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Clares Bric-a-Brac Sale 17&18 July

Image of St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong
There will be a Sale of bric-a-brac on Friday, 17th and Saturday 18th of July – 10.00am to 2.00pm, outside Castaways shop. It includes glassware and ceramic items, ornaments, kitchen ware, toys etc. All proceeds go towards charities supported by the Clares.

Or if you have time on Wednesday mornings, come join the Clares.

Group photo of members of ClaresCLARES is a women’s group, diverse and multi-national, made up of faith and non-faith, Cathedral and non-Cathedral members. It offers friendship and support to all whilst sorting and pricing donated goods for sale in the charity shop Castaways. There are also occasionally speakers, trips, and lunches.

Make new friends any Wednesday from 9.30am to 12 noon. At 10.30am the Clares break for coffee and conversation. In the Li Hall at St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Hong Kong

For enquiries please contact Stella Carter on stellarcarter@gmail.com

Date: Friday, 17th and Saturday 18th July

Time: 10:00am –2:00pm

Place: Castaways Shop, St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Hong Kong

Oxfam HK Face Mask Donation Drive


Since there remains a shortage in face masks and the price of these is still quite steep, Oxfam HK will continue to collect face masks and distribute them to people in urgent need. Your donations can help vulnerable groups protect themselves against COVID-19!

Organisations OHK is distributing relief to:
* 1 Step Association
* Alliance for Children Development Rights
* Alliance for Social Protection of Low-income Families
* Catering and Hotel Industries Employees General Union
* Catholic Diocese of HK Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers – Hong Kong Island
* Catholic Diocese of HK Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers – Kowloon
* Catholic Diocese of HK Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers – New Territories
* Celebrity Charity Fund Association Ltd.
* Cleaning Worker Union
* Concern for Grassroots’ Livelihood Alliance
* Concerning CSSA and Low Income Alliance
* Concerning Grassroots’ Housing Rights Alliance
* Concerning Home Care Service Alliance
* Food Angel
* H.K.S.K.H. Tseung Kwan O Aged Care Complex
* HK Islamic Youth Association
* Hong Chi Association
* Hong Kong Blind Union
* Hong Kong Islamic Culture and Welfare Society
* Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association
* Islamic Union of HK
* Jubilee Ministries
* Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre
* Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service
* Mission Bridge
* Muslim Council of Hong Kong
* People Service Centre
* Society for Community Organization
* Street Sleepers Action Committee
* Tin Shui Wai Community Development Alliance
* Tung Chung Community Development Alliance
* United Muslim Association of HK
* United Welfare Union

Type of Masks needed: Adult and child size, three-layer filter face masks that come in boxes, bags or are individually packaged

Collection points and time:
Oxfam Hong Kong office: 17/F China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oxfam Shop: LG 8, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Monday to Friday, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm / Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

For enquiries: 3120 5000

About Oxfam HK: Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK) dates back to 1976 when volunteers joined hands to open a shop for second-hand goods in Hong Kong and raise funds for anti-poverty projects around the world. Some of their first initiatives in the 1970s and 80s were to advocate for justice for Vietnamese refugees who fled to Hong Kong during the Vietnam War, and to help save lives in Ethiopia during the 1984 famine.

OHK implemented the first Mainland China programme in Guangdong province in 1987. The Oxfam China Development Fund was subsequently established in 1992. Since then, OHK has been dedicated to fighting poverty and responding to emergencies in the Mainland.

OHK believes in an integrated approach to eradicate poverty. As such, OHK advocates for policy changes to address the root causes of poverty while proactively supporting disaster relief and humanitarian crises. OHK also implements development and education programmes in impoverished areas. Oxfam Hong Kong has partnered with millions of underprivileged people to alleviate poverty in more than 70 countries/states around the world. OHK has100,000 regular donors from the general public. Their donations are the major source of income that sustains OHK’s ability to achieve the ultimate goal of a poverty-free world.

In recent years, OHK’s work has focused on local poverty, advocating for pro-poor policies in Hong Kong. As a result of their efforts, the Hong Kong SAR government established the Commission on Poverty in 2012, and subsequently announced an official poverty line in Hong Kong. Oxfam has also been a strong advocate of a minimum wage law, which was first established in Hong Kong in 2011 after decades of efforts.

The Oxfam Trailwalker, a 100km hiking marathon founded in Hong Kong in the 1980s, continues to be one of their most notable partnership fundraising events. The success of this fundraising event has not only raised awareness of poverty and injustice, but has also attracted ten additional countries to organise their own Oxfam Trailwalker events.

Mother’s Choice Child Care Home volunteers needed


What if there was a different kind of “happy hour”?

Why not spend the evening giving back to the community and come help look after Mother’s Choice‘s children in the Child Care Home?

With the kindness of donors and volunteers, Mother’s Choice is able to provide support to their community which includes providing the necessary care to young pregnant girls and children without a home. Mother’s Choice is currently calling new volunteers to help assist at their Child Care Home between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. To be part of the change in their community and to join Mother’s Choice as a volunteer at their Child Care Home sign up here for one of their information sessions.

About Mother’s Choice’s: Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. Founded in 1987 by Gary & Helen Stephens and Ranjan & Phyllis Marwah, their passion to provide loving, non-judgmental support to the many pregnant teenagers who had no one else to turn to quickly expanded to providing nurturing care to children without families, and to be a voice for them to be in a family.

International Women’s Day 2020 Gala Lunch

International Women's Day 2020 Gala Lunch banner
Please join The Women’s Foundation in celebration of International Women’s Day as they reaffirm their commitment to build a gender-balanced world.

The lunch will welcome industry-leading guest speakers and speeches from their TWF programme participants. An audience of 500 senior corporate executives, academics, media representatives, leaders of corporate women’s networks, government leaders, and diversity champions are expected.

Limited spaces are available. Seats are not guaranteed until advance payment is received. Individual tickets cannot be refunded but can be transferred.

Please kindly note Eventbrite is only for individual ticket purchase. For table/corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Virginia.Li@twfhk.org.

Date: Monday, 12 March 2020

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway

Price:
Early bird (before 17 January) – $1,900
Full price – $2,300
To register for this event, please follow this link to Eventbrite

About The Women’s Foundation: The Women’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2004 and dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong. The Women’s Foundation aspires to conduct ground-breaking research, to run innovative and impactful community programmes, and they engage in education and advocacy in the pursuit of three main goals:
– Challenging gender stereotypes
– Empowering women in poverty
– Advancing women leaders

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!

Krav Maga – Women Empowered Through Self-defense benefitting HandsOn – 25 Nov

Join a very special Krav Maga self-defense workshop for women aged 14+ organized by HandsOn Hong Kong Board Member, Clinton Yang. The workshop scheduled for Monday, 25th November, will mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Instructors from the International Krav Maga Federation Hong Kong will be conducting the class. All proceeds from the sessions will benefit HandsOn Hong Kong community programs. Spaces are limited, please find more details and purchase your ticket at: http://www.ticketflap.com/kravmaga2019.

Date: Monday, 25 November 2019

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Place: Optimum Performance Studio, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK

Price: HK$1500 per session
To register please follow this link to Ticketflap

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HandsOn Hong Kong mobilizes and empowers our community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

HandsOn Hong Kong’s vision is a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

AWA Charity Bazaar 2019


Gifting & Giving Wrapped Up
In One Fabulous Event
!
The AWA Charity Bazaar is back! Enjoy holiday shopping in the Police Married Quarters (PMQ’s) covered marketplace. Rain or shine, over 85 vendors and artists will be offering unique gifts for everyone on your list.

SILENT AUCTION
Bid at the bazaar! Check out the exciting line up of packages including boutique hotel stays, fine jewelry, presidential level art and culture memberships, fitness packages and more. All valued at HK$5,000+ each.

LAI SEE LUCKY DRAW
Look for volunteers selling red envelopes filled with chances to win goodies like gift certificates to restaurants, shows, spa treatments and much more. All worth HK$300 + each.

GIVING TREE
A Giving Tree will be in the center of the fun! Choose a charity to support, fill out a sponsor star for you or a loved one and hang it on the Giving Tree, knowing you are supporting those less fortunate this holiday season.

Proceeds benefit AWA supported charities!

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019

Time: 11:30am – 7:30pm

Place: PMQ, Aberdeen Street, Central

About AWA: The AWA is a volunteer based charitable women’s organization with a proud, nearly 60-year legacy of giving, with 700+ members from 38 countries. The AWA aims to help the underserved, empower and provide platforms for women, encourages cultural adventures and exchanges in Asia (and beyond) and fosters a supportive community through educational, recreational, fundraising and social activities.

HER Fund Fundraising Lunch – 24 Oct

HER Fund is excited to announce that this year’s luncheon event is titled “Changing the Trajectory: Lifting up the Next Generation Women”. Featuring a panel of inspiring and diverse female voices, they will discuss the transformative approach to leadership, the importance of providing young women with opportunities to lead and the power of sharing HER stories and experiences.

The luncheon will be attended by over 100 senior corporate executives across all sectors, leaders of corporate women’s networks and diversity champions, government leaders, academics and representatives from local grassroots organisations involved in women’s and gender issues.

Be part of that important change and to support HER Fund improve gender equality for women from all walks of life by becoming an event sponsor for this fundraising luncheon.

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019

Time: 12.00pm- 2.30pm

Place: Frites, 38 Haven St, Causeway Bay

Price:
Diamond Sponsor – $50,000HKD
Gold Table Sponsor – $30,000HKD
Silver Table Sponsor – $10,000HKD
Individual Tickets – $700HKD

For sponsorship, table host, ticket enquirers and purchases, please contact Danielle Stutterd, Danielle.Stutterd@herfund.org.hk

About HER Fund: HER Fund is a helping hand to the most neglected women and girls in Hong Kong. They provide capacity-building, leadership training and grants to grassroots organizations led by and serving the most disadvantaged. Founded in 2004, HER Fund has granted over $6,000,000 HKD in seed funding and directly benefited over 40,000 people.

As the only community women’s fund to advance equality by grant-making and capacity building in Hong Kong; HER Fund sees herself as part of the social change movements. They are committed to empower the capacity of marginalized women to become self-sufficient and enable them to create, lead, and sustain better lives.

Women of Hope Fundraising Luncheon 2019


The Women of Hope (WOH) was established in 2014 to recognise Hong Kong’s influential women who tirelessly champion the calls for social justice for women, children and our community, as well as those who astound our city with their ability to create, inspire and offer hope to all, both at home and abroad.

On Friday 17th May, 2019 The Women Of Hope Awards Fundraiser Luncheon will be held at JW Marriott, Admiralty. All proceeds raised from this event will help further the work and reach of the HKAHF’s Cancer Fund, by helping the sick who do not have the financial means and immediate access to high cost treatment (such as PET, CT scans or MRIS and breast screening – mammograms) and also allow them the use of the Adventist Hospital Oncology Centre.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2019

Time: 11am – 2:30pm

Place: JW Marriott Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Price: HK$35,000 / HK$25,000 per table
HK$2,500 per seat

To register and purchase tickets, please follow this link.

Dress Code: Business Attire

About Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation: Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation’s Charity Outreach Programs were set up to support financially disadvantaged patients from around the region. Their mission is to assist and support those people whose quality of life could be dramatically improved by medical treatment, yet lack the financial capacity to even consider seeking proper help. Through the Outreach Programs, they have been able to contribute to the society and have helped to restoring joy and happiness to families that have been plagued by ongoing suffering, pain, and uncertainty.

HKAHF’s Charity Outreach Programs are a multi-faceted care service, providing assistance through financial contributions and is complementary to support the public sector. HKAHF depends on your generous and kind support to extend its life-changing initiatives.

Charity Outreach Programs include:
– Adventist Heart Fund
– Cancer Fund
– Children’s Hearing Fund
– Children’s Medical Fund
– Children’s Orthopaedic Fund
– Eye Fund
– Otological Service Fund
– General Medical Fund
– Medical Fund
– Development Fund
– Healthy Lifestyle Fund

Jockey Club InspiringHK SportsCHAT recruiting Female Volunteers

Do you want to meet with women leaders from various walks of life? Are you interested in learning yoga and Krav Maga, a self-defense system, too? If so, you should not miss InspiringHK‘s female-oriented sports programme “Jockey Club InspiringHK SportsCHAT“!

InspiringHK is recruiting FEMALE volunteers for the programme whereby you will be a “sports buddy” of a junior secondary school girl and participate in workshops together, supporting them to do sports, build self-confidence and broaden their horizons. Don’t miss this unique volunteering opportunity!

Check out the details here: https://bit.ly/2SRppMv

Please enrol at: https://bit.ly/2srGEZc

About InspiringHK Sports Foundation: InspiringHK Sports Foundation is a Hong Kong-based charity, founded in 2012 to develop better youths through sports. Their mission is to promote and facilitate equal access to sports training for youths – regardless of their economic background, gender, ethnicity, religion and disability, – so as to instill in them good sportsmanship to enhance their social mobility, as well as to promote gender equality, social inclusion and a healthy lifestyle. InspiringHK Sports Foundation carries their missions through long-term sports training, learning experience activities and advocacy.