GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) today, at Grand Hyatt Hotel Guangzhou, announced details of its annual charity fundraising effort, of which the attendees included board members of AmCham South China, U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou, Mr. Charles Bennett, Vice President Finance , Greater China, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Mr. Edouard Macnab, and General Manager of Jingxing Real Estate, Mr. Jing Yijie. Photo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20161201/0861612900-a Photo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20161201/0861612900-b This year's program is co-organized by the Guangzhou People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Guangzhou Charity Association (under Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau), the Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation, and the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, aiming to raise donations of material and funds. The in-kind donations will be distributed to Guangdong's impoverished Wuxing Village (part of Meizhou City) and other poor villages later this year and early next year. Additionally, cash donations will be used to finance medical treatments for orphaned children at Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center and to help the poor villages. All donations will go through Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation with proper receipts issued to the donors. AmCham South China President Dr. Harley Seyedin has disclosed the plans and beneficiaries. He has also noted that weeks before the official launch, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Jingxing Real Estate had already pledged RMB130,000 and RMB100,000 in cash respectively. An inspection tour of Wuxing Village and the nearby villages will be organized by AmCham South China on January 11th-12 th, 2017. The destination, Wuxing Village, is located in Wuhua County of Meizhou City. According to the official demographics, there are 143 people of physical disability, 84 relatively poverty-stricken households, 300 relatively poverty-stricken villagers and 22 poverty-stricken households in need of house renovation. This is the 7 th consecutive year of AmCham's overall charity activities. As a foreign business organization with long-term dedication to the public welfare, AmCham South China calls for more attention from all sectors of community on the development and growth of the poor population and the children in severe condition with a purpose of cultivating a broader future for them. Events planned under the cooperative effort include:1. Press Conference on December 1, 2016 - To inform the press and the public about the background and action plan of the Charity Theme Events and to build awareness of the need for philanthropy and to collect donations for initiating poverty alleviation projects in Wuxing Village and orphans in need of medical treatment.