The China Post
Date: December 13, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The CTBC Charity Foundation (中信慈善基金會) kicked off its three-month
fundraising event Monday for children in rural areas of Taiwan, contributing NT$2 million to the Light Up a Life (點燃生命之火) fundraiser.
Light Up a Life, an event held by the CTBC Charity Foundation for 32 years, is intended to raise NT$100 million for children who live in rural areas of Taiwan. Foundation chairman Jeffrey Koo Jr. called on companies to open their hearts to give these children hope, lighting up a 17 meter Christmas tree-shaped music box at the CTBC Financial Park in Taipei’s Nangang District.
School children and parents from Chiayi County’s Zhonghe Elementary School attended a Christmas-themed event featuring an outdoor ice skating rink. The school is located among 18 communities that are supported by the foundation through its “Taiwan Dream” initiative.
“No kid should be deprived of their right to smile and chase after their dreams due to geographic disadvantages,” Koo said, adding that the foundation hoped to give children a better chance to succeed by ensuring that they receive an education and don’t go hungry. [FULL STORY]