Donated desks and fireproof doors to Juridical Person Taiwan Province Hung-Chia Sanctuary For The Handicapped

Aug 09.2022 | Spread Happiness and Love Together With You

The Tainan Hung-Chia Sanctuary For the Handicapped primarily provides care and accommodation for individuals with severe and profound intellectual disabilities, combined with physical disabilities. The Center's learning desks have been in use for over 20 years and are now worn and damaged. The fire doors are also old and warped, making them difficult to open and close. While there is a need for replacements, but in recent years, fundraising has been challenging due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, making it difficult to update the facilities. To address this need, the Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation sponsored the purchase of new equipment and recently organized a "Spreading Love and Enhancing Facilities" donation event at the center.

The Hung-Chia Sanctuary For the Handicapped was established in 1983, and was originally located in the Anping Industrial Zone of Tainan. Due to the growing demand for care, it later relocated to South District, where land near the sea is more affordable. Currently, it serves 151 residents, including 20 individuals in day care and over 120 individuals in residential care. A team of professional educators and caregivers provides round-the-clock, year-round care, offering services such as accommodation and care, daily living assistance, rehabilitation therapy, and skills development. Based on our on-site investigation, the residents of the center are mainly individuals who are homeless or come from families who are unable to provide care. They have to stay at the center even during weekends, holidays, and the Lunar New Year period, and for many, it becomes their long-term residence. Due to the lack of family support, the Center relies on government subsidies to sustain its operations, and donations mostly come in the form of small contributions from the general public.

Wu Ching-Ming, Chairman Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation, personally led his staff to visit the center and donated 150 study tables and three fire doors, and expressed concern for the Center's operation. Director Hsu of the Center pointed out that the foundation's acts of kindness have uplifted and warmed the hearts of the staff. It has provided them with the motivation to continue moving forward on their long service journey. The related equipment has also been significantly upgraded, improving the quality of learning and providing a safer environment for activities.