A Lifelong Dedication in Helping Others

It’s never been a question of “What can we do?” but “When can we start?”

Over 34 years of marriage, Evelind Schecter and Michael Shafer have made a commitment beyond their wedding vows always to help others in need.

While still in the United States, whether it was providing a loving home or emotional and financial safety to children and families from around the world or America, Michael and Evelind have never turned their backs to those in need.

So it was to no surprise to friends and family when Michael and Evelind sold their possessions, left their prestigious careers in New Jersey and moved to Phrao, Thailand to start Warm Heart.

Michael and Evelind saw the potential to bring their love of community and professional backgrounds to establish an organization that could truly make a difference in the lives of many.

They knew they had to be in the heart of it all to build trust and relationships with the local rural community. 6 years and 60+ children (and many pets and a farm) later, Michael and Evelind have made Phrao their home.

Through volunteers, local partnerships and donors, Warm Heart works collectively to make positive impacts on all those whom it touches.

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What We Do

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
~ Henry Ford