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Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali Becomes Sponsor for KIDZ Christmas Party

2003/12/13
BY DOUGLAS HABECKER
TAICHUNG, AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


ˇ@ˇ@The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taichung is currently working with a broad range of government organizations, local and foreign businesses, associations and individuals to organize a very special Christmas event, the KIDZ Christmas Party, taking place on Saturday, December 13, 2003.

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This unprecedented event aims to provide some of the city's youngest and most needy residents with some special love and care at Christmas time. Traditionally, Christmas is a joyful time of celebration and anticipation for children, as they experience the love of their families. Unfortunately, a large number of children in Taichung are less fortunate, with over 1,000 living in orphanages and hundreds more in assisted care homes for those with physical and mental disabilities.

ˇ@ˇ@This Christmas, it is the goal of AmCham Taichung to allow these needy children to experience all the joy of Christmas, by surrounding them with hundreds of warm, giving hearts and big smiles. On the afternoon and evening of December 13, along Taichung's Da Lung Shopping Road, these children will be provided with a special program that includes a dinner, live Christmas music, special performances, appearances by Santa Claus, Christmas presents, games and other fun activities. Over a 1,000 children living at the city's private and government orphanages--such as the Taichung Central Region Children's Home and the Taichung Christian Herald Children's HomeˇXwill bused to the controlled-access location for the festivities, which start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m.

ˇ@ˇ@AmCham is in the process of soliciting sponsors, contributors and volunteers for this worthy event. Significant cooperation and assistance is being provided by Mayor Jason Hu and the Taichung city government, which is helping with arrangements like transportation and the participation of famous local personalities. Support has already been pledged from a diversity of local and foreign businesses and organizations, including Boeing Corp.,

ˇ@ˇ@BP-Capco, Emerson Tools, Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali, McGill International, Nestle Corp., Sunway Electronics, and Taiwan Broadband Communications (CCTV). Media outlets, including all three English newspapers, ICRT (which is helping to solicit support) and CNN's Mike Chinoy, have also expressed strong interest in promoting and covering this event.

ˇ@ˇ@AmCham is also welcoming volunteers to help with various aspects of the event, from food preparation/organization to simply being present to provide smiles and care for the children. Organizers also welcome participation through much-needed cash contributions, which will be used to cover costs of food, presents and other expenses in this non-profit activity.



 
 
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24*seven Magazine 1 
24*seven Magazine 2 
Compass Magazine 
AmCham Website
   

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