Washington D.C., April 24, 2020 – CGCC-DC member Sun Fiber donated $20,000 through the REAL Initiative. The REAL Initiative is a China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) campaign, proposed by CGCC-DC, to help university students with their “Remote Education And Living” challenges in the US caused by COVID19. Sun Fiber joined CGCC-DC and China Telecom (Americas) Corporation as the first group of donors to help young scholars through this initiative.
CGCC calls on all its member to support the initiative. Besides cash donations, member companies can donate surplus computers and other types of equipment that can enable underprivileged students to access remote education.
Educators see the REAL Initiative as a timely aid to students. Rose Pascarell, Vice President of University Life at George Mason University said: “In less than one month, George Mason University has received applications from over 1,500 students requesting emergency funding totaling over $2.6 million. China General Chamber of Commerce-Washington D.C. Chapter (CGCC-D.C.) Chairman and China Telecom (Americas) Corporation (CTA) President Mr. Xu Tan have been one of the strong community leaders who have come to our aid. The timely and generous support from CGCC and its members – CTA and Sun Fiber – will enable us to directly support Mason students, whose emergency financial needs have placed them in academic and personal jeopardy as a result of the pandemic. We are deeply grateful.”
Sun Fiber LLC is a recycled PET staple fiber manufacture located in South Carolina with 200 employees. It uses 100% recycled PET bottles as raw material and produce approximately 130 million lbs. staple fiber annually. The company supplies environmental-friendly and recycled raw material for US textile and furniture industries.
If your company is interested in donating cash or computers to students, the REAL Initiative can help you get in touch with university emergency aid programs near you. To participate in the REAL Initiative, please contact WashingtonDC@cgccusa.org.