Posts tagged with “Chinese New Year”

Lighting up the world through the classroom

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012

During the 2012 Chinese New Year, a group of volunteers helped the world of some elementary students become brighter … literally!

Two elementary schools in Qiujiadian Village in Tai’an expressed their wishes for brighter classrooms to improve the learning environment.

Volunteers from the Amway Shandong Branch heard about the wishes, and raised money to install new dust-free blackboards with fluorescent lamps for all ten classrooms in the school.

The volunteers themselves donated 18,000 yen ($2,800 US) and another 95,000 yen ($15,000) from the community.

The project was delivered as part of a wish-granting program to kick off the national holiday. The updated classrooms give a reason to celebrate – and a bright path to a new year.

Thanks to Rowley Luo for sharing this story.

Singing in the (Chinese) New Year

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dragon, marked as the biggest holiday of the year for our colleagues in China.

Since 2004, Amway has established its own way to celebrate in some of the eastern and western provinces of the country.

We partner with local charitable organizations to organize New Year Charity Concerts, with most ticket revenues contributed toward helping underprivileged children.

Amway has sponsored 70 concerts in 24 cities, raising $1.2 million. Nearly 15,000 children have been impacted. That’s something to celebrate!

View a slideshow of the most recent concert by clicking here.

Thanks to Rowley Luo for sharing this story.