2012 July 23 UPDATE:
Thank you, everyone for your kind-hearted attention and generosity. As of this time, no further donations are needed for Liu Jiangli “Lili”. Please read Little Wolf’s email below:
I wanted to update you on Lili’s situation. I think you can remove the appeal for donations now as this has succeeded far beyond our wildest expectations. As you know there was a New Zealand Film company seeking permission to follow her story and they even offered to make a trust fund for her and pay the remainder to reach the goal of 120,000 rmb. As it turns out, there had already been more than enough money raised and the family has been so overwhelmed with gifts, well wishers and even adoption offers from around the world that they turned down the film company’s offer and simply want to keep Lili’s and their privacy and just be normal again.
So….while everybody has been giving me all the kudos….I really think it is you and your website that have been the real heroes here. Your site is more influential and widely read than I think people can imagine and you stories get international exposure. I would bet for every 1 commenter on chinaSMACK there must be thousands everyday that merely read and lurk. As a result, several major USA and European websites picked up Lili’s story and most likely from chinaSMACK since it may be the only source about Lili that was in English.
I think it would be good if you can announce this achievement, thank all the foreigners that contributed and let them celebrate that they made a huge difference. I also think you should mention that we hope we can keep these kinds of actions going, that there are so many other needy children and they can now donate knowing that their money is truly making a difference. Of course, however you want to handle it is up to you.
Again, I want to thank you for making all this possible. I know I hardly did anything except put a foreign face on it. It is really you that made made it all work. I hope you can consider the momentum going by perhaps adding a small section featuring a different child in need and I am still up for putting in my time to help raise money.
This is to update the latest developments on Lili, the Guizhou “fur girl”, which many of you have expressed desire to get involved with her being cured and avoiding exploitation. Perhaps some people have already forgotten but there are many of us that haven’t. There have been e-mails and text messages and phone calls flying furiously in the past few days between Xu Zebin (Eric), the reporter from Guiyang that originally “broke” this story, Fauna, myself, Sponge Monkey, and the volunteer from Angel Mom Foundation that is handling her case named Anjuer. At present, everyone is doing their best but there is no real system in place to accept donations from abroad and we are trying to rectify this as quickly as possible.
I’m happy to report that she will arrive in Shanghai next week to undergo the first of several surgeries that she will need. Anybody in the Shanghai area is welcome to come meet her and can donate money directly or drop off a teddy bear or just send out happy thoughts. Although the hospital will begin treating her, there is still a long way to go to reach the amount needed for her treatment. I don’t really know how to write something inspirational except that I think we can all agree that helping another human being to improve the quality of their life is certainly one of the most satisfying things any of us can do.
Info on the exact time of arrival, the hospital’s address, etc….will be posted soon [Note: Updated below!].
Amount that needs to be raised
We are told that a total of
160,000 120,000 RMB is needed for Lili’s medical treatments for her skin condition. We are double-checking how much has already been raised and hope to provide progress updates.
The surgery costs are approximately 120,000, and we have so far already raised nearly 60,000! Only about 60,000 remains. Thank you all, for your concern for Lili, we trust she will definitely get better soon and be a happy, beautiful little angel!
–Anjuer/Xie Anhua [Angel Mom Foundation volunteer]
How to donate:
Information on how to meet and donate to Lili in person in Shanghai
Lili will be arriving in Shanghai on Thursday 28 July and going to 上海第九人民医院 Shanghai No. 9 People’s Hospital for treatment. Little Wolf will visit her on Sunday 1 July if anyone in Shanghai would like to also visit her personally. You can also contact Anjuer, the Angel Mom Foundation volunteer who will be present, at 13764066173 to arrange a time on Sunday.
If you wish to donate cash, Anjuer recommends directly paying it into Lili’s hospital account for her treatment costs instead of handing it to her family. You can have her family write an acceptance note and Anjuer will be present to serve as witness. Anjuer stresses that it is very important that everyone is clear on the donations and how they are handled as she must prepare a case report at the end of this Lili’s treatment to ensure that everything is held accountable to the public and donors.
Here are some more photos of Lili, now at the Shanghai hospital:
2012 July 7 UPDATE: Read about John and Little Wolf’s experience visiting Lili in the hospital here!
Instructions on how to donate to Lili through Angel Mom Foundation
If you are not in Shanghai but would still like to contribute to Lili’s treatments, you can donate money to the Angel Mom Foundation through the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children online. However, you will need a Chinese bank account or Alipay/Tenpay.
2. Click on 天使妈妈专项基金 (Angel Mom Foundation). Then click on “Next Step” (下一步).
3. On the next page is a form. * boxes are required.
- *使用指向： To be used for – This should already have the words 天使妈妈专项基金 inside. This is the organization or project you will be donating to.
- *捐款人姓名： Donor’s name – Input your name or your company’s name here.
- *类型： Type – Choose between “Individual” or “Company”.
- *捐款金额： Donation amount – This maybe should be in RMB amount.
- *所在区域： Location – The first drop down box allows you to choose “domestic” or “foreign/abroad”. This will affect the second drop down box. If you choose “domestic”, you can choose your location inside China in the second box. If you choose “foreign/abroad”, then you can choose your country in the second box.
- 性别： Gender – Choose “male” or “female”.
- 邮箱： Email address – Input your email address here.
- 联系地址： Contact address – Input your mailing address here.
- 联系电话： Contact number – Input your telephone number here.
- 是否同意捐款姓名公示： Do you agree to make public your donation – Choose the second option 否 (no) if you wish to remain anonymous.
- 是否需要收据： Do you need a receipt – Choose the first option 是 (yes) if you want a receipt or fapiao. Two additional boxes will appear (see below).
- 邮政编码： Postal code – Input your postal code here.
- 收据详细地址： Detailed address for receipt – Input your address for the receipt.
- 捐赠留言： Donation message – Please to specify “刘蒋丽专用” (Liu Jiangli, “Lili”) here. You may want to include the URL to our story (http://www.chinasmack.com/2012/pictures/furry-child-chinese-girls-body-covered-by-black-spots-fur.html) just to be sure they know who you are referring to.
- 验证码： Verification number – Input the four digit number to the right.
In red is a note asking you to not close the browser window after completing your transaction and to return to the homepage first.
4. On the next page, you will have to choose how to remit the money to CCAFC. Your options are a variety of major banks in China as well as Alipay and Tenpay. You should be familiar with completing the transaction from this point.
Additional bank transfer information:
开户银行：中国银行北京分行西翠路支行 – Bank Where Account Was Opened: Bank of China, Beijing Branch, Xicui Road Sub-Branch
户 名：中华少年儿童慈善救助基金会 – Account Name: China Charities Aid Foundation for Children
账 号：813223279608094001 – Account Number: 813223279608094001
地 址：中国北京市海淀区万寿路乙15号楼A座7层 – Address: China, Beijing, Haiding District, Wanshou Road #15, Building A, 7th floor
邮政编码：100036 – Postal Code: 100036
I am not sure how you can specify to what organization or project your donation should go to through this sort of bank transfer.
Donations to Lili for those without a Chinese bank account
Anjuer of Angel Mom Foundation has provided us information on how to donate to Lili through an American charity called A Life A Time Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization.
The available donation options are check and PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lili is not listed on the website so you should specify Angel Mom Foundation and Liu Jiangli (“Lili”). If you have space, again you may want to include a link to our report just to be sure they know exactly who you are referring to.
- 120625 4:00 – Initial post published.
- 120625 13:00 – Add fundraising target amount and A Life A Time overseas donations information (bank, PayPal).
- 120625 15:00 – Updated total amount of donations that needs to be raised, added current amount already raised.
- 120625 16:20 – Added Lili’s Shanghai arrival date and hospital location.
- 120625 19:30 – Correction to CCAFC donation instructions, additional information for seeing Lili in Shanghai.
- 120628 15:30 – Added photo of Lili in Guiyang boarding train to Shanghai from Little Wolf.
- 120629 18:30 – Added photos of Lili in Shanghai hospital.
- 120707 15:30 – Updated to include link to John and Little Wolf’s visit with Lili.
- 120723 18:30 – Update to Lili’s situation and closing of donations.