AmCham South China's Charity trip to Changyuan Village on January of 2015. [provided by AmCham South China]
A medical team was sent to Changyuan Village in 2014. [Provided by AmCham South China]
American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) unveiled details of its annual charity project on October 13th. Charitable funds and materials will be put on medical aid for sick orphans and helping poor villagers in Meizhou live out of poverty.
This year Amcham South China will again cooperate with Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation and Guangzhou Charity Association (under the Bureau of Civil Affairs of Guangzhou Municipality) to raise money and materials.
Sick orphans in Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, especially those with congenital heart disease, will receive funds. Charitable funds will also be distributed to people in Changyuan Village of Meizhou City, and poor villages around it, helping villagers live out of poverty. All donations will be collected by Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation.
AmCham South China will organize experts and representatives from enterprises to visit Changyuan Village at the end of this year or in the beginning of next year. Coincidently, a medical team from Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center will be sent to hold a free clinic to locals.
Harley Seyedin, the President of AmCham South China, disclosed the plans and beneficiaries. He also noted that weeks before the official launch, Mead Johnson Nutrition, had already pledged 400,000 yuan in cash.
“We have run this charity project for 6 consecutive years, and we are very delighted to see that great changes have taken place in villagers’ life. In future we will continue to help sick orphans, their families and those who need helps.” Harley Seyedin said at the press conference.