Stu and the Kids

Charity Support for Poor & Orphaned Hill Tribe Children in Northern Thailand.

Food, Fun and Fundraising: Stu and The Kids comes to Philly

When: Where: 3801 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114 – View Map
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Welcome to and thanks for stopping by to check out our website. Stu and The Kids is a 501c3, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for poor and orphaned Hill Tribe children for continuing their education here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My name is Stuart Skversky or Stu as everyone calls me and I have been a chef many, many years. After traveling all over Thailand and falling in love with Chiang Mai I decided to come back for a visit to give back. I volunteered at a school for poor and orphaned kids at the Wat Don Chan, a local Temple for 2 weeks, it was an amazing, life changing experience. Read More…

Latest News



It is that time of year again and I am so excited. If you came to the fundraiser last year at Vibiana, you enjoyed 15 of the top chefs in Los Angeles cooking their hearts out to help our kids. If you buy a ticket this year you will get to taste amazing Thai-inspired food from over 30 chefs, the best and nicest around! Yup, I said it, 30! We even have chef Lydia Shire flying in from Boston and chef Kim Boyce flying in from Portland, I am humbled and grateful. Of course you will need a few beverages to help you so we have wineries like Pali Wine from Santa Barbara, Youngs Market bringing 4 wineries, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bodega Wine Bar will be serving Singha, Thai beer and for sure our famous coconut bar, ran by Wade as always and a few other surprises

We are also so honoured to have a special chef helping out with our first year VIP ticket. This tickets includes admission to the event, food and beverages but also includes a super-cool celebrity chef cooking demo with the Culinary Ambassador to Thailand and of the Food Network fame, Chef Jet Tila.

There will be an amazing auction with items including hand-made Hill Tribe Silver, Hill Tribe bags, gift cards to the best restaurants, hotel stays, signed cook books from amazing chefs and this year we even have a package trip to Chiang Mai. You can come hang out with me and I will take you to meet our kids, we will goto the orphanage, there will be zip-lining, traditional Lanna style dinner and performances, market tours, WOW!

I look forward to seeing everyone there, it is going to be our BIGGEST, BADDEST year yet. -Stu

And yet another change, lol

Ok so in the last 2 news/blog post there have been changes about the students that we are helping and now yet another………..

Ok, so we always have kids that need help but do not have enough funds to help all of them so there is always a list. In our last news post we spoke about Noinah, her parents passed away in the tsunami many years ago, remember? If not click on the last post and read all about her. Yesterday I went to pay Goong for her first semester of school, books, uniforms and deposit on her dorm room. Noinah and her were going to be studying at the same school and I asked where Noinah was so I could pay her too. Well she decided to become a female Monk. She feels that she has bad luck and a Monk also told her the same. They decided the only way to change this was for her to become a female Monk for a while. I am not giving any kind of opinion on this, I am just saying I wish her all of the best with her life and just want her to be happy. I was very surprised as she was looking forward to continuing her education. I did let her know if something changes that maybe we could help her out in a year or so once we raise more funds, we shall see.

Well now we have a little bit of extra funding to help the next kid in line and that kid is Boong. I met him at The ABC Stratton Foundation several years ago. We are helping Tai our from that same place this year too. Boong wants to learn about elder care and will start his 1 year program this coming Sunday. He was about 75% short but was going to try to do a payment plan but this could be very hard to do and as you all know with Stu and The Kids we like to have all of the funding for the whole time they will study. Since Noinah no longer needed us and Boong did, we jumped in. Boong ail now be able to study, hopefully semi stress free for the next year. GOOD LUCK BOONG!

Below are 2 pictures, one of Boong signing the contract and one of him with the administrators of the school and John the president of The ABC Stratton Foundation. John has looked after Boong for more than 5 years.

Boong and others


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