Santa Cause is a community outreach and volunteer event that seeks to engage children and youth through games and educational activities and to create relationships with community leaders to develop scalable long term support.
Santa Cause Bangkok was born during the aftermath of the flood crisis of 2011 when countless squatter communities in Bangkok were flooded for months, leaving many people especially elderly and children in distress. Through our Wipe the Tide flood relief campaign we created the funding and volunteer community to bring positive energy, gifts and games to the children of these communities. We wanted to show that people care about all the victims of the flood disaster regardless the social or cultural background. As events fell during the time of Christmas we took the opportunity to dress up as Santas and his helpers and engaged with hundreds if not thousands of children giving birth to what is known as Santa Cause.
The positive feedback and success of the event promted us to continue Santa Cause with the goal of bringing people together to create something positive in our city. On one hand Santa Cause is one part of the long-term picture of engaging and promoting communities and tapping into the potential of youth through education and inspiration to fulfill our goal of strengthening Thailand's urban and rural communities. On the other hand we want to provide an opportunity for Bangkokians of different cultures to come together, getting to know their city better and giving back to as many communities and kids as possible in meaningful, connecting and lasting ways.