Salary do­na­tion event kicks off to help un­der­priv­i­leged

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, United Way of Tai­wan (UWT), kicked off its an­nual fundrais­ing event “One-day Salary Do­na­tion” on Thurs­day to help im­prove the lives of the dis­ad­van­taged and pro­mote so­cial equal­ity.

Chu Tzu-pi, sec­re­tary gen­eral of UWT, said that since it be­gan in 1992, this cam­paign has brought a glim­mer of hope to more than 1 mil­lion un­der­priv­i­leged and over 800,000 dis­ad­van­taged fam­i­lies each year.

The gen­eral fundrais­ing ef­fort in the first half of the year did not meet ex­pec­ta­tions due to slow eco­nomic growth and do­na­tions be­ing chan­neled to vic­tims of ma­jor dis­as­ters, which led to a con­trac­tion of UWT’s re­sources, ac­cord­ing to Huang Chiu- ping, deputy di­rec­tor of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

She hopes the goal of rais­ing NT$10 mil­lion (US$307,688.95) can be achieved with the One­day Salary Do­na­tion cam­paign in or­der to con­tinue UWT’s so­cial wel­fare ser­vice.

To make the event more ac­ces­si­ble to a wider au­di­ence, UWT launched an in­ter­ac­tive web­site ( http:// uwt. unit­edway. org. tw/ 2015one­day­withlove/ in- dex.html) for peo­ple who do­nate online to see ex­actly how many peo­ple their do­na­tion can help.

Through pro­mot­ing the tenets of “Give”, “Ad­vo­cate”, and “Vol­un­teer,” the United Way of Tai­wan has looked for ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to ur­gent is­sues in Tai­wan and has strived to help make the coun­try a more phil­an­thropic so­ci­ety since its found­ing here in 1990.

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