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AmCham South China Helps Impoverished Wuxing Village Battle Poverty with RMB3,429,517 (US$545,233) in Cash and In-kind Donations from Members

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MEIZHOU, China, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China), as its 8th consecutive annual charity effort and 2nd year to visit Wuxing Village, yesterday returned with a selected group of business and community leaders including executives from multinational corporations to Wuxing Village.

Donation Ceremony of 2018 GZ FAO-AmCham South China Annual Charity Theme Event Free Medical Checkup for Villagers provided by Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center

Cash donations of RMB200,000 (US$31,797) from Mead Johnson Nutrition and RMB100,000 (US$15,898) from Jingxing Real Estate and in-kind donations of RMB3,129,517 (US$497,538) were raised in this year’s charity effort. In-kind donations included products at market value of RMB60,000 (US$9,539) from P&G, RMB20,000 (US$3,180) from Apex Tools and Orthopedics, and RMB3,000,000 (US$476,948) from Skullcandy Audio (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.. Products of clothing, educational materials, bedding, food, stationery, and headsets were donated from member companies. All donations will be properly processed by Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation, and cash donations will be used to save the lives of orphaned children in need of immediate life-saving surgery and to help Wuxing Village combat poverty.

On February 2nd, a team of medical professionals from the Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center and the Sanitation Center of Zhuanshui County co-offered free onsite medical checkups and consultations to the villagers. The delegation also visited the local families in need of assistance, allowing AmCham South China to learn more about the villagers’ living conditions.

According to official statistics, Wuxing Village, located in Wuhua County of Meizhou City, covers an area of 11.5 kilometers and has a population of 4,034 people, comprising of 82 relatively poverty-stricken households (252 people). Before the Chamber’s charity efforts last year, Wuxing Village was home to 157 poverty-stricken households (909 people), a preliminary census shows.

For years, Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries of Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Bureau, Guangzhou Charity Association of Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, and Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation have been partners of AmCham South China in the AmCham South China Charity Theme Events.

* Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) to U.S. Dollar (USD) exchange rate on Feb 2, 2018 was 6.29:1.

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