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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.

Hill’s x SPCA (HK) Dogathon 2020

1 Jan

Entering the 34th SPCA’s annual charity dog walk “Dogathon” and its re-innovation, the theme for the first time this year will be “’12 Zodiac Animals Walk Together”. SPCA has invited the PR ambassador of popular clothing brand ad-lib, “P Jai” the Shiba Inu, to dress himself up into the images of the 12 Zodiac Animals, symbolising the important responsibility of protecting all animals and striving for all animal lovers to take that important step for animals.

This year’s Dogathon offers a different combination in several categories includes: an individual group, a family group and an organisation group. You can freely combine any person and dog to suit any individual, family, pet owner and doggie, or even a group of friends or organisation to participate. All participants are welcome to dress up as their own zodiac animals costume with P Jai the Shiba Inu, and ‘walk together in luck’ with thousands of doggies and kind-hearted people! The event venue also features a ‘Zodiac Blessing’ photo zone, so that you can leave the most beautiful memories for an unforgettable moment!

The Dogathon is not only a charity walk, but also a grand party that combines handicraft, creativity, play, and pet knowledge! At the 10th anniversary of the Dogathon at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, SPCA has injected more vitality into the event and are preparing for a number of exciting programmes including PET X Handicraft Market, SPCA Education Theatre, Woof & Bricks Art Walk, Agility Games, Dog Health Talk and the SPCA Charity Sale, so that every participant and participating doggie can have the time of their lives!

Each successful applicant and doggie will receive souvenirs. A special gifts for donors whose donation reaches the designated amount. While stock lasts, the serving priority goes to participants who achieved a specific donation amount fist.

Date: Sunday, 5 January 2019

Time:
Registration 7:30-8am
Kick off 8:30am
Finish 3pm

Place: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Coach Park

Price: For minimum donations please refer to the registration form by following this link.

About SPCA: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was first formed by a group of volunteers in 1903 and became active in 1921.

Although they are the first charity in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare, SPCA obtains around only 1% of their funding from the government. The rest of their funding comes from the generosity of the general public, for which they are extremely grateful.

Job Opportunity: HandsOn is looking for a Program Manager

30 Dec

HandsOn is looking for a Program Manager to oversee the development and execution of meaningful community engagement programs that meet the needs of their NGO partners and support corporate CSR and employee engagement goals. If you have a proven track record in project management, the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and a passion for community involvement and commitment to HOHK’s mission of service, check out the job description and get in touch by emailing bonnie@handsonhongkong.org. Interviews will begin in January.

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HOHK is a Hong Kong registered non-profit organization supporting the needs of Hong Kong’s NGOs and those they serve by engaging everyday citizens, schools, and companies to give their time and talent to address our community’s social needs. HOHK makes volunteering easily accessible to all who want to give back to their community in a meaningful way. Founded in 2007, HOHK organizes over 200 volunteer activities each month, working with nearly 100 non-profit partners across the community to serve those in need. In 2018 alone, HOHK organized more than 2,200 volunteer activities, impacting more than 82,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, the elderly, ethnic minorities, the homeless, refuge seekers, people with disabilities, animals, and many more. For more information, visit their website at http://www.handsonhongkong.org.

Winter Charity Bazaar benefitting HK Breast Cancer Foundation 14 Dec

5 Dec


The Hive Spring invites you to a Christmas Charity Bazaar organized in collaboration with the German Speaking Ladies for the benefits of Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation! Whether you‘re looking to shop for a good cause or searching for last-minute gifts, their charity marketplace has got you covered. Join with your friends and family for a day of festive fun!

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Time: 10am – 6pm

Place: The Hive Spring, 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang

Price: Free, to attend please register here

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation : Founded in 2005, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) is the first non-profit organisation dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer in the local community through education, patient support, research and advocacy.

Ebenezer Walk with PRIDE 2019 – 8 Dec

23 Nov

Visual Impairment is Never an Obstacle for a Brighter Future

Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired is a charitable agency founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. Founded in the Christian faith, they strive to provide quality educational, rehabilitation, boarding and employment services for visually impaired children, youth and elderly.

Support the Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired and their vital work supporting the visually impaired in Hong Kong by joining their walk.

Participants are encouraged to put on the eye mask/blindfold provided to experience a short walk without sight and empathize with the visually impaired

Bring your own water bottles. Water refill stations and recycling boxes will be set up to help everyone contribute to environmental protection.

Pets are welcome

Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019

Time:
Registration – 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony – 9:15 am
Walk Starting Time – 9:45 am

Place: Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired, Pokfulam

There are two route options:
i . Ebenezer School to/from Pokfulam Reservoir (~60 mins, ~5 km)
ii. Ebenezer School to The Peak (~90 mins, ~3 km)

Minimum Sponsorship: Each participant shall raise a minimum of HK$250

(Children aged 6 or under are exempt from the minimum required sponsorship)

For more information and to register, please follow this link to Ebenezer’s website.

About : Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired is a charitable agency founded in 1897 by Hildesheimer Blindenmission. Founded in the Christian faith, they strive to provide quality educational, rehabilitation, boarding and employment services for visually impaired children, youth and elderly.

Internships: The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children

15 Nov

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 children differently-abled 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 centre 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 fulfil the mission of the Society.

Currently, the Society is continuously supporting the following:
– equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
– the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
– Fellowship Program
– Implant Sponsorship
– China Patient Project
– Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU

If you have a few spare hours to come and volunteer at The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children. You would be making a real contribution to the Society.
High School Intern Programme:
Highly-motivated high school students over 16 years old may apply to participate in their unique 6-week High School Intern Programme.

With 3 days per week for 6 weeks, the interns will learn about the concept of providing relief to disabled children in Hong Kong by being assigned to various tasks. The interns will be rotated to office administrative works, website contents management, inventory management, progress report update, fundraising activities and hands-on interaction with beneficiaries as appropriate.

Requirements
– Willing to provide 24 hours per week for 6 weeks towards internship programme
– Highly motivated
– Interest in community service
– Over 16 years old

University Intern Programme:
High caliber university student may apply to participate in their unique 6-week University Intern Programme.

The accepted intern will have to agree with the Society on the discipline and objective. With 4 days per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time, the intern will work towards the objective with the guidance of the Society. Disciplines available include but not limited to: Event Management, Fundraising Activities, Impact Measurement, etc.

Requirements
– Willing to provide 32 hours per week for 6 weeks or 192 hours in 2 month’s time towards achieving the objective of the Internship
– Highly motivated and independent
– To submit a video of ~1 min at the end of the internship to summarize the experience.

For volunteer information, please call 2819 3050 or fill in the Volunteer Registration Form and fax to 2817 0322 or email to event@srdc.org.hk.