to Eur 5000 per year (per student), including living and tuition expenses).  High school students lose govt. subsidies for meals, exams, and uniforms and pay an additional Eur 500-1000 per year per student. Thank you for your investment in the future of these young women and our community. 

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