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 Ford Volunteers Share Christmas Cheers With Local Orphanage Children in Nanchang

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NANCHANG, China — Ford volunteers in Nanchang have made this year’s Christmas another unforgettable experience for children in the local orphanage.
 
To share the festival cheers with the orphans, more than 130 volunteers from Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC), Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China, along with local universities held their second annual Christmas party at the Jun Jiang Sun Village Orphanage in China’s eastern Jiangxi Province.
 
“It was a cold and wet day. Due to construction, our buses maneuvered some very tricky roads to get there, but it did not matter. The smile and joy of the kids warmed us all,” said Rebecca Scholtes, a member of the Ford/JMC volunteering group.
 
Despite the chilly weather, children still had great fun playing outdoor activities like table tennis.
 
A main feature and big hit at the party was a wide range of crafts activities and DIYs for children, such as drawing, nail and face painting, bead bracelets making, Elf hat decorating, handprint Santas, musical Instrument making, and cupcake decorating.
 
At the craft table, children were encouraged to try their own ways of making things. At the end of the day, many of them had come up with interesting creations, which were displayed on the wall for a Christmas mural and hung from the ceiling for all to admire.
 
As a way to express their gratitude to volunteers, a group of children sang a Chinese song on stage. Ford volunteers also invited children to sing and dance with Santa Claus, who was played by John Scholtes, Ford vice president, Product Development, JMC. As a member of Ford ISE international family, Scholtes joined many volunteering events organized by Nanchang Care4Kid and will take on the responsibility as a coordinator for the volunteering group.
 
“Everyone was tired but they had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the experience in giving back to others,” said Rebecca Scholtes, who joined the group recently.
 
The visit was the latest event that Ford families have organized under the Nanchang Cares4KIDS program for the benefit of underprivileged children in Jiangxi Province. The voluntary group is planning to hold more community activities to make the world a better place.
 
 
 
 
Children dancing on stage for volunteers
Volunteers playing outdoor activities with children 
   
Kids latch on to a volunteer for the whole event
Making Christmas cards 
   
 
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12/18/2012 11:20 PM