Starting this past August and running through until the end of the year, Coconuts Media (which also includes Coconuts TV, BK Magazine, Soimilk and Grove: Coconuts Brand Studio) teamed up with brands across Bangkok to aid in Covid relief efforts.
The effort started with Up for Thai (Tong Rod), a group of volunteers from different sectors across Thailand dedicated to help people affected by Covid-19. The group’s main role in the crisis is to collect donated materials, like cash, food, clothing, and disperse them among affected communities. The group also runs a kitchen in their main warehouse to deliver fresh-cooked meals to those in need.
In August, both Coconuts, Chang International, and Royal D teamed up to donated the first wave of materials to Up for Thai. Chang International contributed 19,620 bottles of drinking water, while Royal D donated 15,000 pouches of electrolyte beverages.
A few weeks later, Mondelez International donated a huge container of Oreo Mini packets, chocolate, Dentyne toothpaste, and Halls lozenges worth around 200,000 THB. In addition to this, Crossmaxx Retail contributed 3,396 boxes of protein milk shakes through Up for Thai. Finally, Krungthai-Axa helped deliver an additional 600 bottles of drinking water.
What’s next? From now until the end of the year, 13 Marriott International hotels will be contributing 1,700 boxes of fresh-made lunches to hospitals, including Thammasart Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, Pramongkutklao Hospital, Police General Hospital, Pranangklao Hospital, Children Hospital (Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health) and Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital.
Everyone at Coconuts media would like to give a huge thank you to all of our partners who have contributed to this campaign — and all the volunteers across Thailand who are tirelessly fighting against Covid.