Partnering With Communities
Building Sustainable Futures



People helping people – volunteers, communities, local schools, strategic partners. We tackle problems that have kept generations of families in poverty. Together we address
family care, education, microenterprise, environmental sustainability, and health care for the elderly and needy.

You have the power to change the life of a child, a village, a community. Let’s end the cycle of poverty together. We can build a better tomorrow.

People helping People – Warm Heart in Action

Warm Heart's Children's Homes
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Warm Heart Children’s Homes, Phrao, Thailand

Our Sponsor a Child program provides support for our Children’s Homes, offering a loving environment for more than 46 kids from isolated mountain villages and broken families. We offer family-style housing, clothing, balanced, nutritious meals, school uniforms and supplies, medical care – and most important, lots of hugs and unconditional love.

Our Children’s Homes

Meet our Children

Become a Sponsor

Warm Heart Sustainable Microenterprise Program

We provide economic opportunities for those living in poverty, train men and women who currently have no marketable skills. Our programs are environmentally friendly.

Our goal? Empower the poor to help themselves.

Women’s Artisan Co-ops


Our flagship program, the Women’s Artisan Co-ops, now has their own online presence at Fashion Accessories by Warm Heart. Stop by and see all the beautiful items for sale.

New Training Programs and Videos

Repurposing Plastics offers a variety of ideas and videos on how to turn recycled plastic bags and bottles into new valuable products.

Styrofoam can also be repurposed into valuable bricks. Low cost, low tech, easy to do.

Drying bricks


Public Health - Project Access
Warm Heart’s public health program “Project Access” assists the most in need, the elderly, disabled, those without family, friends, or funds, those with overwhelming care needs who cannot care for themselves.

Project Access reaches out to poverty stricken disabled and elderly people living in our area. Our Home Visiting program make upward towards 1,200 home visits annually.

Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

We make an impact, as a volunteer so will you!

Warm Heart is a volunteer run grassroots organization that empowers rural Thai villagers.

Working with the community, Warm Heart organizes projects that improve access to education, basic health services, jobs and sustainable incomes for the poorest people in the Phrao District of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Warm Heart thrives on the work of our volunteers.

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Get an insiders look on volunteering with Warm Heart! Read our Volunteer Blog

Learn more and apply today!

Environmental Program
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Our Environmental Program addresses Climate Change, the crisis of our times, where it starts – locally – but our solutions are global.

What is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in the global climate.

The global climate is the connected system of sun, earth and oceans, wind, rain and snow, forests, deserts and savannas, and everything people do, too.

For a quick look at the history, causes, and projections of the effects read our Climate Change Primer

Our Biochar Project offers a solution to help put an end to climate change and help reverse the damage that has been done.

We offer free biochar training videos and PDF’s to help farmers learn how to adapt to sustainable farming techniques to improve their crops and clean our air.

Learn more

Climate Change Primer

Learn the facts about climate change, knowledge is the key to understanding.

Free Download

Strategic Partners

Our community comes to us with its Wish List of problems to be solved and we reach out to Strategic Partners whose expertise makes them the perfect solution providers.

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Barb's Place Community Education

Barb’s Place is just one example of how the community comes together to help.

Building Futures Thailand is one of our Strategic Partners that has made a real difference. They not only built our learning center, they continue to support us with other needed projects to help us meet the needs of the kids and the community.

At our learning center “Barb’s Place” we provide a public access computer lab with internet, computer literacy and English courses, critical resources and educational opportunities for our children and members of the local community.


Learn more




Stop the Smoke 2018

Help Make a Difference

Want to have an impact on reversing global warming? Success of our “Stop the Smoke” campaign can make a real difference. Do something, get involved, help spread the information, make a donation.

Donate on Crowdrise

Mission Statement

Dedicated to finding relevant solutions to support and enable isolated Hill Tribe and Thai villages in becoming socially and economically sustainable communities.

Current News

Construction has started on a new office for Michael. We are building it with recycled soda bottles filled with sand and our own styrofoam cement! Read More

Rak Din is getting ready to launch, Warm Heart’s new social enterprise project selling Biochar, Potting Soil, Super Dirt, Biochar Briquettes!

Recent Events

Graduation!

Jaa and Naan waiting for their diplomas at 9th grade graduation. Jaa won an academic award (along with several other Warm Heart kids in 7th, 8th and 9th grade). Naan was recognized for captaining the volleyball team for three years.

Three of nineteen graduates from 9th grade, the minimum educational requirement for a job in the modern sector, were ours. I can assure you that many, many more started 1st grade.

All of these kids came from nowhere and proved themselves to be superstars! Do you have any idea what it feels like to graduate seven kids from high school on one day? We were so proud we could burst.

Roseville Decontamination Project

The Warm Heart Biochar Team hard at work making and laying 440 sand bags as part of the Rose Village decontamination project. 240 more tomorrow + ditching and catchments. Hot, hard and heavy work. I’m beginning to wonder when I will no longer be able to pull my weight – and what I will do then.

The Warm Heart Biochar Team laid trenches for almost a ton of char today as the first step in a year long test of biochar’s ability to stop pesticide runoff. Hot as hell. Dirty as hell. And I miscalculated the char required by 40 kg. Should finish next Friday with runoff barriers, sample collection sumps and all the bells and whistles. Very satisfying Sunday. Super proud of the Team. Worked their butts off and got the job done absolutely right.

Biochar Training

Our team recently held a biochar training for students at Ban Mae Ngan Luang school.

An Unexpected Visit

On Saturday, March 17, Evelind and the Warm Heart crew left early in the morning to attend a wedding in the mountains. Michael stayed behind, and we are so glad that he did! Read the story to find out what happened…

Community Fundraiser

Led by local musician Brad Chamberlain a charity event was held at The Edge in Chiang Mai on March 17th to support the “Stop the Smoke ” campaign. It was a wonderful evening full of music, great food, a fun raffle, and helped raise 29,870 baht to help stop the smoke. Thank you Chiang Mai! (More Info)

Upcoming Events

April 18 – ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE) Enablement sessions to share about the initiatives/programmes of local community groups to Payap University students. Dr Michael Shafer will make a presentation about Warm Heart from 11.00 am to 12.00 p.m, 18 April 2018 at Payap University, located at San Phranet, San Sai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.

May 23 & 24 – First Global Conference on Creating Value A major conference for business leaders and academics to assess and co-create how to build ‘value’ in a turbulent 21st century global economy. Dr. Michael Shafer is a keynote speaker. De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK

July 4th – Warm Heart 10th Year Anniversary TBA

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Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. ~ Margaret Mead