thaiworthy wrote:lvdkeyes wrote:So the meal will cost nearly 900 baht. Seems a bit steep to me. These charity dinners seem to profit the restaurants more than the charities. Just my observation!
I have to agree. Unfortunately, all the charity dinners are in this price range. I'd rather just make the donation and eat elsewhere. It appears that the fundraising organizers/restauranteurs must think we are all a tremendously wealthy lot.
Yes, a ridiculously high price, IMHO...900 baht for the dinner???
Seems as though the restaurateurs are on the bandwagon..
under the guise of CHARITY...which will get a 500 baht donation.
Maybe it should be the other way around...IF for CHARITY?
500 baht for the dinner...and 900 baht for CHARITY!
Yet, the restaurants forget that the real cause in CHARITY...
NOT profit ..as they use the CHARITY good cause and name.
And, true, money is raised from these events...
but really much more should raised for CHARITY.
The CHARITY event does allow the restaurant exposure to many
potential customers by hosting the event...and so it should.
I chuckle when I see the pronouncement on some of the dinner
functions for CHARITY which say that 10 or 20% of the drinks sold
during the dinner will be donated too...such a joke! The cost of booze,
should result in a much higher % donation of drinks sold.
So much for my soapbox...
enjoy your meal!
and please donate what you can to HEARTT 2000...
Dr. Philippe is marvelous...I helped take a Thai boy to see him last week...
and the good doctor said he had already seen 6 new HIV+ patients
during that same day...and one more in the waiting area.
Such an ongoing crisis exists with HIV+ in Pattaya and Thailand.