Free Shipping on orders over $75
✈️ Members Get $4.95 Flat Rate Shipping... Join Now!

Our Stories | Mexicali Blues Blog — friends of thai daughters

GLOBAL GIVING, SHARING SMILES: FRIENDS OF THAI DAUGHTERS

GLOBAL GIVING, SHARING SMILES: FRIENDS OF THAI DAUGHTERS

While traveling through Northern Thailand in 2002, two women, Jane McBride and Patricia Zinkowski, discovered fifteen girls living in an abandoned school in the village of Doi Luang. The girls had little adult supervision and were trying to survive as best they could in an area known for human trafficking agents. Pattie visited us at Mexicali Blues recently to share the whole story of how this chance meeting led to the creation of Friends of Thai Daughters: an awesome organization dedicated to protecting girls who were trafficked or who, due to poverty or social status, are most vulnerable to trafficking, by offering them a safe living environment and an education.

These girls come from the hill tribes of Northern Thailand and are typically ages 8 to 23, without documentation or citizenship, orphaned, and/or victims of abuse. The shelter, support, and skills they receive from Friends of Thai Daughters can completely transform their lives.

These girls and young women live happily and healthily in a bright, cheerful safe house called “The Sunflower House.” Visiting the Sunflower House and seeing these wonderful young ladies grow and flourish over the years is one of the things we most love to do when we visit Thailand! Not only are we grateful to know these incredibly vibrant young people, but we are honored to continue to support their well-being.

In fact, if you have ever shopped at Mexicali Blues, YOU have contributed to creating a safe and healthy environment for these and other young girls in Thailand who would otherwise be at high risk for human trafficking. With 1% of all purchases going back to programs like Friends of Thai Daughters, your contribution is essential to our philanthropic endeavors. . . so, THANK YOU! (Learn about other organizations we support here)

At Mexicali we strongly believe that we all need to be aware how our choices as consumers can contribute to a shameful world problem and use our purchasing power—and philanthropy—to prevent it!

You can learn more about Friends of Thai Daughters and their fight against human trafficking in Thailand on their website  and on their Facebook page

GRATITUDE, GOOD VIBES, AND GIVING BACK: WHAT’S NEW IN OUR WORLD OF GOODS

GRATITUDE, GOOD VIBES, AND GIVING BACK: WHAT’S NEW IN OUR WORLD OF GOODS

“In November, people are good to each other.” —Cynthia Rylant, In November The holiday season is finally here, and we’re bursting with gratitude, good vibes, and great plans to give back! Isn’t it amazing how November’s colder temperatures and longer, darker nights draw us closer to those we love and fill us with gratitude for […]

The post GRATITUDE, GOOD VIBES, AND GIVING BACK: WHAT’S NEW IN OUR WORLD OF GOODS appeared first on Mexicali Blues Blog.

Read more

A (POWERFUL) POSTCARD FROM PETE & KIM: A SPRINGTIME VISIT TO SUNFLOWER HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

A (POWERFUL) POSTCARD FROM PETE & KIM: A SPRINGTIME VISIT TO SUNFLOWER HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Pete and Kim Erskine visit Thailand several times each year to search out fabulous new finds and stock up on our customers’ favorite fashion essentials. Over the years time spent with local makers and purveyors has become more like a visit with friends and family. On their most recent journey, Pete and Kim left the […]

The post A (POWERFUL) POSTCARD FROM PETE & KIM: A SPRINGTIME VISIT TO SUNFLOWER HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND appeared first on Mexicali Blues Blog.

Read more

A (POWERFUL) POSTCARD FROM PETE & KIM: A SPRINGTIME VISIT TO SUNFLOWER HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

A (POWERFUL) POSTCARD FROM PETE & KIM: A SPRINGTIME VISIT TO SUNFLOWER HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Pete and Kim Erskine visit Thailand several times each year to search out fabulous new finds and stock up on our customers’ favorite fashion essentials. Over the years time spent with local makers and purveyors has become more like a visit with friends and family. On their most recent journey, Pete and Kim left the […]

The post A (POWERFUL) POSTCARD FROM PETE & KIM: A SPRINGTIME VISIT TO SUNFLOWER HOUSE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND appeared first on Mexicali Blues Blog.

Read more

Global Goodness, Thailand Edition: Friends of Thai Daughters

Global Goodness, Thailand Edition: Friends of Thai Daughters

While the choices we make in our Mexicali travels are always with integrity and compassion in mind, we know the impact we make as a small business is often not as far-reaching as we would like.  Many countries in the world, amidst their beauty, culture, and amazing communities, sadly still have sweatshops and human trafficking. […]

The post Global Goodness, Thailand Edition: Friends of Thai Daughters appeared first on Mexicali Blues Blog.

Read more

Shopping Cart