We are five international exchange students at NTU who feel we have been welcomed to Taiwan with open arms. In the spirit of the generosity and warmth of the Taiwanese people, we would like to give back by partnering with Andrew Charity Association to provide children in the Taipei area with Christmas gifts in addition to their monthly food boxes delivered by Andrew Charity Association.
幫助誰呢？Who we want to help
本次專案主要幫助安得烈慈善協會在新店地區所援助的弱勢家庭孩子 ，儘管是在熱鬧的新店區，卻是在這城市的邊緣 ，大多家庭經濟狀況不佳。家中的照顧者為了生活需要外出工作，通常孩子們下課後就會到課輔班讀書寫作業，等到晚上家長再來接回去。因著看見他們的需要，課輔班老師幫忙向安得烈慈善協會申請食物箱的幫助，攜手關懷這些孩子的生活需要和課業照顧。
This crowdfunding project aims to help children in New Taipei’s Xindian district that receive services from Andrew Food Bank. The families that receive assistance from Andrew Food Bank live on the outskirts of a vibrant Xindian District, yet their economic situations are dire. The guardians of these children work until late, so the children often go to an after-school daycare to finish their homework and wait for their guardians to pick them up. Their teacher at the daycare saw that these children needed assistance and sent an application to Andrew Charity Association to help provide support together.
The food boxes from Andrew Food Bank are what these children look forward to the most every month. With the Christmas holidays coming up very soon, we hope to give them another reason to smile in addition to their boxes of food…something small but enough to surprise them and let them know that someone out there cares about them.
「聖誕送暖」的理念 / Why "A Smile for Christmas"
The holidays are a wonderful, joyous time of the year, and through the act of giving, we show that we care for our friends, family and loved ones. This holidays, however, can also be a tough time of the year for those with lesser means. That's why this Christmas, we want to let a child in need know that we are thinking of them, even if they cannot see us. A gift is a great symbol of love and hope. Our hope is that your gift will let them know that there is a community that cares about them, and help bring joy and happiness. We are aware that not all celebrate Christmas in Taiwan, but even with our different cultural backgrounds, we may share the idea that the winter holidays is a time for giving and sharing with our family and community. And so we hope that in the giving of presents it will help the children enjoy the end of the year and share in this experience too.
我們的目標 / What we hope to achieve
Andrew Charity Association relies on monthly donations to serve over 5000 children in need across Taiwan. We hope to help raise funds for children in need in the Taipei area for their December food boxes and a small Christmas gift for them.
贊助人可怎幫忙? How you can help!
We believe that Christmas should be special for everyone. Help us make that true by donating to Andrew’s Charity! Our goal is to raise funds so that as many children can receive a food box and Christmas gift as possible. We are partnering with Andrew Charity Association whose work is dedicated to helping children from under-privileged backgrounds. By donating through Dodoker, you can make sure a child in need receives a food box and a Christmas gift this holiday season.
提案人自介/ Who We Are
We are five international exchange students at NTU. Hailing from France, Ireland, Japan/US, Germany/Turkey, and Australia – we almost have every continent covered! Meeting in a nonprofit management class, we were given the project of finding a cause we believed needed support. And so in reflecting on our time in Taiwan so far, we realized that we wanted to give back after all the warmth and generosity we had experienced here. Having fond memories of our childhood holidays, we thought it would be nice to somehow give Taiwanese children in need an experience we have been fortunate to grow up with. At the end of the day, we know life can be difficult and disappointing, and so we just hope to make the children smile – to give them a nice experience, and let them know we care.
Our partner for this project, Andrew Charity Association, was established in 2011. The aim of the organization is to help children aged 0-15 years old grow healthily and happily. So far, the organization has assisted 5,000 children and helped years helped more than 220 thousand people. Andrews Charity sends specially boxes with essentials including prescribed nutrition, food, powdered milk, and diapers. They also promote education through scholarships and running camps for the kids.
Andrew Charity Association website：https://www.chaca.org.tw/
資金規劃/ How the funds will be used
All funds raised will directly go to covering costs for December food boxes and Christmas gifts for around 20 children in need in Xindian District in New Taipei.
禮物採買費用 (Christmas gift costs for 20 children) 5,000元
度度客收的服務費 8% (8% Dodoker service fee ) 2,000元
【25,000*1.08=27,000， 27,000-25,000（物資採購費用+禮物採買費用）= 2,000】
回顧費用+運費 (rewards and postage costs) 2,000元
共計 (total funds needed) 29,000元
若超過如何使用? What if we reach above our goal?
As previously stated, Andrew Charity Association serves over 5000 children in need throughout Taiwan. If we are able to raise more funds than our goal amount, this will go to providing monthly food boxes to more children. If we do not reach our goal amount, however, all collected funds will be returned to our donors.
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To our donors,
We would like to thank you for bringing our vision to life and further exemplifying Taiwan’s generosity and warmth. We hope that the holidays are just as joyful and special for you too – whether you are like us, celebrating your first Christmas here, or it is one of many. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!