Charity supermarket launched in Ningbo

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  November 15, 2021 L M S


A charity supermarket opens at Ningbo Lishe International Airport in Ningbo, Zhejiang province on Nov 12. [Photo/Ningbo Daily News]

A charity supermarket opened in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province on Nov 12, serving as a platform for volunteer and charity services in the city.

The supermarket, entitled "Shan Station" ("Shan" means charity in Chinese), is located at Ningbo Lishe International Airport and was launched by the volunteer team of Ningbo Rail Transit and the Ningbo Shanyuan Charity Foundation.

Yan Yina, the project leader of "Shan Station", noted that the supermarket mainly sells daily necessities such as towels, cups, umbrellas and slippers, most of which are donated by companies or purchased by Shanyuan.

All of the supermarket's revenue will be donated to the foundation for charity causes related to education, healthcare, disaster-relief, and poverty-relief.

Many local companies have gotten involved in efforts to provide high-quality goods, and a greater variety of local specialties will be provided to customers in the future.

The supermarket also offers volunteer services for visitors and residents, including money exchange, tourism guidance, and automated external defibrillator (AED) training. Residents can also choose to participate in any of the volunteer activities.

More "Shan Stations" are expected to be built along the metro lines in the city, and the Ningbo Shanyuan Charity Foundation will also cooperate with colleges and communities in the city to establish similar supermarkets in the future.