Archive for December, 2007
Tax Planning Magazine
Question: Chinese govt plans export tax rebate slash?
(Xinhua, Jul 24, 2006)BEIJING, July 24 — China will reduce tax rebates on exports of resource-intensive and environmentally-harmful products, officials say.
An as-yet unreleased policy is scheduled to take effect around September or October, despite strong protests from domestic companies and traders, according to Caijing magazine.
The move reflects the government’s drive to shift the nation away from low-value-added exports.
“The government wants to see a trade balance. We’re not deliberately seeking rising surpluses,” said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Chong Quan.
Introduced in 1985, tax rebates for exports have made Chinese products more competitive on the international market.
But it is now expected rebates will be cut by an average of two per cent for products such as textiles, iron and steel. Only high-tech industries will avoid the cuts their rebate is being increased.
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Charity Trust In Kerala
When Kathy Miller decided to travel to Southern India with Projects Abroad in 1999, little did she realise how much it would change her life. Five years on, Kathyâ€™s charity, The Neem Tree Trust has gone from strength to strength.
After spending a month teaching near Madurai, Kathy was given the opportunity to spend time at The Society for the Care of the Handicapped where she was touched by the boys and their mutual respect and love for each other despite their situation. Most of the boys have suffered from polio and all come from very poor family backgrounds so Kathy decided to set up The Neem Tree Trust to help with the boysâ€™ education and to generally help to relieve child poverty in the Tirunelveli area.
On her return, Kathy, her husband Ken and the two other trustees â€“ John Hoskins and Patricia Kinzett worked hard to achieve charitable status for The Neem Tree Trust and were granted this in November 2003. In the last year alone they have raised Â£6,485 from starting a lottery club, Â£5,266 from sales of goods made by the boys themselves and over Â£800 from friend, Graham Dove who ran the Bath Half-Marathon in aid of the trust.
Kathy visits the boysâ€™ home at least once a year to meet up with the boys, to donate money and collect their crafts to sell back in the UK. This year she presented Dr Karuna Chelliah who runs the home with a cheque worth Â£8000 to pay for boysâ€™ corrective surgery, vocational training equipment, the creation of a sensory garden for the boys to play in and meet their families, a special oven to make body braces for the severely disabled boys and an educational trip to Kerala for the boys amongst other things.
The Neem Tree Trust has been so successful that Kathy and the trustees have decided to expand their support to St Lukeâ€™s Leprosy Hospital at Peikulam, by selling the ladiesâ€™ colourful woven baskets with all profits going back to the hospital.
If youâ€™d like to find out more about The Neem Tree Trust, buy products made by the boys, greetings cards designed by them or donate to this good cause then please visit the web-site at www.neemtreetrust.org.uk.
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Projects Abroad is a global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our wide range of projects, including teaching, care, conservation, medical, sport, community projects and journalism, are designed specifically for the many communities where we work and also to give the best experience to everyone volunteering abroad.
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Charity Organizations Nyc
Question: Where to donate children’s books?
I am having a children’s book drive and have been quite successful in collecting Preschool-8th grade level books. I have a few places to bring them, but I was wondering if anyone could suggest some organizations? I would rather give them to a charity type of organization rather than just a regular school. I’m doing this as a project to promote the awareness of illiteracy. Anyone know of anything like that in the NYC area? I’ve also researched about Books for Africa (www.booksforafrica.org) anyone ever deal with that organization or a similar one? Any help would be apreciated.
Answer: homeless shelters
battered women's shelters
BGC Charity Day
Salvation Army Donations Locations
Question: Can you give clothing at just any salvation army location?
I typed in “salvation army” on google maps and found a few near me. But will all locations take clothing donations? (I’ve never donated to the salvation army before)
Answer: I've dropped bags off at several and they didn't even ask what was in them. I don't think it should be an issue. If you need to just call and ask :]
Fundraising Projects For Schools
Question: Fundraising ideas?
I am a high school student. I am working on a school project where I have to fundraise for an organization. I only have two weeks to fundraise as much money as I can. I have basically no money to buy materials. I need to get creative because we basically have 50 kids running around the school selling brownies and doing penny drives.
Answer: sell a service, like car washes, or lawn mowing.
a club at our school sold tamales for 10 dollars for a half dozen. they worked with a local mexian restaurant to make them.
Vietnamese Pride Duy-Loan Le part 2