Sichuan Quake Relief released its 2010 merchandise today, just in time for holiday gift-giving.
-SQR-silkscreened, heavy-duty canvas "market bag" (50 RMB)
-SQR-silkscreened 100 percent cotton long-sleeved T-shirts in black or white (100 RMB)
-Chengdu Sports Aid-silkscreened long-sleeved T-shirts in black or white (100 RMB)
-Chengdu Sports Aid 2010 12-month calendars (75 RMB)
All merchandise is lightweight and easy to pack or mail, making convenient and meaningful gifts to family and friends both home and abroad.
And it gets better: if you buy any T-shirt, you'll receive your choice of a free calendar or 50 percent off the price of a bag. And if you buy any T-shirt and a bag, you'll get a calendar and a second T-shirt for free.
Sichuan Quake Relief has been actively involved in bringing aid directly to areas affected by the May 12, 2008 earthquake since immediately following the disaster. Recent projects have included construction of the Guangji Kindergarten, including classroms, dormitories, kitchen, and offices. SQR hopes to raise an additional RMB150,000 to build an on-campus playground and community center.
In 2010, SQR has a slew of projects lined up, including the "Rebuild, Better" training program, a "Re-granting" project that will help incubate grassroots organisations by issuing small-scale grants to fund projects of their own devising, and the "Rural Schools Support" project to provide village schoolchildren with essential equipment.
Proceeds from sales of merchandise all go to directly fund above projects. Even small amounts help: RMB100 buys a backpack filled with textbooks, exercise books, stationery, toys and winter warmers, for one child; RMB1000 funds a Chengdu Sports Aid trip, including a donation of sports equipment, and just RMB2000 sponsors a student for one year, including room, board, and supplies
Amazing calendar photograph courtesy Meibei.
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