On July 9th, Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu attended an auction named “Your Health, Their Hopes”, where autographed books, Eden Hope Bakery cold storage meal delivery truck models and health foods were auctioned off to help raise funds for the Eden Social Welfare Foundation to purchase a cold storage meal delivery truck, and to raise citizens’ awareness in giving aid to those who are mentally or physically challenged. Eden Social Welfare Foundation Angels were there to perform cheerleading dances and sign language songs to thank all those who participated and helped. There were also handicraft and baked good stalls set up by mentally and physically challenged people.
Realizing that most mentally and physically challenged people do not often get opportunities to enjoy recreational and entertainment activities, the auction organizer arranged for the Eden Social Welfare Foundation Angels to go on a trip to Warner Village to watch a movie and dine at a burger joint. This allowed them to enjoy the fun of shopping and going to movies, as well as getting out and interacting with people; this also helped them improve their social skills and learn necessary etiquette when dining out.
Translated by Cara Steenstra.