Collaboration Between Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation and Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung to Host Warmth Banquet for 300 People
Amidst the recent wave of low temperatures and the challenges faced by social welfare organizations due to the ongoing pandemic, Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung celebrated its 30th anniversary by joining hands with the Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation. Together, they organized the "Evergreen Caring and Warming Up Charity Banquet," inviting around 300 individuals from Centers of Special Needs's St. Coletta Catholic Training Center for Special Need, Changhua County Veterans Service Office, Taichung Cherish Jia-En Caring Association, Chin-Ai elementary school, and Digital Humanitarian Association. The event took place on the 7th at the hotel, aiming to deliver warmth to the community. Generous contributions were made by the compassionate companies Owen Porcelain, with Master Li Chih-mao, and SummitGo Industry Co., LTD., providing Fumi rice and woolen hats to support the cause.Attendees at the event included Chairman Wu Jingming of the Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation, General Manager Huang Chih-kuang of Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung, Director Huang Ming-ya of St. Coletta Catholic Training Center for Special Needs, Director Yang Yu-jung of Changhua County Veterans Service Office, Pastor Wang Su-chen of Taichung Cherish Jia-En Caring Association, Principal Chan Su-erh of Chin-Ai elementary school, and Executive Director Pan Jen-hao of Digital Humanitarian Association
Chairman Wu Jingming of the Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation expressed concerns about the economic impact of the pandemic on people's livelihoods, especially affecting the operational funding of social welfare organizations. The foundation and Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung aimed to bring warmth and support to those facing challenges, hence the organization of the banquet. They hope that the broader community and businesses will join hands to extend assistance during these difficult times.
The event kicked off with a heartfelt rendition of "Let Me Say Thank You" by children from Taichung Cherish Jia-En Caring Association, expressing gratitude to all those who have supported them. Following this, Taichung St. Coletta Catholic Training Center for Special Needs presented a spectacular drum performance to enliven the atmosphere. The organizers also celebrated the birthdays of those born in February, cutting a cake and gifting each participant a new ceramic insulated cup bearing a quote from Tagore's "Stray Birds," adding a surprise element to the gathering.
During the banquet, the hotel served signature dishes such as Taiwanese Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, Huaiyang Wuxi-style Spare Ribs, Golden Cordyceps Stewed Whole Chicken, and Champion Egg Yolk Pastry, spreading love through gastronomy. The event concluded with a delightful performance by the children from Nantou's original hometown, creating perfect memories for all.
Director Huang Ming-ya of St. Coletta Catholic Training Center for Special Needs expressed gratitude for the long-term support from the foundation and Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung, emphasizing that the collaboration not only continued despite the pandemic but was also enhanced. Director Yang Yu-jung of Changhua County Veterans Service Office remarked that arranging for elderly individuals to dine in a safe and sanitary environment at Taichung Evergreen Hotel was a longstanding dream finally realized. Principal Chan Su-erh of Chin-Ai elementary school mentioned that the hotel not only provided a venue for displaying students' photography works but also invited the children to perform on stage, creating a fantastic platform for them. Pastor Wang Su-chen of Taichung Cherish Jia-En Caring Association shared that the children they care for come from special circumstances, and it was their first time dining in the upscale restaurant of Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung. The event served as encouragement for the children to strive for the future, savor delicious food, and create unforgettable childhood memories.
The collaboration between the Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation and Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung aims to use the hotel's brand resources as a platform for various charitable activities. These activities include the 10th annual Mother's Day cake buy-one-donate-one event, hosting visits for underprivileged youth, accommodating dream trips for vulnerable families, and inviting businesses to join in spreading warmth and care to every corner of society.