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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.

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.

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.

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.

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