With November right around the corner, we wanted to give you a quick overview of our November Sweat Angels charity. We’ll be supporting the Feeding Hungry Minds program through our non-profit the Hunger Site and every check-in will equal a meal for a Burmese refugee. Remember, you can get involved by simply checking-in when you come to workout.
Help Nurture and Educate Young Refugees.
Like many Thai towns along the Thailand-Burma border, Mae Sot is a sanctuary for Burmese refugees in their flight from the upheaval of civil war in their own country. Tens of thousands of Karen and other Burmese minorities subsist on the fringes of the Thai economy and await a brighter future. For 20 years, the Mae Tao Clinic has provided life-saving care to Burma’s displaced population, especially its children. There are 286,000 Burmese migrants living in the Tak province, and the overwhelming majority are under the age of 19. Parents often send their children to Thailand in effort to further their education and avoid the risks of unsafe child labor. Boarding houses give these children a stable environment in which to continue their education, either in Thai schools or migrant learning centers. However, there is not enough consistent donor support for the growing number of boarding houses, apart from Mae Tao Clinic’s Dry Food Programme (DFP), which provides the children with dry food rations, and hygiene and bedding supplies. The DFP provides the primary nourishment for 3,000 migrant students via rice, tin fish, oil, yellow beans, salt, and sweet powder. Without these essential food donations, many boarding houses would be unable to provide for the children.
Previous Charity Parnters and Edge Body Boot Camp Omaha’s contributions from our fitness family:
- September ’15 – H2OpenDoors.org – Our fitness family contributed 14,550 gallons of purified drinking water to those in need.
- October ’15 – BrightPink.org – We are on pace to contribue over 50 breast and ovarian cancer risk assesments to women in need. Finish strong!
Want to learn more about our Sweat Angel’s partnership? Learn more here: http://edgebodyomaha.com/2015/09/27/what-is-sweat-angels-how-can-you-help-a-charity/
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