Date: Oct 28, 2015
Hsu Ta-hang, a marketing officer at the Renan Social Welfare Foundation’s head office in
Taipei’s Shilin District, feels that fundraising has been pretty difficult in recent years, so for two years running he has ridden his scooter around Taiwan, busking by singing and playing guitar along the way and urging the public to donate money for the homeless. Wang I-wen, a female university student who agrees with Hsu’s idea, also joined him on the tour. This was her first time to be away from Taipei on a scooter and take the challenge of singing on the streets, but she says it has been totally worth it.
Hsu and Wang were also accompanied by two salarymen, Wang A-fan and Tai Chun-ying. The four zealous youths set off on their journey from Sanchong on Oct. 10 with a box for people to donate receipts, along with sleeping bags and a guitar. They sang their way counterclockwise around the island by riding scooters and arrived at Keelung on the morning of Oct. 16. Chou Chih-hsiung, a volunteer at the foundation’s Keelung branch, also joined the group, whose efforts have captured the public’s attention. [FULL STORY]