Date: Apr 16, 2015
By: Lii Wen / Staff reporter
The Garden of Hope Foundation yesterday announced the launch of its annual fundraising campaign for people affected by domestic violence.
This year’s campaign aims to raise NT$5 million (US$159,600) to aid the construction of an emergency shelter for abused women and their children in Nantou County, foundation chief executive officer Chi Hui-jung (紀惠容) told a news conference in Taipei.
The shelter, which would house up to 200 people affected by domestic violence, would cost about NT$40 million to build over a course of three years, the foundation said.
With the annual charity drive in its sixth year, the foundation has joined with women’s fitness franchise Curves to raise funds and supplies for the shelters, calling upon donors to purchase supplies such as powdered milk, tissues, laundry detergent and personal hygiene products. [FULL STORY]