In wake of the recent earthquake in Sichuan, Beijingers can help victims by donating supplies, money and giving blood.
Drop off donations (see below list) at the Bookworm Beijing by 4pm on Saturday, May 17th. The supplies will be sent to The Bookworm Chengdu.
As advised by the Chinese Red Cross, they are collecting emergency donations only of:
MONEY FOR WATER AND MEDICINE
All collected donations will be sent to The Bookworm Chengdu on Saturday 17th May. For Beijing: Please drop off all donations by 4pm on SATURDAY 17th MAY
Call Alex or Jenny on 132 6421 746
Sanlitun 三里屯 area
Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District
For details of how to donate money, see this earlier post.
The Beijing City International School donation station: The Beijing City International School has also launched an appeal for the victims of the May 12th earthquake, details of how to contribute available on their website. Also, we’ve just heard via a colleague who paid a visit to Lan at lunch that 1 kuai from every meal eaten at Lan and South Beauty nationwide will be donated to Jet Li’s One Foundation earthquake relief fund.
Operation Blessing: Operation Blessing is a Christian charitable organization based in Beijing. They also have an office in Chengdu and are helping to coordinate any efforts to provide aid for victims of the earthquake victims. They work with the China Charity Federation and China Foundation in collecting funds legally and coordinating disaster relief activities.
Corporations interested in helping with in-kind product donation or cash donations; China tax-deductible receipts are available by contacting email@example.com(Chinese) or firstname.lastname@example.org (English) or by calling 6466-9296. SCHOOLS interested in helping with in-kind product donation or cash donations, contact: email@example.com
You can also donate online with the Edinburgh Marathon. Please go to this website, and 100% of donations received will be sent to Sichuan to provide assistance for children and women, including food, water, and medical care as well as physiological damage (counseling in a later stage). The donation will be sent to the local schools and mothers and carers directly through local advisory volunteers
Giving Blood: Xinhua are reporting that China’s health ministry is urging the public to donate blood, they quote a Ministry spokesman as saying "There is a large demand for blood in quake-hit areas and we hope the public actively donate blood. Feedback from the quake-stricken areas shows blood and plasma products are urgently needed." For details of how to donate blood in Beijing see this thread on the Beijinger Forum or this post over at Shanghaiist.
May 25 Three Shadows Fund-raising Event Three Shadows Photography Art Centre will host a fund-raising event on May 25 from 3-6pm. The event will include a silent auction and they’ll be collecting donations too. All money raised will be transferred to The Red Cross. Starting from today, Three Shadows is also accepting art pieces, autographed published matters and other items for a special exhibition that will be held from May 16-25 (Daily 10-6pm). For more info call 6431 9063 ext. 8004.