Our friends in Roundabout will celebrate their annual Days of Giving on September 7-9, and as always, with a purpose.
In the three-day event, Roundabout will be accepting donations to support more children in need of medical care and “education initiatives that will give so many children the chance of a bright future.” Last year, for example, Roundabout raised a whopping RMB 5.73 million and had been able to provide medical treatment and other services for 141 children.
Lily Zhou of Roundabout said their annual Days of Giving is celebrated alongside Tencent’s “9.9 Charity Day,” which the company launched in 2015. For those of you who don’t know, Tencent is the parent company of the ubiquitous WeChat; the company’s charity arm, Tencent Charity Foundation, “offers WeChat users an online giving service,” by letting users donate money using their smartphones to support any of the 24,000 registered charity causes.
“For these 3 days, Tencent will match, yuan for yuan, or even triple, every donation made to participating charities on their WeChat fundraising platform,” Roundabout said. “Your daily matching amount cannot exceed RMB 999. If you want to join Roundabout on these charity days and have an impact and make a difference, contact us directly and let’s make it the biggest and best days of giving ever.”
For more information on how to donate, click/tap here or contact Wendy of Roundabout at 138 1111 7756, or scan the QR code below. To see the list of who Roundabout supports this year, click/tap here (Chinese website) Meanwhile, you can drop by any of the Roundabout offices to inquire about their Days of Giving or donate items.
Roundabout Store (众爱商店)
Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Address: Adjacent to Yosemite Villa Compound, Yuyang Road West, Houshayu, Shunyi District, 101318 顺义区后沙峪优山美地别墅西街榆阳路众爱慈善商店 (English contact number: 137 1877 7761, Chinese contact number: 137 1805 3814, www.roundaboutchina.com)
Roundabout Community Centre (云爱汇社区中心)
Tue-Sun, 9am-5.30pm. N4-104, Northern Zone, Shine Hills, No.9 Antai Street, Houshayu, Shunyi District 顺义区后沙峪安泰大街9号院中粮祥云小镇北区4号楼104云爱汇(么么咖啡后) (6040 8794, www.roundaboutchina.com)
Photos: Courtesy of Roundabout