The first Amity-Heren International Philanthropy Forum was held in Nanjing on November 7 to 8. More than 50 practitioners and scholars from seven countries and regions presented, discussed and exchanged ideas on China's advancing public welfare and charity sector.
On October 28, the Amity Foundation co-hosted a feast for senior citizens to advocate and foster a spirit of dedication, friendship and volunteering for the elderly. In addition, the 'Project to Care for Thousands of Seniors in Need' was launched.
On October 13, 2017, the China Foundation Center (CFC) and the United Nations Development Program China (UNDP) organized an international conference in Geneva, launching the “Philanthropy for Sustainable Development in China” report in China.
The Amity Foundation provided emergency relief to households in Sri Lanka from September 14 to 26. The disaster relief project ensures affected people receive effective humanitarian assistance, protecting them from further hazards caused by disasters, thus maintaining their dignity.
A charity exchange forum was held in Hong Kong, Wan Chai on September 25. More than 80 persons from companies, foundations, academia, government and NGOs attended the meeting to share information about the rise and development of philanthropy on the Mainland.