By Josh Trangle, Work and Travel Employer Services Coordinator

Last month, CCI Greenheart had the opportunity to travel to Thailand for a hiring event for the Work and Travel Summer 2015 season. In coordination with Click Education, the Thai agency, we were also able to partake in a volunteering initiative the day prior. CCI Greenheart staff, Click Education staff, host organizations, and soon-to-be Work and Travel participants all donated their time and effort to the Baan Kru Noi Orphanage in Bangkok. This wonderful establishment, run by Nuannoi Timkul, has helped over 800 children since its founding in the 1980s. With more than 100 children currently residing there, it is evident how much of an impact Nuannoi has had in shaping these young people’s lives for the better. We had the opportunity to deliver food, clothing, toys, and much needed items to the orphanage. We were able to play with the children who began to sing and dance in appreciation for the gifts that were brought.

This experience encapsulated one of CCI Greenheart’s missions of community service and volunteerism, and it was incredible to be able to share it with everyone involved.