1. READING GLASSES...thank you all who have mailed us eye glasses...we gave them all out at the prison last month!. Reading glasses for both the prisoners and HIV residents are still needed...we need probably 50 more pairs (we've given away around 30 so far). Dollar Store type reading glasses cost anywhere from $10 - $20 here, so we cant afford to provide every prisoner and HIV resident with glasses...so those who need them usually go without. We need all strengths (+0.5 through +3.5) as well as negative strengths also. I have at least 7 prisoners who read fine but can't see anything past 10 feet...so negatives are BADLY NEEDED.
Do you have old, unused prescription eye glasses of ANY STRENGTH lying around the house? PLEASE MAIL TO US. We will give them to a prisoner or HIV patient or family member, and they will be very grateful.
2. Candy is an expense here that we can't afford...so the HIV+ kids who reside at the hospice, as well as the children of the HIV residents, never get any. It is difficult to find anything here other than hard candy and gummies, so any novelty candies, red licorice or bubblegum would lift the kids spirits...
Please mail to:
Inthira (Joanna) Samuels
286 Moo 1, Mooban Sookame,
Soi 33 Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Drop me a comment here on this post or FB message me when you mail your package, so that we can let the mailman know that we are expecting one...unexpected packages tend to "get lost" at the post office here...Thank you so much for being part of our mission here in Pattaya, Thailand!
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