Shanghai New Island Worker’s Union initiated a “Giving with Love Donation Day” which was held on 31st December 2019. All proceeds were to support one of the main care programs under the Shanghai Songjiang District Federation of Trade Unions to help distressed workers and their families within Songjiang District.
The Shanghai Songjiang District Federation of Trade Unions’ main care program includes employment services, worker assistance services, care services to help migrant workers, care funds to help workers that have been injured in harsh weather or high-risk environments, various town improvement project and other community service projects. In 2019, the collective donation received from all workers unions in Songjiang District amounted to 3.2 million yuan, which supported various services and assisted 4,584 migrant and distressed workers.
Shanghai New Island Worker’s Union was established earlier in the year of 2019 and this event was also the first time the union has arranged a donation day. Throughout the day, New Island staff actively participated and generously showed their support in giving kindness to those in need. In 2020, New Island Shanghai and Shanghai New Island Worker’s Union have plans to commit and participate in more social activities that contribute in improving our community, poverty relief and helping disadvantaged groups.