In cooperation with China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, the ministry responsible for disaster relief in China, Half the Sky Foundation has created the HTS CHILDREN’S EARTHQUAKE FUND in order to deliver food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to Chinese children and families.
On Monday, May 12, 2008, at 2.28 p.m. Beijing time, a major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, jolted southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. The quake destroyed many buildings in the area, as well as infrastructure like communication towers. According to the latest reports, more than 70,000 people have died and many more have been injured or are missing.
You can help those affected by this catastroph by making a financial gift to the Half the Sky Foundation, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.
Beijing-based Half the Sky establishes and operates infant nurture and preschool programs, provides personalized learning for older children, and establishes permanent families for children with disabilities. In 2007, Half the Sky was invited by the Chinese government to expand its life-changing programs now operating in 38 institutions to 300 institutions and beyond. Half the Sky ’s long-term strategy is for local governments in China to operate the life-changing programs themselves.
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Every donation – large or small – helps give the children living in Chinese institutions the chance for a better life.