The 2011 monsoon season in Thailand was the worst in recent history. The flooding, which began in July of this year and is only now beginning to recede, destroyed thousands of homes, leaving millions of families and their animals homeless. Your Big Year semi-finalist Barbra Rudolph stated, "Adam and I sympathize with Thailand's struggle, and as young entrepreneurs we knew that there was something we could do to help." Thus leading the duo to create the non-profit event "Tea for Thailand."
Inspired by the efforts of Chris Arnold, CEO of Smaller Earth, and linked by the Your Big Challenge, Adam and I created this fundraiser to not only raise funds for the animals shelters in Thailand but to also raise awareness of the devastating flooding that has been occurring in the past couple of months in Thailand.
Your Big Year is an international competition that aims to link "entrepreneurial spirit to global citizenship"
For more information about the Your Big Year competition, please visit www.YourBigYear.com
To donate to the Soi Dog Rescue Foundation's or for more information, please visit www.SCADbangkok.org
Barbra Rudolph, a senior in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development at NYU, and Adam Butterfield, a senior in the Tisch School of Arts at NYU, are available for interview upon request.