—- DONATION WEBSITES —-
To donate directly to a Chinese Non-profit, a good choice is Jet Li’s One Foundation. Jet Li is an ambassador for the Red Cross Society of China. His fund, as of 4/15/2008, has raised RMB 10,677,267 ($6,590/RMB 46,130 from Paypal donations)
Click on the “paypal” button
The site is in Chinese only, but I have read it. One key point to know about your donation there:
1. The FULL amount of your donation will be transferred to the Red Cross Society of China.
The website provides full transparency on how its funds are distributed.
I Googled the foundation and found quite a bit of press coverage, so I felt comfortable posting it as a donation destination.
FINALLY! You can now donate directly to the American Red Cross China Relief fund. The link is provided below, before you donate, please read the paragraphs regarding fund use:
Additional information regarding relief efforts by the American Red Cross is provided here
A recent post in this group mentions the possibility that donations to the American Red Cross does not fully transfer over to the Red Cross Society of China. I am attempting to reach the local director of the Red Cross in my area for a clarification on the exact use of fund for everyone, but probably won’t get an answer until tomorrow afternoon.
If anyone has any clarification on the matter please let everyone know ASAP.
All this being said, ARC does have a four star rating from Charity Navigator for its effective use of donations. http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/content.view/catid/2/cpid/43.htm
And your donation will be used specifically for the Chinese Relief effort.
However, your donation maybe be put to best use by directly wiring money to the Red Cross Society of China (listed in the CHINA section) or through Jet Li’s One Foundation (listed in the INTERNATIONAL section) rather than the American Red Cross.
More updates to come.
Directly wiring your donation to Chinese banks is possible:
Account name: Red Cross Society of China
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China:
人民币开户行: 中国工商银行 北京分行东四南支行
Foreign Current Donations:
CITIC Bank branch:
Hotline: (8610) 65139999
Red Cross Society of China website: www.redcross.org.cn
Thank you Clare Gu for the notification!
Online donation for Hong Kong Credit Card Holders
Hong Kong Red Cross:
Thank you Fan Zhang!
Allows online donors to direct their funds to the China Earthquake Relief effort
Direct donations to the Chinese Earthquake Effort via Online Payment has been posted.
Thank you Anna Judson for the notice!
—- RELIEF EFFORTS —-
Prayer and Donation Event:
Event: Prayer and Donation for Victims in SiChuan
Time: this Sat May 17th. 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Manhattan Chinese Baptist Church @ 236 W 72nd St
Please join us and pray for the Earth Quake victims.
Contact: Vincent Zou. cell. 626-825-2266