The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) has announced that contributions from its annual fund raising campaign will go toward saving the lives of orphaned children in need of immediate, life-saving surgery and helping raise the living standards for people in a few impoverished villages.
The fund drive received a quick kickstart with donations of 130,000 RMB from Mead Johnson and 100,000 RMB from Jingxing Real Estate.
In-kind donations made by the Chamber and its members will go to Wuxing Village in Meizhou City and neighboring villages this year and early next year to help bring residents’ lives above the poverty line. Cash contributions will be used to finance medical treatments for orphaned children at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center and to help the poor villagers. All donations will go through the Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation with proper receipts issued to the donors.
AmCham South China President Harley Seyedin disclosed that the pledges from Mead Johnson and Jingxing Real Estate were made weeks before the official launch of the fund drive.
This is the 7th consecutive year of AmCham's charity activities. As a foreign business organization with long-term dedication to the public welfare of the area, the Chamber hopes to focus more attention from all sectors of the community on the development and growth of the poor population and the severe medical conditions of sick children.
The fund raising campaign is co-organized by the Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Guangzhou Charity Association (under the Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau), the Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation, and the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center.