Eating for charity
Chi Fan for Charity in Beijing last week presented checks totaling more than 550,000 yuan ($88,000) to two charities, Morning Tears and United Foundation for China’s Health, for 2014. Chi Fan for Charity is a modern take on the standard concept of a large, gala charity dinner, in which some of Beijing’s best-known personalities host tables at some of the city’s top restaurants. Tickets ranged from 500 to 1,500 yuan per person, with 100 percent of table proceeds going to the two charities. Following dinner, all dinner guests and supporters were invited to an incredible afterparty where people could mix and mingle and talk about the amazing dinners they just experienced. To date, Chi Fan for Charity has donated more than 3.2 million yuan to local beneficiaries with all table proceeds going directly to designated charities.