Mother’s Choice – Flag Day Volunteers Needed

18 Dec

On Saturday, 16 January 2016, Mother’s Choice will be hosting their very first Flag Day*, and they need your help!

mothers choiceAt Mother’s Choice, they believe that every child is special and deserves a loving, stable, and permanent family to call his/her own. Unfortunately, there are thousands of children across our city who are at risk and without a family. By participating in Flag Day, you are helping to build stronger families for children through Mother’s Choice services that restore, build, and provide support to families.

Mother Choice’s goal is to raise HK$1million through this Flag Day appeal, and they will be selling a special collection of stickers of different family members to highlight the work of Mother’s Choice in building strong families for children. They need 3,500 volunteers to help on the day, so please do invite your friends, family, and colleagues along! You van volunteer as an individual or gather a group together and register as a group. For more information and to register please follow this link.

*Flag Day is a street-fundraising campaign approved by the Social Welfare Department, where volunteers sell “flags” (stickers) on the streets to collect donations from pedestrians for a specific non-profit organization with secured money-collection bags (“flag bags”).

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2016

Time: Flags can be sold any time between 7am – 12 noon

Location: Multiple locations available, please see link

mothers-choice-logoAbout Mother’s Choice: Their 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.

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