Cargill Cares charity fund, under the management of Cargill Vietnam, at Suoi Tien Theme Park, in the city’s District 9 last Saturday raised VND3.1 billion for community projects.
By Khang Minh in HCMC
A representative of Hung Vuong Hiep Quang JSC (C) hands over a cheque of VND100 million to representatives of Cargill Cares charity fund - Photo: Khang Minh Cargill Cares charity fund, under the management of Cargill Vietnam, at Suoi Tien Theme Park, in the city’s District 9 last Saturday raised VND3.1 billion for community projects.
The money was donated by the company’s 4,500 partners, suppliers, agencies and staff and will be spend on supporting flood-hit areas, granting scholarships for poor students, and learning equipment for students in remote areas. It also will focus on supporting orphans, research centers and laboratories at some universities and building schools in poor localities.
Cargill Cares charity fund was established in 1996 by the company and its kind-hearted customers, suppliers and staff. The U.S. based Cargill Corporation will help raise the annual donation of Cargill Cares triple times by donating 50% of its budget for Cargill Vietnam to implement community projects.
Chanh Truong, board chairman of Cargill Vietnam and chief representative of Cargill International Trading Pte., said Cargill Cares fund has raised over VND51 billion and helped build 45 schools nationwide.
Cargill has six animal cattle-feed factories in the provinces and cities of Dong Nai, Hung Yen, Binh Dinh, Long An, Can Tho and Dong Thap with the capacity of 780,000 tons of products per year. The company is now in the progress of building the seventh factory in Ha Nam Province which is expected to put into operation in mid 2012.