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Visit UNSCHEDULED, support local art galleries benefitting HandsOn

27 May


Organised in response to these unprecedented times, UNSCHEDULED comes together as a showcase of Hong Kong galleries, organised by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) and taking place from 17 to 27 June 2020 at Tai Kwun as the venue partner.

Coma (2019) by Aruta Soup
Courtesry of L + Lucie Chang Fine Arts

In light of the cancellation of the March art week, Art Basel Hong Kong, and Art Central, UNSCHEDULED strives to re-energise Hong Kong’s art scene. Neither a traditional art fair, nor a museum exhibition, UNSCHEDULED is a platform for selling and networking that will present solo exhibitions from HKAGA gallery members, with a focus on modern and contemporary art that has a connection to Asia. Upholding Hong Kong’s unique place as the art centre in Asia, UNSCHEDULED’s scope is rooted in a commitment to creativity emerging from the continent.

Mexican Wrestling Masks (2015) by Liu Bolin
Courtesy of Over the Influence

The exhibition will take place in the heritage-listed Duplex Studio in the Police Headquarters Block at Tai Kwun. A rigid, but free-flowing floorplan will be adopted in place of traditional art fair booth to create a decentralised and inclusive framework for the showcase.

The participating galleries are selected by an independent selection team comprised of established and internationally respected Hong Kong-based curators and artists, including Ying Kwok and Sara Wong. The organising committee is spearheaded by Willem Molesworth (de Sarthe) and Fabio Rossi (Rossi & Rossi) as HKAGA board members.

Temptation By Brush (2020) by Etsu Egami
Courtesy of Whitestone Gallery

A proportion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to local charity partner HandsOn Hong Kong to support the relief efforts of those most affected by the impact of COVID-19.

Dates & Times:
Exhibition Period
Wednesday 17 June – Saturday 27 June, 2020

Press Preview
Wednesday 17 June, 2020; 11am – 12pm
Preview Day
Wednesday 17 June, 2020; 11am – 10pm
Public Days
Thursday 18 June – Friday 26 June, 2020; 12pm – 7pm
Closing Day
Saturday 27 June, 2020; 12 pm – 6 pm

Place: Duplex Studio, LG1/F & LG2/F, Block 01, Tai Kwun

Tickets:
Adult HK$80
Concessions (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities and their minders) HK$40
Under 12s free admission

For enquiries please call 3480 5051 or email info@hk-aga.org

About HandsOn: HandsOn Hong Kong mobilizes and empowers our community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

COVID-19 Hong Kong Virtual Marathon

22 May

Get ready to run your own course at the FringeBacker COVID-19 Hong Kong Virtual Marathon. Choose your own challenge, from stretching your skills to a 42KM Full Marathon, 21KM Half Marathon, to trying out a 3KM/5KM /10KM Fun Walk or Run. With social distancing in place, you can complete it remotely and creatively in whatever ways convenient for you, such as run your neighbourhood, local trails, treadmill, stairs, walk the dog in parks, anywhere!

FringeBacker has partnered with a record-breaking of over 35 Hong Kong charities in this event. These include:
Aids Concern
Aids Foundation
Asian Charity Services
Changing Young Lives Foundation
Children’s Heart Foundation
Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired
Renaissance Foundation
Food Angel
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong
HandsOn Hong Kong
Heifer Hong Kong
HER Fund
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
Hong Kong Children In Need Foundation
Hong Kong Dog Rescue
Hong Kong Outward Bound
Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
ImpactHK
InspiringHK Sports Foundation
Justice Centre Hong Kong
Kely Support Group
Kids4Kids
LAP Lifelong Animal Protection Charity Limited
Lok Sin Tong
Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong
Oxfam Hong KongPathfinders
Plan Internationa;
Resolve Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Run HK
Sai Kung Stray Friends
SoapCycling Hong Kong
The Boys’ Brigade Hong Kong
The Conservancy Association
The Hub
World Vision
Each of them will be sharing how COVID-19 pandemic has affected their cause and how we can all help in a meaningful way.

This initiative will provide a positive channel for all to know more about Hong Kong charities. To make each step count, participants choose from the 35 Charity Partners they want to support.

For those already active in the running scene, it’s a great way to keep yourself motivated while exercising on your own and to prepare for events ahead.

For beginners, introduce your family and friends to running and to jumpstart some physical training from Couch to 3KM!

Participants will also get a finisher’s meal, e-goodie bag overflowing with cash coupons and wonderful gifts from everyone’s favourite shops.

How to complete a virtual marathon:

Time: Sign up and complete your run by June 30!

Register Now: To register, please follow this link to FringeBacker

For enquiries please email cs@fringebacker.com

Room to Read Covid-19 Urgent Appeal

14 Apr


In every country where Room to Read operates, there are partial or full public school closures.

With so many children out of school, there has never been a more urgent need to facilitate learning. If you can, please make an emergency donation now or start your own fundraiser to ensure that this crisis doesn’t result in a generation of children who lack basic reading skills, or a generation of girls who drop out of school with no hope.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Room to Read is facing a significant loss of income due to cancelled fundraising events and school closures all around the world.

But Room to Read is not giving up on their students, so Room to Read needs your help. Room to Read is calling on their global community who shares in their belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children® to help. Together, you will ensure that children continue their education no matter what.

The Room to Read team will continue to work tirelessly to bring their programs and resources to students throughout this crisis in novel ways. One example is the Room to Read Literacy Cloud which gives children access to free digital storybooks from around the world. Room to Read will do so even as they maximize every contribution and operate with the same transparency and fiscal accountability they are known for. You can count on Room to Read to forward their mission, focus on impact and report back to you with results.

Donate: To donate please follow this link.

Donations made right now will be MATCHED dollar for dollar by Room to Read board member, Angel Mehta, to a total of US$50,000.

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments.

Combat COVID-19 with UNICEF

9 Apr

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is of a scale most people alive today have never seen. Worldwide, the outbreak is claiming lives and livelihoods as health systems buckle, borders close and families struggle to stay afloat.

In response to the fast-evolving nature of the pandemic, UNICEF is urgently appealing for funding and support to heighten public health response in order to reduce transmission and mortality of COVID-19.

UNICEF supports vulnerable countries by providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and basic infection prevention and control measures for vulnerable families and children. Across the globe, UNICEF commits to distributing vital public health messaging to children and families so they can protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19.

UNICEF needs your help right now
Combat COVID-19 with UNICEF

Donate NOW

About UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. Operating out of U.N. headquarters in New York City, it is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. UNICEF‘s activities include immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.

FOCUS is looking for a Social Media Management Volunteer / Video Content Editor and Director

4 Apr

Many NGOs in Hong Kong operate on limited funding and manpower in an effort to maximize resources for programs that support their core mission. Skills-based volunteering helps address this challenge by engaging volunteers to provide specialized skills and services that leverage job-related expertise, such as accounting, design, HR, IT, legal and more.

For NGOs, skills-based volunteering provides access to specialized skill sets and talent they may not otherwise have. The engagement also empowers the volunteer to leverage their professional skills to drive positive social change, expand their network, develop meaningful community relationships and hone their skills.

The FOCUS‘ mission is to improve the education of children who are challenged by Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) by providing accurate evidence-based information and support for parents and professionals in education and healthcare and by promoting public understanding of how learning differences impact youth both emotionally and academically.

FOCUS‘ goal is to help bring academic and life success to children and young adults with AD/HD or SpLD by raising awareness amongst parents and educators of what it means to have a mind that learns differently.

Their mission is to bring accurate, evidence-based information to the parent and professional community and to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of mainstream learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia on students’ academic and emotional lives.

FOCUS is looking for a Social Media Management Volunteer / Video Content Editor and Director to start immediately
Volunteer Tasks:
The Social Media Management volunteer would be responsible for managing the FOCUS brand image across all media sites, helping to develop and execute a social media plan, preparing and posting content and establishing good social medial practices appropriate for their small nonprofit.

Video Content Editor and Director – FOCUS advisors and monthly volunteer speakers share a wealth of knowledge and practical tips with the FOCUS community. FOCUS would like to further expand their reach and impact by creating video event highlights and interviews to share with the wider community.

The Video Content Editor and Director would help develop consistent FOCUS branding and to edit content from their monthly speaker events for sharing on social media. Ideally, the volunteer would be able to advise on video capture techniques and provide creative direction to develop content valuable to our stakeholders.

Length of service / commitment required: 6 months

Amount of time required per month: 8-10 hours per month

Work may be done remotely / from home with occasional in-office work. FOCUS does not have a fixed office space; meetings with the FOCUS team take place at One Island South and FOCUS monthly events are typically held in Central

Enquiries: For enquiries and to apply please call 9018 3826 or email kirin.cheung@focus.org.hk

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF)

16 Mar

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF), a registered charity body (qualified for the exemption from tax section 88 of the Inland Revenue) in Hong Kong, is committed to making a difference in the life of individuals with autism. Through various fundraising initiatives, APF aims to raise funds to generate public awareness and knowledge about autism. APF will also advocate ABA treatment and intervention through community programs of education and research and provide support and help for children with ASD and their families in Asia.

Since their establishment, APF has devoted themselves to provide the best services with aims of generating public awareness and acceptance of autisms, advocating Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment and supporting ASD individuals, their families and all those involved to thrive for realizing inherent potential of ASD people and achieving the greatest degree of independence and highest quality of life possible.

With such aims, the Autism Partnership Foundation is committed in providing a range of support services for children with autism from low-income families, their parents and local schools in Hong Kong. Their service programs will adopt the ABA approach to enable the best possible outcome. Through their specialized services, the children have the opportunity to receive free ABA treatment support, and parents can gain stronger knowledge and better understanding in addressing and handling some of the common challenges faced by their child.

APF services are provided by dedicated, dynamic and qualified ABA therapists and professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Volunteer: APF welcomes Hong Kong citizens who reach the age of 15 to be their registered volunteers. APF will match each volunteer’s talents, abilities and interests with their workload, and assign suitable duties for them.

You are welcome to contribute your time & talent to APF on office work and fundraising projects. Please complete the Volunteer Application Form Here.

Mother’s Choice Child Care Home volunteers needed

4 Mar


What if there was a different kind of “happy hour”?

Why not spend the evening giving back to the community and come help look after Mother’s Choice‘s children in the Child Care Home?

With the kindness of donors and volunteers, Mother’s Choice is able to provide support to their community which includes providing the necessary care to young pregnant girls and children without a home. Mother’s Choice is currently calling new volunteers to help assist at their Child Care Home between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. To be part of the change in their community and to join Mother’s Choice as a volunteer at their Child Care Home sign up here for one of their information sessions.

About Mother’s Choice’s: Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. Founded in 1987 by Gary & Helen Stephens and Ranjan & Phyllis Marwah, their passion to provide loving, non-judgmental support to the many pregnant teenagers who had no one else to turn to quickly expanded to providing nurturing care to children without families, and to be a voice for them to be in a family.