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Jul 1, 2020

Bright Side 2020 SS Sponsor Meals Update

Chef Eric Wu with youth
Chef Eric Wu with youth

Without a doubt, the start of 2020 has been difficult for not only Taiwan but the world. Bright Side Projects is almost entirely based on face to face interaction with our communities as we believe in a world that’s increasingly online, personal engagement is still one of the key ways to build trust and compassion.
Taiwan was on the forefront of recognizing the dangers of COVID-19 and was able to crack down in January.

Thus, the country was able to currently slow down COVID-19 but government mandates also limited our ability to conduct creative education with the kids and prepare meals with them. Check out our report for more!

No. of creative edu classes 2020 SS: 12
No. of Plant-based Meals served to Youth and Community: 153
Big Friend Volunteers: 69
Training: 2 sessions / 16 pax
Plant-based noodles donated: 510 packs

Please check our website for more details and continue to support our kids!

 

Kindest Regards,

Daisy Lin

Omnipork Beyond Burger Meatballs
Omnipork Beyond Burger Meatballs
Burritos
Burritos

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Mar 2, 2020

Bright Side Q1 2020 Sponsor Meals Update

Necessities delivery with the community in Taitung
Necessities delivery with the community in Taitung

Happy 2020! I hope this finds everyone well.
I have attached our annual 2019 report for everyone to see what we've been up to since the last update and will also provide some more details in this email on the going-ons since then. Most of our activities for the necessities and gifting take place after the deadline of our last report (Dec7th) so we wrapped up our large scale year end necessities and food drive in December and January to ChingChuan and Taitung, with over $5000 USD / 100,000NT worth of quality plant-based resources for 20 families. 

Due to the recent virus outbreak, with schools and gatherings delayed, we have been off to a slower start in terms of our usual workshops being pushed back a few weeks, but have been gathering momentum in our Brighter Futures Program. This Program includes plant-based meals in conjunction with providing our Bright Side Youth 16+ with  life and work skills. Whereas previous workshops are dependent on volunteers, with this program as it targets a smaller number of youth, we have been heading to the Children's Home directly in small groups to aid them one on one. We were also able to squeeze in a woodcraft workshop at the beginning of January with our indigenous youth in Chingchuan and had an amazing plant basedmeal spread with Omnipork Bafang dumplings, fried rice, and fruitcake muffins.

No. of creative edu classes 2019: 29
No. of Plant-based Meals served to Youth and Community: 243
Big Friend Volunteers: 173
Amount of organic rice delivered in December 1146 lbs

We have our workshops through April lined up including an intensive Bright Side Projects training combined with Trauma Informed Education training,  and look forward to providing you with more updates later on! If you are in town and want to join our workshops be sure to check our Facebook.

Rice food staples in ChingChuan
Rice food staples in ChingChuan
Omnipork dumplings from BaFang for ChingChuan Kids
Omnipork dumplings from BaFang for ChingChuan Kids
Plant based fruitcake muffins for ChingChuan Kids
Plant based fruitcake muffins for ChingChuan Kids
Plantbased meal for Youth in ChingChuan
Plantbased meal for Youth in ChingChuan
Food staples delivery with Taitung community
Food staples delivery with Taitung community

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Jan 28, 2020

Bright Side 2019 Jia-Xin Winter Necessities Update

SUIIS Plant-based donations
SUIIS Plant-based donations

Thank you so much for your support!

2019 is the tail end of an amazing decade that has seen the rise of Bright Side Projects and our continued work in the community. We are building a comprehensive support system for our youth and young adults and this can only happen if everyone takes part. Our “Winter Necessities & Meals for Taiwanese Children” although we did fall short of our goal via GG, we were still able to impact youth and families on the ground with help of local Taiwanese donors and supporters and sponsors.

Each family may have 1-5 children / 3 of the families in Taitung were targeting senior citizens, some are in a vegetative state in which we provided diapers as requested). All items proved were plant-based; organic and supporting local farmers whenever possible, purchasing high quality items. We used no extra packaging or upcycled shipment paper with no-tape no-plastic zero waste for gifting when required.


* 12 families in ChingChuan (Indigenous Atayal)
* 8 families in Taitung (Indigenous Amis)
* Amount of organic rice delivered: 1146 lbs (approximately 175lbs per family)
* Value of plant-based food staples and necessities per family: approximately $265 USD


As this is a seasonal campaign targeting year end activities, it will currently come to a close until our Winter 2020 campaign, but there are ongoing programs that provide plant-based food staples and creative education to our kids all year round since we know that a long term investment is what is needed for the future.

BSP before gifting at school with some of the kids
BSP before gifting at school with some of the kids
Unpacking food staples
Unpacking food staples
yearend plant-based hotpot made by the children
yearend plant-based hotpot made by the children
Taitung kids own gift creation
Taitung kids own gift creation
Necessities delivery with the community in Taitung
Necessities delivery with the community in Taitung

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