Supporting and giving back to the community is one of the Club’s fundamental mission values. As well as being an active part of the wider International Community and a supporter of Taipei’s international community organizations it is the Club’s goals to support local charity organizations and help others that are less fortunate – none of which could have been accomplished without the generosity and philanthropic acts of our ACC members.
In recent years, the generosity of the Club’s Members has helped aid organizations such as Make-A-Wish Taiwan, St. Anne’s Home Foundation, Taiwan Homeless Bunny Protection Association, Tzu Chi Foundation, The Salvation Army, Maria Social Welfare Foundation and Taipei Blood Center, etc. Our Members have proven to be very committed in their involvement with community services, and there is no doubt that the Club will continue to help embrace the Members’ desire to help those that are going through difficult times.
Annual New Year Couplet Calligraphy Event
As one of the Club’s longest traditions volunteers from ACC will help organize an end-of-the-year charity event and invite renowned calligraphy masters to visit the club to auction their couplets and precious calligraphy artwork. All profits collected that week will be donated to a local charity. Much appreciation for this goes out to all the ACC’s Members who participate in this event and who so generously make donations each year. Special appreciation is also due to Mrs. Charlotte Fang, Mrs. Ada Chiang, and Mrs. Lilian Pating who together have organized the very successful charity event for many years.
In January 2013 a total of NT$133,775 was raised for the Make-a-Wish Foundation helping them continue their program of fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.
In February 2012 the recipient of this donation was St. Anne’s Home, Tian-Mu. The Home celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2012 and ACC was delighted to be able to make a donation of NT$110,300.
Taipei American School Annual Food Fair
Each year Taipei American School (TAS) runs an international food fair fund-raising event at the school. ACC is proud to be part of this annual event and enjoys the opportunity to provide our ACC club delicacies to the wider community – as well as make well-deserved money for the school too of course. In 2003 there was some heavy rain to contend with, but that didn’t stop the queues building up at the ACC stall!
February 2013 – Member Donations of Household Goods
During February 4 to February 18, 2013, ACC Members generously donated truckloads of brand new or second-handed household items and books. The donations were distributed to the Taipei SongDe Woman and Family Service Center, which helps women and children that suffer from domestic violence, the Maria Social Welfare Foundation, which supports children 0-3 years old that suffer from developmental retardation, and Tzu Chi Foundation, an international humanitarian organization.
Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon
ACC suports and provides the venue for this annual charity event hosted by The Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (ANZCham). It is also well-attended by ACC Members. Proceeds from this event go to The Salvation Army.
Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration Event
Each year this event organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in Taipei celebrates the arrival of the first “new wine” of the year, the famous Beaujolais Nouveau from the South-East region of France. ACC is proud to support and provide the venue for this important event in the French calendar.
St. Lucy’s Annual Charity Bazaar
Each year ACC provides the venue for this fund-raising event which raises money for the St. Lucy’s Center in Tainan. St. Lucy’s provides assistance to birth families who are unable physically, emotionally or financially to care for their children. As well as providing the venue and other support ACC also promotes the event, and it is well patronized by our ACC Members.
Easter Bunny Charity Support
For the past three Easters, ACC has supported the Taiwan Homeless Bunny Protection Association as part of our annual family Easter Party. Donations made at these events are used to cover medical bills and to improve the living conditions of homeless rabbits that were abandoned or abused.
During 2012 and 2013 support has also been provided by ACC to the following events and organizations:
Boy Scouts & Girl Guides
Taipei International Women’s Club Annual Charity Gala Dinner – March 2013
Friends of TAS Gala Ball – March 2013
BCCT Christmas Charity Auction & Luncheon – December 2012
TES Christmas Bazaar – November 2012
AmCham Ball – November 2012
The Community Services Center Annual Charity Auction Dinner – September 2012