Archive | November, 2019

Room to Read Volunteers needed: Festive ‘Stories from The Tree’ at The Peninsula Hotel

29 Nov

Room to Read needs volunteers to support the festive campaign at The Peninsula Hotel selling six colourful character ornaments to raise funds for Room to Read!

Meals will be provided for volunteers. Please note that persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If interested, please email Annie at annie.dahne@roomtoread.org for more information and shift times.

Date: December 1-20 and 27-30

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

December Beers for Books

27 Nov


Join Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate a fantastic year for Room to Read at their festive December Beers for Books! RtR will be sharing their latest development updates and most importantly celebrate what they have achieved together as a community in 2019 with some beautifully crafted tea-based cocktails!

As well as a fantastic raffle collection, RtT will have also representatives from Elephant Community Press selling their children’s books as stocking fillers with proceeds going to Room to Read.

Date: Monda, 9 December 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Place: Tell Camellia, LG/Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger St, Central

Price: HK$10 per drink will go towards Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing Program. HK$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners across Asia and Africa.

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/

Ebenezer Walk with PRIDE 2019 – 8 Dec

23 Nov

Visual Impairment is Never an Obstacle for a Brighter Future

Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired is a charitable agency founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. Founded in the Christian faith, they strive to provide quality educational, rehabilitation, boarding and employment services for visually impaired children, youth and elderly.

Support the Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired and their vital work supporting the visually impaired in Hong Kong by joining their walk.

Participants are encouraged to put on the eye mask/blindfold provided to experience a short walk without sight and empathize with the visually impaired

Bring your own water bottles. Water refill stations and recycling boxes will be set up to help everyone contribute to environmental protection.

Pets are welcome

Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019

Time:
Registration – 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony – 9:15 am
Walk Starting Time – 9:45 am

Place: Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired, Pokfulam

There are two route options:
i . Ebenezer School to/from Pokfulam Reservoir (~60 mins, ~5 km)
ii. Ebenezer School to The Peak (~90 mins, ~3 km)

Minimum Sponsorship: Each participant shall raise a minimum of HK$250

(Children aged 6 or under are exempt from the minimum required sponsorship)

For more information and to register, please follow this link to Ebenezer’s website.

About : Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired is a charitable agency founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. Founded in the Christian faith, they strive to provide quality educational, rehabilitation, boarding and employment services for visually impaired children, youth and elderly.

Redress is recruiting an Executive Director

22 Nov

Here’s an opportunity to make a real difference!

Redress is a pioneering HK-based NGO working to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through their dynamic programmes they work directly with the next generation of fashion designers, industry professionals and consumers in order to reduce textile waste, minimise water and energy consumption and ultimately create a new circular economy for fashion.

The Executive Director will lead a dynamic, enthusiastic, multi-national team based in Hong Kong and Europe. The successful candidate will join at a pivotal stage in Redress’ 13-year history, being part of the leadership team that seeks to refine organisational strategies and expand core programmes to effectively tackle the environmental crisis caused by the fashion industry. The successful candidate will benefit from seeing their professional experience put to meaningful use, and will suit a person who is passionate about the environment as well as creating a more sustainable fashion industry.

For full job description, please follow this link.

Interested parties should send their CV, together with a covering letter and salary expectation to anneleise@redress.com.hk

Volunteer Opportunity: WWF-HK Exhibition and Panda Shop Assistant

19 Nov


World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong’s leading conservation and environmental education organisations. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the operations of the Sea for Future Exhibition and Panda Shop, as well as assist in organic farming

Please click here for more details and enrollment

If you are not an existing WWFHK volunteer, please fill in the volunteer application form for register first.

Please email volunteers@wwf.org.hk for enquiries.

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted its mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Internships: The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children

15 Nov

The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) was established in 1953, with the mission to provide medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to children differently-abled in Hong Kong. The Society, using funds generated by the generosity of the community, established a convalescent home in Sandy Bay in 1955 for children stricken with skeletal tuberculosis. The home initially had only 50 beds but was subsequently expanded in stages to become the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) in 1968 and was in the frontline fighting against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and spinal deformities. The Hospital subsequently became internationally recognized for this work and remains a training centre for surgeons and health workers from around the world.

The Society was responsible for the running cost of the Home and Hospital and ran the institutions on a day-to-day basis until 1991 when the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong. Despite the change in management, the Society still has a significant influence in the running of the Hospital and has continued to support the Hospital with specific needs or in emerging areas of child health that are not readily available in the public health care system. They have also expanded into other areas of medical social concerns that fulfil the mission of the Society.

Currently, the Society is continuously supporting the following:
– equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
– the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
– Fellowship Program
– Implant Sponsorship
– China Patient Project
– Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU

If you have a few spare hours to come and volunteer at The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. You would be making a real contribution to the Society.
High School Intern Programme:
Highly-motivated high school students over 16 years old may apply to participate in their unique 6-week High School Intern Programme.

With 3 days per week for 6 weeks, the interns will learn about the concept of providing relief to disabled children in Hong Kong by being assigned to various tasks. The interns will be rotated to office administrative works, website contents management, inventory management, progress report update, fundraising activities and hands-on interaction with beneficiaries as appropriate.

Requirements
– Willing to provide 24 hours per week for 6 weeks towards internship programme
– Highly motivated
– Interest in community service
– Over 16 years old

University Intern Programme:
High caliber university student may apply to participate in their unique 6-week University Intern Programme.

The accepted intern will have to agree with the Society on the discipline and objective. With 4 days per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time, the intern will work towards the objective with the guidance of the Society. Disciplines available include but not limited to: Event Management, Fundraising Activities, Impact Measurement, etc.

Requirements
– Willing to provide 32 hours per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time towards achieving the objective of the Internship
– Highly motivated and independent
– To submit a video of ~1 min at the end of the internship to summarize the experience.

For volunteer information, please call 2819 3050 or fill in the Volunteer Registration Form and fax to 2817 0322 or email to event@srdc.org.hk.

HKDR Pulse 2 Fun Dog Walk – 1 Dec

11 Nov

The Sponsored Walk is Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s major fundraising event of the year, and combines the fun of a great day out with the very important need to raise money for HKDR and the 600 dogs in their care. This year, HKDR is moving from the Peak to the South starting with an enjoyable walk from Repulse Bay to Deep Water Bay, and continues with lots of fun including swimming, yoga and shopping with your dogs at the pulse!

Promise To Love Forever” is the theme of the year’s T-shirts. By wearing this T-shirt you show the love you have for your furry kids – which means the promise of a loving forever home and lots of happy moments together!

Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019

Time: 11am – 4pm

Place: the pulse, Repulse Bay

Price: Join HKDR’s Annual Sponsored Walk on 1st December – “Pulse 2 Fun 2019”! T-shirts are available now at $250 each.

***** Sale of T-shirt/Ticket is now available at the following retail points:
T-shirt門票現已可在以下零售地點購買:

🔸Dogotel & Spa – Boutique (Mong Kok 旺角)
Location 地址:
G/F, 122B Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
九龍旺角亞皆老街122B地下,
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

🔸HKDR Tai Po Homing Centre 救狗之家大埔領養中心
Location 地址:
6 Shek Lin Road, Tai Po
新界大埔石蓮路6號
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

🔸HKDR Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre 救狗之家鴨脷洲領養中心
Location 地址:
5 Wai Fung Street, Ap Lei Chau
香港鴨脷洲惠風街5號
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

🔸Whiskers N Paws
Location 地址:
10/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
香港鴨脷洲利榮街2號新海怡廣場10樓
Business hours 營業時間:
星期一至五10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday;
星期六及日10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

🔸Dogotel & Spa – Boutique (Happy Valley 跑馬地)
Location 地址:
G/F, 21 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
香港跑馬地奕蔭街21號地下
Business hours 營業時間: 每日10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

🔹Order online網上購買Pulse 2 Fun 2019 T-shirt: http://www.hongkongdogrescue.com/p2f2019/buy-ticket-online/

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 our 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 our 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 on 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.