LOTUS LIGHT CHARITY SOCIETY
Founded in 1993 by Buddhist monk Grand master Lu, the "Lotus Light Charity Society" (LLCS) is an international non-denominational charitable organization with at least 90 chapters around the world.
The primary goal of the society is to 'benefit all people' -- meaning to improve and enhance the quality of lives of people. The Charity has been active in the four areas to support the mandate:
Social Services Development
Through the motto "Through caring and learning, we help to build a better tomorrow", the Charity helps to educate its members and the public the importance of community charity work by initiating public projects with other community members.
The society is opened to ALL, regardless of race, gender, age, creed, or origin. We encourage our members and clients, new immigrants or otherwise to involved in the society at large. In essence, the activities have to fit the four(4) designated criteria. To date, we have:
1. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
The society has sponsored and fund-raised for organizations that have been chiefly concerned with such.
2. EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT
The Lotus Light Charity Society sponsors an annual 'Lotus Light Scholarship' program for students in post-secondary education. Awards are given out annually to students who met the selected criteria. The criteria are based on academic achievement, financial needs and community involvement. In cooperation with other agencies and organizations, an educational center will be developed to address educational and employment concerns. LLCS also sponsor the educational advancement opportunities of community's organizations and schools.
3. SOCIAL SERVICES DEVELOPMENT
We coordinated food and used clothes drive on behalf of various food and used clothing banks. Our Women's Group meets regularly to socialize and offer support through the varied and diverse activities. We also sponsor many community initiatives.
4. CULTURAL AWARENESS
We sponsor activities that helped integrate new immigrants to mainstream society. We organize social and cultural events such as Chinese folk dance classes, choir and others which members and the public are welcomed to participate. We also support and participate in other social and cultural events that helped increase cultural awareness.
To date, the society has contributed to:
The Canadian Red Cross Society
Aids to China Flood
Aids to Education in China
Blanket and Winter Clothing Charity Drive
Donation of Rice to the Needy
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
The Canadian Diabetes Association
British Columbia Children's Hospital
Inland Refugee Society
Carnegie Community Center
Pacific Coast Public Television Association
...... and others
The Charity annual "Blanket and Winter Clothing Charity Drive for the Homeless" campaign held every Christmas since 1995, has distributed over 25,000 gloves, socks, scarves and torques along with thousands of blankets, sleeping bags, and winter clothing to the homeless and impoverished. Initiated by the Vancouver Chapter of the Charity, the campaign has been recognized by governments and other charitable organizations as a vital and essential relief to the homeless and impoverished at one of the coldest time of the year.
The campaign to donate large quantities of rice periodically to the Food Banks, the low-income families and other organization was initiated in honor of the Charity founder's 55 year old birthday celebration. This campaign is carried out world wide including Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, etc.
of Local Chapter
Lotus Light Charity Society wishes to thank those who have contributed and helped us to further our endeavors. We urge you to continue your support. Also, we sincerely invite anyone interested to join us in our endeavors. You could join us as members, volunteers and contributors.
For further information, please
contact our office via:
200-357 E. Hastings St.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6A 1P3
Last modified Nov 2008
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