Following the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008, KEEN donated thousands of shoes and money to aid in disaster relief efforts in China. While delivering the shoes, KEEN worked with Hybrid.Care partner 1KG More at a tent library they established for earthquake refugees. Upon returning to the United States, KEEN continued to aid relief efforts with outdoor industry and product fundraisers.
1KG More is an organization that delivers goods + supplies to provinces in Western China by encouraging everyone to bring along a 1kg of paper, pencils and books. See how KEEN and 1KG More (short video) have partnered for change.
A year after the earthquake 1KG More relief efforts are still in progress…
A Note from Vivian at 1KG More
It’s the 1-year anniversary of the 12 May Quake, and we hope our efforts put on education in the disaster area will keep on sustainably. Hence we cooperated with the Post Office of Chengdu, Sichuan, to develop such a program that is easy for everyone to participate.
One postcard is sold, on the purchaser’s behalf, one children’s book will be delivered to one rural student. Each postcard costs $.15 USD (or 10 Chinese Yuan Renminbi), including postage fee.
We believe that love would be gathered by these small postcards, and we hope to collect 300,000 books for the children in rural schools or schools in the disaster area. Love is always the most powerful thing that brings in hope and heals any sad memories.
“CARRY ON WITH LOVE” postcards have come into the market since 10 May, 2009, we are looking forward to your support, and you will be rewarded as following:
- Decision making: on-line selecting one school where your book will be donated to;
- Supervision: tracking the collection, delivery and making use of the books on www.1kg.org
- Communication: find out who are concerned about the same school, and share your experience and feelings.
If you are interested, please:
- Purchase online at Toabao Shop (Chinese)
- Remit to:
Account holder: YU ZHI HAI 余志海
Account: 6226 0901 0258 6795
Account bank: China Merchants Bank, Beijing Subsidiary Bank, Dayuncun Branch.
**Please email firstname.lastname@example.org after the remittance.**
- Notes: One postcard inlcudes postage, which could only be posted in mainland, China. For overseas order, the book donation can also be carried out through internet; You can also ask us to post the postcards directly to your friends in China, or you can authorize your friend to donate the books on your behalf.
If interested, you are most welcome to join us and spread your love to the children.
Thanks for your time and we are looking forward to your reply.
1KG MORE, Vivian