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Beyond Vision Projects

12 Nov

BEYOND VISION PROJECTS (BVP) is a social enterprise supported by a group of passionate volunteers and professional advisors and academics in related field. In order to achieve their goal of enhancing the visually impaired (VI) and elderly with low vision’s quality of life; their first project, Tactile-Audio Interaction System (TAIS) services was successfully developed under substantial research. They got encouraging results and feedbacks which have proven TAIS can enable the mental image building process of the visually impaired (VI) and elderly with low vision.

BVP believes that art and culture inspires us, brings us together and, teaches us about who we are and the world we live in; despite the differences in age, gender, race or physical impairments. Arts and culture is for all.

Their Mission
BEYOND VISION PROJECTS (BVP) strives to enhance the quality of life of the visually impaired(VI) and elderly with low vision which focus on SOCIAL INCLUSION, SOCIAL EQUALITY and SOCIAL PARTICIPATION.

Their Goal
BEYOND VISION PROJECTS (BVP) aims at providing our Tactile-Audio Interaction System (TAIS) services: a simple-to-create ‘touch synchronized’ tactile and audio tool. This tool will enable the VI and elderly with low vision to receive visual information through touching and hearing, not limited to accessibility to art but all possible aspects of daily life. Subsequently, trainings for TAIS production and services will be provided to visually impaired individuals so as to open up job opportunities.

Training and Workshops
BEYOND VISION PROJETS (BVP) provides training and workshops; such as tactile painting making; audio description workshop and TAIS workshops, for the visually impaired, their family members and friends; as volunteer.

Training will cover:
– Tactile Painting Making
– Visual impairment awareness, customer care and guiding
– The principles of description
– Describing paintings, objects and artefacts
– Using other senses to engage blind and partially sighted visitors
– Improving accessibility, including leading an audio described tour

What you can do to help
BVP believes that people who have visual impairments should have an equal opportunity to experience art and culture, heritage and historical venues. They work with museums, galleries, schools and other organisations to provide inclusive and accessible consultations, tours and experiences. With your support; BVP can create a more accessible and inclusive society. Please contact BVP: info@beyondvision.asia for sponsorship or donations.

Or join BVP as an individual volunteer or group volunteer; by sending BVP an email (info@beyondvision.asia) with simple introduction and your intention.

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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

Home of Loving Faithfulness

8 Aug

holf 1Since 1965, The Home of Loving Faithfulness has been providing life-long Christian care to over 60 children and adults with special needs in Hong Kong. With more than a billion people with disabilities, 15% of the world’s population, and they are one of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups in society. They are routinely denied the most basic human rights, often cut off from education, employment and healthcare. Many are living in extreme poverty…even here in Hong Kong.

holf 2How you can help
Home of Loving Faithfulness is located in the New Territories not far from Fanling. They are always open to volunteers to help out in every way from cooking meals, to interacting with the residents. At the moment they are looking for volunteers to help with a series of music sessions there in the coming months. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kate at email hcbleung@hotmail.com

Ruck’N’Roll Charity Ball – An Evening at the Hotel California

3 Aug


An Evening at the Hotel California with Don Felder, Grammy Award Winner, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a former Lead Guitarist of the Eagles.

ruck n roll 3Hosted by the HKRU Community Foundation, this annual “Ruck’N’Roll Charity Ball” at the HKCEC benefits the Po Leung Kuk. All proceeds will go to various Po Leung Kuk initiatives helping disadvantaged groups in Hong Kong. For more details please visit www.rucknrollcharityball.org

Date: Saturday, 5 November, 2016

Place: Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Price: $2,888
Price includes an outstanding gourmet dinner, great quality wines and free-flow drinks all night. Ticket scan be purchased online from Ticketflap

* With a special performance by the Muffin Tops featuring Kevin Burke

About The HKRU Community Foundation: The HKRU Community Foundation was established in March 2013 with the aim of providing a separate identifiable vehicle to manage the HKRU’s charitable activities. This was done to achieve the dual objectives of promoting the positive influence the HKRU has on the community and encouraging corporate and social responsibility funds to assist in these programmes to allow their continuation and expansion. The Foundation aims to be a regional leader in the area of sport-for-development, using rugby as a medium to tackle social issues and effect change. The Foundation also hosts an annual “Ruck’N’Roll Charity Ball” at the HKCEC in support of Po Leung Kuk, more details at www.rucknrollcharityball.org

po leung kukAbout Po Leung Kuk: “Po Leung”, translating literally as protection of the young and the innocent, represents the core vision of the organization. Formally established as the Society for the Protection of Women and Children in 1880, in Po Leung Kuk’s long history they have prevented and resolved kidnappings, protected destitute women and children, and assisted the Secretary for Chinese Affairs (under British Rule) as a mediator in complex family and marriage disputes.

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In line with the economic development of Hong Kong over the past century, the range of services and coverage that Po Leung Kuk provided to the community constantly expanded as welfare needs evolved. Today, Po Leung Kuk is Hong Kong’s leading social service organization and fundraiser. Under a modern corporatized management structure, Po Leung Kuk is able to utilise donation dollars to maximize the returns to their most important stakeholder – the community.

Unwanted Gifts? Donate

21 Dec

Not another sweater, scarf, tie, vase, kitchen gadget, bottle opener, CD – we’ve all been there before. What do you do after the Christmas festivities and the pile of unwanted gifts sitting in the 958973-unwanted-giftscorner? There are so many great charities and non-profit organisations in Hong Kong that would love to take these unwanted gifts off your hands. Here are a few suggestions:

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is one of the most established organisations for recycling goods. Donated goods are sorted, distributed and sold in Family Stores in Hong Kong and Macau. The net proceeds will go to The Salvation Army for use across its invaluable community programmes. Some of the donated goods will be directly helping people in need, such as home alone elderly, street sleepers, ex-prisoners and CSSA recipients.
The Salvation Army accepts
– Clothing, footwear, handbags and accessories, either brand new or used in clean condition
– Electrical home appliances in working order
– Electrical office equipment (e.g. computer, fax machine, printer, etc.) in working order
– Toys, stationery, books, gifts and premiums
– Software / DVD / VCD / CD with copyright
They do not accept
– Furniture, used bed mattresses or bedding
– Medicine
– Food
– Worn-out or broken items
– Used kitchenware
– Used underwear or towels
Donations can be dropped off at one of their many Family Stores, a list of which is provided on their website.

Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth launched the Used Clothes Recycling Program in 2001, which collects all sorts of textile products: used clothes, shoes, bed sheets and handbags. Re-wearables are exported to neighbouring countries while the worn out pieces are turned into wipers for industrial use. They have over 200 collection points – check out their website and find the one closest to you.
If the amount of used clothes exceeds a certain number (e.g. 5 large bags of clothing or more), Friends of the Earth would arrange door-to-door collection service. Please notify them 1-2 weeks before in advance. Please call 2528-5588 for further details.

Po Leung Kuk
One of the oldest charitable institutions in Hong Kong, the Po Leung Kuk was founded in 1878 to rescue women and children from human trafficking. In it’s long history, Po Leung Kuk is best known as an orphanage, today it offers a wide range of social services in Hong Kong including adoption, integrated family services, elderly services, medical and integrated health services, education and much more. Po Leung Kuk welcomes donations-in-kind to fulfil the basic needs of their service recipients, particularly children, the elderly and low-income families! All kinds of items are welcome – electrical appliances, computers, stationeries, toys, books, household accessories, cookware, etc. For any enquiries, please email plkinfo@poleungkuk.org.hk or contact their Corporate Communications Department on 2277 8352 (Corporate Donation) / Social Services Department on 2277 8158 (Individual Donation).

So get rid of the unwanted clutter, donate, help our community and save our environment through recycling.

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