GPHL donates 130,000 masks to elderly and young residents in Guangzhou
2020-03-27 17:02:37 GPHL GPHL
As of March 19th, GPHL worked with 201 social workers’ centres and 80 volunteer service booths in Guangzhou to distribute 60,000 free masks to 6,000 financially vulnerable elderly and young residents, and provided other volunteer services, such as door-to-door haircuts and online counselling.
Meanwhile, GPHL donated Wanglaoji and Ci Ning Ji drinks to volunteers that took part in these activities.
Donating the masks
Volunteers receiving Wanglaoji and Ci Ning Ji drinks
On March 20th, GPHL randomly selected 7,000 users of 70 years old and above from the 'Suikang’ system, and each person received ten free masks. The next day, a message was sent to inform those people that their masks would be delivered straight to their doors.
GPHL initiated ‘Suikang Charity’ (穗康公益) through the WeChat mini program ‘Suikang’ on March 13th, and launched its annual campaign to reclaim expired medicine via the same program that day. The mask giveaway was Suikang Charity's first community activity this year.
On March 8th, to celebrate International Women’s day, GPHL gave out 38,000 masks for free to 3,800 female users randomly selected on the 'Suikang’ system.
Volunteers give masks to young residents.
Authors: Michelle, Monica
Editor: Simon Haywood