Do you have a heart of gold?
We are looking for 100 people with a heart of gold to help sponsor our Community Support Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
With your exclusive membership to the club you will receive:
- Regular Heart of Gold newsletters.
- Invitation to our private Heart of Gold Facebook group.
- Three nights accommodation* at Heartprint House in Siem Reap, our volunteer accommodation part of our Community support centre.
- Your name will be placed on a heart on our Heart of Gold board at Heartprint House.
- The satisfaction of being an ongoing contributor to the lives of the less fortunate in Cambodia.
How can you become a member?
The first step is to decide to pledge to make a minimum donation of $20 a month for a minimum of 12 months. The donation does not have to be a set amount as long as it is a minimum of $20 and may vary from month to month. Once you have decided to make the pledge either sign up through the donation button or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you further information as well as bank details. Remember the club is only open to the first 100 people.
What am I supporting?
Heartprint Community Support Centre is a non-religious, not for profit organisation.Located in Phum Thmey village, Sangkat Svaydongkum, on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Siem Reap is famous for the Angkor Wat temple complex but little of the wealth generated by the tourist trade finds its way to the poorer farming villages in the area.
Heartprint Community Support Centre is all about creating opportunity not dependency. We want to help people learn new skills and also increase their ability, confidence, and self-worth, enabling people to take control of their own futures. The majority of the families we work with are on the official government poverty list which means they earn less than $1 per day. These families are classed as living in extreme poverty; this means that they have no land or job or savings or support from family members.
Our education and support programs give opportunity for these families to become self-sufficient. Helping to break the cycle of poverty that runs across much of rural Cambodia.
Though our main activities are providing education, housing and awareness, operating in poor villages means we get people in real crisis coming to us for assistance: (no money, no food, no baby milk, sickness, family bereavement etc). We offer help through our Community Support program where we can but we also strive to ensure our support doesn't make people more dependent on aid and become even less able to take care of themselves and their families.
We are currently running or are in the process of setting up the following programs through the centre:
- Community House builds.
- Sanitation program; building toilets and wells.
- Garden and nursery program.
- Chicken and egg program.
- Distribution of medical supplies to Chansor health centre.
- Distribution of care packages; including clothing, produce grown at the centre, hygiene items and more to local impoverished families.
- Accommodation for volunteers to help fund the centre.
Our future goals for the centre:
- Business school; both in centre and remote communities.
The centre also employs Khmer people to assist within it’s program allowing us to train staff and assist families that sometimes may have no means of income.
Heartprint volunteers are constantly holding fundraisers and creating awareness for the cause but this is not enough to keep all of our community projects running and we are constantly looking for help to help the communities we support through house builds, sanitation, care packages and employment opportunities.
* Accommodation is dormitory style and subject to availability. Bookings must be made a minimum of one month in advance.