International Literacy Day: Chakra Workshop benefitting Room to Read – 10 Sept

17 Aug

Join Room to Read’s Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate International Literacy Day in their fun and interactive workshop where you will learn the basic knowledge of your chakras – the vortexes of energy located in seven different points in your body. Imbalance of these energy points may cause negative effects on the mental, emotional and physical body. In this workshop, you will learn how to find out which of your chakras is out of balance by yourself, then you will do a meditation and learn what kinds of natural ingredients that can balance your chakras.

Flow of Workshop (1 hour):
1. Meet and greet (5 min)
2. Introduction of chakras (10min)
3. To learn how to find out your own imbalanced chakras by yourself (20 min)
4. Chakra meditation (10min)
5. To learn different kinds of natural ingredients that are good for different chakras (15min)

Workshop hosted by Ms. Trudy Tong of John Masters Organics

*Special thanks to John Masters Organics. All proceeds generated from this workshop will be donated to Room to Read’s award-winning programs.

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Time: 7-8pm

Place: Green Room @ The Hive, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan

Price: US$15
To register and for more information, please follow this link to the Room to Read website.
Receive one John Masters Organics goodie bag with each ticket purchase!

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read‘s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.

Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

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WFHK Bun Run – Help fight food waste! 21 Aug

15 Aug


Feel like an evening run AND eliminate food waste by donating it to the elderly and low-income families? If your answer is yes, read on.

Waste Free Hong Kong has teamed up with Maxim’s Cakes & arome to help reduce food waste across the city. They welcome people from all backgrounds to join them every Wednesday for their ‘Bun Run‘.

Every Wednesday evening a group of volunteers will run together in groups to collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to their partner organisation, People’s Service Centre.

The bread is then distributed amongst the elderly and low-income families throughout the Sham Shui Po district, where the PSC is based.

WHAT IS A ‘BUN RUN’?
Waste Free Hong Kong, being an organisation that works to alleviate the ever growing amount of rubbish in our landfills, would be crazy to ignore the 3,500 tonnes of food waste entering landfills EVERY DAY in Hong Kong alone.

Due to the success of their plogs, Waste Free Hong Kong has decided to organise ‘Bun Runs‘ every Wednesday when possible.

Their Bun Runs will eventually take place throughout Hong Kong, however they are currently focusing on the Central & Western District, collecting surplus bread from Maxim’s Bakeries and arome.

Bread collection isn’t anything new, but as Waste Free Hong Kong works together in a group, it’s a great way to meet new people and do something meaningful together. It’s a fun team building activity as well, if there weren’t already enough reasons to join!

HOW DO I JOIN A BUN RUN?
Please follow the link to EventBrite. Simply select a preferred date and complete your registration, by clicking the Register button and enter your contact details.

1 day before the run Waste Free Hong Kong will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and will include the groups meeting point and some more information on the codes of conduct.

WHAT IF I’M NOT A STRONG RUNNER?
Don’t worry! The run is fairly short at with routes around 2-3km.

Anyone who would prefer to help distribute the bread directly at the People’s Service Centre can do so.

Distribution takes place from 8:15pm every weekday evening, however, please let Waste Free Hong Kong know in advance, as they already have a team of dedicated volunteers, and Waste Free Hong Kong does not want to overload them with people.

You will meet at 7pm at the Central and Western District Promenade (just outside the Shun Tak Centre)

Call the stores roughly 30 minutes before closing time to confirm if they have surplus to donate. If not, give Waste Free Hong Kong a call to let them know.

Arrive at each store at closing time. Bring your own carrier bags.

Show your Bun Run confirmation ticket through your phone or a print out to the staff at the store.

Check the number of pieces donated and sign to confirm receipt. Take an official receipt if available.

Pack the bread CAREFULLY into your own carrier bags.

Bring the bread and receipt to the People’s Service Centre

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

There are three routes that Waste Free Hong Kong will run every Wednesday evening, each point will be led by one of their team members.

The closest MTR exit to the meeting point is Sheung Wan Exit D.

Where do we take the bread?
The People’s Service Centre is located at Room 206-208, Block 19, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Shek Kip Mei

When do we receive our tickets?
Tickets will be emailed 1 day before the Bun Run.

What if I have a problem on the night?
If you are running late, please call the store directly. Please call WFHK on 6360 5054 if you have a problem making your collection.

What if the store informs me there is no bread to collect?
All donations are subject to availability on the night. If there is no donation, please thank the store for their time and call on 6360 5054 to let us know.

The Bun Run will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it should still go ahead.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions/suggestions!
Email: info@wastefreehongkong.com/ Call: 6360 5054 / Visit: http://www.wastefreehongkong.com

Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Time: 7pm

Place: In front of Shun Tak Centre (please refer to the map)

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Established in 2018, Waste Free Hong Kong is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Having already organised multiple beach cleanups, ‘plogs’ as well as Hong Kong’s first ‘Plastic Attack‘, Waste Free Hong Kong has begun establishing itself in the area.

Waste Free Hong Kong hopes you will join in and help them in fighting the battle against waste in Hong Kong.

Bohemian Pupsody benefitting HK Dog Rescue – 21 Sept

11 Aug

On any given day at Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) there approximately 600 dogs and puppies waiting to find forever homes. HKDR takes in dogs that have been abused and neglected, abandoned, or simply need a home.

HKDR would like to invite you to support this important work by participating in HKDR’s annual charity party, “Bohemian Pupsody – An Evening with Teddie Mercury” at the Aberdeen Marina Club Ballroom on Saturday, 21 September.

This fun and fabulous evening based on the music of rock sensation Queen will celebrate HKDR dogs who are waiting and hoping to find their forever home. Guest MC, Vita Starkin and guest DJ Barry Gold will help rock the night and help you party hard.

Book your tickets today!

Confirm booking and payment by September 1, 2019 and take advantage of special anniversary rates.

For more information, please email info@hongkongdogrescue.com

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019

Place: Aberdeen Marina Club Ballroom

Price:
Full Table HK$18,000 – Twelve seats in total
Half Table HK$9,500 – Six seats in total
Single Ticket HK$1,700

To order your tickets, please follow this link.

About Hong Kong Dog Rescue: HKDR was founded in 2003 for the specific purpose of saving dogs and puppies from the Hong Kong Government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Management Centres, where thousands of dogs and puppies are destroyed every year. They are homeless and unwanted and have just four days to live unless they are chosen for rehoming.

Although almost all HKDR dogs and puppies are still rescued from AFCD, these days many of their dogs are also ex-breeding dogs, those that are no longer useful for the purpose of producing puppies for the pet trade. These dogs are inevitably in poor health and condition due to their previous hard lives, and they need extensive veterinary treatment.

Only a small percentage of these dogs and puppies are lucky enough to be rescued by HKDR, after which the larger ones will be taken care of at their main Tai Po Homing Centre, while smaller dogs awaiting re-homing will stay at the Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre. Puppies usually live at the HKDR base on Lamma Island or stay in foster homes, and they are taken to Whiskers N Paws at Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm where potential adopters can meet them and hopefully take them home.

As much as possible, puppies and smaller dogs are placed in temporary foster care where they can live in a home environment before being permanently adopted. HKDR’s foster network plays a vital role in helping dogs overcome the trauma of being abandoned or their previous unhappy circumstances, such as those that are rescued from breeding farms.

Alongside the rescue and re-homing efforts, education is also an important part of HKDR’s mission, and as part of that, the Education & Training Centre was opened in July 2013, directly opposite their Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre. This small venue is used for a variety of workshops and classes, all of which are designed to help improve dog-human understanding and so reduce the number of pets being abandoned. Whiskers N Paws also hosts the HKDR ‘Positive Partners’ Training Courses, which are designed to promote responsible pet ownership as well as reward-based training methods.

WFHK Bun Run – Help fight food waste! 14 Aug

7 Aug


Feel like an evening run AND eliminate food waste by donating it to the elderly and low-income families? If your answer is yes, read on.

Waste Free Hong Kong has teamed up with Maxim’s Cakes & arome to help reduce food waste across the city. They welcome people from all backgrounds to join them every Wednesday for their ‘Bun Run‘.

Every Wednesday evening a group of volunteers will run together in groups to collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to their partner organisation, People’s Service Centre.

The bread is then distributed amongst the elderly and low-income families throughout the Sham Shui Po district, where the PSC is based.

WHAT IS A ‘BUN RUN’?
Waste Free Hong Kong, being an organisation that works to alleviate the ever growing amount of rubbish in our landfills, would be crazy to ignore the 3,500 tonnes of food waste entering landfills EVERY DAY in Hong Kong alone.

Due to the success of their plogs, Waste Free Hong Kong has decided to organise ‘Bun Runs‘ every Wednesday when possible.

Their Bun Runs will eventually take place throughout Hong Kong, however they are currently focusing on the Central & Western District, collecting surplus bread from Maxim’s Bakeries and arome.

Bread collection isn’t anything new, but as Waste Free Hong Kong works together in a group, it’s a great way to meet new people and do something meaningful together. It’s a fun team building activity as well, if there weren’t already enough reasons to join!

HOW DO I JOIN A BUN RUN?
Please follow the link to EventBrite. Simply select a preferred date and complete your registration, by clicking the Register button and enter your contact details.

1 day before the run Waste Free Hong Kong will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and will include the groups meeting point and some more information on the codes of conduct.

WHAT IF I’M NOT A STRONG RUNNER?
Don’t worry! The run is fairly short at with routes around 2-3km.

Anyone who would prefer to help distribute the bread directly at the People’s Service Centre can do so.

Distribution takes place from 8:15pm every weekday evening, however, please let Waste Free Hong Kong know in advance, as they already have a team of dedicated volunteers, and Waste Free Hong Kong does not want to overload them with people.

You will meet at 7pm at the Central and Western District Promenade (just outside the Shun Tak Centre)

Call the stores roughly 30 minutes before closing time to confirm if they have surplus to donate. If not, give Waste Free Hong Kong a call to let them know.

Arrive at each store at closing time. Bring your own carrier bags.

Show your Bun Run confirmation ticket through your phone or a print out to the staff at the store.

Check the number of pieces donated and sign to confirm receipt. Take an official receipt if available.

Pack the bread CAREFULLY into your own carrier bags.

Bring the bread and receipt to the People’s Service Centre

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

There are three routes that Waste Free Hong Kong will run every Wednesday evening, each point will be led by one of their team members.

The closest MTR exit to the meeting point is Sheung Wan Exit D.

Where do we take the bread?
The People’s Service Centre is located at Room 206-208, Block 19, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Shek Kip Mei

When do we receive our tickets?
Tickets will be emailed 1 day before the Bun Run.

What if I have a problem on the night?
If you are running late, please call the store directly. Please call WFHK on 6360 5054 if you have a problem making your collection.

What if the store informs me there is no bread to collect?
All donations are subject to availability on the night. If there is no donation, please thank the store for their time and call on 6360 5054 to let us know.

The Bun Run will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it should still go ahead.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions/suggestions!
Email: info@wastefreehongkong.com/ Call: 6360 5054 / Visit: http://www.wastefreehongkong.com

Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Time: 7pm

Place: In front of Shun Tak Centre (please refer to the map)

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Established in 2018, Waste Free Hong Kong is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Having already organised multiple beach cleanups, ‘plogs’ as well as Hong Kong’s first ‘Plastic Attack‘, Waste Free Hong Kong has begun establishing itself in the area.

Waste Free Hong Kong hopes you will join in and help them in fighting the battle against waste in Hong Kong.

24-Hour Race benefitting HandsOn Hong Kong 12-13 Oct

5 Aug


Every October, teams of drivers battle it out in a 24-hour race at Sideways Driving Club that sees them racing through the day, into the night with headlights and back into the morning sunrise in state-of-the-art simulators. Each team of 2-6 drivers races to raise money to support HandsOn Hong Kong programs for local communities in need. This year’s race will take place on 12-13 October at Sideways in Central.

Whether participants are first-time drivers or experienced racers, this exhilarating experience puts their speed, skills, and endurance to the test. Teams receive more than 50 hours of simulation time with practice sessions run by qualified instructors to learn racing technique and strategy. As part of the race, each team also has their car custom painted by graphic designers and drivers receive branded t-shirts with their team name. In addition, teams get discounts at the chill-out lounge at Staunton’s Wine Bar during the race and fantastic prizes are presented to podium finishers and highest fundraisers.

The entire cost of the actual event is covered directly by Sideways Driving Club and the participating teams. So, all donations go 100% to HOHK causes. Teams are required to set up their own Simply Giving page, to raise money for the community.

To receive a detailed schedule outlining how the event is run as a full-on 24hr race or to sign up as a team call +852 2523 0983 or email racing@sideways-driving-club.com

Date: 12-13 October 2019

Time: 24 hours

Place: Sideways, 1/F, 65-65A Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong

Registration Deadlines:
August 11th – fully paid entries will receive a bonus 2hr private practice session
August 23rd – fully paid entries will receive branded t-shirts with their team name (team name & logo must be submitted by this date)
August 31st – Final Registration Deadline (team colors and logos must be submitted by this date for custom-painted car)

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HandsOn Hong Kong (HOHK) is a legally registered charity serving as a hub for volunteers and NGO partners. HOHK is dedicated to providing both high-quality volunteer opportunities and high-quality volunteers.

HandsOn Hong Kong connects local organizations with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission.

HOHK provides their volunteers with a diverse range of more than 100 opportunities each month through the ongoing and one-off volunteer programs they organize with their partner NGOs.

Speaking of Animals Presented by Animals Asia

3 Aug


Please join Animals Asia in Hong Kong on Sunday, September 8 for Animals Asia’s first live speaking event, Speaking of Animals.

Think ‘TED Talks’. Or maybe ‘TEDDY Talks’ is more apt!

You’ll hear from the very best in their fields, including our own founder and CEO, Jill Robinson, who’s recognized as the world’s leading expert on moon bears.

And in the afternoon, come with Animals Asia on a relaxing, but equally educational, visit to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.

At Speaking of Animals, Animals Asia‘s senior sanctuary staff – vets and bear carers – will share some fascinating insights into what it takes to care such large groups of intelligent, wild animals, And other staff will talk about their wider work, including elephant welfare in Vietnam and cat and dog welfare in China

Animal warriors from other organizations will also share their experiences.

Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019

Time: 9am – 5pm

Place: Hong Kong Central Library, Lecture Theatre, 66 Causeway Road

Price:
Half-day (morning only)
Adult: HK $200
Student and senior: HK $80
Full day (incl. trip to Kadoorie Farm)
Adult: HK $300
Student and senior: HK $ 150

To register, please follow this link to EventBrite

For enquiries please call 2791 2225 or email hkevent@animalsasia.org

About Animals Asia: Founded in 1998, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. Animals Asia works to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, about 1,200 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears, caring for them at its award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent the cross border export of “meat dogs” in Asia.

In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practises in zoos and safari parks in Asia and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.

WFHK Bun Run – Help fight food waste! 7 Aug

29 Jul


Feel like an evening run AND eliminate food waste by donating it to the elderly and low-income families? If your answer is yes, read on.

Waste Free Hong Kong has teamed up with Maxim’s Cakes & arome to help reduce food waste across the city. They welcome people from all backgrounds to join them every Wednesday for their ‘Bun Run‘.

Every Wednesday evening a group of volunteers will run together in groups to collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to their partner organisation, People’s Service Centre.

The bread is then distributed amongst the elderly and low-income families throughout the Sham Shui Po district, where the PSC is based.

WHAT IS A ‘BUN RUN’?
Waste Free Hong Kong, being an organisation that works to alleviate the ever growing amount of rubbish in our landfills, would be crazy to ignore the 3,500 tonnes of food waste entering landfills EVERY DAY in Hong Kong alone.

Due to the success of their plogs, Waste Free Hong Kong has decided to organise ‘Bun Runs‘ every Wednesday when possible.

Their Bun Runs will eventually take place throughout Hong Kong, however they are currently focusing on the Central & Western District, collecting surplus bread from Maxim’s Bakeries and arome.

Bread collection isn’t anything new, but as Waste Free Hong Kong works together in a group, it’s a great way to meet new people and do something meaningful together. It’s a fun team building activity as well, if there weren’t already enough reasons to join!

HOW DO I JOIN A BUN RUN?
Please follow the link to EventBrite. Simply select a preferred date and complete your registration, by clicking the Register button and enter your contact details.

1 day before the run Waste Free Hong Kong will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and will include the groups meeting point and some more information on the codes of conduct.

WHAT IF I’M NOT A STRONG RUNNER?
Don’t worry! The run is fairly short at with routes around 2-3km.

Anyone who would prefer to help distribute the bread directly at the People’s Service Centre can do so.

Distribution takes place from 8:15pm every weekday evening, however, please let Waste Free Hong Kong know in advance, as they already have a team of dedicated volunteers, and Waste Free Hong Kong does not want to overload them with people.

You will meet at 7pm at the Central and Western District Promenade (just outside the Shun Tak Centre)

Call the stores roughly 30 minutes before closing time to confirm if they have surplus to donate. If not, give Waste Free Hong Kong a call to let them know.

Arrive at each store at closing time. Bring your own carrier bags.

Show your Bun Run confirmation ticket through your phone or a print out to the staff at the store.

Check the number of pieces donated and sign to confirm receipt. Take an official receipt if available.

Pack the bread CAREFULLY into your own carrier bags.

Bring the bread and receipt to the People’s Service Centre

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

There are three routes that Waste Free Hong Kong will run every Wednesday evening, each point will be led by one of their team members.

The closest MTR exit to the meeting point is Sheung Wan Exit D.

Where do we take the bread?
The People’s Service Centre is located at Room 206-208, Block 19, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Shek Kip Mei

When do we receive our tickets?
Tickets will be emailed 1 day before the Bun Run.

What if I have a problem on the night?
If you are running late, please call the store directly. Please call WFHK on 6360 5054 if you have a problem making your collection.

What if the store informs me there is no bread to collect?
All donations are subject to availability on the night. If there is no donation, please thank the store for their time and call on 6360 5054 to let us know.

The Bun Run will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it should still go ahead.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions/suggestions!
Email: info@wastefreehongkong.com/ Call: 6360 5054 / Visit: http://www.wastefreehongkong.com

Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Time: 7pm

Place: In front of Shun Tak Centre (please refer to the map)

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Established in 2018, Waste Free Hong Kong is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Having already organised multiple beach cleanups, ‘plogs’ as well as Hong Kong’s first ‘Plastic Attack‘, Waste Free Hong Kong has begun establishing itself in the area.

Waste Free Hong Kong hopes you will join in and help them in fighting the battle against waste in Hong Kong.