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Ningbo Charity Federation got donations of 2.05 million yuan

According to Ningbo Charity Federation, by 16:00 on April 21, Ningbo Charity Federation had got donations of 2,052,410 yuan from all circles of life of Ningbo.

Of the enterprises that had made donations, Fuban Group donated 2 million yuan, the first donor that made the largest donation via Ningbo Charity Federation. Of individual donors, 95-year-old Hong Zhuqing, the oldest donor so far the Federation received, donated 10,000 yuan. The youngest donor is a 5-year-old boy, who donated 10 yuan. Huang Bin, a renowned old man who has helped over 200 students, donated 10,000 yuan. The star-taxi-driver Xia Huixing and his team also made donations.

Shenzhou and Beifa donating to the earthquake areas

According to Beilun District, Shenzhou Textile Company, a company of Beilun District, decided to donate 350,000 clothes to the earthquake affected areas in Sichuan, a donation that is worth over 30 million yuan. Xu Huiguo, Vice Manager of the company, said that over 10 trucks loaded with the donated clothes left for Sichuan on the morning of 21, so that the donated goods should arrive to the affected areas as soon as possible.

The other day, Ningbo Beifa Co., Ltd., decided to make a first donation of 200,000 yuan to the earthquake stressed area in Ya'an. Qiu Zhiming, Board Chairman of company, donated 10,000 yuan in his own name. In the meanwhile, Ningbo Beifa would call on the workers of the company to make donations. The company has also donated stationary to the earthquake area.

Ningbo to deal out 140 million yuan for living allowances

According to Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs, from January 1, 2013, Ningbo started the program to support the poverty-stricken families during the Spring Festival period. The standard is: 1,500 yuan to a poor family in an urban area and 1,200 yuan to a poor family in the country. The living allowances by the municipal and county government will total about 140 million yuan, benefitting about 106,000 urban and rural household with financial difficulties.

The living allowances are to be handed out to those households with the Certificate for the Minimum Living Allowance, the Certificate of Families in Extreme Poverty, the Certificate of Social Relief, the Certificate of Severely Disability, the "three-none people" in urban areas, the rural households enjoying five guarantees, the people who are entitled to special care, the "three kinds of people who made great contribution to the country, the retired party member in urban areas, the poverty-stricken families and other poor people and orphans.

Disabled laid-off woman aids poor students

Shi Liqin, a laid-off worker from Yuyao, sells Dousu Cake (a specialty of Ningbo) every day at the streets of Yuayo downtown.
The 49-year-old woman has crippled legs due to poliomyelitis. She has once worked in a foreign trade company, which was closed this April and she lost her job of a monthly income of 3,000 yuan. But to many people’s surprise, she has been subsidizing two primary school students, one in the mountainous region of Yuyao and the other in Lijing, Yunnan Province. She gives at least 2,000 yuan to the two every year and wants to assist them to finish their high school. However, it is difficult for her to find a good job due to her being disable and old. So she decides to sell Dousu Cake. 
When asked why she is willing to help other people when she is in a difficult situation, Shi says that she has sympathy for those in need because of her own experience. In 2008, she persuaded her families to sign the cornea donation agreement.

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