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Zhoushan primary school students visit seniors in impoverished households

Updated : 2020-01-22 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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A group of fifth-graders at Zhoushan Primary School visit seniors in poor households in Hedong village, Dinghai district, Zhoushan and bring gifts for them on Jan 18. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]

A group of fifth-graders at Zhoushan Primary School visited seniors in 10 impoverished households in Hedong village, Dinghai district, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province on Jan 18.

The group was led by Yu Fuhong, vice chairman of the Zhoushan Charity Federation, and brought many gifts, including oil, rice, fruits, yoghurt and clothes, for the seniors.

According to the vice chairman, the children usually volunteer during holidays and use their own money to help others.

Yu Bowen, Shen Sichen and Shen Siyu, three calligraphy lovers in the group made Spring Festival couplets and posters featuring the Chinese character fu (meaning luck and happiness) for the seniors.

Yu Fuhong said that the charity federation prepared red packets for the poor households, each containing 800 yuan ($116.1) as a gift.

A woman surnamed Lin, an elderly woman living in one of the households, expressed her gratitude to the children and the vice chairman.

Lin and her husband, both in their seventies, have been very poor since Lin was diagnosed with lymph cancer eight years ago.