HOdo hammers at poverty reduction
HOdo, together with Evergrande Group, Suning and JD, were rated as advanced private enterprises in targeted poverty alleviation in Beijing, Oct 10.
“An enterprise should undertake social responsibility to repay society,” said Zhou Haijiang, Board chairman of HOdo.
HOdo is an influential large enterprise group now. It has always been committed to social welfare undertakings.
In 1998, HOdo donated clothes worth of over two million yuan to the flood-disaster-affected provinces; in 2005, HOdo donated 236,000 yuan to the orphans of 76 Red Army veterans in Muxiang village, Bazhong city, Sichuan province; in 2007, HOdo donated money and goods, total worth of six million yuan, to the Wuxi Gangxia Middle School, Wuxi Huairen Middle School, Wuxi Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation and Yushu, Qinghai.
After the massive earthquake struck Wenchuan, Sichuan province in 2008, HOdo donated money and goods, total worth of over 6.6 million yuan, and trained local workers in sewing; in 2010, HOdo donated money and goods, total worth of 4.05 million yuan, to the quake-stricken Yushu, Qinghai province. In the meantime, it donated one million yuan to Wenchuan Qiyi Yingxiu Middle School, Dujiangyan Qiyi Juyuan Middle School, Beichuan Qiyi Vocational Middle School, respectively, to establish HOdo Scholarships; in 2013, HOdo donated money and goods, total worth of 6.14 million yuan, to the quake-stricken Ya'an, Sichuan province.
In 2009 and 2014, HOdo donated 15 million yuan to the China Foundation for Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment; in 2012, HOdo donated 700,000 yuan to Jiangsu Charity Association and 1.5 million yuan to Xishan Charity Association.
In 2014, HOdo, together with Tencent Foundation, donated children’s thermal underwears to Dacaotan Primary School in Zhangxian county, Gansu province. On August 12, it donated 2.5 million yuan to support the development of south Xinjiang on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the China Guangcai Program.
In 2015, Wuxi Yaoting Charity Foundation was established with the donation of 10 million yuan, contributed by Zhou Yaoting and Zhou Haijiang. In April, it distributed 100,000 yuan to 12 centenarians each in Donggang town. In April 2016, Wuxi Yaoting Charity Foundation distributed money to local seven centenarians; in September, Zhou Yaoting and Zhou Haijiang donated another 10 million yuan to Wuxi Yaoting Charity Foundation; this April, Wuxi Yaoting Charity Foundation distributed 100,000 yuan to the local eight centenarians each.
This May, Zhou Haijiang donated 20 million yuan to found Wuxi HOdo Care Foundation for Senior Party Members.