The donation of masks was sponsored by the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York (TCCNY), Chinese American Business Association, and the Eastern U.S. Fine Tea and Wine Association, as well as Overseas Taiwanese Community Liason Mr. Wen-chung Chung.
The donated masks were presented to TECO on March 30 by representatives of these Taiwanese community organizations, and were received by Ambassador Lily Hsu, Director-General of TECO New York, and Dr. Min-Ling Yang, director of the Education Division. In accepting the donation, Ambassador Hsu expressed her view that the virus could not prevent humans from caring for one another, and she conveyed her admiration and thanks to the Taiwanese community members for their concern over the welfare of Taiwanese students.
After receiving the donated masks, the Education Division at TECO New York contacted Taiwanese student organizations across universities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut to determine the need for masks among Taiwanese students at each school. Masks were then expeditiously shipped to students via their campus Taiwanese student organizations.