Mechai Viravaidya Foundation
Mechai Viravaidya began The Green Village Toy Library with his twin grandchildren because he believes that access to toys should be a human right for all children. By fostering the spirit of philanthropy amongst Thailand's children, he believes that they will grow up to be responsible citizens.
The Green Village Toy Library aims to foster a new generation of community-minded and philanthropic children. The Green Village Toy Library emphasizes four youth-centered concepts: philanthropy, leadership, community service and participation, and environmental stewardship.Read more
Mechai Viravaidya is the Founder and Chairman of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), one of Thailand’s largest and most successful private, non-profit, development organizations. Since 1974Read more
Flow Chart Process 1. Urban children are able to donate toys and books (new and used items in good condition) to several different types of collection points. Children can also deliver the toys directly or have them picked up byRead more
Types of Toys When the toys are received at the Green Village Toy Libraries, they are separated into different categories since children of different ages will desire to borrow different toys. While there are many different kinds of toys, TheRead more
The Importance of Philanthropy Encouraging philanthropy is essential to maintaining a healthy and prosperous society where people can cooperate with each other. That is why the Green Village Toy Library strives to promote this sense of responsibility amongst Thailand’s childrenRead more
Please consider donating to the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation to support ongoing poverty eradication, education, and youth philanthropy endeavors.