Archive | November, 2013

People’s Food Bank Christmas Food Drive Program

30 Nov

people food driveChristmas is coming. Do you want to spread your love to the underprivileged families? Please support the People’s Food Bank’s Christmas Food Drive Program 2013. The People’s Food Bank need Rice, Noodles and Canned Food all sealed and at least 8 Weeks to Expiry Date

Your participation might bring a warm and joyful Christmas to the deprived families. Please Act!

Date: From 2 December 2013 to 10 January 2014

Location: You can send to following centers directly
a) G/F, Shop1-3, Fortune Court, 10 Sai On Lane, Sai Ying Pun, HK
b) Shop 1 – 3, G/F, Man Hing House, Tai Hang Sai Estate, Shek Kip Mei, HK

logo_foodbankAbout : The People’s Food Bank went into operation on 24 March 1997 and is still providing services for street sleepers on Hong Kong Island today. After the financial crisis of 1998, the issue of poverty worsened in Hong Kong.

In November 2002, with the help of Food Link, the centre obtained leftovers from a hotel. The food collected, combined with vegetables, provided food for the stomachs of 12 people on average every day. In 2003 when SARS was ravaging the territory, the hotel stopped the supply of food. The free food service offered by the centre was temporarily suspended. Fortunately, a donation made by a Mr Li meant that the service could be relaunched. The daily quota for meal service increased from 12 to 24. Thereafter, the number of people asking for food assistance kept on increasing. As a result, St. James’ Settlement formally established the People’s Food Bank on 13 December 2003, providing the poor with temporary free food assistance.

The People’s Food Bank only receives a small amount of subsidies from the SAR Government. Most of the food, money, tools and equipment are donated by benefactors. The People’s Food Bank main task is the collection of food and monetary donations. Their partner agencies in various districts in turn deliver the food to the poor.

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Very Hong Kong

26 Nov

A different kind of volunteering. If you like organizing parties, events in unconventional spaces, this one is for you.

Very Hong Kong is the city’s first independent, annual programme with a mix of community-founded arts, culture, food, lifestyle, sport and design events, held in various public spaces in the city. It will be a celebration of Hong Kong’s unique mix of culture, heritage, cosmopolitan lifestyle and urban environment by transforming the city’s public space, to support the best of Hong Kong and its diverse culture, promoting creativity and redefining the forgotten spaces of the city through the use of public and donated spaces for a variety of innovative events open to all.

Very Hong Kong is produced by an independent, not-for-profit Foundation (Very Hong Kong Festival Foundation Association), formed by a group of like-minded individuals with experience in promoting the arts, culture, heritage, design and architecture in the public realm.

Upcoming events include:
very hk1Very Street
Date: 14th December 2013
Time: 12:30-6pm
Venue: Sun street, Moon Street, Dominion Garden
Hub: Wan Chai
Very Street is a series of street events and exhibitions, from performances by Hong Kong’s indie music talents to outdoor fashion shows by local emerging designers. Also featured is the Sun Street Markets, an initiative of Hong Kong Markets Organization, a one day pop-up bazaar promoting thoughtfully produced artisanal and sustainable food, drink and lifestyle products.

very hk3Very Big Screen on the Green
Date: 7th-13th December
Time: Various
Venue: New Central Harbourfront (near Central Pier no. 10)
Hub: Central
The great outdoor cinema by the harbour has arrived in Hong Kong. Bring your picninc blanket to the Big Lawn after work and watch a selection of Very Hong Kong movie classics such as McDull, a selection of Very Hong Kong movies from the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the winning work of ‘Video HK’ a competition run in collaboration with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

very hk2Very Christmas Concert
Date: 14 Dec 2013
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: New Central Harbourfront (near Central Pier no. 10)
Hub: Central
Take your seats under the stars and lights of the Hong Kong skyline for a spectacular night of amazing entertainment with fabulous bands, musical performances and festive entertainment. Bring your picnic basket and find the perfect spot under the starlit sky to enjoy an enchanting evening of music, festivities and celebration! “Light is to the eyes what music is to the soul, and this Christmas music extravaganza will be a feast for both!” So join us this year for an unforgettable night – A VERY Hong Kong Merry Christmas Extravaganza under the Hong Kong skyline.

Volunteering:
Very Hong Kong is looking for collaborators and donors – people with talent, passion, a sense of community, pride, playfulness, candour and courage – to organise and host Collaborative events as a core part of Very Hong Kong.

To be considered, Very Hong Kong requires a brief description of your proposed event including title and theme, where it is intended to be held and why.

Collaborative events can be based in visual arts, performance arts, music, food, fashion, film and creative design, a mixture of these or many more.

Very Hong Kong welcomes any ideas that reflect the aims of Very Hong Kong, to:
Engage and inspire residents and visitors alike
Promote public participation in the urban spaces of Hong Kong
Improve people’s enjoyment, navigation and access to the city
Find new uses for under-utilized spaces
Show creativity and imagination

And, above all, your event should bring people together!

To get full details, event guidance and requirements, please complete the form in this link.

Beer for Books at Bar Six

9 Nov

… for a fun evening of drinks and fabulous company – in support of Room to Read.

Bar Six will give HK$10 of every drink you purchase to Room to Read; 1 drink = 1 book published through Room to Read‘s Book Publishing Programme.

beer 4 books nov 13You will also have the chance to win some Signature French Wines in the raffle, so spread the word, bring your friends and have some fun.

If you are interested in volunteering, this is also your chance to talk to Room to Read volunteers and see how you can be part of the team!

Date: Tuesday 12 November

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Bar Six, 6/F, 63 Wyndham Street

RSVP: Via Face Book

Room-to-Read-photo-2About the charity: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they believe Room to Read can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need Room to Readto succeed in school and beyond by building and stocking libraries, building bright ventilated classrooms, publishing books in the local language, training educators and providing one-on-one support to teachers, and supporting girls to stay in school by providing material support—such as school fees, clean uniforms or transportation, in addition to mentoring and life skills training to help girls succeed in the classroom and beyond.

For more information please visit their website.