Mr. Kuo Ding-Shun, the Chairman of both Tamkang University's Liberal Arts and Chinese Children's Foundation, established Hsiang Shang Children's Welfare Foundation in 1975. During that time, economy and social welfare were not well established, thus majority of Taiwan's charities were run by foreign organizations. However, Mr. Kuo's strong belief and compassion for helping less fortunate children and great determination eventually gave birth to Hsiang Shang Children's Welfare Foundation. Hsiang Shang Children's Welfare Foundation is dedicated to helping out children who lost their parents or desperately needed support as well as actively promoting various social welfare needs.

Hsiang Shang Children's Welfare Foundation further expanded its supports for children by managing and financially supporting two well established institutions, Daniel A. Poling Babies Home and Taichung Christian Herald Children's Home. In 1978, Daniel A. Poling Babies Home was transformed into an institution for children with disabilities, catering mainly to physically-and-mentally disabled children who otherwise had nowhere to go. For more than 30 years, we've provided humane and professional assistance to these less fortunate children with comfortable environments. In the future, we hope to continue promoting and integrating resources in our society in order to provide better HOMES for all children.

In order to extend our services not only to children but also elderly, we
changed our foundation to「Hsiang Shang Social Welfare Foundation」
in 2008.