At the end of November 2014, more winter clothes donated by iLen employees from Shenzhen and Chengdu were delivered to Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Liangshan, Sichuan Province. This was the third batch of donations since 2012 when we began to collect winter clothes for donating to Liangshan. This initiative recycles unused clothes and helps those living in high-altitude areas to survive through cold winters. In addition, it helps our colleagues and others to pay more attention to environmental and social concerns. Therefore, the winter clothes donation has become an annual activity at iLen.
While reaching out to the people living in mountainous areas, we realized that the children were not only eager for warm clothes but also for knowledge. We have subsequently paid more attention to the learning and development of these children in addition to donating clothes. In June 2014, we called for book and stationery donations and sent these out to the mountain communities. This winter, we received pictures of the children reading and enjoying their gifts. It was a lovely surprise and we look forward to conducting similar activities in the future.