Want China Times
The nonprofit organization, United Way of Taiwan (UWT), kicked off its annual
fundraising event “One-day Salary Donation” on Thursday to help improve the lives of the disadvantaged and promote social equality.
Chu Tzu-pi, secretary general of UWT, said that since it began in 1992, this campaign has brought a glimmer of hope to more than 1 million underprivileged and over 800,000 disadvantaged families each year.
The general fundraising effort in the first half of the year did not meet expectations due to slow economic growth and donations being channeled to victims of major disasters, which led to a contraction of UWT’s resources, according to Huang Chiu-ping, deputy director of the organization. [FULL STORY]