As we count our blessings for the privilege to travel the world and expand our horizons, we also remember those who are less fortunate. To show our own personal commitment to the welfare and social upliftment of communities in the destinations we cover, LuxuryHunt has selected five charitable causes to actively support; organizations that we, or our close network of friends, have personally been involved with and believe in.
With the help of our partners and guests, LuxuryHunt will be donating a percentage of profits to these organizations on an annual basis, and also get involved in other ways to lend a helping hand and spread word of the good work being done by them.
To journey through life ignorant and oblivious to the plight of those in need, does not make our world a better place. A small act of kindness goes a long way towards impacting positively on the lives of others.
Church of the Province of Myanmar Mary Chapman School for the Deaf is caring for and educating 387 children in Dagon Township, Yangon. Consisting of a mix of boarders and day students, the school provides basic education, vocational skills and life skills for children between the ages 5 to 12 years. The school welcomes children of all races and religions and is in great need of support for the most basic requirements from food to equipment.
Since being founded in 1989, the Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) has provided more than 700 deserving bright students from disadvantaged communities with financial assistance through a scholarship program, raised through a variety of fund-raising activities and special events.
Three hours north of Bangkok, in the northeastern city of Lopburi, Wat Prabat Nampu is an AIDS hospice that was founded by a Buddhist abbot in 1992. Over the years, more than 10,000 people have been cared for and treated here with dignity and compassion.
Located in Lampang, northern Thailand, the Friends of The Asian Elephant Foundation operates the world's first elephant hospital. The foundation is also involved with research, improving the living conditions of elephants across the country and to raise awareness about the conservation of the Asian elephant.
At the Children & Development Organisation (CDO) Children's Home in Siem Reap, Cambodia, around 30 children are being cared for – most of whom have suffered from physical abuse and neglect. CDO believes that every child has the right to be loved, live in a safe environment and receive a decent education. An urgent plight for the charity is to raise funds for new land as they currently face eviction.