Girl Makes Heartfelt Donation
|Oct 4, 2001
By Brian Calvert
The present came from friends of the family, who added
a stipulation. It must be passed on to a charity, said her father, Glenn
Miles. 'It's an unusual gift,' he said.
It took Zoe some time, but she decided on the mosquito
net campaign. 'It was something she could get her hands around,' Glenn
Miles said. The family lives in Phnom Penh.
Zoe said she was glad to contribute. 'Now I can help
two families,' she said after deciding.
Also this week, the campaign received a large donation
from Siem Reap Airways, a subsidiary company of Bangkok Airways, which
is already a contributor. The two airlines will continue their monthly
donations for at least the next six months totaling $1,000 per month,
according to Arisra Sangrit, a spokeswoman for Bangkok Airways.
Classrooms have also become increasingly involved in
donating to the campaign. In April, the Zaman International School in
Phnom Penh pooled together $200, enough to buy 40 nets.
Two schools in the US have contributed to the campaign
recently. A class from Denn John Middle School in Orlando, in the US
state of Florida, gave nearly $370 to the campaign. Students from
Creston Christian School in Grand Rapids, in the US state of Michigan,
Photo courtesy of Glenn Miles
Zoe Miles, 6, sent in a $10 donation along with a note
from her father Glenn on a Cambodian postcard. She received the money
for her sixth birthday and donated it to the Cambodia Daily Mosquito Net
Campaign to 'help two families.' The family lives in Phnom Penh.