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Ningbo Charity Federation initiated election of "Charity Stars"

Ningbo Charity Federation recently started the election of Ningbo Top 10 Charity Stars" and "Ningbo Top 10 Charity Enterprises". In May, the federation will host an activity called the One-day Charity Donation and will commend the stars to be elected.

The candidates for the stars will be those individuals and enterprises that made outstanding contributions to the charity cause in Ningbo between January 2010 and December 2011. The qualified individual candidate should be one who has donated at least 2 million yuan to the charity cause and who is well received by the people. Qualified candidates also include those individuals who are very charitable and persistent in donating and volunteering services with moving deeds and great social influence.

The qualified candidates for the top 10 enterprises should be those trustworthy enterprises that have strong social responsibility, donating over 4 million yuan to the charity cause and making active contribution to the charity cause of Ningbo

Sum for social relief in last year: 8 million yuan

In Kongpu Community, 111 poverty-stricken families got aided for the New Year;

residents have got consumer subsidies; people in straitened circumstances are aided with consumer subsidies; the standard of minimum living allowance has been rising; 149,000 aged people have got living subsidies; people in straitened circumstances are secured with various medical services--these are some of the improvements of the living conditions of the people in Ningbo.

Statistics show that in 2011, Ningbo spent 813,230,000 yuan on social relief.

In the year, 149,000 aged people were benefitted by the monthly subsidy of 50-300 yuan. For this program, the city paid about 74 million yuan. Some counties, cities and districts in Ningbo released even more preferential policies in this respect.

In Zhenhai and Yinzhou districts, the monthly subsidy for a centenarian is 500 yuan. In Cixi City, a person aged between 80 and 98 covered by the minimum living allowance has 30% more than the minimum living allowance. 20,317 houses of the aged people have "All-service telephones" installed for free, to ensure they are serviced in emergencies.

In Ningbo 304 rural community service centers were built or rebuilt and the rural community service centers have added up to 1,655, accounting for 70% of administrative villages.

The party committees and governments of various levels are much concerned about the lives of the poverty-stricken people, taking actions to them solve difficulties caused by consumer goods price rises.

By the end of September 201, the city for three times granted consumer subsidies. These subsidies have totaled 23,370,500 yuan, benefitting 172,227 people.

By the end of December 2011, to 43,533 households of minimum living allowance the city had dealt out 207,426,200 yuan as funds of relief, increased by 16% above the same period of the previous year

Charity bazaar held by urban management volunteers

At nine o'clock sharp on January 8, a large charity bazaar as well as the recruitment activity for urban management volunteers, hosted by Ningbo Urban Management Volunteer Association, will be held in all districts and counties of Ningbo.

It is learned that all kinds of handicrafts, creative works, daily necessities and communication equipments, raised by more than 30,000 urban management volunteers, will be gathered on the charity bazaar. In the meantime, the recruitment activity for urban management volunteers will be held and each applicant will get a nice present. It is learned that the money from this charity event will all be donated to those urban management volunteers in need to guarantee a happy Spring Festival for their families

More than 500 medical workers donate blood

As type A and type O blood is in short supply in the central blood bank of Ningbo, many medical workers volunteered to donate blood in response to the call from Health Bureau of Ningbo. Till the afternoon on February 3rd, more than 500 medical workers from about 10 medical establishments have donated 160,000ml blood.
More blood is needed as hospitals receive more surgical patients after the Spring Festival, especially type A and type O. To relieve the pressure of blood supply and ensure the sufficient supply of blood for clinical use, Ningbo Blood Organization has started the emergency mobile blood bank donation campaign since January 1st. Till the afternoon on February 3rd, more than 500 medical workers from about 10 hospitals have donated 160,000ml blood.
During the Spring Festival, blood supply in the central blood bank of Ningbo amounts to 60,000ml per day. But the demand increases after the festival, which leads to a lack of blood in the bank., Xu Haidong, Deputy Party Secretary with The Second Hospital, together with other 20 people went to the blood bank February 3rd for blood donation. "Blood is in short supply recently. As medical workers, it is our duty to donate blood to surgical patients voluntarily", he said
Thanks to the emergency mobile blood bank campgain and voluntary blood donation by medical workers, the supply of blood for medical use has been largely improved. It is said that in the following days, more medical workers will donate blood, making the total number of donors reach 1000

Ningbo Trade Union helping poverty-stricken workers

For the New Year and the Spring Festival, the trade unions of various levels of Ningbo will raise funds of 25 million yuan to help the 30,000 families of poverty-stricken local workers and migrant workers. The other day, at the meeting celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “helping the poor” program, Ningbo Trade Union started the program for the coming festivals. It is reported that the program will have the following activities:

presenting newspapers, aiding the workers of special jobs, helping the workers of serious diseases, aiding the students of poor families, inviting poor people to festival dinners, and giving free trip for migrant workers going home.

From December 23 to the eve of the Spring Festival, Zhejiang Trade Union and Ningbo General Trade Union will organize visits to enterprises and workers in difficulty. According to the plan, 10 teams will be dispatched to visit small and minor enterprises in difficulty, the poverty-stricken workers, the model workers and various people in need. Consolation money and gifts will be given to all the workers in poverty.

From January 12 to 13, Ningbo General Trade Union and Ningbo Branch of ICBC will carry out the program of “free air trip for migrant workers to go home”, and 400 model migrant workers from Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hunan and Guizhou will be given free air trip for their home towns

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