By: Chen Cheng-wei and Ted Chen
Taipei, May 13 (CNA) President Chain Store Corp. (統一超商), which operates the 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Taiwan, said Wednesday that it had collected about NT$10.6 million (US$346,000) in donations, in a collaborative effort with World Vision Taiwan, to provide aid to earthquake-stricken Nepal.
The company said it has seen an outpouring of charity by the Taiwan public since it began collecting donations via the ibon electronic kiosks at its 7-Eleven stores on April 26.
In the first week, about NT$7.86 million was collected, with single day record of NT$1.5 million, and by May 13, the amount had reached NT$10.6 million, the company said. [FULL STORY]