Tag Archives: Room to Read

Room to Read Covid-19 Urgent Appeal


In every country where Room to Read operates, there are partial or full public school closures.

With so many children out of school, there has never been a more urgent need to facilitate learning. If you can, please make an emergency donation now or start your own fundraiser to ensure that this crisis doesn’t result in a generation of children who lack basic reading skills, or a generation of girls who drop out of school with no hope.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Room to Read is facing a significant loss of income due to cancelled fundraising events and school closures all around the world.

But Room to Read is not giving up on their students, so Room to Read needs your help. Room to Read is calling on their global community who shares in their belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children® to help. Together, you will ensure that children continue their education no matter what.

The Room to Read team will continue to work tirelessly to bring their programs and resources to students throughout this crisis in novel ways. One example is the Room to Read Literacy Cloud which gives children access to free digital storybooks from around the world. Room to Read will do so even as they maximize every contribution and operate with the same transparency and fiscal accountability they are known for. You can count on Room to Read to forward their mission, focus on impact and report back to you with results.

Donate: To donate please follow this link.

Donations made right now will be MATCHED dollar for dollar by Room to Read board member, Angel Mehta, to a total of US$50,000.

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments.

Seeking English to Simplified Chinese Translator


Room to Read needs you! Room to Read is seeking a volunteer proficient in Simplified Chinese to help translate external documents to be shared with their Chinese speaking donors. The documents are mainly one to two-page marketing collaterals. Previous translation experience would be beneficial. Please get in touch at hong.kong@roomtoread.org to find out more!

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter is made up of passionate individuals driven by the belief that World Change starts with Educated Children.

One last word before Christmas…give generously

This will be the last blog post of the year. As we dive into the Festive Season, spare a thought for those less fortunate. With the continued social unrest, it’s been a particularly difficult year for nonprofits to raise funds with many fundraising events either postponed or cancelled. They need your help more than ever.

So please spare a thought for them and donate generously. The organisations listed under Volunteer Opportunities on this blog would welcome your donations.

Happy Holidays, posts will resume in the New Year!

Room to Read Volunteers needed: Festive ‘Stories from The Tree’ at The Peninsula Hotel

Room to Read needs volunteers to support the festive campaign at The Peninsula Hotel selling six colourful character ornaments to raise funds for Room to Read!

Meals will be provided for volunteers. Please note that persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If interested, please email Annie at annie.dahne@roomtoread.org for more information and shift times.

Date: December 1-20 and 27-30

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

December Beers for Books


Join Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate a fantastic year for Room to Read at their festive December Beers for Books! RtR will be sharing their latest development updates and most importantly celebrate what they have achieved together as a community in 2019 with some beautifully crafted tea-based cocktails!

As well as a fantastic raffle collection, RtT will have also representatives from Elephant Community Press selling their children’s books as stocking fillers with proceeds going to Room to Read.

Date: Monda, 9 December 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Place: Tell Camellia, LG/Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger St, Central

Price: HK$10 per drink will go towards Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing Program. HK$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners across Asia and Africa.

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/

Last Call: Volunteer for Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race – 6 Dec


Calling all Room to Read past, current, and future volunteers. Room to Read needs your help!

Please join Room to Read as a volunteer for their 4th Annual Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race on Friday, December 6, 2019. This year Room to Read will be inviting 50-80 corporate individuals and teams to run the 13km trail that starts at Pokfulam Stables and ends at Bowen Road Park. Room to Read is seeking 60 volunteers.

Duties include, but not limited to: registration, course marshal, first-aid, and check out.

Check out how much fun at the race Room to Read had last year here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAnqNODq0Xs

Please email Jackie Yang at Jacqueline.yang@roomtoread.org if you’re interested.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
MANDATORY COURSE WALK: Either Saturday, November 2 OR Saturday, November 9.

Time: 12 – 5pm

Place: Pokfulam Stables to Bowen Road Park

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter is made up of passionate individuals driven by the belief that World Change starts with Educated Children.

Room to Read 4th Annual Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race Volunteer Sign-ups

Calling all Room to Read past, current, and future volunteers. You are needed!

Please join Room to Read as a volunteer for their 4th Annual Hong Kong’s Fastest Executive Race on Friday, December 6, 2019. This year Room to Read will be inviting 50-80 corporate individuals and teams to run the 13km trail that starts at Pokfulam Stables and ends at Bowen Road Park. In 2018, with the help of dedicated volunteers like yourself, Room to Read was able to raise US$600,000 which further benefits 12,000 children in their award-winning programs.

Room to Read is seeking 60 volunteers to help them execute this event into another successful race. Duties include, but not limited to: registration, course marshal, first-aid, and check out.

Be part of an amazing event and help Room to Read continue to bring education to children around the world. Thank you in advance for being part of the movement that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Time: 13:30-17:00

Place: Pokfulam Stables to Bowen Road Park

Number of volunteers needed: 60

Mandatory course walk: Either Saturday, November 2 OR Saturday, November 9

If you are interested, please follow this link to the registration form.

About Room to Read: Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, they develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Beers for Books at Ophelia 27/8

Room to Read’s August Event is taking you back in time to the 19th Century, as Beer for Books will be hosted by Ophelia!

On Tuesday, the 27th of August from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Ophelia will be generously donating $10 per drink from their regular drinks menu, so bring your friends and bring your thirst!

But wait, there’s more! Raffle prizes this month include:
★ Tea set from Zest of Asia
★ Private yoga with Vivian Kan
★ Group kick boxing at DEF Boxing
★ Starbucks gift certificates
★ Dinner to 2 at La Creperie
★ Dinner for 2 at Mango Tree
★ Kids tutoring at SIP Academy
★ And MORE!

$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners around the world. Let’s make this event one of Room to Read’s biggest!

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Place: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/

International Literacy Day: Chakra Workshop benefitting Room to Read – 10 Sept

Join Room to Read’s Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate International Literacy Day in their fun and interactive workshop where you will learn the basic knowledge of your chakras – the vortexes of energy located in seven different points in your body. Imbalance of these energy points may cause negative effects on the mental, emotional and physical body. In this workshop, you will learn how to find out which of your chakras is out of balance by yourself, then you will do a meditation and learn what kinds of natural ingredients that can balance your chakras.

Flow of Workshop (1 hour):
1. Meet and greet (5 min)
2. Introduction of chakras (10min)
3. To learn how to find out your own imbalanced chakras by yourself (20 min)
4. Chakra meditation (10min)
5. To learn different kinds of natural ingredients that are good for different chakras (15min)

Workshop hosted by Ms. Trudy Tong of John Masters Organics

*Special thanks to John Masters Organics. All proceeds generated from this workshop will be donated to Room to Read’s award-winning programs.

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Time: 7-8pm

Place: Green Room @ The Hive, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan

Price: US$15
To register and for more information, please follow this link to the Room to Read website.
Receive one John Masters Organics goodie bag with each ticket purchase!

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read‘s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.

Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

First 2019 Beer for Books

Room to Read HK Chapter is pleased to announce their first 2019 Beer for Books on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Alto Bar and Grill from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please come and join Room to Read HK Chapter for a libation to celebrate World Refugee Day and their first Room to Read HK Chapter Beer for Books in 2019.

*$10 of every drink purchased (from their regular menu) will be donated to Room to Read HK to print 1 local language book.

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Place: Alto Bar and Grill, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

About Room to Read: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read’s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.
Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.