Tag Archives: children

Starfish is recruiting committee members

17 Feb


The Starfish Charitable Trust is recruiting new committee members to break the child poverty cycle of underprivileged children in HK through creative means.

Please come join the Starfish Charitable Trust at their welcome lunch to find out more about their team and how you may help!

Suggested contribution: HKD200

Any questions, feel free to reach out to their PR officer for this event Alicia (98381833)

Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Union Church, 248 Queen’s Road East

Price: Free, with a suggested contribution of $200. To register, please follow this link to Eventbrite

About Starfish Charitable Trust: Since its inception, Starfish’s mission is to exhaust all avenues to appropriate medical treatments that could ease or even alleviate the sufferings of children in order to increase their chances for adoption and offering hope for a normal life.

Besides giving medical treatments to the children, Starfish also cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of these children as an approach for holistic healing. Starfish’s objectives include training programs to coach, develop and upgrade the skills of the caregivers to enable them to deliver their service effectively and with dedications in a well- managed and clean environment.

Emergency support for Hong Kong charities during Coronavirus outbreak

13 Feb

This is a rebroadcast of an appeal by HandsOn:

The impact of the Coronavirus has been felt acutely across Hong Kong, with local charities and the groups they serve critically affected by this public health emergency. The HandsOn Hong Kong team are staying in regular contact with our non-profit partners to establish the most urgent community needs at this challenging time:

HandsOn elderly center partners are in need of emergency hygiene supplies which can be used to safely transport the individuals they serve to urgent hospital appointments and for food and other provisions that will allow low-mobility or isolated individuals to remain at home for extended periods.

– The partners HandsOn works with which support families in subdivided flats are in particularly urgent need of masks, sanitizer and anti-bacterial cleaning products given the type of housing they reside in.

HandsOn non-profit partners serving youths with disabilities are also in critical need of masks and sanitizer as well as cleaning products are given that many of these young people have challenged immune systems and live in dormitories with a number of other students.

If you are looking for ways to help Hong Kong’s most vulnerable during this crisis, please pick up any of the items listed on the HandsOn webpage and deliver directly to your listed local non-profit also listed there. HandsOn suggests that you phone them ahead of time to let them know you are coming.

Thank you in advance for your kind support and generosity.

Volunteer with Youth Diabetes Action

24 Jan

Living with diabetes can be a financial strain, particularly in low-income families—four blood tests and four insulin injections are required daily. Support Youth Diabetes Action to ensure no child gets left behind because of this illness.

Youth Diabetes Action (YDA) is a charity established in 2001, dedicated to supporting children and adolescents with diabetes and their families in Hong Kong.

Services:
Education and Community
– Diabetes seminars and workshops
– Diabetes School Care Plan
– Hong Kong Childhood Diabetes Registry
– Blue November
– Advocating for children with diabetes
YDA Today

Financial and Medical Support
– Financial Assistance Programme
– Flame of Hope Scholarship

Care Support (This project is supported by The Community Chest)
– Mentoring
– Parent Sharing
– Children and Youth Programmes
– Family Events

Volunteer: YDA is always in need of reliable volunteers to help with general operation and administration, as well as with different occasions like member activities and fundraising events. An example of a fun member activity is the upcoming Cartoon Rice Dumpling making workshop on 18 January.

To register as a volunteer, download the registration form here

For more information please email support@yda.org.hk

World Vision Charity Walk with Love 1 Feb

9 Jan


Deprived of food, out of school, child marriage, these are the adversities that many children in Afghanistan face. As we embrace a new year of hope, let’s spend a morning with our friends and colleagues, walk together and raise funds to help children and families in Afghanistan in need.

Funds raised from Charity Walk with Love will support World Vision to provide livelihood assistance, child protection and healthcare in Afghanistan, with the aim to assist children and families who have lost their livelihoods and homes due to adverse environmental conditions. Your generosity will help rebuild their lives, restore their health and rekindle hope.

HK$1,000 can subsidise pharmaceutical supplies to Mobile Health Teams
HK$500 can support a facilitator a month’s salary, to provide assistance for caregivers of children
HK$200 can provide vegetable seeds and farming tools for a household

Remarks:
This is a charity walk event, which is not recommended for people with mobility disabilities.
– Participants aged below 18 must obtain consent from a parent/guardian to participate in the event. Children aged 12 or below must be accompanied by an adult.
– Each participant will be awarded a certificate at the venue after the event.
– For individuals and families, awards will be given to the top three fundraisers; for organisations and groups, awards will be given to the top three fundraisers and the organisation/group with the highest number of participants. Registered companies, institutions, schools and churches are classified as ‘organisations and groups’, and the rest are classified as ‘individuals and families’. The cut-off date for all awards is 13 January 2020.
– The Organisers will make every effort to hold the event as scheduled. If the event is eventually cancelled due to bad weather or safety concerns, participants are encouraged to continue their support for World Vision‘s development projects in Afghanistan. If participants would like to request for a refund of their donations, please send an email to hotline@worldvision.org.hk or contact World Vision’s Donor Services Team on 2394 2394.

Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020

Time: 10am-1pm

Place: The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

Price: Minimum Fundraising Amount
Adults (Above 12): $300 / person
Children (Under 12): $200 / person

To register, please follow this link

Enrolment Deadline: 13 January 2020 (Monday)

Participants are advised to use the free shuttle bus service between The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club and Tseung Kwan O MTR station. Limited parking space at the venue will be allocated according to the submission time of the minimum fundraising amount.

About World Vision: World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

One last word before Christmas…give generously

17 Dec

This will be the last blog post of the year. As we dive into the Festive Season, spare a thought for those less fortunate. With the continued social unrest, it’s been a particularly difficult year for nonprofits to raise funds with many fundraising events either postponed or cancelled. They need your help more than ever.

So please spare a thought for them and donate generously. The organisations listed under Volunteer Opportunities on this blog would welcome your donations.

Happy Holidays, posts will resume in the New Year!

WWF Connect2Nature 4 Kids

13 Dec


Through outdoor experiential learning at WWF learning centres, children learn about the link between humans and nature, nurturing a positive attitude towards our natural environment.

Features
Explore incredible natural environments
Learn about nature at Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre, Tai Po natural coastline & Island House Conservation Studies Centre

Enjoy nature in a FUN way
Children develop an appreciation for nature through experiential learning and citizen science activities in natural habitats

Enhance collaborative skills
Group missions encourage active communication and collaboration among children

Learn from experienced educators
Facilitate children’s experience that can be applied to their daily life

Programme starts in January — book your place now!

JUNIOR ORNITHOLOGIST

Ever wondered why Mai Po Nature Reserve is called a bird paradise?

Join WWF’s Junior Ornithologist programme and let your kids view first-hand the thousands of migratory birds that pass through the reserve each year. Kids ages 6-12 will discover the world of ornithology while developing patience and observation skills through bird watching, games and a variety of other activities, including keeping a “wild journal”. Limited capacity.
Age: 6-12
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Date: 11, 12, 18 January 2020

Time:
Morning
Explore Hong Kong’s only wetland nature reserve
Fun games about birds
Lunch @ Mai Po Nature Reserve (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Observe and record migratory birds

Place: Mai Po Nature Reserve

Price: HK$ 900/child
For more information and to register please follow this link.

JUNIOR URBAN ECOLOGIST

Be one of WWF’s Junior Urban Ecologists and discover Hong Kong’s rich and extraordinary urban biodiversity at city parks and natural coastlines. Through games and observation at Tai Po Waterfront Park and Island House Conservation Studies Centre, children and parents will learn about the relationship between organisms and the environment, while nurturing interest in local species. They will also create their own urban “Pokédex” for recording urban wildlife encountered.

Date: 8, 22,23 February 2020

Time:
Morning
Learn about urban ecology through interactive games
Discover urban biodiversity
Lunch @ Island House (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Natural coastal exploration
Create urban “Pokédex”
Age: 6-12 (must be accompanied by at least 1 adult)
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Place: Tai Po Waterfront Park and Island House Conservation Studies Centre

Price: HK$ 1350 (1 Child and 1 parent) ,
HK$ 900 for 2nd Child,
HK$ 450 for 2nd parent
For more information and to register please follow this link.

JUNIOR OCEANOGRAPHER

Kids will explore a marine environment and experience the work of an oceanographer at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. They will learn to observe beach organisms as well as microscopic plankton and investigate seawater quality and its relationship with marine life. The programme content aligns with General Studies curriculum and STEM education.

Date: 19, 25, 26 April 2020

Time:
Morning
Coastal exploration
Use of scientific equipment to find out characteristics of seawater
Lunch @ Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Plankton observation & art workshop
Coral observation on glass-bottom boat
Age: 6-12
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Place: Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Price: HK$ 900/child
For more information and to register please follow this link.

About WWF HK: 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, they have expanded and adjusted their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

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.