“Be” Gala Dinner

Kids4Kids is celebrating 10 years of empowering kids. Their footprint in the community continues to grow and to date, Kids4Kids has engaged with over 300 schools, 20,000 volunteers and 50% of students participating in their programs are from low resourced families.

The future has never been so uncertain for the young generation and Kids4Kids programs create a journey of opportunities for young people to be transformed with self-confidence, learn adaptable life skills, be more socially connected in the community.

Support Kids4Kids by joining Kids4Kids at their “Be” 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner celebration on Saturday, 20 March 2021 at Mariott Hotel, Ocean Park. Kids4Kids has planned a series of virtual events to share the transformation journeys of students whom they serve.

Date: Saturday, 20 March,2021

Time: 6-10:30PM

Place: Mariott Hotel, Ocean Park

Price: Table sponsorship ranges from $60,000-$40,000, Friends Seat $4,500

If you wish to sponsor or make a donation, please follow this link

For more information, please call 3618 6810 or email info@kids4kids.org.hk

About Kids4Kids: Kids4Kids envisions a future where all young people are empowered to be changemakers with the belief that they are never too young to change the world.

Kids4Kids nurtures changemakers through reimagining ways of learning and rethinking social expectations, galvanizing youth to work together, and connecting individuals with communities.

Asia Art Archive 2021 Spring Internships

AAA offers full-time and part-time internships to undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools.

Internships at AAA are unpaid, but they present a rare chance to gain insight into a dynamic organisation at the centre of recent art in the region.

The internship programme at AAA is an opportunity for participants to learn how a non-profit organisation runs, to discover new interpretations on recent art, and engage with artists, art professionals, and other students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting the intellectual development of AAA interns, while informing their future aspirations, AAA seeks to instigate new ideas and self-discovery.

The following positions are now open for application:
Learning & Participation

Deadline: Friday, 8 January 2021

Applications: To download the application form, follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please return a copy of the internship application form and a CV (both in English) to learn@aaa.org.hk by Friday, 8 January 2021.

Enquiries: For enquiries, please email learn@aaa.org.hk

About Asia Art Archive: Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.

With one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from our website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

Drink Without Waste Webinar @ Noon Today

A bit short notice as it’s happening at noon today, but an unmissable event if you care about your environment

Find out more about the need for an industry-led ‘Packaging Exchange‘ to support a Producer Responsibility Scheme to help recover and recycle beverage packaging. Reducing the amount of packaging we use is of upmost importance, but we also need to properly handle the packaging that is used.

During the webinar hear the four speakers present their proposals to the Government for an industry-led “Package Exchange” in supporting a Producer Responsibility Scheme covering beverage packaging.

– Paul Zimmerman 司馬文, Chairman, Drink Without Waste
– Edwin Lau, Founder & Executive Director, 綠惜地球 The Green Earth
– Connie Yeung, Vice-President, Hong Kong Beverage Association
– Helga Vanthournout, Founder and Director, Wealth of Flows Consulting

Date: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Time: 12-1pm

Place: Wherever you have an internet connection

Click here to Register: https://bit.ly/DwwPE20

About Drink Without Waste: Drink Without Waste is an initiative led by the Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, a broad coalition of stakeholders focused on reducing waste from beverage consumption.

Volunteer with Make-A-Wish Hong Kong

More than a Wish, from wish catching to wish effect, it is a Wish Journey! For 20 years since their establishment, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has walked through many unique Wish Journeys with nearly 2,000 children with critical illnesses and their families. A Wish Journey brings them physical and emotional benefits, empowering them to embrace what comes next. For both our Wish children and their families, this experience is impactful and unforgettable.

Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has a number of volunteer opportunities: From Wish Catching/Wish Planning (requires mandatory training) to participating in fundraising events and children’s activities to assisting in general office work etc., there is something for everyone.

Register: If you would like to volunteer, please follow this link and complete and submit the form.

For more information, please call 3101 9688 or email info@makeawish.org.hk

About Make-A-Wish Hong Kong: Make-A-Wish Hong Kong’s mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses aged 3 and 17 to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. To date, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong has transformed nearly 2,000 children’s lives. Make-A-Wish Hong Kong is dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true.

Drinks for Justice – 17 Dec

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After a long hiatus, Drink For Justice returns to celebrate the joyful festive season together and for a good cause.

Come meet Drink For Justice for a night of laughs, music, games and a free-flow of wine, beer and speciality cocktails! Let’s overcome social and ethnic divides, make new friends and promote genuine solidarity while drinking for justice!

Bring your friends and join Drink For Justice to the most meaningful free-flow event in town. Proceeds will go towards supporting the Refugee Union.

Learn more at: http://www.drinkforjustice.org

Date: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Time: 6-9pm

Place: Bella Lee, 37 Peel Street, Central

$250 (Early Bird ticket)
From 14 December till the event date, tickets will be sold at full price: $300

To buy tickets, follow this link to EventBrite

About Drink For Justice: Drink For Justice comprises a diverse network of concerned citizens, professionals, NGOs and beneficiaries who come together to promote solidarity and develop friendships over pressing social issues.

About Refugee Union: Refugee Union was founded in 2014 with the vision to safeguard the rights and protection of the asylum seekers and refugees stranded in Hong Kong. Since day one, Refugee Union has been working closely with their partners in the community and organising diversified programmes to improve the well-being of their members.

Rethinking Homeless & Housing Innovation @ “Kindness Walk”

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Walk your talk” by helping distribute food to the homeless people and supporting the homeless caregivers

Thanksgiving is around the corner, ImpactHK couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate it than doing the Kindness Walk by ImpactHK and serve homeless people on the streets!

Kindness Walks form the bedrock of ImpactHK’s charitable work and every day their volunteers go out on the streets to distribute food and necessities. The Walk helps to serve roughly 1,000 meals on the streets each week. It is through this outreach that ImpactHK make the initial friendships with their homeless friends and tell them about ImpactHK’s services. ImpactHK couldn’t do this without the contribution of their volunteers who play a vital role in helping to build trust on the streets by showing kindness.

As social innovators, you are also encouraged to think about the fundamental questions:
What are the causes of this social phenomenon?” “What can we do to effectively intervene in the vicious loops?” “What are the solutions out there?” “How can we help?”

ImpactHK only has 15 spots available, so if you are interested in celebrating with ImpactHK, make sure you register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. ImpactHK will provide more detailed information for those who register.

Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020

Time: 3-5pm

Place: Place2Be, 101 Hang Cheong Center, 138 Bedford Road, Tai Kok Tsui

Price: $200 + handling charge
To register, please follow this link to EventBrite

About ImpactHK: ImpactHK believes in the power of kindness in tackling the pressing problem of homelessness in Hong Kong. ImpactHK started with the simple aim of doing one act of kindness per month for the homeless – a group of friends going for a walk on the streets and delivering food. ImpactHK has grown significantly since then and together they have evolved into a powerful humanitarian movement that is making a positive impact on the plight of the homeless; in just three years ImpactHK has provided shelter to more than 200 people.

But ImpactHK knows that providing homes and jobs is simply not enough; a holistic approach is crucial in helping these individuals. ImpactHK’s homeless friends also participate in classes, which include counselling, mentoring, nutrition, and sports. By attending classes and coming to their centers every day, ImpactHK gets to know each individual as a friend and can tailor-make a plan for them. Even when they graduate from the program, they remain part of the ImpactHK community.

About Impact Circles: ImpactHK is growing circles of social impact enthusiasts, subject matter experts, and thought leaders to join forces for tackling the pressing issues facing our societies and planet. Impact Circles’ mission is to accelerate the growth of individuals and meaningful projects and create a ripple effect to engage the wider public in social innovation.

Green Hour Bun Run – Fighting Food Waste & Hunger!

Every Thursday the team at Green Hour run their weekly Bun Run, a surplus food collection initiative bringing together the local community in fighting food waste, supporting marginalized individuals and building a stronger sense of community!

Green Hour partners with various restaurants and bakeries to arrange collection of perfectly good surplus food, diverting it from landfill to the hands of those who need a little extra support in the city.

Want to get know more? Don’t hesitate to call Green Hour at 2177 7790, send Green Hour a WhatsApp message at 63605054 or email Green Hour at info@greenhourhk.com. Alternatively, please feel free to check out Green Hour’s website at www.greenhourhk.com

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 7:30 – 10:30pm

Schedule: Volunteers will meet at 7:30pm at the Residential Community Centre at Fu Leung House, Fu Cheong Estate to gather and pick up food surplus collected earlier.

Volunteers will then be split into teams and follow team leaders to distribute items to homeless people in the community.

After the distribution, volunteers will regroup at around 10pm.

Register: Register via Eventbrite here: https://buff.ly/3pqTUth

Select a date that suits your schedule and you’re set!

About Green Hour: Green Hour is a local organisation dedicated to promoting sustainability through several initiatives.

With their ‘Bun Run‘ programmes, Green Hour works to fight food waste whilst giving back to those in our community in need. Through cleanup events across Hong Kong, Green Hour aims to raise awareness about waste and the environment. Green Hour also run informative workshops.

Christmas cards, gifts etc.

Normally at this time of the year there are a host of fundraising Christmas bazaars and fairs to go to where one can buy Christmas cards, scoop up the perfect gift, all benefitting different charities in and around Hong Kong. Not this year. Because of the pandemic, all these events have been cancelled. Here are two suggestions for you is you are looking for cards to send to relatives that you won’t see this year or a special gift for that special person in your life.

Cards, gift wrap, gifts to order: The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children whose mission is to support medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to differently-abled children in Hong Kong produces beautifully designed cards in both Western and Chinese designs, gift wrap and gifts each year that can be ordered. Please follow this link to their digital catalogue.

The Bookstore, St. John’s Cathedral: At this time of the year, The Bookstore at St. John’s Cathedral on Garden Road stocks a wide variety of Christmas Cards from various charities. In addition to books, cards and gifts, The Bookstore also offers the largest selection of Fair Trade products in Hong Kong. From coffee and tea to chocolate and nuts. Opening Hours are
Monday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Shop now and give to charity!

Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong is looking for a volunteer Editor/Writer

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.

Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong is seeking a skills-based volunteer to help edit and write a research paper. The time commitment is flexible – 4-6 weeks, depending.

You will contribute to the planning of their public policy initiative around minimum housing standards in Hong Kong by helping to edit and write research and planning documents.

Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong currently has a 40-page rough draft of a research report which was put together by a team of 6 fantastic volunteer researchers. The writing needs to be brought into one consistent style and edited. This report will inform their public policy initiative going forward. This initiative will help to benefit low-income households in Hong Kong.

Language requirement: English (Cantonese is a plus)

Start date for position: ASAP

Length of service / commitment required: 1 month or less

Amount of time required per month: 15-20 hours

Location: May work remotely / from home

For enquiries, please contact their Public Policy and Research Manager megumi.harker@habitat.org.hk

About Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong: Habitat for Humanity recognizes that safe and decent housing plays a key role in lifting families out of poverty. Having a home represents a safe haven for a family, a strong and stable place where children can thrive, and a solid foundation on which a family can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity undertakes many types of work to improve housing around the world—from continuing their traditional work to build safe, decent and affordable homes in partnership with soon-to-be homeowners, to their innovative focus on financial inclusion, housing market systems and entrepreneurship, and to their groundbreaking development of microfinance for the housing sector. For the fiscal year 2019, Habitat served more than 7 million people including 3.1 million people from Asia and the Pacific; and enlisted the support of more than 1.4 million volunteers.

In Hong Kong, Habitat for Humanity is currently delivering Covid-19 response programmes; which include delivering home hygiene kits to low-income households and a deep-cleaning program. Habitat for Humanity runs several programmes to help low-income families and in particular, the elderly living in public housing estates and retirement homes through essential renovation work. Habitat for Humanity also works in schools in underserved areas in Hong Kong, recognizing that school is like a second home. On Project School Works, volunteers work alongside primary school students to paint murals in their schools, creating a warm and welcoming learning environment. Habitat for Humanity is also beginning to plan a public policy initiative around minimum housing standards in Hong Kong.

Donation Day for ImpactHK – 7 Nov

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If you’ve been using the time working from home to sort clear out your closets and looking for a place to donate to, here’s a solution for you. ImpactHK has been receiving enquiries from people wanting to donate their unneeded items such as clothing, appliances and more to the homeless in Hong Kong.

In order for ImpactHK to better receive and distribute these items, ImpactHK has decided to have special days dedicated to receiving these goods called Donation Days. Their next Donation Day will be on Saturday, November 7th from 10am to 3.

On this day ImpactHK invites you to bring your goods to their centre, The Guestroom in Tai Kok Tsui and help place your donated items into the designated areas.

ImpactHK team and volunteers will then distribute these items to the homeless, less fortunate and their partner charities.

ImpactHK will accept the following items;
-cell phones and computers in working order
-non-perishable food items
To make the donation a celebration, there will be coffee, live music and more.

Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020

Time: 10am – 3pm

Place: The Guestroom, G/F, 29 Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui

For more information, please call 24480011 (10am-7pm)

About ImpactHK: ImpactHK is a non-profit that provides the homeless in Hong Kong with friendship, food, shelter, education and employment opportunities. Their journey started with the simple aim of doing one act of kindness per month for the homeless. ImpactHK has grown significantly since then and many volunteers have joined them in their journey to support the less fortunate in a meaningful and measurable way. Together, ImpactHK has evolved into a powerful humanitarian movement with the opportunity to make a positive impact on the plight of the homeless in Hong Kong.