Mysterious donor gives NT$50 million to New Taipei City
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- An anonymous person has given NT$50 million to the New Taipei City Government for charity purposes over the past two years, Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday.
January 9, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
The person donates half of his/her annual income for charity every year, said Chu, who was tight-lipped other than revealing that the anonymous person is a 45-year-old good friend of his. Two years ago, the donor, under the name “Anonymous,” donated NT$10 million to the New Taipei City Emergency Assistance account and NT$20 million last January. Other donations of NT$20 million came in last week, said Chu.
The donor made a short statement to the city stating that “We come not from large corporations or listed companies, only from small and medium businesses just like the majority of the public ... All we want to do is to make contributions to society and support the city government in helping people,” the statement said.
According to the city government, the donor encouraged his/her relatives to contribute NT$2 million specifically to the city's latest plan for feeding hungry children in convenience stores.
According to New Taipei City Education Department, since the scheme was carried out at the end of last year, 1,362 people came to convenience stores for food so far. On Jan. 6, there were 245 people, the highest turnout on record. Forty percent of the children were in dire need of food, 45 percent were not in urgent need and 15 percent were unreachable or left fake personal information.