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Welcome to our community-led development nonprofit organization! We are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of families and children through our focus on education and sustainable initiatives.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that every child deserves an opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.

In the remote and isolated mountain villages where we work, access to education and basic resources is limited, trapping families and children in a cycle of poverty.

Our primary objective is to break this cycle by providing a safe living environment away from their isolated communities, where children can receive the education they deserve.

Through our Children’s Home program, we offer a nurturing and secure space for these children, allowing them to flourish academically and personally.

By providing a safe haven away from the challenges of their mountain villages, we ensure that their educational journey is not hindered by the lack of infrastructure or resources.

Sustainable education initiatives

Education is the key that unlocks countless doors of opportunity, and we are committed to equipping these children with the knowledge and skills they need to create a better future for themselves and their communities. By bridging the educational gap, we empower them to break free from the cycle of poverty, enabling them to pursue higher education, gain sustainable employment, and contribute positively to society.

Furthermore, our organization is deeply rooted in sustainable development. We understand the importance of building self-sufficient communities that can thrive in the long run. Therefore, we also work closely with families, offering sustainable livelihood initiatives that create economic stability and empower parents to provide for their children’s needs. By addressing both education and sustainable work, we aim to create a holistic and lasting impact on the lives of families and children in these marginalized regions.

We believe that change starts from within a community, and that is why our approach is community-led. We work hand in hand with local partners and engage community members, ensuring that our programs are culturally sensitive and sustainable in the long term.

Join us by supporting our journey of transforming lives and creating brighter futures.

Together, we can break down barriers, provide access to education, and empower families and children to rise above their circumstances. Your support can make a world of difference in their lives and contribute to building a more equitable and prosperous society for all.

Investing in children’s futures

At our Children’s Home, we provide comprehensive support and services to ensure that children from hill tribe villages have every opportunity to receive an education and build a brighter future. We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering these children to reach their full potential.

  • Housing: Our Children’s Home serves as a safe and nurturing environment for the children. We provide comfortable and secure housing facilities where they can live, ensuring they have a stable and supportive home away from their isolated mountain villages.
  • Meals: Proper nutrition is essential for children’s physical and cognitive development. We ensure that all children at our Children’s Home receive nutritious meals every day. We prioritize their well-being by offering well-balanced meals that meet their dietary needs.
  • Language Education: We recognize the importance of language skills in today’s interconnected world. As part of our program, we assist the children in learning Thai as their second language, which is crucial for their integration into the local educational system and broader society. Additionally, we provide support for English language learning as a third language, opening doors to wider opportunities in the future.
  • School Uniforms: In order to remove financial barriers and promote inclusivity, we provide mandatory school uniforms to all children attending local public schools. This ensures that they have the necessary attire to fully participate in their educational journey without feeling excluded or stigmatized.
  • Continuity of Education: Education is a lifelong journey, and we are committed to supporting the children from primary school all the way through college and university. We provide ongoing guidance and resources to help them navigate their educational paths. We believe in nurturing their ambitions, encouraging them to pursue higher education and providing scholarships to those who demonstrate dedication and potential.

What our donors say:

“It is always hard to know which organizations to donate to… and we like to chose nonprofits that really use the funds wisely to directly help their community. We have been donating to Warm Heart for many years now for this exact reason.

Warm Heart’s environmental work is outstanding and directly affects and uplifts the community around them. I wish we had ten more nonprofits like Warm Heart working on environmental issues in Northern Thailand. And Warm Heart’s support of children from poor mountain villages has equally made an amazing impact in their area.

We will continue to support Warm Heart as long as we can – and we highly recommend anyone looking to donate to an important grass-roots nonprofit, to please take a look at Warm Heart.”

Chris Lowenstein, Film Producer Living Films

“As I was exploring northern Thailand, I had the fortunate opportunity to meet the founders and team from Warm Heart. They are all so generous and caring. We initially got to know them by their great work with supporting disadvantaged children but quickly realized they do so much more for the community and the environment. It’s amazing to see how much of an impact they’ve made. As my wife has shared with me several times, they are a true inspiration. We couldn’t be more proud to support such a wonderful group.”
Jason Highberger, CEO Biochar Life

“As a member and past president of the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC), I can tell you that The Warm Heart Foundation is one of the best community partners we have ever had. CMIRC’s focus is on child safety, health, and education, and we have found the work that the Warm Heart Foundation does with over 40 children in their Phrao facility (near Ching Mai) to be very worthy of our continued support. The caring environment they create for the children they house is exemplary. We are proud to partner with them in service to poor children in Thailand! We have also found the Warm Heart Foundation to be an excellent facilitator for CMIRC programs in Phrao. Their staff has helped us run a successful water safety and drowning prevention program for the past two years. We could not conduct this program without them. As a result we will have taught survival swimming and water safety to over 300 children by the end of this year. Great staff and great program!” John Shorr, Ph.D Semi-retired

Empowerment through education

Joy is from the first hilltribe village to consider placing children at Warm Heart.  The mountain village was two hours by rough dirt road to the valley and school. 

The village had no electricity and her family had one solar cell given out by the government to provide light in the evenings. 

Her parents worked hard farming rice on steep hillside terraces.  The family had enough to eat but not much left over.  When her father died, her cousins stepped in to help her mother on the farm. 

Her father had told us, when he was ill and dying, that he wanted his two girls to get through school and make a better life for themselves. 

We have been able to support them, and they have studied hard to graduate from university.  Joy graduated just as the hospitality industry was recovering from the pandemic. She found a position as a receptionist at an up-and-coming hotel chain. 

She still takes time off to bring in the rice harvest, but now she can help support her mother.

Donate to education programs

There are many ways you can help!

One Time Donation

Sponsor a Child

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Breakdown of costs

Sponsor a Child Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Yes. As a Warm Heart sponsor you have two options. If you see a child who speaks directly to your heart, you can sponsor that specific child and communicate with them if you choose.

Alternatively, we can pair you with a new child arriving at Warm Heart or Ton Roong and introduce you.

Either way, we will ensure that you receive a profile of your child, photos and regular updates.

This will allow you to connect with your sponsored child and to establish a friendship that will carry a special meaning for you both.

Sponsorship is $1,500 a year (or $125/month), which will provide your child with:

~ a safe home

~ nutritious food

~ medical care

~ clothes and shoes

~ school uniforms

~ books and supplies

~ extra tutoring

~ a library

~ computers and internet for an entire school year.

Our experience has taught us that the most effective way to help children is by combining your sponsorship with those of other sponsors and donors – rather than just giving it directly to your sponsored child.This ensures that all of the children living in our Children’s Homes and enrolled at Ton Roong Boarding School will benefit from your support and our programs.

Rest assured, however, that your sponsorship donation will be spent only on housing and food costs, staff, teachers, uniforms and other expenses directly related to child care.

Because the Warm Heart method works. We are successfully helping at risk children get a fresh start in life and escape the poverty cycle.In a place where most kids drop out after 6th grade, 100% of ours graduate from 9th grade.

Through our programs, many of our children go on to High School and even University. Sponsor with Warm Heart and you will give a child a new life.

Yes. You will receive a formal tax receipt from Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc. to file with your US tax return. Please contact your tax advisor with any questions.

Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution. You decide how long you are able to help.Many sponsors have supported our work since we first opened our doors in July 2008

Yes. You are able to share the gift of sponsorship.You will be able to enter the gift recipient’s information on the enrollment form.

Your gift recipient will receive an email introducing them to Warm Heart’s family of sponsors.

If our Sponsor FAQ and Answers did not provide the information you need to make a decision, please contact us. Use our Contact form to submit any questions not answered in our Sponsor FAQ.

For more information on becoming a sponsor visit our Sponsor a Child page.

Not able to be a sponsor? We understand. We can always use your help with our Higher Education Fund.

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