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2017 Michaelmas Fair

12 Oct

This annual event has been around since forever. Held each year at St John’s Cathedral on Garden Road, the Michaelmas Fair features games stalls, stalls from various local charities, yummy foods, lots of second hand books, and vintage clothes. A great excuse to change your wardrobe and get your Christmas shopping done.

All proceeds go to charity

Date: Saturday, 21 October 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: St John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

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Christmas Bazaars 2016

3 Oct

One way of getting your Christmas shopping done and support charities in Hong Kong is by visiting the numerous Christmas Bazaars. Here are a few to get you started:

HELENA MAY CHARITY BAZAAR
This is an annual event at Helena May where the public is welcome and can visit more than 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories, books etc.

Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016

Time: Please call the Helena May for details.

Place: The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

MICHAELMAS FAIR 2016
michaelmas-fair_poster-2016_revA Hong Kong institution run each year by St John’s Cathedral, this fair offers games, marching bands, old books, household items, clothing stalls, book stalls, food and drink and much more. Fun for the entire family!

Date: Saturday, October 29 2016

Time: 10am to 4pm

Place: St. John’s Cathedral, Li Hall, 4-8 Garden Road, Central

SEDAN CHAIR RACE & BAZAAR
20121029-CNW-09_Superstar-Sedan-Chair-Race-for-CharityThe annual Sedan Chair Race is the main fundraising event of the Sedan Chair Charities Fund. The fund raised goes to support charitable organisations that are lesser known and have very limited resources to do fundraising themselves – none go to the Matilda International Hospital where the event is held each year. Watch as teams wearing all sorts of colourful costumes race by. There are also games and food stalls.

Date: Sunday, October 30 2016

Time: 10am to 1:30pm

Place: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak

SANDY BAY CHARITY FAIR at DKCH
Since 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Fair has been held on the first Saturday in November, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Held at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay at Pokfulam, the Fair is legendary. Loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food as well as their famous limited edition Christmas cards. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.

If you can’t make it to the fair, you can order their Christmas cards by mail. To download this year’s catalogue, please click on this link.

Date: Saturday, 5 November 2016

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

JWA ANNUAL CHARITY BAZAAR
The Jewish Women’s Association of Hong Kong (JWA) invites you and the whole family to their annual bazaar! It is slated to be bigger and better than before! Happy holidays and happy shopping! All proceeds will go to charity.

Date: Sunday, November 6 2016

Time: Please call the Jewish Women’s Association for more information.

Place: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-levels

LAMMA FUN DAY
cwsLamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival is one-day charity event with something for everyone live music on stage on the beach, DJs, market stalls, a licensed bar, arts and crafts, tasty food, free water, a charity auction, bric-a-brac stalls, plus sports and activities for kids during the day. Entrance is free – the event is run by volunteers and CWS Hong Kong, with the generous support of Lamma and Hong Kong businesses. Now in its 16th edition, this year’s event will raise money for education projects in Nepal.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 11am till late

Place: Yung Shue Wan, Tai Wan To, Lamma Island

Feeding Hong Kong’s Santa’s Sack Campaign

28 Nov

2015-EDM_HeaderFill a bag and feed a family in need this Christmas!

Did you know 1 in 5 people in Hong Kong live in poverty? Feeding Hong Kong works extra hard at this time of year to share the festive spirit and create a Christmas that everyone can enjoy. They currently support over 60 welfare centres in Hong Kong with regular food donations and with your help, They hope to be able to drop-off an extra special delivery to them this holiday season!

What is the Santa Sack campaign?

The Santa Sack campaign was launched in 2012 and the main aim is to provide extra food parcels to people in need in Hong Kong during the festive period. Feeding Hong Kong’s generous supporters have helped deliver 3,000 Santa Sacks that benefited almost 8,000 people in need over the last three years. Their target for 2015 is to deliver 2,000 Santa Sacks for individuals in need and 20 Holiday Hampers for charity kitchens. It is a tall order but with your help, we can achieve it!

How can you get involved?

Festive Food Drive: to support their Santa Sacks Campaign with food donations, simply complete the registration form and email it to communications@feedinghk.org. Feeding Hong Kong will send you the resources pack, including instructions showing how to set up a food donation point, a promotional poster with the shelf-stable items that are most needed and advice about how to arrange deliveries. They will sort the food items and deliver them to people in need before Christmas Day.

The perfect Christmas present: for foodies, students on a budget and busy high flyers. The 2015 edition of Feeding Hong Kong’s Recipe Collection ‘Fast Food’ is the ideal gift for them all. It includes nutritious recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, for $10 per portion and with limited equipment. Buy the cookbook here. All proceeds will support their Chefs in the Community Programme.

Join the Christmas Bread Run: Feeding Hong Kong is preparing a very special Bread Run on Tuesday 22 December. Invite family, friends and colleagues and get into the festive spirit. Please register here if you would like to be a bread rescuer.

Donate your Christmas decorations: help Feeding Hong Kong to bring extra seasonal sparkle to people in need! Calling for local businesses, companies and individuals to donate new or gently used Christmas decorations to Feeding Hong Kong. Please contact communications@feedinghk.org for more information.

Spread the love: Share this information, like Feeding Hong Kong on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and help fight hunger and food waste in Hong Kong!.

With your help, Feeding Hong Kong will continue to provide food support to those in need in our city. Their charity partners include shelters for the homeless, senior day centres, children’s homes and other non-profit programmes that provide food to the hungry.

About Feeding Hong Kong:

Feeding Hong Kong’s mission is simple: to feed people in Hong Kong who would otherwise go hungry. This is their primary goal and their reason for existence. Thankfully, the way Feeding Hong Kong work allows them to achieve a number of other worthwhile goals along the way:
– Feeding Hong Kong offers food retailers and manufacturers a convenient, safe and reliable way to channel surplus food to local charities that help feed people in need.
– Feeding Hong Kong helps reduce the volume of food waste being sent to landfill.
– Feeding Hong Kong raises public awareness about poverty and food insecurity in Hong Kong.
– Feeding Hong Kong encourages partnerships between existing government, civil society and private sector efforts.
– Feeding Hong Kong promotes volunteerism and support existing community outreach programmes.
– Feeding Hong Kong promotes healthy eating and nutritional education to the most vulnerable groups in our community.

Christmas Cards for Charity

3 Nov

xmas cards 15_Page_1Looking for cards for Christmas? And donate to charity? Take a look at these. Many of the cards are drawn by students, including those with special education needs. Money raised will benefit the The Society for Relief of Disabled Children.

xmas cards 15_Page_2Don’t wait, order yours now by downloading the catalogue and order form from their website.

xmas cards 15_Page_3About The Society for Relief of Disabled Children: The Society for Relief of Disabled Children believes every child has the right to live happy and fulfilling lives and they strive for a world in which disadvantaged children can grow fulfilled lives and contribute to society and realize their full potential.

xmas cards 15_Page_5The Society for Relief of Disabled Children is committed to:
– Promoting awareness of equality and freedom from discrimination in the community – Improving the children’s physical health by sponsoring medical, surgical and rehabilitation services
– Caring for their psychological wellbeing and mental mindset and by empowering them with love and care

Sandy Bay Charity Fair at DKCH

1 Nov

Sandy_Bay_Charity_FairSince 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Fair has been held on the first Saturday in November, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Held at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay at Pokfulam, the Fair is legendary and well attended by the public. Loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.

So come and have some fun, and stock up on Christmas cards and gifts for friends and family.

Date: Saturday, 7 November 2015

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
12 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Cost: Free

About The Society for Relief of Disabled Children: The Society for Relief of Disabled Children believes every child has the right to live happy and fulfilling lives and they strive for a world in which disadvantaged children can grow fulfilled lives and contribute to society and realize their full potential.

The Society for Relief of Disabled Children is committed to:
– Promoting awareness of equality and freedom from discrimination in the community – Improving the children’s physical health by sponsoring medical, surgical and rehabilitation services
– Caring for their psychological well being and mental mindset and by empowering them with love and care

Sandy Bay Charity Fair at Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital

2 Sep

sandy baySince 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Charity Fair has been held at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay in Pokfulam. This year the Fair will be hald on 1 November. The Fair is legendary for loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food. The perfect occasion to stock up on Christmas presents and to donate to a worthy cause. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.

Date: Saturday, 1 November 2014

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay, Pokfulam

About The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children : 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 disabled children 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 center 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 fulfill the mission of the Society.
Society for the relief of disabled children
Currently, the Society is supporting the following programmes:
– Providing disabled children with medical care in a loving environment in DKCH at Sandy Bay
– Offering specialist medical, orthopaedic and rehabilitation services
– Supporting clinical research in facilities built by the Society in DKCH
– Allowing ventilation dependent children to lead better lives and to have normal schooling at JF Kennedy Centre at Sandy Bay
– Supporting the Kids on the Block (KOB) Puppetry programme

People’s Food Bank Christmas Food Drive Program

30 Nov

people food driveChristmas is coming. Do you want to spread your love to the underprivileged families? Please support the People’s Food Bank’s Christmas Food Drive Program 2013. The People’s Food Bank need Rice, Noodles and Canned Food all sealed and at least 8 Weeks to Expiry Date

Your participation might bring a warm and joyful Christmas to the deprived families. Please Act!

Date: From 2 December 2013 to 10 January 2014

Location: You can send to following centers directly
a) G/F, Shop1-3, Fortune Court, 10 Sai On Lane, Sai Ying Pun, HK
b) Shop 1 – 3, G/F, Man Hing House, Tai Hang Sai Estate, Shek Kip Mei, HK

logo_foodbankAbout : The People’s Food Bank went into operation on 24 March 1997 and is still providing services for street sleepers on Hong Kong Island today. After the financial crisis of 1998, the issue of poverty worsened in Hong Kong.

In November 2002, with the help of Food Link, the centre obtained leftovers from a hotel. The food collected, combined with vegetables, provided food for the stomachs of 12 people on average every day. In 2003 when SARS was ravaging the territory, the hotel stopped the supply of food. The free food service offered by the centre was temporarily suspended. Fortunately, a donation made by a Mr Li meant that the service could be relaunched. The daily quota for meal service increased from 12 to 24. Thereafter, the number of people asking for food assistance kept on increasing. As a result, St. James’ Settlement formally established the People’s Food Bank on 13 December 2003, providing the poor with temporary free food assistance.

The People’s Food Bank only receives a small amount of subsidies from the SAR Government. Most of the food, money, tools and equipment are donated by benefactors. The People’s Food Bank main task is the collection of food and monetary donations. Their partner agencies in various districts in turn deliver the food to the poor.