Crossing Tongji Bridge at the Lantern Festival is not only a folk cultural feast, but also an annual charity festival in Foshan.
In the afternoon of February 19, the 2018 Charity Festival was held in Foshan. Tongji Bridge and its surrounding area had been turned into a sea of love and joy! At the ceremony, when Yang Guoqiang, Chairman of Country Garden received the honor trophy of "2018 Foshan Philanthropic Special Contributor" from Lu Yi, Secretary of the CPC Foshan Municipal Committee, there was lasting applause on the spot.
Lu Yi, Secretary of the CPC Foshan Municipal Committee presents the team leader with a flag, and Zhu Wei, Mayor of Foshan announces the opening of the 2019 "Love in Foshan, Charity Culture of Crossing Tongji Bridge".
During the ceremony, thirty 2018 Foshan Philanthropic Outstanding People, Organizations, Projects, and one Special Contributor were named. Liu Xianfu, a bus driver who drives critical patients with poor economic capability for free, Li Xinghao who leads Chigo Group to extend programs for public good to the Hope Project , Li Yonghua who helps left-behind children, Pan Xiao who helpes "teenagers in trouble" to change...They filled the sea of charity with kindness and composed the movement of charity with sincere, which touched all of Foshan people.
Yang Guoqiang, Chairman of Country Garden received the honor trophy "2018 Foshan Philanthropic Special Contributor"from Lu Yi, Secretary of the CPC Foshan Municipal Committee.
The ceremony also released the logo and slogan of "City of Charity", and the Foshan Institute of Public Welfare and Charity was officially unveiled. The institute is committed to providing talent training, charitable research, evaluation and consulting services for charity industry in Foshan, and to creating a base of charitable projects, tutors and trainees with local characteristics of Foshan.
After years of inheritance and accumulation, the spirit of philanthropy and benevolence promoted by this activity has become the city name card that embodys the spirit and quality of Foshan people.