Wanda Group's charitable donations reached 438 million yuan in 2013.In the 26 years since the Group's establishment,a total of 3.5 billion yuan has been donated to various causes.Wanda has made a larger amount of charitable cash donations than any other private enterprise in China.
On April 20,2013,a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the county of Lushan in Ya'an,Sichuan Province.Wanda Group reacted by promptly donating 10 million yuan to aid disaster relief efforts.
In January 2013,Wanda Group made a 10-million-yuan donation to the Dalian Charity Federation to assist impoverished households during the Spring Festival.Wanda has donated more than 50 million yuan for this purpose over the course of the last seven years.
In September,2013,Wanda Group made a 10 million yuan donation towards the catastrophic flooding that occurred in Heilongjiang Province.This was the single largest donation that the disaster area in Heilongjiang Province received.
After Typhoon Fitow struck in October 2013,the city of Yuyao in Zhejiang Province experienced the most severe flooding in the nation’s history.Wanda Group cancelled its originally scheduled opening ceremony and donated the entirety of the 3 million yuan scheduled for the ceremony to the Yuyao Municipal Government to help the people of Yuyao through difficulties.
Chengdu's No.7 Wanda High School was built with the aid of a 200-million-yuan donation from Wanda Group.To improve teaching level,Wanda Group donated 4 million yuan in two consecutive years to serve as an educational award fund aimed at rewarding outstanding teachers and students.
On June 7,2013,an incident occurred in Xiamen where a public bus caught fire resulting in injuries and casualties.Wanda Group made the decision to cancel the originally scheduled opening ceremony for its Xiamen Jimei Wanda Plaza and donated 1 million yuan scheduled for the ceremony to the Xiamen Charity Federation to be used for funeral arrangements and assistance for those killed and injured in this accident.
In 2012,Wanda Hotels & Resorts Co Ltd launched its "Wanda Children's Fund" project.Each year,Wanda donates 1 million yuan to the China Charity Federation as special seed money for the project that is to be used for building 25 "Wanda Compassionate Screening Rooms" in nearly 20 provinces across China.As of the end of 2013,the Wanda Children's Fund already covered 18 provinces,36 counties,and 47 townships and had established "Wanda Compassionate Screening Rooms" in 50 remote primary schools.Wanda also set up several ways in its hotels to receive guests’donations to the fund.
Starting in 2011,Wanda Group is investing 600 million yuan over three years to promote the development of football in China."China’s Future Football Stars",a project implemented by Wanda wherein young people travel to Spain to study,is the most important aspect of the strategic cooperation between Wanda Group and the Chinese Football Association.During the first phase,Wanda contributed no less than 200 million yuan to select 90 young football players and send them to study in Spain for three years.In 2013,the second batch of young players set off to Spain to attend training camps at three famous La Liga clubs.
On March 29,2013,the China Charity Federation's fourth governing council appointed Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin as honorary president of the Chinese Charity Federation,the only entrepreneur in China to receive this award.
In April 2013,Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin was awarded as the"Most Loving Individual Donor"at the 8th China Charity Award.The China Charity Award is the highest government prize in the field of Chinese philanthropy.The award has been issued a total of eight times since it started in 2005,with Wanda Group and Wang Jianlin winning the award seven times.Wanda is the only enterprise in China to have been honored with the China Charity Award seven times.