Monthly Archives: September 2015

Drink for Good 2015

Barhopping and doing something meaningful at the same time? Sounds like a strange combination. But join ‘Drink for Good 2015′ on 8th October 2015 to help raise money for HandsOn Hong Kong and you’ll be doing exactly that.

drinks for goodFounded in 2007, HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity that strives to be the first point of contact for individuals in Hong Kong who want to be involved in community service, by actively recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to participate in volunteer activities benefiting the local community.

With every drink you purchase at each participating bar or restaurant, HK$5 will be donated to HandsOn Hong Kong. Over 60 bars and restaurants in Central, Soho, Wanchai, and Quarry Bay will be taking part including hotspots The Woods, Ham & Sherry and Aberdeen Street Social. HandsOn Hong Kong will then use the funds raised for kids with special needs, and for other programs addressing pressing social needs in Hong Kong.

Drink For Good is now in its third year and your participation will make it even better than ever! Last year, HOHK raised funds to make wishes come true for 500 special needs kids. Just over HK$100,000 was raised thanks to the participation of 83 venues and 45 Corporate Sponsors.

Responsible drinking is a key part of the messaging for the event as the event is about drinking in moderation, not getting drunk.

Date: 8 October 2015

Time: 5-11pm

Location: Follow this link for list of venues

About Hands On: HandsOn Hong Kong was founded in 2007 and is an affiliate of the international volunteer network, HandsOn Network (HON), headquartered and registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States.

Their mission is two-fold: to help charities meet their volunteer needs and help individuals who want to give back to the community do so in a meaningful way. To accomplish their mission, they partner with local charities to develop volunteer projects and to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and volunteer projects. The types of volunteer projects they organize range from activities with children, such as helping local primary students improve their English skills and providing after-school tutoring to ethnic minority students, to helping the elderly and people with disabilities, to animal welfare, and other areas.

A Night for Nepal

a night for nepalPlease join Room to Read on 27th October for “A Night for Nepal“, on The Terrace at Lupa. Founder John Wood will share insights gained from visiting their team on the ground in Nepal and provide an update on the work Room to Read is doing to help rebuild Nepal’s education system, post-earthquakes. The evening will also include a raffle, an auction, and the opportunity to support Room to Read Nepal.

All ticket proceeds will go to Room to Read’s Nepal Education Fund and each ticket includes selected beverages and light bites.

If you are unable to come, please consider donating to Room to Read’s Nepal Education Fund. Thank you for your support of Room to Read and the children and communities they serve in Nepal!

Date: 27 October 2015

Time: 6:30-10pm

Location: The Terrace at Lupa, 3/F LFT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central

Cost: $450 online, $550 at the door

To sign up, just follow this link

About Room to Read: 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.

The Cathedral Clares – Designer Label Sale

clares_131205105821Looking for something special AND donate to charity for the same time? This might be for you. The Cathedral Clares of the St John’s Cathedral’s Designer Label Sale is back! Included in the sale are designer labels such as Chanel, Armani, Valentino, Moschino, Shanghai Tang etc. costume jewellery and scarves for the ladies and Boss, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Hermes etc. for men. There are Coats, Jackets, Beautiful Dresses, Shoes, Handbags, New Cashmere Sweaters, Gorgeous Scarves, Fabulous Costume Jewellery and much more…

Date: 26 September 2015

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Li Hall, St John’s Cathedral

All proceeds benefit LOCAL charities

About The Cathedral Clares: The Clares are a diverse and multinational group, faith and non-faith, Cathedral and non-Cathedral members who enjoy occasional lunches and trips around Hong Kong

Join The Clares and make new friends and even snap up a bargain during sorting and pricing of donated goods for sale in their Charity Shop, CASTAWAYS !

Join The Clares for sorting any WEDNESDAY from 09:30am and for coffee and conversation at 10:30am in The Li Hall of St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Hong Kong. Or
Contact: Stella on
Or: Ruth on

Castaways is located within the Cathedral grounds. It sells clothing, including shoes and handbags, and also books and household linen donated by Cathedral members and the public. Items in good, clean, SALEABLE condition are welcomed.

Apart from the part time Manager the shop is staffed by volunteers from Clares Women’s Network and all profits go to locally based charities. Castaways is proud of its service to the community. It is thrice blessed. It blesses the generous giver, the grateful buyer and the needy charity. (The volunteers also enjoy themselves)

Opening hours are:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12.00 noon – 2.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am – 12.00nn.
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Donation days are Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Mother’s Choice Walkathon: Families Walking for Families

You’re invited to the second Mother’s Choice Walkathon: Families Walking for Families on Sunday, 1st November 2015! At Mother’s Choice, they believe that every child is special; every family is unique; and it takes a village to raise a child.

This Walkathon is an opportunity to join hands together, as a community, to shape a future of hope and promise for the children of Hong Kong. Every child deserves a loving, permanent and stable family to call their own – a family gives children a chance to love and be loved and changes the destiny of a child.

By walking with Mother’s Choice and raising funds, you are helping to build families through Mother’s Choice services that restore, build and provide support to families. The 4K route will be a leisurely one-hour walk along beautiful Bowen Road. At the finish line will be a Carnival including food, games, and entertainment for all ages.

web_walkathonDate: Sunday, 1 November 2015

Time: 9am – 2pm

Location: Island School (20 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels)

Cost General Admission (aged 4 and above): HK$150
Concessionary (aged 3 and under): Free

For more details on the Walkathon and how you can raise money to support the work of Mother’s Choice, click here. Spaces are limited, so please sign up early!

About Mother’s Choice: Mother’s Choice’s story starts in 1987 when founders Ranjan & Phyllis Marwah, and Gary & Helen Stephens, moved by a series of articles in the newspaper about the alarming numbers of teenage crisis pregnancies in Hong Kong, were stirred to action.

The news article reported that approximately 35-40% of the hundreds of girls going to Shenzhen every week were already in their last trimester. There was an obvious need with no one visibly responding, even though people were actually aware of the circumstances of the girls going to Shenzhen for late term abortions. The founders knew that these babies could live given the good and proper medical attention available in Hong Kong – they just needed to find the space and funding to give these girls real options. So together with the support of their friends and the community, they began the work of Mother’s Choice.

Starting with just one borrowed room and no experience but motivated to give back to this city that they love, Mother’s Choice has since helped over 51,000 single girls, cared for 3,600 babies and assisted with 1,400 successful adoption cases.