Taiwan Soka Association Supports Local Charitable Organizations
Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) purchased NT$100,000 (approximately US$3,145) worth of mooncakes--a festive pastry originally eaten around the time of the autumn equinox in Mandarin-speaking countries and regions, including China, Taiwan and Hong Kong--from several charitable organizations in Taiwan, in support of their efforts.
The mooncakes were produced by social welfare groups and organizations countrywide that shelter and offer vocational training to mentally- and physically-challenged individuals. In addition to teaching craft making skills, every year the centers produce and market their version of mooncakes as part of their fundraising efforts.
On August 11, the Ministry of the Interior held a ceremony to thank supporters and sponsors of the vocational centers at the Joint Central Government Office Building in Taipei. TSA was among those commended.
[Adapted from an article dated September 3, 2010, on Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) website (www.twsgi.org.tw); photo courtesy of TSA]