Duringthe three months after our visit to Liangshan, we built a “Charity Canteen” forWuwashe Primary School and offered financial support to 23 students from poorfamilies. Now, children studying at this primary school have new classrooms, anew canteen and new chairs and desks, but these are not enough. Without foodsupplies, a canteen will be useless. Without warm winter clothes, children inbright classrooms with new desks and chairs will also suffer from coldness inwinter. In Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture and Garzê Tibetan AutonomousPrefecture, Sichuan Province, there are many families suffering from deficiencyin warm clothes and food. For people living in cities, it’s hard to imagine howit feels to wear ragged light clothes and worn shoes and eat ice-like potatoesin winter. You may find it unbelievable for China to have such poor areastoday. At first, I found it unbelievable as well, but visits to these areasevery year convince me of this sad truth.
As thewinter is approaching, Yi and Tibetan residents in Sichuan are in urgent needof warm winter cloth. 5.12 CharityAssociation will work with partners to organize a used clothing donationactivity to bring warmth to these poor mountainous areas. We may not get themout of such a difficult situation, but we can offer a channel to convey ourloving care for them. Let’s work together to share our love, bring warmth topeople in need, save and cherish what we have and contribute to the realizationof Chinese Dream.
Clothesto be donated need to be clean, odorless, free from obvious damage (to showrespect to beneficiaries), plain and neat, and items do be donated need to be functional.
Asaccessories for clothing are hardly accessible in remote areas, for clothing withmissing or damaged buttons or zippers, or shoes with missing shoelaces, please mendthem before sending for donation.
Address for donation:
(1) 11 Haizi Lane, Xincheng Town, Zhaojue County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture,616151, Sichuan Province
Qu BiShi Gu: 13882473595
(2)Post Office, Litang County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, 627550,Sichuan Province
A Ga Shi Fu: 1356289983
(3)Duotuo Temple, Gala County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, 626000,Sichuan Province
Gen Rong La Ma: 13990450278
Winter, springand autumn coat, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, sheets, blankets, cups and otherdaily supplies for adults and children (Underwear, shorts, skirts, high heelsor socks will not be accepted.
Pencil cases,writing instruments, schoolbags, erasers, pencil sharpeners, exercise books, skippingropes, ping pong balls, shuttlecocks, footballs, basketballs, toys and teachingmaterials.
Chinese andforeign famous books, science & technology books, storybooks, books forteenagers to learn about science, idiom storybooks, Xinhua Dictionary, idiomdictionaries, magazines for teenagers and other positive publications suitablefor primary and middle school students.
Liangshan YiAutonomous Prefecture, where Southwest Sichuan Province and Yunnan Provincemeet, is the largest settlement of Yi people in China and home to Han people,Yi people, Tibetans, Mongolians, Hui people, Nakhi people, Miao people andpeople of another 7 ethnicity groups. Located on a highland, it is infertileand extremely poor.
There is a town called Xincheng Town in Zhaojue County, Liangshan Yi AutonomousPrefecture. This town is not far away from the downtown, but it will take anhour to reach the town by climbing mountain from a place without roads. Villagesin the town are inhabited by elderly villagers living alone and many childrenthat lead a really difficult life. With poor transportation system, undevelopedeconomy, residents there mostly live on potato growing. With limited supportfrom government, teaching staff and students at local schools have to work andlearn in a very poor environment, and children have to live on cabbage andpotatoes, and most of their stationery and clothing are donations from thepublic. The town is seeking for donations from the public. Wawushe PrimarySchool in Liangshan, Sichuan Province is located at 3,000 meter above sea level.In winter when the lowest temperature can reach more than 10 degrees Celsiusbelow zero, children have to carry with them a small brazier and some firewood toschool in snowy days. To create a warm learning environment for these children,5.12 Charity Association decides to raise funds for purchase of airconditioners and construction of dormitories for these children. Interesteddonators are welcome to contact us at 18862246552, thank you for your support.
Pleasenote that we only accept donations delivered in general parcel by China Post(the cost of mailing with tracking number beginning with PA is the lowest,presentation of identity card is required at local post offices), and the costof mailing by individual donators shall be borne by individual donators.
Itis advisable to pack donations with a plastic bag before putting them into thebox or fabric bag to avoid dampening by rainwater or damage. (Please indicate “WeChat:Used Clothing Donation” on the package)
Schedule andvenues of on-site donation activity in Kunshan:
1. Jiangsu JUSTECH Precision IndustryCo., Ltd.: 2888 W. Chengbei Road, Kunshan
Time: Oct. 14, 2017 10：00-15：00
2. Kunshan Yufu Cooking Utensil Co.,Ltd.: 358 N. Jiguang Road, Qiandeng Town, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province
Time: Oct. 14, 2017 10：00-15：00
Youmay sort out clothes that you do not need any more during the holiday ofNational Day and send them to Jiangsu JUSTECH Precision IndustryCo., Ltd. at your convenience.
Clothingis not symbol of wealth, but luxuries for people in poor mountainous areas.Take some time to declutter your closet and sort out those clean clothes youdon’t need and donate them to children in these areas. Let’s call on the publicto concern with children in poor mountainous areas.