22 January 2021
Message from Thailand:
2020 was a tough year, for everyone. In April last year we sent out an appeal, and you helped us; I cannot tell you how overwhelmed we were by your response and your support. Sitting here in Thailand and watching how the Covid-19 coronavirus has affected the world has been horrifying to watch. We all thought the year would get better, that once we were over the first initial shock of what was going on we would get back to some kind of normality; wishful thinking on our part. Funding for our work comes from around the world, with a large part coming from Pattaya. As I write to you, Pattaya should be enjoying ‘High Season’, the busiest time of the year. But this year there is no high season. The borders are closed to foreign tourists, and this has had a devastating effect on the city. Beaches are empty, no tourists sitting in the deckchairs. On some streets almost every single bar, café, restaurant, travel agent, laundry and convenience store has closed. Hotels are chained and locked, and everywhere you look there are For Sale and For Rent signs. This has had a huge effect on our work here at the Father Ray Foundation. A large amount of our funding, the cash that we need to survive day to day comes from Pattaya and that has gone. Our annual SOS Rice Appeal in December 2020 was a total failure; we collected more cash from one supermarket on one day in 2019, than we made over three days at eight locations in December. Overall the 2020 SOS Rice Appeal was down 90% from previous years. At Christmas we usually visit around thirty hotels to sing carols and collect donations, this Christmas we went to two hotels and a supermarket. Now I must ask you once again for your support. Now I must ask you, on behalf of our children, to help us. I never like asking for money, but I know a parent will do anything they can for their children. These are my children, they are our children, and I must do what I can to make sure they are provided with what they need. Thank you and I wish you a very happy and healthy 2021. Stay Safe. .
18 December 2020
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15 September 2020
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16 June 2020
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18 April 2020
In Thailand they experience a lot of problems due to the virus, there is almost no income to buy food for the children as they have a total lockdown. People do not visit the foundation to donate neither to bring food. We as Smile on a Face have donated 3.000 Euro for food to help them in this difficult time. Money that was donated by you, thank you. and please keep donating and/or ordering via our website.
17 April 2020
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12 December 2019
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28 September 2019
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18 July 2019
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31 March 2019
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11 December 2018
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10 December 2018
Thanks to your donations for the SOS rice appeal we received 476,- we can buy 835 Kg of rice. Thank you so much.
26 September 2018
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26 July 2018
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16 May 2018
At the start of the ne wschool year we were able to buy for 2.000 euro educational supplies.
This means all the books, stationary, pens, pencils, back packs etc.
19 March 2018
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9 January 2018
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25 December 2017
Employees of the Province of Brabant in The Netherlands donated a huge amount as a Christmas gift to our foundation for helping the children in Thailand. Big thanks for this.
16 October 2017
Today on 'World Food Day' we were thanks to your donations able to buy for € 2000,- food for the 850 children. This picture only represents 1 truck of food, many more arrived that day.
30 September 2017
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16 June 2017
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22 May 2017
Last week it was the start of a new school year for the children in Thailand. All children do need at least 2 uniforms, 1 sports kit and a scouting uniform to be allowed to attend school. Thanks to all your donations we were able to buy 100 uniforms. We believe that education is the basis for a good future. Thank you all for your donations.
27 March 2017
We are very happy to announce that (thanks to you) we have donated 100 school uniforms and 75 pair of shoes for our students. It is essential that all our children attend school. The residents of the Father Ray Children’s Home attend 14 different schools and they must be provided with 2 regular school uniforms, a Scouts uniform and a sports kit. Thanks to your donations and on-line orders 25 children can attend a new schoolyear starting in May. Besides the so-needed donations we can see that many Dutch football fans have booked their trips by using our internet link. Thanks for this.
23 December 2016
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21 December 2016
3 December 2016
On 29th of November Smile on a Face provided a meal for 120 ‘street’ children in Thailand. The meal was quit basic Thai food, but the children loved it. And for sure it was very spicy. Did you know that for only € 0,75 we can buy a meal for a child?
8 August 2016
Last Friday Pan received her electric wheelchair donated by the Smile On a Face Foundation. In this short movie you can see her with and without the new chair. Pan is now capable to work and take care of this and future wheelchairs. She is extremely happy with this and would like to thank all of you who made this possible.
10 july 2016
5 june 2016
1 June 2016
On June 26 2016 Cindy Scheele wil run in Roosendaal 10 Km on behalf of our foundation. You can support her by visting This page.
21 May 2016
6 May 2016
Thank you Nordnes Survey and Pilot team for your very generous donation to the foundation. An upload of the Nordnes Pilots team will follow. but they dont have these nice shirts yet.
1 May 2016
17 March 2016
Each year on March 17th St. Patrick's day will be celebrated all over the world. In Pattaya they have each year a parade. All donations made during that day will go to the Father Ray Foundation. Besides that the money is urgently needed it's a nice day out for the children as well. They all had a good time.