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How you can support us

You can donate to MSEP online! Tax receipts for donations are given by the Bishop’s University Foundation.

Donating through the Bishop’s Foundation

If you wish to donate to MSEP through Bishop’s University, the link below will take you to the Bishop’s University Foundation’s site for making donations. Once on the donation page, for the designation, choose “other” from the list of options and then manually type in “Mae Sot”. You can then complete the rest of the form. Your donation to MSEP will be processed through the Bishop’s Foundation. You will automatically receive an e-receipt, and the Foundation will send a thank you card in the mail.

Of course we are also happy to receive donations by cheque at our project address:

Box 67, Champlain College – Lennoxville
2580 rue College
Sherbrooke, QC,  J1M 2K3

Be sure to include the name of the Foundation and MSEP on your cheque.

How we use your donations

Here is a snapshot of our finances. Although MSEP has occasionally received grants from foundations over the years, the project relies on community donors for core support. If you would like to see a complete financial statement showing how funds are raised and spent, please contact us. We are happy to share this information.

Financial Situation in 2022

As the pie charts below indicate, in 2022 MSEP received wonderful support from our donor community and thus were able to make significant contributions to partner schools in Mae Sot.  What the charts do not really show is that our capacity to send volunteers to Thailand for extended periods has been deeply affected by events of the last years.  While prior to COVID we had teams of 3-5 students going to Mae Sot, in 2022, we supported only one volunteer in Thailand and then for only three months with a cost almost as high as sending several volunteers in past years.  Flights to and accommodation in Thailand have become more expensive, making it difficult to estimate costs going into the coming year.  It will take another year for us to assess the impact of the changes.  However, knowing how important our presence is to our partners, we are actively seeking ways to meet the challenges.

Revenue, 2022

2019 revenue chart: see text below the image for details

Expenditures, 2022

2019 expenditures chart: see text below the image for details

Thank you very much for your support.