Lu Lin (L), initiator of the fund, and Zhang Jianmin, deputy secretary-general of the CWDF, at the launch ceremony [CWDF]
The China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) held a launch ceremony in Beijing at the Chinese Women's Activity Center on December 9 for a charity fund designed to help single moms from across the country.
Initiated by Lu Lin, a Canadian resident from China, the Single Moms Care Fund aims to help impoverished women solve their practical difficulties by providing free assistance including entrepreneurship training, mental counseling, legal aid and financial assistance, among others.
During the ceremony, Zhang Jianmin, deputy secretary-general of the CWDF, pointed out that single mothers are increasing in number and are becoming more predominant as an underprivileged group in society.
She hopes that the launch of the fund can bring more attention and care to single women with young children and pool people's strength to establish a public welfare platform for them.
Lu talked about her original intentions to set up the fund. She hoped that the subsequent charity work can help such mothers gain confidence and build themselves a good future from their own hard work.
Zhang Liming, a supervisor of the CWDF, presented volunteer's certificates to nine charitable individuals at the event.
The fund will further support the construction of care centers for single moms to offer relevant assistance services, said a spokesperson.
Over 100 volunteers took part in the gathering.
Organizers pose for a photo. [CWDF]
(Source: CWDF/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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