Over 850 children at orphanages and community centers in Can Tho City have received packs of mooncakes — a gift commonly given during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam — during a charity campaign initiated by the local Youth Federation.
The gift packages, including mooncakes and milk portions, were presented to the underprivileged children at ceremonies in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and falls on Tuesday this year, said Tran Viet Tuan, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation's chapter in Can Tho.
The charity initiative pooled a total of VND1 billion (US$44,000) from the local Youth Federation chapter, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, as well as the Pacific High School.
Thanks to the support of bakeries in the Mekong Delta city, the organizers had prepared over 850 mooncakes before distributing them to the orphans.
As the coronavirus outbreak is still present in the area, the events were held with strict adherence to safety requirements, including face mask wearing and hand washing.
"We hope that the gifts will provide the underprivileged children with sparks of joy, letting them know that there are still people that care for them," Tuan said.
The gifts were greeted with delight from the child recipients.
Bui Duc Trung, director of the Can Tho City Social Work Center, said his facility is taking care of 96 children who are orphaned or disabled.
Trung extended his thanks to the organizers, who provided gestures of care for the kids during the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the 'Children's Festival' in Vietnam.
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