We hope you all had a great summer! It has been a busy one for us here at SVG. We have been hard at work kicking off new partnerships with different NGOs and organizations, traveling all over China to conduct field research, and celebrating the wedding of one of our team members.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Guanaitong. A subsidiary of CIIC (China International Intellectech Corporation), this company is a third party human resources agency that helps large corporations outsource their clients’ benefits options. Guanaitong wanted to do its part in giving back and came to us to think through different CSR program options.
We setup a pilot program where clients can support grassroots NGOs by donating points they have accumulated through Guanaitong’s benefits program. Guanaitong then translates the points into RMB that will be used to fund specific items such as a one-day supply of food for a child-in-need. We selected Cerecare, an NGO in Shanghai with a longstanding track record of helping children with cerebral palsy for this trial period. With transparency being a large concern for donors in China, SVG is dedicated to making sure the funds being donated are actually being used for the originally stated intent. At the end of the donation period, we will verify this and send a report to those who donated through Guanaitong. We will also set up volunteer events for those who donated so they can meet the children they are supporting and see the great work Cerecare is doing.
Guanaitong has set a goal of 13,200RMB for the two-month donation period. They have been receiving a very positive response from their clients who have already reached 55% of the goal with only a few weeks into the donation period. We look forward to seeing the positive impact Guanaitong and its clients have.
We are excited to announce Golden Ribbon of Guangzhou has published a great short video, which gives a short history of the organization and an overview of the programs they are implementing. This organization supports children and the families of children battling cancer. They have many programs through which they support these families and children but their most famous program is called "Dreams Come True" where they help the wishes of these children become a reality. We have been partnering with Golden Ribbon for one full year now and believe it is a pioneer in China's social sector. Please take a look at their video and let us know what you think.