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AmCham South China raised over 3m RMB to alleviate poverty in Guangdong

2018-February-6       Source: Newsgd.com

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China), for its 8th consecutive annual charity drive returned on February 2nd with a selected group of business and community leaders including executives from multinational corporations to Wuxing Village for the second time.

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China), for its 8th consecutive annual charity drive returned on February 2nd with a selected group of business and community leaders including executives from multinational corporations to Wuxing Village for the second time.

 

Donation Ceremony held during the 2018 GZ FAO-AmCham South China Annual Charity Theme Event (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Cash donations of 300,000 RMB and in-kind donations valued at 3,129,517 RMB were raised at this year’s charity drive. Clothes, educational materials, bedding, food, stationery, and headsets were donated from member companies.

All donations will be properly processed by the Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation, and cash donations will be used to save lives of orphaned children in need of immediate life-saving surgery, and to help Wuxing Village combat poverty.

Free Medical Checkup for Villagers provided by Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

On February 2nd, a team of medical professionals from the Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center and the Sanitation Center of Zhuanshui County co-offered free onsite medical checkups and consultations for villagers. The delegation also visited local families in need of assistance, allowing AmCham South China to learn more about the villagers’ living conditions.

According to official statistics, Wuxing Village, located in Wuhua County, Meizhou, covers an area of 11.5 kilometers and houses a population of 4,034 people, comprising of 82 relatively poverty-stricken households (252 people). Before the Chamber’s charity efforts last year, Wuxing Village was home to 157 poverty-stricken households (909 people), a preliminary census has shown.

For years, the Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries of Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Bureau, Guangzhou Charity Association of Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, and Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation have been partners of AmCham South China and AmCham South China Charity Theme Events.

Editor: Jasmine

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