This September, the Shanghai YMCA&YWCA launched fundraising projects during the Internet giant Tencent’s annual philanthropic “99 Charities Day” campaign.
The "99 Charities Day" is China's first Internet charity day, first created by Tencent Holdings on September 7, 2015 together with public welfare organizations, famous businesses, and celebrities.
The Shanghai Hua Ai Charity Foundation and the National Councils of YMCA&YWCA cooperated in the three-day campaign. Donations are designated for children with autism, migrant workers’ children, and very young children, according to the Shanghai YMCA&YWCA.
The National Council of YMCA of China released a project to cultivate the self-care and social skills of children with autism. Meanwhile, special “tea rooms” will be established in communities where they can live and work.
The National Council of the YWCA issued a program on improving the safety of children aged four to six. To avoid children's accidents such as drowning, falling from buildings and burns, more secure community environments will be set up by two kindergartens and surrounding police and firefighter stations, communities, and volunteers. Young children will learn more about security.
The Hua Ai Charity Foundation aims to connect the children of migrant workers with urban children in Shanghai via football games. In this way, they can grow with those urban teenagers.