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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.

Clothes donated for Yiliang quake victims

Ningbo Outdoor Emergency Rescue Team received a total of more than 2,000 clothes in a recent public charity donation for Yiliang quake victims in Yunnan Province. The donated supplies have been transported to a non-governmental earthquake relief workstation after being classified and packed.

The charity donation started on October 24. The public in Ningbo soon opened their heart and wallet for disaster victims.

An owner of a footwear store donated 600 pairs of new shoes. A citizen surnamed Ye donated new stationery for kids as well as 5,000 yuan as the transportation fare. Similar charity donations were also held in Yinzhou and Beilun districts.

City held its first Deaf Games

Ningbo held its first Deaf Games last Friday in Nandu Hotel and Xiaoshi Secondary School. Sponsored by the Municipal Disabled Persons' Federation, the Municipal Sports Bureau, the Municipal Education Bureau, and the Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau, the event was organized by Ningbo Disabled Sports Association.

During the event, 200 athletes(aged from 13 to 24) from Ningbo's 11 counties and districts competed for track&field, swimming, table tennis, and badminton. The field events include high jump, long jump, shot put, discus, and javelin while the track events covers 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1,500 m, and 3,000 m race. The swimming events and table Tennis events were held in the Nandu Hotel and gymnasium of Xiaoshi Secondary School last Friday afternoon. Track&field and badminton events were held last Friday afternoon and last Saturday morning in Xiaoshi Secondary School. The Games is also a selection of outstanding deaf athletes for the third Deaf Games in Zhejiang Province

Charity party held to raise funds of kids

A charity concert aiming to raise funds to solve the lunch problem of poverty-stricken kids was held at the Ningbo Grand Theater on the evening of July 28. The concert was sponsored by Ningbo AFANDA Supply Chain Company and Ningbo Xinyi Cultural Transmission Company, which jointly initiated The 0.1 Yuan Charity Lunch Project.

1.795 m yuan raised on charity day

Ningbo Charity Federation (NBCF) held its annual charity day this Tuesday and raised a total of 1.795 million yuan, which includes 240,000 yuan from 83 organizations and 1.555 million yuan from 7,496 personal donors.

The top company donor is Ningbo branch of Zhejiang Tobacco Company which donated 100,000 yuan. Meanwhile, staffs of Bank of Communications donated a total of 99,635 yuan, making the largest group donation. Next to Bank of Communications are staffs of Ningbo Supply and Marketing Cooperative and Ningbo bank of Construction Bank, each donating 72,655.5 yuan and 70,000 yuan respectively.

The portion of individual donations keeps rising. Twenty-seven donors contributed 70,026 yuan, or an average of 2,594 yuan per capita.  The figure includes 20,000 yuan from a resident named Ying Yun, and 10,000 yuan from another resident named Wang Jueqing, 10,000 yuan from an anonymous donor, and 5000 yuan from the 94-year-old Hong Zhuqing.

Meanwhile, the title sponsorship of many small charitable founds has attracted people's attention. Twenty-five individuals (households) became title sponsor of charitable foundations by donating 1.08 million yuan. Up till now, NBCF has received 731,000 yuan. Ms. Li, the largest personal donator, set up a foundation named "Sunny Fund" by donating 500,000 yuan. Setting up small charitable foundation is a new program launched by NBCF. Anybody who donates 10,000 yuan or more can create a charitable fund and choose a name for the fund. These funds are used to help needy students, poverty-stricken people, the disabled, and the elders, and in other social welfare undertakings. A donor can choose one type for his or her fund and NBCF will help to set up the fund according to the donor’s wish

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