Catholic Jinde Charities Raises Money in Christmas Party

By Yi Yang, December 28, 2017 03:12 AM

Jinde Charities' 13th Christmas Charity Party

Jinde Charities' 13th Christmas Charity Party

Jinde Charities, the first Catholic NGO in China, raised over 530,000 yuan in the Christmas party held on December 16, 2017.

The 13th Christmas Charity Party served as a connecting bridge between financially disadvantaged groups and people who wanted to help them. The works of ten painters, calligraphers, and masters of arts and crafts were sold to support orphans, poor students, and empty nesters.

Jinde Charities was founded in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province, in May 1997.

A video presented the NGO's efforts in fields like disaster relief, poverty alleviation, caring for the elderly, assisting students, AIDS prevention, and education in the past two decades.

A senior who could not speak and has mobility difficulties used to live on instant noodles, but his fate was changed after being received by Jinde's nursing home. He has a warm home and a companion. Fifty-one disabled orphans are taken care of by 16 nuns and six mothers, feeling love.

The organization collected over 4.5 million yuan in the past Christmas parties, including over 600,000 yuan last year.

Priest Zhang Shijiang, the founder of the Charity, said, "The perspective of faith in the Christmas culture should be extended into an idea of humanistic care and public welfare. Dilute the commercial elements and emphasize donations based on the principle of the celebration with joy, making the celebrating a powerful way to show concern for people." 

- Translated by Karen Luo

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Slow Down

We always rush into things that we do not see what God's plan is in our lives.

Knowing God

Nothing is impossible with God, but how well do we know Him?

Guangzhou YWCA Spreads Correct Concepts of Sex through Cartoons

Since March 27, 2018, the Guangzhou YWCA has been posting a series of children's sex education cartoons on its WeChat account to help parents spread correct sex education to their children.

Head of Bible League International Visits CCC&TSPM

On April 10, 2018, a three-person delegation from Bible League International, including President Jos Snoep, visited CCC&TSPM.

Joy in Sorrow

Why Christians should be happy amidst sorrows?

When God is Near

Being near is not a matter of geography. Jesus is everywhere.

Friendship with God

How do we build our friendship with God?

8 Verses to Read this Palm Sunday

Which Bible verses should you read this Palm Sunday?

Pope Francis Shares Lesson about Gardening and How to Grow into Better Christians

Listen to Pope Francis' latest sermon for this Spring and how relates to Christian growth.

'I Can Only Imagine' Star Dennis Quaid Shares Why He Created Gospel Song 'On My Way to Heaven'

Check out how 'I Can Only Imagine' star Dennis Quaid changed after the movie and how his faith had blossomed further.