Angels for Orphans is the guardian for our chosen children’s charities. We currently raise awareness and funds for charities in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Indonesia that work tirelessly on the ground to improve the lives of the many children in their care.
Every child has a right to love, protection, happiness, education, care, shelter, food, medicine, clothing and hope. Yet, sadly, thousands of orphaned children are denied a safe and loving environment in which to flourish and grow. They find themselves caught up in the endless cycle of violence, disease, mal-nutrition and ignorance that blights their young and fragile lives. Extreme poverty is their harsh reality. Many of the orphans living in orphanages are also there because their impoverished parents do not believe they can care for them. Such children in care are widely refereed to as "Economic Orphans".
Christian Action provides pro bono legal and psychosocial help to refugees, foreign domestic helpers, ethnic minorities and immigrants. It also provides training programs for the underprivileged and unemployed. In Qinghai province, China, its humanitarian programs co-manages five children's homes, one rehavilitation centre for disabled children, and the construction of winter homes , rural clinics and schools etc.
Crossroads Foundation receives and redistributes donated goods to those who are in need in Hong Kong and around the world. Crossroads also has various projects to support job creation and promote fair trade globally.
The Elephant Society is an organisation that is determined to end illegal wildlife trade and to abolish acts of poaching. We hope to achieve this through education of the importance of conservation, informing of the harm that the illegal wildlife trade causes and fund raising for organisations working on the ground in East Africa and Asia to protect endangered species. The Elephant Society is an anti-poaching and conservation charity based in Hong Kong with a particular interest in the conservation of African Elephants in East Africa. TES were formed in November 2014 to help raise awareness against the poaching of elephants and rhinos, two species that will be extinct in this generation if nothing is done to halt the demand for their tusk. A large portion of the work that is done at The Elephant Society is to educate the population of the harms that poaching and illegal ivory trade has on both the animals and communities both at the source and at the point of sale. With Hong Kong being the largest consumer of illegal ivory in the world, the issue hits very close to home.
Every day, 3,400 tonnes of food waste are sent to landfills in Hong Kong, while one million people live in poverty struggling to afford nutritious meals. Feeding Hong Kong bridges this gap by linking food companies and charities to redistribute surplus food from where it is plentiful, to where there is a need.
Founded in 2001, Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency, and fostering nutritional wellness among those in need, while simultaneously reducing food wastage in hotels and F&B outlets in Hong Kong.
Free to Run’s mission is to use running, physical fitness and outdoor adventure to empower and educate women and girls who have been affected by conflict. We support those living within conflict areas as well as those who have been forced to flee and live as refugees outside of their home countries.
Founded in 2007, the HandsOn Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.
Our vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.
In 2016 alone, we organized over 1,600 volunteer activities, serving more than 28,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities.
Helping Hand’s objective is to meet the emerging housing, caring and other needs of our senior citizens as quickly, effectively and imaginatively as possible. In order to cope with the rapid social changes and the changing needs and aspirations of our senior citizens, we are always ready to tackle problems, try out new ideas and pioneer alternative approaches.
Hong Kong Cancer Fund is Hong Kong's largest cancer support organisation, providing free information and professional support to anyone living with or affected by cancer. Our goal is to make life better for people touched by cancer.
We ensure no one faces cancer alone.
Established in 1987, our vision was to better the quality of cancer support in Hong Kong and ensure that no one faces cancer alone. We began by offering free information and support to anyone touched by cancer, which has slowly expanded over time to address all aspects of living with cancer.
Our work now encompasses public education, cancer research, home care, peer support, complementary therapies, funding of hospital equipment and much more in filling the gaps in cancer care and making life better for people touched by cancer.
HONG KONG DOG RESCUE
HKDR was founded in 2003 for the specific purpose of saving dogs and puppies from the Hong Kong Government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Management Centres. The organisation has cared for and re-homed more than 7,500 dogs while being largely funded by private donations, sales of HKDR merchandises and fundraising events. HKDR is proud to be a No Kill Organisation, meaning that no dog under its care will be euthanised for any reason other than when it is the only humane option.
HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC
The Hong Kong Philharmonic is the largest symphony orchestra in Hobg Kong, First established in 1947 as an amateur orchestra under the name Sino-British Orchestra, it was renamed to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1957 and became a professional orchestra in 1974 under the funding of the government. The HK Philharmonic has a community outreach program in Hong Kong to promote the love of music.
At Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC), “Protection” means far more than free from physical threats or abuses. We protect and safeguard children’s rights for whole-person development. It has always been HKSPC’s mission to build a “Healthy, Happy and Safe” environment for children from all backgrounds.
HKSPC has been committed to nurture children in their early childhood development since 1926. Being one of the most established organizations in the field, HKSPC currently operates 27 services units serving children aged 0 to 16 and their families, especially catering for the needs of working parents, single parents, low-income families, CSSA families, new arrival families and ethnic minority families. We serve around 3,000 children and their families on a daily basis.
In the future we will further develop and consolidate service expertise on child development and parent education & support, with emphasis on early identification and intervention of children at risk of developmental disabilities.
Kids4Kids inspires young people in Hong Kong to take action and make a positive social impact. Kids4Kids aims to develop social awareness and responsibility by providing platforms that empower kids to enact positive change in their community. Kids4Kids has partnered with over 65 schools, 40 charity organizations and has involved over 15,500 students.
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre offers multi-professional services to anyone diagnosed with cancer, their family members, friends or carers. Maggie’s Centre is based in Tuen Mun Hospital, within walking distance from its oncology department. All of Maggie’s services are offered free of charge.
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) was established in 2003 with a well-defined twin focus: to recognise the growing wealth of contemporary art talent in Asia, and bring the proven benefits of expressive arts to underprivileged children. The beauty of our model is that we are able to achieve both goals in an eminently sustainable way. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region, raises funds by auctioning those artworks that reach the final stage of the competition. The proceeds are then shared equally between the artists and the Foundation, to be used for our charitable projects across Asia.
Teen's Key provides holistic support to vulnerable and high risk adolescent girls. This includes girls who are involved in the sex industry, have run away from home, and/or are going through an unwanted pregnancy. We connect them with the necessary social workers and professionals to provide them with counseling, legal support, and medical referrals to ensure that they can grow and live in a safe environment.
LOVE 21 Foundation is a charity dedicated to bettering the lives of those living with Down syndrome and autism in Hong Kong through physical activity and nutrition. This year we will be running a variety of sport and exercise classes, and will begin our new health and nutrition programme. We believe that so much can be achieved through a healthy diet and exercise and LOVE 21 Foundation is very excited about what’s to come.
Soap Cycling works with students, hotels, corporates, volunteers and WASH charities across Asia to recycle soap in a movement to reduce preventable hygiene-related diseases and suffering by distributing this life-saving resource to where it is needed the most.
Hong Kong’s only non-profit swim school that empowers and connects communities. At Splash, we support people to take that first leap. People in Hong Kong who don’t normally have access to or the means for swimming lessons. That is, until now. Although learning to swim may seem difficult, at Splash, we think the solution is fairly easy: all it requires is connecting those who can swim with those who can’t, supported by partners who believe there should be no economic or cultural barriers to learning this important life skill.
Enrich is the leading Hong Kong charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers. We empower migrant domestic workers to invest in themselves through financial and empowerment education. Our workshops equip migrant domestic workers with the tools to save, budget, and plan for greater financial security. Financial and empowerment education is the solution to the challenges faced widely by migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.
Sprouts Foundation aims to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty, by providing education programs to some of the lowest-income families in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Our small-group, activity-based classes focus on enhancing children’s self-esteem and their interest in learning, by building skills relevant both to work and life. These include English and IT proficiency, as well as a wide range of professional capabilities including entrepreneurship. Combined with corporate visits and a variety of weekend outings, we help open our students’ eyes to the world and the many opportunities around them, and give them the capacity and confidence to reach out more ambitiously.
Rooftop Republic Foundation is dedicated to building inclusive communities around urban farming and sustainable living in Hong Kong. The Foundation works closely with: (i) local schools to establish farm-based education programmes (projected to impact 1000+ students over the next 3-4 years) (ii) disenfranchised groups, such as youth and the elderly, encouraging them to participate in the community through urban farming (30+ community programmes projected to impact 1000+ elderly over the next 3-4 years) (iii) marginalised communities, including persons with special needs, to provide vocational job trainings and job placement in urban farming