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As a commendation for the contributions made by Microsoft Taiwan through volunteer work on the ground, the US headquarters of Microsoft awarded the office with USD 10,000. Subsequently, Microsoft Taiwan donated the sum of money, along with 20 Xbox® 360 and Kinect™ bundles, to the Chinese Childrenhome and Shelter Association (CCSA) during a ceremony held on 13 February.
CCSA is a non-profit organization that supports children and youths without homes by providing them with financial assistance, counseling and educational services. Due to changing family lifestyles in society, children are increasingly being forced to leave their families and become independent at a young age. In order to fulfill basic needs such as food and shelter, these children often resort to sacrificing their academic studies.
“Children living in shelters or orphanages have to count on public fundraising for tuition, clothes and even food. In fact, being able to use entertainment devices seems like a far-reaching dream. We really appreciate Microsoft and Acer for giving these extraordinary gifts to them,” said Jin-Fan Hung, Secretary General, Chinese Childrenhome and Shelter Association.
Held on the same day, the Microsoft volunteers invited a few children to the Microsoft Taiwan office where they spent a fun-filled afternoon playing Kinect™ games together. After the gaming activities, the Microsoft volunteers and children enjoyed a delicious lunch.
‘Kinected’ as family
Secretary General Hung from CCSA thanks Microsoft Taiwan for its extraordinary support to the right to rest and leisure for disadvantaged teenagers.
“Through the interactive and sensory Kinect™ gaming experience, I hope that these children will be able to share the warmth of the Microsoft family,” said Davis Tsai, General Manager, Microsoft Taiwan.
“I would like to thank the Microsoft team for their support and willingness in learning how to communicate with the children. I believe the day spent at the Microsoft office will be a memorable one for these children,” added Ms Hung.
“Children living in shelters or orphanages have to count on public fundraising for tuition, clothes and even food. In fact, being able to use entertainment devices seems like a far-reaching dream to them.” - Jin-Fan Hung, Secretary General, Chinese Childrenhome and Shelter Association.