Fair Opens With More Organizations Hoping for Financial Backing
The second annual China Charity Fair opened last Saturday with more exhibitors compared to last year. The numbers of small charity groups and organizations climbed to 828 compared to 544 last year, meaning more are hoping to garner more attention and gain developmental support in facing one of an organization’s common problems is the lack of financial backup.
Shenzhen Xinhai Rehabilitation Center for Special Children founder Chen Lan said that she had to pay for the children’s treatment using her own money after parents left without paying their bills and has already spent more than a million yuan in helping these children with special needs. Another group called Love Save Pneumoconiosis that was founded in 2011focuses on the health of migrant workers who are affected with the diseases that is caused by inhaling dust in mines so far collected 7 million yuan but is stretched as much as they can to help the 6 million patients with the disease especially in rural areas in China.
The director for the social welfare center in Wuzhong in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Yang Xiaojuan said that the roles in running a charity were already transferred to social organizations of the government. It has already brought benefits to the citizens of Wuzhang and is hoping that more enterprises will be more willing to invest in the city in hopes to improve the quality of life.
A annual report published by the China Charity and Donation Information Center said that donations in 2012 have reached more than 80 billion.