Stars Call for Motherly Love for Orphaned Children on Mother’s Day

May 15, Beijing——Mother’s Day, pop Chinese singers Leehom Wang, MoMo Wu and actress Tao Hong, joining hands with Chunhui Children (“CH” for short), spoke up for motherless children who failed to deliver their Mother Day gift, not because they didn’t want to, but because they couldn’t. They invited provision of professional and loving care for these less fortunate children, the way a Chunhui mom has always been doing.  

The three much loved stars posted on their blogs a video featuring a group of children who made a nice gift but has no mom to give it to. Lee-hom wang and his wife started supporting CH from 2015. On his May 17 birthday, his fans helped raise funds for the children, a super nice way of gifting him. Tao Hong, mother of an adorable daughter, wishes more needy children have a Chunhui mom to lean on in their hardest days. MoMo Wu, a hit singer born in the 1990s, was paying loving attention to the disadvantaged children in days leading up to the Mother’s Day.

 

It’s learned that in the past 19 years CH has been providing effective professional care to 146,000 orphaned children across the country by training 2000 Chunhui moms. In May 10-20, it partnered with the three stars and Ant Foundation, Tencent Charity, Xinhua News, JD Foundation, YouKu, and NetEase to kick off a “Chunhui Mom Week”, centering on a campaign themed “Where there is mom, there is home”. Starting from May 10, a giant box of gifts designed by the children has been showcased in a Guomao (China World Trade Center) office building. On May 15, the box was opened, gifts including a comb, a kite, a reading lamp and a chair popped up. A special gift for Chunhui moms prepared by children supported by CH was highlighted. With a mom by their side now, they know what love means and have a chance to call out aloud: “Mom, I love you. I want to kiss you!” The audience mesmerized by the videos and designs took photos, joined the “Where there is mom, there is home” campaign, and donated straight to the program. Pigeon, DiDi, Les enphants, Weber Shandwick and Viva Nutrition among a number of loving companies all jumped in to help.

 

 

  

   

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Since 1999, Secretary-general Zhang Zhirong (ZZ) has been leading CH team operating child enrichment programs in 80 plus welfare institutions and 46 central China villages. In partnership with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, they have helped bring best child care concepts and approaches to 28,000 front-line caregivers. “I am grateful for each of our partners and supporters. Because of them, because of loving Chunhui moms, the orphaned children now have a home where they enjoy happiness no other places could provide. More and more people are getting to understand the needs of orphans for love and secure attachment. They help CH bring the love of a home to welfare institutions so that each orphaned child there could, under consistent responsive care, reach their full potential, know that their lives matter, and have chances at a bright future,” said ZZ happily.  

 

Supporters of the campaign “Where there is mom, there is home”

McCann Erickson (ideas), Shouyi Studio (art products), Alien Planet Video (videos), China World Mall, Maitian Public Relations (off-line exhibition). Special thanks go to Lu Yan, Song Baogang, Li Wentai and Zhao Hongling of Shouyi Studio for art provision.

About Chunhui Children

CH has been endeavoring to build up social awareness of orphanage children in joint efforts with China Charities Aid Foundation for Children. CH team began serving for vulnerable children in China as early as 1998, and the foundation was registered in Beijing in 2012. Using experience of its overseas sister organization Half the Sky, it recruits and trains local women into full-time Chunhui moms who provides effective, systematic, consistent and professional care for orphaned children. Currently, it runs six programs Chunhui Babies, Chunhui Preschools, Chunhui Youth, Chunhui Families, Chunhui Medical and Chunhui Training covering 11,000 children in over 80 welfare institutions and 40 villages. Showered by the nurturing care of Chunhui moms, the children have a second chance at childhood, their lives have been transformed, they survive and thrive, learn to love and be loved. CH was honored with the highest rating of 5A in 2015 Beijing social organizations evaluation. 

 

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