The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China), as its 8th consecutive annual charity effort and 2nd year to visit Wuxing Village, yesterday returned with a selected group of business and community leaders including executives from multinational corporations to Wuxing Village.
Cash donation of RMB200,000 (US$31,797) from Mead Johnson Nutrition and RMB100,000 (US$15,898) from Jingxing Real Estate and in-kind donation of RMB3,129,517 (US$497,538) were raised in this year’s charity effort. In-kind donations included products at market value of RMB60,000 (US$9,539) from P&G, RMB20,000 (US$3,180) from Apex Tools and Orthopedics, and RMB3,000,000 (US$476,948) from Skullcandy Audio (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.. Products of clothing, educational materials, bedding, food, stationery, and headsets were donated from member companies. All donations will be properly processed by 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.
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 to the villagers. The delegation also visited the local families in need of assistance, allowing AmCham South China to learn more about the villagers’ living condition.
According to official statistics, Wuxing Village, located in Wuhua County of Meizhou City, covers an area of 11.5 kilometers and owns 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 shows.
For years, 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 in the AmCham South China Charity Theme Events.
* Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) to U.S. Dollar (USD) exchange rate on Feb 2, 2018 was 6.29:1.
关于华南美国商会About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,300 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2017, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000 business executives and government leaders from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings. The American Chamber of Commerce in South China is a fully independent organization accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. All AmChams in China are independently governed and represent member companies in their respective regions.
The mission of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China is to promote the development of trade, commerce and investment between the United States and the People’s Republic of China with a special focus on South China; to provide a forum in which member businesses can identify their common interests and discuss solutions for common problems; to work with and advocate member interests with relevant organizations in South China, elsewhere in China and the United States, and to set the standards for corporate social responsibility for the community that the Chamber serves.