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Chinese Christian charities raise funds online

Tencent’s 99 Giving Day, the largest online fundraising campaign, was held from September 1 to 10 this year

Volunteers from the Christian charity, The Beatitudes Foundation in China’s Hainan province are seen during their annual meeting in March this year. The charity is one of a dozen Christian aid groups that have raised funds for their projects to support disadvantaged communities. (Photo: China Christian Daily)

Posted: September 13, 2022 07:53 GMT

Updated: September 13, 2022 at 10:12 GMT

Christian charities have raised funds for their projects to help disadvantaged people, especially the sick and disabled, by encouraging people to donate during the annual philanthropy campaign.

Charities received funds during Tencent’s 99 Giving Day, the largest online fundraising campaign, which ran from September 1 to 10 this year, China Christian Daily reported September 13.

The Ji’nan Faith, Hope & Love Disability Service Center in northeastern China’s Shandong province launched a project last year to help adults with autism find jobs. The charity has received more than 370,000 yuan ($53,449) in donations so far.

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Elim Home in Xuchang City, Henan Province, northern China, raised funds to continue services to orphans and children of prisoners. The charity provides children in need with various supports such as professional counselling, experiential learning activities, spiritual guidance and special learning sessions for children in difficulty.

The “Love My Neighbor” community development and service center in Beijing also launched a fundraiser. The charity provides beds, meals and spiritual companionship to families who come to the Chinese capital for medical treatment of their seriously ill children.

The Shanghai Agape Foundation has raised funds for three groups of people it supports: care programs for people in need, including the elderly, treatment support for children with clubfoot, and help for cancer patients and their families to alleviate their stress.

The National Council of Young Women’s Christian Associations (YWCA) has solicited donations for two projects run by Nanjing YWCA. The projects offer physical and spiritual support to the elderly with thematic lectures and medical clinics and organize various activities for people with intellectual disabilities such as mountaineering, horticultural therapy and outings.

Meanwhile, the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations (YMCA) has launched a new project to help children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 relieve their psychological pressure by teaching them health concepts and life skills. healthy.

The Fujian Suixin Public Service Center in Xiamen, Fujian Province, funds the welfare of 20 mentally handicapped young people.

The Renai Marriage and Family Service Center in central China’s Anhui Province also participated in the campaign. The group provided solutions to marital problems through themed talks, salon activities, and couples’ camps.

Amity Home of Blessings in Nanjing in Jiangsu province provides services for children with autism. He joined the fundraising campaign to support children with autism to help them receive an inclusive education by improving their study habits and learning abilities as required by public schools. The funds raised will also be used to pay part of the rent of the institutions used for the education of the children.

The Amity Foundation has also rolled out two projects in Shanghai with donor funds, according to the report.

Ark Caring Home provides residential and caring services to cancer patients and their families, and the Dorcas Palliative Care Center provides volunteer training and care visits for children with advanced cancer and people elderly with serious illness.

The Beatitudes Foundation of Hainan Province in southern China has raised funds to help treat children with thalassemia.

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