BEAN• “There is more to life.”• Community outreach organization, registered Chinese charity with 3,500 members, the majority of whom are Chinese. Over 1000% growth in three years.• Volunteer-run. No one on salary.
What kinds of work does BEAN do?• Service Projects: migrant schools and community centers, foster homes, orphanages, elderly care centers, centers for the disabled, centers for animals, environmental projects, occasional partnering with other charity groups on specific events.• Community-Building: social events to bring people together and fundraising for our projects.
What is BEAN’s ethos?• Volunteer needs are equally as important as charity needs.• What we promise volunteers: no language requirements, free, hands-on, no hassle, GREAT EVENTS.• What we promise charities: confidentiality, respect their wishes, bring our own supplies, mentor/support them, GREAT EVENTS.• What we get for that: loyal volunteers and charity partners.
How much was donated?• Over 4,000 RMB• Thank you on behalf of the charities you supported for providing them with much- needed supplies!
Where did it go? Part 1 Games for Sunshine Home 1056.10 RMB
Where did it go? Part 4 Diapers for Orphanage 990 RMB
Why is donating money so hard?• Accountability/Due Diligence/Checks and Balances – comprehensive process, even when working with our direct partners• TIME – For example, this project took 50+ hours.• Many groups want access for cash – Why is that illegal? What are the ethical boundaries?
To Find Out MoreIf you’d like to get involved on your own, you’rewelcome to join us athttp://shanghai.beanonline.org!