New Taipei City sale to aid needy calls for donations

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 14, 2020
By: Chiu Shu-yu, Chiu Chih-jou
and Dennis Xie / Staff reporters, with staff writer

Items suitable for donation for a charity flea market on Nov. 21 are displayed by the New Taipei City Environmental Protection Department yesterday.
Photo courtesy of the New Taipei City Environmental Protection Department

Residents are invited to donate secondhand goods for a Nov. 21 flea market, with all of the proceeds to benefit the city’s less-privileged children and teenagers, the New Taipei City Environmental Protection Department said on Monday.

The annual charity sale, in its sixth year, is part of the city’s effort to recycle resources to help those in need, the department said, adding that the past five events have generated NT$3.08 million (US$106,501) in sales.

People can donate by handing functioning items to city staff on garbage trucks or at garbage collection sites, it said, adding that preferred donations include toys, bags, small home appliances and furniture, and bicycles.

The department said that it would set up stalls featuring goods from overseas to give people the feeling of being abroad, as the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for most to travel to other countries.    [FULL  STORY]

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