Marathon Hopes to Raise Money for Warm Bags Program
Organizers for the Yantian Mountain Marathon are planning to raise more than 3 million yuan of for the Warm Bags program that will benefit 21,000 children found in the western mountainous provinces and regions in China. This will be the fourth Run for Love Yantian Mountain will be scheduled for December 16.
With only a few weeks to go Shenzhen Mountaineering and Outdoor Sports Association and the Shenzhen One Foundation who are the organizers of the marathon have so far raised money to purchase 15,000 warm bags which in turn were filled with gifts and goods. Each gift bags were worth 150 yuan each. The raised money mainly came from registrations fees or donations from various organizations and companies, donations and sponsorships as well.
The Warm Bags contains clothes, gloves, quilts, school bags and cream and will be sent to families in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Hunan provinces and to orphans in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Shaanxi, Guangxi and Gansu. The donations will help the families and orphans to keep themselves warm during the harsh winter.
Although the registration has closed people who wish to donate or contribute can give their donations online to the Warm Bags project through One Foundation Website.