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WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET : $10,100 USD
- Goal $US 10,100 / NTD 325,000 107%
- 210/210 Kids 兒童 100%
- 12/12 戶家庭 Families 100%
- 30/30 婦女 Women 100%
2016 12/10 截止日期 DEADLINE
Inspired by the warmth and genorosity of a small Taiwanese child adopted by loving parents in Canada, we are on our fifth year of spreading the generosity of Jia-Xin and Toys for Taiwan to children and families throughout our country!
For our 2016 journey Bright Side Projects will empower kids to create their own gifts through woodcraft and artistry. As per custom, they will also give thanks to those who have been their by their side this tumultuous year and look forward to sharing delicious plant-based meals paired with gingerbread people cookies and hot cocoa.
To make this a reality, by December 10th we will need approximately 325,000NT ($10,100 USD) for three months worth of events 6 areas and one major food and necessiities drive to 12 families in ChingChuan. That works out to a little over $1000NT/$30 USD per child or woman and 6000 NTD/ $200 USD per family. With each milestone we will be able to outreach to more communities and do more with Bright Side Projects.
Will you join us with a small donation for year end activities? This year we are adding in 3 new areas, 5 extra events from Hsinchu, Taoyuan, Taipei, Taitung, Orchid Island, and another orphanage in either PingTung or HualIen.
Who is Santa Jia-Xin?
SANTA JIAXIN is a generous warmhearted little girl who was adopted from Taiwan and is now living in Canada. By a “chance” email back in November 2012 JiaXin’s father contacted me and asked me to fulfill a wish for his then little 6 year old girl. Believing she never celebrated the holidays when she was in Taiwan, she wanted to be able to provide gifts to those who would benefit the most from a little warmth during the festive season. For the past four years we were able to fulfill her wish via delivery of needed items (food, blankets, jackets) and gifts to the children.
In addition to picking up gifts that people donate, locations such as ChingChuan (2.5 hours each way) are quite far so a sizeable chunk of our funds are directed towards transportation. We require at least 2-3 cars filled up with sacks of rice, noodles, blankets, and other necessities for the families. We then go back at a later date for another session for a workshop with kids so that they understand the holidays are about spending time together, not just receiving gifts.
This year we have are adding an orphanage in PingTung or Hualien,Taitung, and Orchid Island ( an island located off the southeast of the country). The transport by car through mountainous terrain one way is approximately 6.5 hours in addition to a 3 + hour ferry ride. We know that when Jia-Xin dreamed of sharing her warmth for Taiwan, she meant all of Taiwan. We hope and know that this will not hinder us so need your help by December 10th!
2016 SPRING SUMMER ORCHID ISLAND WORKSHOP
Winter Solstice 2016
We will continue with our fifth year of spreading the generosity of Jia-Xin to more children and families in Taiwan. In workshops featuring fresh plant-based food and hot cocoa, kids will be empowered to create gifts for themselves and others.
Purpose: Share and spread the warmth and generosity of Jia-Xin through year end activities and shared plant-based meals.
Theme: focused on togetherness, giving gratitude. For our social awareness issue we will focus on the environment.
Campaign Period: 2015 11/14-2016 1/9
Location: Taitung, Orchid Island, Harmony Home (Taipei), Muhsiang Children’s Home (Taoyuan), ChingChuan (Hsinchu)
Target: Children and families who would benefit most from gift & necessities drive and activities.
Number of families: 12
Number of children and women in gift creating workshops: ~150, another ~100 children from Taoshan Elementary to decorate gingerbread cookies
Age range in workshops: 3 – 18 for kids; 18 + for women
As per custom we focus on empowering everyone to make their own gifts instead of simply only giving toys. series of creations focused on woodcraft. We would like to utilize recycled materials and upcycle items from our every day lives.
- Local volunteers will be invited to participate in all workshops
- All workshops will include plant-based meals to share.
**ChingChuan will participate in the fifth annual Santa Jia-Xin Gift & Necessities Drive. Funding will go towards workshop materials, fresh plant-based meals, transportation, teacher, photography fees. A large portion will also be dedicated to providing necessities to families that will benefit the most. Remainder of funds will continue to go towards Bright Side Projects long term commitment in these communities.
Hsinchu / ChingChuan
Date: 2016 11/26
Teacher: Daisy Lin
Children: Approximately 20, ages 5-14.
Majority from the indigenous Atayal tribe.
* Need Big Friend chef, videographer, photographer, drivers with cars
Taoyuan - MuHsiang Children's Home
Children: Approximately 15 children for workshop; 23 for meals. Ages 7-18.
Workshop with woodcraft teacher. MuHsiang Children’s Home targets children who have been affected by domestic abuse.
Hsinchu / ChingChuan Gifting
Hope to achieve delivering gift and necessities to 12 families.
Delivery will be to each home while we drop off the children along with Principal of TaoShan Elementary School and teachers.
* Need a Santa! We do not discriminate based on gender for this role. Also need a videographer, photographer, drivers with cars *
CANCELLED Hsinchu / ChingChuan
Children: Approximately 100, ages 5-13.
Majority from the indigenous Atayal tribe.
Gingerbread decoration with all the kids from TaoShan Elementary School.
* Need videographer, photographer, drivers with cars
PingTung / Hualien
Date: 2016 1/13-14 TBC
Teacher: Daisy Lin / TBC
Children: Approximately 15, ages 5-14.
Orphanage in Hualien or PingTung.
Dreamcatcher, gingerbread decoration.
Will you join us to bring warmth and smiles to the children in our fifth year?
Five years of Love
We’ve always had excellent support from the community. We firmly believe that holidays is not about material items but also about spending time together. Thus a hefty portion of our budget are funnelled to workshops (plus transportation).
In 2012 we created vegan cupcake workshop to spend time with the kids. In 2013 we decorated vegan gingerbread cookies and made ornaments. Most recently in 2014 we had chocolate and caramel apple lollipops in addition to adding tie-dye workshops to add an extra splash of color during these chilly winter months. A ‘forest’ of thank you trees were forged from nature and clay. In 2015 a one-story Christmas tree was forged from plastic bottles and sewless dolls created from upcycled clothing.
With strategic planning and community outpouring of generosity, in our second and third year we have also included bringing the holiday cheer to Harmony Home and MuHsiang Children’s Home. Since we return to the community, has been so amazing each year to watch the children grow.
This is our year end staple celebration and we look forward to it each time! For four years, we’ve had such wonderful support from the local communities, especially in ChingChuan. LaLing Yumin, a local community organizer, Principal Chen (陳聖源) and Principal Su (蘇美娟) from the TaoShan Elementary School, and Father Barry plus Hanna from the Catholic Church. Now we also excitingly include 台東新馬蘭Fukid部落’s 郭幼慈 as a supporting member in our Neighborhood. We can always count on our wonderful gaggle of Big Friends to make the meaningful trip to the beautiful mountains. Because we open up the workshops to the public and also take gift items from individuals, hundreds of people get involved each year. This might not be the most efficient way but we believe in community. For that to happen again this year, especially since we are making our way to the East Coast, we need your help.
Toys for Taiwan $2,600 USD (82,5000 NTD) / 6 Locations / 210 Children / 30 Women
This is in addition to the Gift & Necessities Drive for families and children as we hope those who participate as recipients in the drive can also feel that the holidays are about spending time together over a cup of hot cocoa and not simply about receiving gifts. Like last year we will introduce several local NGOs and children will be able to vote on who they want to donate $1000 NT towards to pass the love on.
Plant-Based Food for Taiwan $1,260 USD (40,000NTD) / 10 Workshops / 210 Children / 30 Women
Workshops are generally a full day so we must provide hot nutritious food for children, which we are more than happy to do. Plant-based creations are made along with light snacks and a cup of hot cocoa. Kids will also have a hand in making their own vegan sweets such as decorating gingerbread people, oatmeal raisin cookies, or caramel apple slices. With each workshop and each year we are aiming to provide even high quality ingredients for meals. This year in ChingChuan we will also aim decorate gingerbread with all the children at the school (approximate 90)!
Gifts & Necessities Delivery for Taiwanese Families $2,500 USD (80,000 NTD) / 12 Families
Families and children that are part of the yearly gift & necessities drive will obtain much needed items for their household in addition to the creation workshop session in January. For each family we estimate a cost of approximately $200 USD (5,000-6,000NTD), this has included items such as organic local foods, fresh fruits, blankets, warm clothes, shoes, and a small gift for children.
- Delivery is to individual families as we work with TaoShan Elementary School and the local church for the recipient list.
- Approximately 60-70% of the budget will be purchasing non-perishable plant-based foods
- Last year we worked with Buy Directly From Farmers直接跟農夫買社 and this year will outreach to more local farmers and vegan business from Bow to Land Farmer’s Market
- This year we are sourcing local organic rice from YuanLi farmers from 苑裡掀海風 and fresh made and jarred items from local vegan stores
- We have sourced pesticide free oats from RUNIVORE who has been a solid partner and supporter of Bright Side Projects endeavors.
Santa Jia-Xin’s Reindeer Delivery $2,000 USD (64,500 NTD) / Taitung, Orchid Island, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu
People like the idea of convenience – but getting items to where those who may benefit from the resources is not always about that. Our core group is based in Taipei and we have on-site locals in each of the locations. But with many of our talents and resources prepped at our base, we need to sort and get them out.
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Taoyuan: by public transport 2 hours each way / by personal vehicle 45 minutes each way
ChingChuan: by public transport 4 hours each way / by personal vehicle 2.5 hours each way
Taitung: by public transport 4.5 hours each way / by personal vehicle 7 hours each way
Orchid Island: by public transport 9 hours each way / by personal transport 12 hours each way (ferry is 3.5 hours, flight is 20 minutes)
Just for Orchid Island the cost for the ferry is approximately $72 USD, airfare $90 USD. For team of six costs approximately $500. Driving down will be about $155 per vehicle with gasoline and tolls – but split into two cars as we also pack equipment and different time schedules. In addition there are 1-2 people who will take the train down. They are taking 8 days off work and will be receiving no pay for their participation in this event.
If we add in the drives out to Taoyuan and twice to ChingChuan with 2-3 cars each time gasoline and toll fees, logistics of purchasing and gathering items before the event, $1,200 is a very conservative budget that might not cover what we need to the full extent but we would really appreciate your support on this.
Santa Jia-Xin's Elves
Our core group that will be heading to the locations include Daisy Lin, Rhea Chou, Joanna Chou, Haichen Hsu, Starry 又又， JiaChi 嘉琪， In each location we hope to open up workshops to local community and will conduct a BSP Training session beforehand. Public registration to the events will be available for all locations – keep posted and join us now!
USD 美金／NTD 台幣
---- 10/23/2016 ---- $880 USD / 台幣 27,940
1. Marco $100 / $3,175
2. Anonymous Marathoner $ 194 / $6,160
3. Stephen Suen $115 / $3,650
4. Austin Lin $50 / $1,588
5. Debbie Liu $100 / $3,175
6. Ben Yang/Ann Lin $291 / $9,240
7. Kevin Dam $30 / $952
---- 10/29/2016 ---- $1,083 USD / NTD 34,415
8. Fong Lynn $158 / $5,000
9. Kevin Dam $15 / $475
10. Runivore $30 $1,000
--- 11/14/2106 --- $4,028 USD / NTD 128,315
11. Anonymous (S) $15 / $500
12. (YouCare JiaXin) $200 / $6,350
13. Soda Su $95 / $3000
14. Paul Tenk YC $150 / 4,600
15. Timothy Robinson YC $100 / $3,175
16. Anonymous YC $100 / $3,175
17. Anonymous YC $30 / $1,000
18. Rachel Huang 黃子娟 $940 / $30,000
19. Liao Guo Hong 廖國宏 $940 / $30,000
20. Lili Lin $310 / $10,000
21. Runivore $65 / $2,100
WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET! $10,100 USD
- December 10th 2016 Deadline / Updated Weekly inclusive of Youcaring Funds 107%
預計預算 Estimated Expenditure:
課程／禮物 Workshops: Gift Creation & Materials: $2,600 USD / NTD 82,500
交通 Transportation: $2000 USD / NTD 64,000
純素美味餐桌 Plant-Based Meals: $2400 USD NTD 75,000
住宿 Accommodations: $680 USD / NTD 21,500
後勤/其他 Logistics/Others: $1,150 NTD 37,000
--- 11/24 --- $4,561 USD / $145,490 NTD
22. Soda Su $90 / $3,000
23. Tina Chen $313 / $10,000
24. Anon 3961 $30 / $1,000
25. Anonymous Marathoner $100 / $3,175
--- 11/30 --- $5,628 USD / $179,453 NTD
26. Omadar & Marc Pauze YC $30 / $950
27. Terry & Guylaine Furness YC $20 / 630
28. Sharon and Bruce YC $75 / $2,400
29. Anonymous YC $25 / $800
30. Jayne Temple YC $36 / 1,150
31. Mike Sollanych YC $30 / $950
32. Mark Miesner YC $30 / $950
33. Andy Hsia 夏偉 94 / $3,000
34. Kaye Yuan $36 / $1,160
35. Lily Lin $50 / $1,588
36. Jenna Cody Lynn $36 / 1160
37. Paula Perry $60 / $2000
38. Jonathan and Gemma Green (YC) X
39. Oliver, Sam, and Rowan Green (YC) X
40. sumo kindersley $30 / $950
41. Rhonda Gilby $60 / $1,900
42. Laura & Jeff Bryer (YC) X
43. Marla Rosenberg (YC) $100 / $3,175
44. Chris Robinson (YC) $100 / $3,175
45. Lou Stillman (YC) $100 / $3,175
46. RIchard Wang $30 / $950
YC (Anonymous) total ~ $125 / $3,900
--- 12/1 -- $6,680 USD / $212,813 NTD
47. 蕭聖穎 $94 / $3,000
48. 21919880 元大 $158 / $5,000
49. 范 家瑋 $200/ $6,340 （指定一戶家庭）
50. 福順股份有限公作服部 $310 / $9,860
51. 中信銀 30132635 $60 / $2000
52. 中華郵 90187513 $30 / $1000
53. Jennifer Yi $200 / $6,340
55. Soda Su $94 / $3,000
59. Anonymous *00530136 永豐 $94 / $3,000
60. Ironman Marcus YC : $100 / $3,175
61. Scott, Megan, Hayleigh, and Caitlin Mac-Flem YC $100 / $3,175
Will you join our journey so Jia-Xin’s dream can come true? If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us and keep updated on the latest Jiaxin activities on Facebook #toysfortaiwan
Toys for Taiwan: http://toysfortaiwan.org and https://fb.me/toysfortaiwan
Bright Side Projects: https://fb.me/brightside.tw
Thank you for your generosity and love for the children of Taiwan!