| Nov 26, 2022
Building a Dream Together Through Partnerships
By Joseph Anthony Narciso Z. Tiangco | Co-founder/Chairman of the Board of Directors
Outdoor Concert in Kaohsiung
The children, staff members, and including myself have all fallen ill because of COVID. We are still thankful that no one experienced any severe symptoms. The worse that happened was when 2 of our children with severe cerebral palsy had to be hospitalized for around 9 days. Other than this, everyone else was able to fully recover at home within a week.
Instead, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has strained the resources of the organization. There was a significant drop in overall charitable giving among individual donors, and we attribute it to the financial impact of the pandemic. We realized that we could not rely on individual donors and supporters who have been the financial backbone of the organization.
The team made an effort to partner with various business associations and support their activities as they support us. We partnered with various Rotary Club chapters, Lion's Club in Kaohsiung, and other associations and organizations ranging in different organizational sizes.
We are thankful for the partnerships and the opportunity to collaborate on event projects because without them, we are unsure how the organization would have survived the financial cost of paying the salaries of qualified caregivers, social workers, and administrative staff members.
Through the partnerships, we were able to organize 2 majors events and some other smaller activities.