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Mother’s Choice Flag Day Appeal – Feb 24

7 Feb

On Saturday, 24th February 2018, Mother’s Choice will have their territory wide Flag Day and Mother’s Choice would love to have you join them on the streets of Hong Kong in solidarity with their vision of every child in a loving family. Funds raised will be used to support children without families and pregnant teenagers in crisis.

Mother’s Choice has been changing the life stories of vulnerable babies and young girls in our city for 30 years. They believe it takes a village to raise a child, and they thank you for being their village by making a gift (financial or time) to Mother’s Choice. Come join hands with Mother’s Choice as they give hope and change life stories!

What you can do to help:
Volunteer and help sell flags
You can be an individual, a group or a school, just follow this link, complete this form and Mother’s Choice will get back to you.
Flags can be sold anytime between 7:00am and 12:00noon

Can’t spare the time to volunteer? Out of town on the 24th? You are welcome to make a donation instead. Just follow this link. If you make a donation from now until Chinese New Year, you will receive one Lai See pack*, as a token of appreciation.
*(10 individual envelopes) for every HK$300 donation (HK$600 will receive two packs etc).

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018

Time: 7am – 12pm

About Mother’s Choice: Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong.

Mother’s Choice joins hands with our community to give hope and change the life stories of vulnerable girls and babies. Their vision is to see every child in a loving family.

Mother’s Choice – Flag Day Volunteers Needed

18 Dec

On Saturday, 16 January 2016, Mother’s Choice will be hosting their very first Flag Day*, and they need your help!

mothers choiceAt Mother’s Choice, they believe that every child is special and deserves a loving, stable, and permanent family to call his/her own. Unfortunately, there are thousands of children across our city who are at risk and without a family. By participating in Flag Day, you are helping to build stronger families for children through Mother’s Choice services that restore, build, and provide support to families.

Mother Choice’s goal is to raise HK$1million through this Flag Day appeal, and they will be selling a special collection of stickers of different family members to highlight the work of Mother’s Choice in building strong families for children. They need 3,500 volunteers to help on the day, so please do invite your friends, family, and colleagues along! You van volunteer as an individual or gather a group together and register as a group. For more information and to register please follow this link.

*Flag Day is a street-fundraising campaign approved by the Social Welfare Department, where volunteers sell “flags” (stickers) on the streets to collect donations from pedestrians for a specific non-profit organization with secured money-collection bags (“flag bags”).

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2016

Time: Flags can be sold any time between 7am – 12 noon

Location: Multiple locations available, please see link

mothers-choice-logoAbout Mother’s Choice: Their story starts in 1987 when founders Ranjan & Phyllis Marwah, and Gary & Helen Stephens, moved by a series of articles in the newspaper about the alarming numbers of teenage crisis pregnancies in Hong Kong, were stirred to action.

The news article reported that approximately 35-40% of the hundreds of girls going to Shenzhen every week were already in their last trimester. There was an obvious need with no one visibly responding, even though people were actually aware of the circumstances of the girls going to Shenzhen for late term abortions. The founders knew that these babies could live given the good and proper medical attention available in Hong Kong – they just needed to find the space and funding to give these girls real options. So together with the support of their friends and the community, they began the work of Mother’s Choice.

Starting with just one borrowed room and no experience but motivated to give back to this city that they love, Mother’s Choice has since helped over 51,000 single girls, cared for 3,600 babies and assisted with 1,400 successful adoption cases.