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AmCham South China Kicks Off its 2013 Charity Fundraising Effort with RMB500,000 from Mead Johnson

AmCham Effort to Save Lives of Orphaned Children in need of Immediate Life Saving Surgery, Help Raise Changyuan Village in Guangdong Above the Poverty Line and Help Build Safe Water Facility for a Village in Guizhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) today announced details of its annual charity fundraising effort. This year's program is co-organized by the Guangzhou People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Guangzhou Charity Association (under Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau) and the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, aiming to raise donations of materiel and funds. The in-kind donations will be distributed in Guangdong's impoverished Changyuan Village (part of Meizhou city) on January 9, 2014. Additionally, cash donations will be used to help poor villages and poor causes; finance medical treatments for orphaned children at the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center and to help build a safe water facility for a poor village in Guizhou. All donations will go through Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation with proper receipts issued to the donors.

AmCham South China-Mead Johnson 2013 Charity Theme Events Press Conference
AmCham South China-Mead Johnson 2013 Charity Theme Events Press Conference

AmCham South China President Harley Seyedin disclosed the plans and beneficiaries. He also noted that weeks before the official launch, Mead Johnson Nutrition, had already pledged 500,000 yuan in cash.

Events planned under the cooperative effort include:

1. Press Conference, Nov. 6th

  • To inform the press and the public about the background and action plan of the Charity Theme Events and to build awareness of the need for philanthropy and to collect donations for initiating poverty alleviation projects in Changyuan Village and orphans in need of medical treatment.
  • To call for more donors' participation.

2. Inspection Tour of Changyuan Village, January 9-10th, 2014

A corporate delegation with potential investors and experts will visit Changyuan Village for projects, accompanied by a team from the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center who will provide free medical services to villagers, and build awareness of the need for philanthropy.

Source: The American Chamber of Commerce in South China
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