Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Valentine's Day lifts charities

Valentine's Day lifts charities: "Valentine's Day lifts charities
(China Daily)
Updated: 2005-02-16 00:35
HONG KONG: A group of children with angel's wings on their backs sold chocolate flowers at Tsim Sha Tsui Star port yesterday, for HK$35 (US$4) apiece.
With a chocolate and a winged-heart embedded in a silk flower, these specially designed chocolate flowers attracted many pedestrians.
'Please buy a chocolate flower for your lover for this Valentine's Day. You know they are made by seven mentally retarded persons,' a girl said to buyers.
Wun Yangqiao, leader of the Saint Jame's Settlement, said that it is a tradition of the group to sell presents on Valentine's Day.
Last year, they succeeded in raising HK$90,000 (US$12,360) by selling chocolate. With the money, they established a pottery class and a dancing class for 800 members of the group. "

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