Late last year, TOMS Animal Initiative partnered with the Clinton Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society to launch a new shoe product that raises awareness about the elephant poaching crisis.
100 Village Clinics for Guizhou, China
In 2008, the Amity Foundation committed to build 20 village clinics in 2009 as part of their five-year-plan to build 100 Village Clinics for Guizhou. Unfortunately, their donation flow was adversely affected by the financial crisis as well as the urgent priority for the reconstruction in the aftermath of the Earthquake which devastated a large part of Sichuan in mid-2008. Thus for the period in question, they have only raised funds for six village clinics, three completed benefiting 8,704 villagers and six health workers, and three more clinics targeted for completion in April 2010 to serve 4,318 beneficiaries.
Relatively unaffected were the service learning trips. Throught his commitment, Amity Foundation was able to organize and lead two groups of youth to their project sites in June and October. Amity Foundation has also concluded their partnership with Majiang County, where 24 clinics have been built, and moved on to Cengong County, where health care needs are less met. They hope to see a steady recuperation of funds in the coming years.