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City launches "Sunshine Action" to help the disabled

Ningbo Commission of Communist Youth League (CYL) and Ningbo Disabled Person Federation (NDPF) jointly launched a volunteer aid program named "Sunshine Action" on Monday. The program organized 30 volunteers, who will offer aids to 46 young people with disabilities in Cixi. More volunteers will be organized for long-term aid service for young people with disabilities in Ningbo’s rural areas in the next three years.

A major part of the program is to help these young people realize their hopes and wishes. Wang Xin (a pseudonym), an 18-year-old boy, is longing for a spring outing. Accompanied by the volunteers, he had a good afternoon in Dapengshan Amusement Park on Monday.

Fang Ke, a teacher in a special school for disabled children in Cixi, is one of the sign language volunteers in the program. She knows it is not an easy thing for young people with disabilities to go for sightseeing. "Like children in our school, except classes and extracurricular activities they had in the school, they hardly had any chances getting in touch with the outside world. Most of them have never been to an amusement park," said Fang Ke. For the

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Ningbo Red Cross initiates Spring Festival charity for needy

Staff members of Ningbo Red Cross Society visited two needy families in Haishu District Tuesday afternoon, offering blankets, rice, cooking oil and other daily necessities and relief fund. The visit put an end to the annual "Red Cross Charity Program", which planned to visit a total of 5,200 people with financial difficulties and donate to them money and materials worth 3.85 million yuan.

Two major fteasures highlight this year's charity program. First, it includes private rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities. Second, non-governmental charity organizations call for the public do donate New Year gifts for the needy people.

The first stop of this year's charity program is Mantianxing Child Development Center in Haishu District. The working staff gave pencils, pencil bags, and other school supplies to the children with autism, and encouraged their parents to go on with parent-child interactions and give the children a better growing environment.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross working staff paid nearly 30 visits to the underdeveloped mountainous areas and islands in 11 counties and districts, and gave new year gifts to  more than 2,200 needy households, the disabled and families of organ donors

New high of charity donations in Ningbo

On January 20, Ningbo Charity Federation announced that Ningbo Charity Federation has raised money for charity as much as 51.3 million yuan, increased by 56.7% year on year. The charity federations of the city have raised money for charity as much as 546,612,000 yuan, up by 23.3% year on year.

In 2013, Ningbo Charity Federation has raised donations for the earthquake as much as 25.3791 million yuan, including 10,32 million yuan for the Ya'an earthquake and 15.471 million yuan on the disaster relief of the Fitow. The general charity federations of the city collected donations of 25.8 million yuan for the Ya'an earthquake relief and 30.445 million yuan on the disaster relief of the Fitow.

In 2013, the general charity federations of the city spent 35.76 million yuan on reliefs of various kind, and helped 14,300 poverty-stricken people, increased by 36.5%. The charity federations of the city have spent 430,676,000 yuan on the relief of 43,400 poverty-stricken people, increased by 19.9% year on year.

Netizens mourn passing of dedicated volunteer

Zhu Zhiping, known as "the most dedicated volunteer", passed away on the morning of January 25. Working as a volunteer for nearly seven years in Beilun District, he left many touching stories in Ningbo. Never absent for seven consecutive years, he completed 2,000 hours of volunteer service. As an active volunteer blood donor, he donated a total of more than 18,000 ml blood. What he had done won high praise from Ningbo netizens, who are lamenting the loss of Zhu online.

"I remember meeting you in World X-CAT Powerboat Championship. We had a little chat that day. I was so shocked to hear the bad news. As a Ningbonese, I am grateful for what you had done!"

"He is a migrant worker. Just met him during the CPPCC. He is a dedicated volunteer and helped so many people. How sad he passed away at such a young age! We should go on his unfinished volunteer career. Zhu Zhiping, we will remember you forever.”

"I still cannot believe this is true since I learnt the news in the morning. I kept thinking of working with him in volunteer activities. He a good man, a good volunteer!"

Ningbo helps build new children's orphanage in Sichuan Province

Ningbo Charity Federation has recently signed an agreement with Ya'an, a city in the western part of Sichuan province, promising to build a new children’s orphanage for the city. After a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Ya'an city on April 20 last year, Ningbo Charity Federation receiving 25,897,473.49 yuan donated by local organizations and individuals.  According to the agreement, the orphanage has 150 beds and cover an area of 5,000 square meters, or a total construction area of 6,000 square meters. Facilities on medical, rehabilitation, education and skills training will be installed.

Ningbo Charity Federation has already sent the money to Sichuan Provincial Charity Federation, who is responsible for funding Ya'an Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau according to the progress of the project. Under the agreement, the construction of the children orphanage will start before April 20 this year, and completed in next April.

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