The year 2000 witnessed a significant beginning for the Passive System Alliance’s (PSA) involvement with charitable foundations. In view of the massive damages to Central Taiwan by the 921 Earthquake, the PSA Group took on an active role in the reconstruction of that area. With the full support of the PSA, an ”Adopt a Persimmon” project was launched to help buy up the locally produced persimmons. PSA members also visited the disaster area in person and arranged fundings for the provision of nutritious lunches to the school children there. This voluntary participation in the care and development of remote communities has since become an indelible part of PSA’s corporate culture. The passion found resonance within the corporation and more and more employees become involved. The PSA understands that this is a social responsibility the Alliance has to help shoulder. To facilitate operation, the individual charitable organizations within the PSA Group, the Ci-Hui Clubs, were integrated into one Walsin Hann Star Charitable Foundation in the year 2002. In 2007, to differentiate the Foundation from the corporate proper, it was renamed the PSA Charitable Foundation. Governed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Foundation is regularly sponsored by Walsin Technology Corporation, HannStar Board Corporation, Prosperity Dieletrics Co. Ltd., Walton Advanced Engineering, Inc., Global Brands Manufacture Ltd., and Info-Tek Corporation.
Following the corporate development in Mainland China, the PSA Charitable Foundation further extended its commitment to include similar underprivileged communities in China. The Jiang-Su PSA Charitable Foundation was established in May 2011 to provide faster and better services to the people on the Mainland.
1. To ensure the quality of our community services and donations.
2. To befriend the communities and cultivate long-term relationships with our work partners so we can continue to provide reliable services.
3. To encourage corporate employees to join Volunteer Plus and recognize the benefits of doing volunteer jobs.
To fulfill our social responsibilities and to actively involve corporate employees in community services.
To continue to fulfill our social responsibilities; to be an exemplar in community services.
1.To encourage corporate employees to set up charity-oriented Ci-Hui Clubs to actively participate in community activities and community services.
2.To encourage corporate employees to make regular donations to charitable organizations. Their donations will be matched by PSA to be used as operational funds of the Ci-Hui Clubs.
3.To promote the concept of combining community services with fun and leisure. To encourage corporate employees to include said services in their travels.
Ⅵ. ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
Ⅶ.PROJECTS AND PLANS
1. Employee Care and Career Planning for Youths
(a).To establish Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) to help disadvantaged employees and/or employees without social resources.
– EAP aims at resolving personal and/or job-related issues which might hinder employee performance. Professional and discreet consulting services will be available to help employees deal with health, marriage, and family issues, finance and legal matters, emotional and job pressures, and/or other personal problems.
– The PSA plans to offer consulting services in five major categories: finance planning, marriage and relationship counselling, family and parental counselling, interpersonal relationship counselling, job pressure counselling.
– EAP services are already in place at Hann Star Board Corporation (Jiang-Yin site and Guan-Yin site), and Walsin Technology Corporation (Da-Lang site).
(b). To implement employee emergency relief. The aim is to help employees in times of emergency and help them get back on track as soon as possible.
– Relief is provided for employees and members of the immediate family living in the same household when the principal income contributor of said household is disabled by illness or accident.
(2).Career Planning for Youths
(a).To have Ci-Hui Club members organize job-shadowing or similar activities for youths.
(b).To provide means of self-awareness to help youths understand themselves and their own values and abilities so that they will have a better chance at finding the right career path.
(c).To realistically present the job market and its qualifications to youths through small scale career fairs and through the sharing of PSA employees' real-life experiences.
(d).To offer financial management lectures to instill proper money values in youths and to help them set up practical and workable financial goals.
2. Environmental Education
(1).To advocate for a low-noise and eco-friendly living environment.
(2).To effect changes to help turn our communities into low-noise and eco-friendly ones.
(3).To build model low-noise and eco-friendly communities.
(4).To call attention to hearing care. To provide hearing aids for the elderly.
3. Kids Power Project
(1).The PSA provides nutritious breakfasts for school children in remote communities to ensure their physical well-being which, in turn, will make their learning more effective.
(2).To promote book and newspaper reading in Gao-Xiong and Ping-Dong.
– The PSA sponsors the reading programs of forty-five schools in Gao-Xiong and Ping-Dong by providing reading materials.
(3).To sponsor the reading programs in Xin-Zhu.
– The PSA, working in tandem with the Xin-Zhu Reading Alliance, sponsors fourteen elementary schools in reading-related activities.
(1).To initiate “Monday Nice” to minimize the negative impacts of the dreaded Monday Syndrome.
(a).Wear “Monday Nice” –Employees wear “Monday Nice” logo polo shirts to work each Monday in October.
(b).Say “Monday Nice”—Employees are encouraged to high-five six co-workers each Monday and replace the usual morning greetings with “Monday Nice.”
(c).Enact “Monday Nice”—Employees are encouraged to do one good deed each Monday. Furthermore, October is designated community service month at PSA. Employees are encouraged to go into their communities to offer their care and services.
(d).Forward “Monday Nice”—Employees are encouraged to share their own, or someone else's, acts of kindness on PSA's official website, or on their own blogs and/or Facebook. Hopefully, this will elicit more acts of kindness from the public.
(2).To establish proper and courteous behavior toward people with disabilities.
(3).To host charity shows to promote the idea of kindness.
(4).To educate employees about the pricelessness of doing volunteer work. To encourage them to become life-long volunteers and to include some form of community services when they are travelling.
(a).PSA employees are encouraged to become volunteers.
(b). PSA employees are encouraged to take part in the community services organized by the Ci-Hui Clubs within the corporation. Each club is encouraged to cultivate its own distinctive characteristics.
5. Eagle Star Project
(1).To provide scholarships to outstanding and filial students from low-income families.
(a).The PSA has distributed NT$1,320,000 in scholarships to eighty-nine students since 1993.
(b).Beginning in 2010, the PSA has contributed fifty mobile phones to the elderly and thirty-one notebooks to deserving students.
(2).To sponsor other Non-Profit Organizations (NPO).
(a).Early-Healing Programs—The PSA sponsors NPOs that cater to children with cerebral palsy and to those who need equestrian and other therapies.
(b).The PSA also sponsors the Foundation Of Universal Design Education (FUDE).
(3).To publish motivational books.
Convinced that the Vice-President’s numerous contributions to Taiwan are a good source of inspiration to the young, the PSA Charitable Foundation and Walsin Lihwa have worked hand in hand since 2010 to get his stories out both in book and in DVD format. The items will be available shortly in 2012.