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Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care

20 Feb

The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care believes that everyone has the right to live with dignity at every turn of life, even towards the end of it. They envision a world in which all people can pursue a quality hospice and palliative care and receive bereavement support that enable them to live a full and positive life when facing death, and die with dignity and peace.

The Society seeks to transform the lives of everyone in Hong Kong by advocating hospice and palliative care, and providing bereavement support services. Working in collaboration with local communities, partnering organizations and the government, They offer life and death education programmes to local communities, organize hospice and palliative care training to health care professionals, the general public and beyond.

Influencing Beliefs and Attitudes
* Heighten community and professional awareness on issues surrounding death, dying and bereavement.
* Facilitate open discussion on death and dying while respecting cultural, religious and family beliefs.

Meeting Community Needs
* Provide readily available information about facing death and end of life care options.
* Offer comprehensive bereavement support to patients, family & carers enabling them to cope with issues of loss and grief.

Enhancing Understanding & Skills
* Increase understanding through the ongoing discussion of end of life care among health care providers.
* Strengthen health care professional development through the provision of specialized training and support.
* Encourage and support in end of life care research.

Advocating for Best Possible Care
* Collaborate with caregivers from different disciplines to enhance their practices on the care of the dying and the bereaved.
* Help people who are dying and their families to recognize that the choice to receive quality end of life care is their right.
* Work towards greater recognition in end of life care and greater access to the best possible end of life care for all.

What you can do to help
For the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, a volunteer is a valuable partner. It is their volunteers’ enthusiasm and continuous participation that help them to “add life to days when day cannot be added to life”. With volunteers, the Society is able to minimize their operating cost and channel funds raised directly to the people in need. A volunteer can help in many aspects of the Society’s work including:

To organize and develop new fundraising events or to assist in coordinating and performing logistical duties at fundraising activities

Administration Work
To assist in general office duties to help reduce administrative costs

Translation and Technical Works
To assist in translation, photo-taking, website update and artwork design, to name but a few

Bereavement Counselling Support
Following up bereaved families via phone or home visits, providing simple home assistance and assist counsellors in organizing activities

Hotline and Reception Services
Help manage the enquiry hotline or attend duty at the reception of JCHH

If you would like to become a volunteer, simply download and fill out the application form, fax, email or mail to the Society.


Designer Label Sale – Spring 2017 Edition

7 Apr

Coats, jackets, beautiful dresses, shoes, handbags and many of famous brands.

Shop your spring wardrobe and raise money for local charities!

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Place: Li Hall, St. John’s Cathedral

About The 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. They sort and price donated goods that are sold 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

Earth Hour – sign up for a solar powered city

18 Mar

Earth Hour is almost upon us.

WWF’s long-term vision for Hong Kong is a transformation into a sustainable, low-carbon city. To make this vision a reality, support from business, industry and the public are the keys to success. By gaining widespread support for clean, sustainable and renewable sources of energy, we can all work together to help Hong Kong become a low-carbon or even a zero-carbon city.

Businesses have an important role to play in creating a more sustainable city – in addition to improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon emissions, companies and organizations can also invest in and promote local renewable energy projects, and even obtain some of their electricity from renewable sources. For example, by purchasing one of Hong Kong’s first Renewable Energy Certificates from WWF, a company can prove that part of their electricity supply is generated from renewable energy. The funds raised from these certificates will be used to promote local solar energy power supply projects, helping Hong Kong to increase the amount of electricity generated by solar power.

Individuals can contribute to this goal by installing the small-scale solar systems on their rooftops, terraces or in other vacant areas. We can also choose to use energy-efficient appliances, reduce our electricity consumption and in general consume less and consume wisely in our daily lives.

To find out more, please visit their website and pledge to change Hong Kong.

When is Earth Hour?
Date: 25 March 2017

Time: 8:30 – 9:30pm

Place: Everywhere

Price: What’s it worth to you?


InspiringHK seeks Communications Manager (Volunteer Executive)

18 Aug

inspiring hk

InspiringHK is recruiting a volunteer executive as communications manager to manage their internal and external communications.

Job Purpose
Develop and implement marketing and communication initiatives to attract donors, engage the public and motivate and retain individuals / organisations supporting the Foundation.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Develop and implement communications initiatives that will engage the community, advance the Foundation’s brand, raise public awareness and grow funding base;

• Work closely executive officers and other members of the marketing and communications team to manage distribution of all printed materials, including newsletters, the annual report and event invitations;

• Work closely with Social Media Manager to develop compelling and engaging stories that convey how donor’s contributions are being used;

• Provide support to Brand and Public Relations Manager during media campaigns

• Ensure communications materials in website, annual reports, newsletters and social media channels are consistent and up to date

• Periodically re-evaluate the organisation’s communications materials and strategy

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please visit their website

inspiringhkAbout InspiringHK Sports Foundation: InspiringHK Sports Foundation was founded in late 2012 with a vision of effecting societal change through spreading sportsmanship. InspiringHK believes sports has the power to nurture youth in a way that little else does. It is a language that they understand. It also creates hope when they are in times of despair. Their rigorous sports programmes equip youth with values such as confidence, discipline and perseverance, to enable them to overcome challenges that will inevitably appear in their lives.

Great Sporting Experience
– Professional coaches (mostly former/current Hong Kong Team athletes)
– Many opportunities to take part in open competitions
– Free/ subsidised use of sports equipment and training grounds
– 150+ hours of sports training over 2 years
Close Guidance and Care
– Dedicated adult mentors to guide their beneficiaries
– Whole-hearted executives to monitor their beneficiaries’ progress
– Remedial actions for students with inconsistent behaviours
– 30+ hours of learning experience programmes over 2 years
Diversity and Collaboration
– Synergy of different sectors to effect change
– Advisors with rich charity management experience
– Ambassadors with a strong sporting image and reputation
Minimal Administrative Cost
– Almost all of our executives are volunteers
– Close to 100% use of income on their programmes

For more information about InspiringHK, please visit their website.


City Challenge 2016

19 Feb

1CC16 (Large)Are you a fan of the Amazing Race? Then this one is for you. The fourth City Challenge, a charity scavenger hunt requiring speed, wits, navigational skills and good knowledge of Hong Kong, will take runners on a journey of discovery through Eastern district this year. The fun run, hosted by the Child Welfare Scheme, will take place on Saturday, March 12.

About 200 people in 45 teams are expected to participate in the event, raising funds through registration fees and sponsorship that will go towards providing an education for underprivileged children in Hong Kong and Nepal.

The start line will be somewhere near Causeway Bay and the finish line somewhere near Quarry Bay. Start line will be announced at the end of February. Teams gather at 1:15 pm ready for a 2 pm start. All teams must reach the finish line by 5 pm to enjoy some pizza and drinks. Winners will be announced and prize giving will take place at 5:45 pm. Take a look at this video.

Race format: Over 40 teams and a total of 200 people are expected to join the event which is made up of over 30 checkpoints each with their own unique challenge. The checkpoints are evenly split into 3 challenge categories:

  • A marshal challenge (physical & creative)
  • A photo challenge (visual & creative)
  • An information challenge (general knowledge)

Teams earn points at check points and the team with the most points wins.

There are some exciting prizes for the top teams in each category, the best dressed team, the top fundraising team and a few other surprise prizes too!

Date: Saturday, 12 March 2016

Time: 2-5:45pm

Location: Somewhere near Causeway Bay

Cost:  Donation entry per team of max 4 ppl
student / family: HK$1,000
general: HK$2,000
corporate: HK$4,000

For more information and to register, please visit their website.

Registration deadline: 4th March 2015

About Child Welfare Scheme: CWS‘ vision is of a world where children are empowered with hope for a brighter future and realise their potential in a society that respects their rights and dignity.

CWS is committed to working in partnership with organisations supporting front line work with disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and their communities, transforming their lives and providing them with life opportunities and the confidence to succeed.

CWS HK is a HK registered charity which was set up in 2003, initially to raise funds to support their partners in Nepal. CWS projects in Nepal are monitored by their dedicated team who work with local, grassroots NGOs to provide education, health care and social opportunities to children and their communities.


Buy gently used Designer Label clothing and donate to LOCAL Charities!

18 Apr

Looking 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 are running a Designer Label Sale selling 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.
poster for clares
All proceeds go to local charities such as HOME OF LOVING FAITHFULNESS FELLOWSHIP (provides life-long care for the mentally and physically handicapped), ST. BARNABAS SOCIETY (ministry of outreach to street-sleepers, the poor and the homeless of Hong Kong).

Just remember, CASH ONLY

Date: Saturday, 2 May 2015

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Li Hall, St John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Hong Kong

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.


Call for Volunteers – Room to Read HK Gala on March 6th!‏

14 Feb

RtR HK GalaRoom to Read‘s largest global fundraiser will be taking place here in Hong Kong on Thursday, March 6, at the Four Seasons Hotel, and they need your help!

Without the aid of dedicated volunteers¬ this event simply wouldn¹t be possible. The funds raised on the evening will help Room to Read to support literate communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Vietnam, and Zambia through the building and outfitting of schools and libraries; the creation and implementation of reading and writing curriculum; the training of teachers and librarians; the production and dissemination of local language publications; and the provision of holistic scholarships for young women enrolled in Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program. For more information about Room to Read‘s programs, please see their website.

Please let them know now if you are interested in helping out at this year’s Room to Read gala and specify the time slots during which you will be available. If you can volunteer, please send Miya Dunets at email your mobile number and let her know if you have volunteered at previous RtR galas.

This is where they need help and the timings of those different tasks:
Time Slot 1: 3pm-6pm (Setting up event: 8-10 volunteers needed)
Time Slot 2: 6pm-7:30pm (Manning registration: 5-7 volunteers needed)
Time Slot 3: 7:30-11pm (Assisting with the auction: 35 volunteers needed)
Time Slot 4: 11pm-12am (Helping to clear up, collect prizes, and thank guests: 8-10 volunteers needed)

Please don’t be discouraged from volunteering if you cannot stay for the entirety of the time slot for which you sign up. Room to Read still needs you! Dinner and gratitude will be provided for all volunteers. Room to Read will be holding a volunteer briefing at the Four Seasons on February 27th, at 7pm.

Please contact Miya Dunets at email with any questions.

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.