At Green Terrace Teas we believe strongly in giving back to the community and, as such, actively contribute to various local charity and environmental groups in Taiwan. We are currently proud contributors to the following organizations:
"Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in the impoverished east coast of Taiwan. The Foundation has been contributing to better social and community services, medical care, education and humanism in Taiwan for nearly 40 years...Since its founding, the Foundation has dedicated itself in the field of charity, medicine, education, environmental protection, as well as the promotion of humanistic values and community volunteerism. The humanitarian work is both a means to help those in need, and also a way to open the eyes of the volunteer to the harsher side of life, so that through giving, they may find spiritual happiness and life's true meaning." Learn more at: http://www.tzuchi.org.tw/
"Facing the great need of good-quality care and training services for developmentally disabled children in Taiwan, “The First Children’s Development Centre” was established in Taipei City in 1980. Since then, in response to the increasing needs island-wide, we have stably expanded the range of services in terms of training targets as well as service contents, and hence transforming ourselves in 1997 into a nationwide social welfare foundation. Currently, within the 7 development centers and 1 group home, we serve about 800 disabled persons of various types at different age levels. Besides, we conduct many outreach programs. Our service programs are classified into four main categories: “children’s services”, “adults’ services”and “rehabilitation & assistive technology services”, “family supportive services”. Our mission is to help those with developmental delay and disabled conditions to obtain satisfactory progress and quality life careers through our warm attitude and professional services." Learn more at: http://www.diyi.org.tw/
"Animals Taiwan Association is a non-profit social organization duly established under the laws of the Republic of China for the pursuit of the following objectives: to promote the welfare of all Taiwan's animals through, but not limited to, public education, humane population control and the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Taiwan's free-roaming animals.
Animals Taiwan is responsible for the following duties:
1. To rescue animals in danger and provide emergency medical treatment.
2. To provide short-term shelter service and long-term adoption plans for needy stray animals.
3. To promote responsible pet guardianship, including encouraging the public to neuter and properly train their animals.
4. To promote the humane treatment of animals, including humane methods of controlling the population levels and health of free-roaming animals.
5. To establish liaison and cooperative relationships with government and related organization(s)." Learn more at: http://www.animalstaiwan.org/