Commonwealth Society in Beijing

September 15, 2014
Editor: Amanda Wu
The logo of the Commonwealth Society in Beijing (CSB) [csbchina.org]

The Commonwealth Society in Beijing (CSB) is an non-governmental organization committed to raising money for disadvantaged and impoverished groups in China in order to promote the development of women and children's causes in China.

Established in 1993, the CSB's active membership generally consists of spouses of ambassadors, female ambassadors and spouses of diplomats from commonwealth countries in China, who organize various activities every year, including an annual fund-raising charity party.

The joint efforts of the CSB and its cooperative partners have benefited a number of charity organizations, such as the Beijing Huiling Community Services for People with Learning Disabilities, the Langfang Orphanage in Beijing, the Children's Hope International (CHI) Foster Home and Bethel Home for the Blind Children, with the latter two charities receiving CSB donations for the past two years.

In addition, the CSB has also raised substantial financial donations to the Sichuan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund and the Fengtai District Children's Welfare Institute the latter of which helps orphans undergo essential major operations.

In the future, the CSB plans to further expand its membership, carry out cultural exchange programs with China's cultural institutes and seek for more channels to raise money for Chinese people in need.

(Source: csbchina.org/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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