Charity faces opportunities availed by new technology– Beijing Review

Volunteers collect garbage and disinfect recreational facilities at Lianhuachi Park in Beijing on May 1 (XINHUA)

At the 99 Giving Day, an annual charity event held on September 9, donations poured in from Internet users, enterprises and the Tencent Charity Foundation of technology company Tencent. They totaled more than 3 billion yuan ($443 million), marking a new high in the cause of charity in China.

On that day, various charitable activities were held across the country. Many charities live-streamed their projects on various social media platforms while viewers donated during the live shows.

The Changchun XinYu Volunteer Association in Jilin Province in northeast China received funding from several charitable foundations.

The association engages volunteers from local universities to raise funds for disabled children and children from poor households and offer them tutoring services and psychological counseling.

Launched in 2015 by Tencent, together with other organizations and celebrities, 99 Giving Day

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