Chi Fan for Charity organised by Austen Morris Associate Shanghai 2013 Update
On Saturday, November 9th 2013, in Shanghai, Chi Fan for Charity, organised by Austen Morris Associates, celebrated its 3rd annual party, the largest China food and beverage event to benefit charity. Fifty-seven upmarket restaurants donated meals to over 550 dining guests raising 400,000+ RMB. The After party included more than 200 sponsors and hosted an open bar in the Grand Atrium at Bund 22. Hosts and guests included movers and shakers from across the globe. The evening’s local beneficiaries, Heart to Heart Shanghai, The Renewal Center and Home Sweet Home celebrated alongside guests while representing their worthy causes. Over 7,000 supporters voted for this year’s three beneficiaries.
Starting in Beijing in 2009 and coming to Shanghai in 2011, Chi Fan for Charity has grown immensely every year and has become an extremely influential charity event among our international communities here in China, or deserving charities since its beginning in 2009. With the especially rapid success and enthusiastic involvement from our annual Shanghai event, we are proud to announce the first Chi Fan for Charity Hong Kong this year as well! To date, Chi Fan for Charity in Beijing and Shanghai have raised a combined 2.7 million RMB for 16 diverse charities and supported Hong Kong’s inaugural event on November 16th.
With a range of meals and price points from 500 RMB family-style tapas to 1500 RMB six-course steak dinners, young professionals to well-established directors alike ate out and joined together at the After party. The After party’s open bar, served by some of Shanghai’s top mixologists, included free-flow beer, wine, cocktails and shots. Guests danced the night away to live music, while taking photo booth snapshots and savoring desserts. Additional fundraising included luxury transportation to and from the event, 11 silent auction packages, and hundreds of raffle prizes, all of which were donated to the cause. Many hosts and sponsors are clients of Austen Morris Associates. Rounding the corner for twenty successful years in Shanghai, Austen Morris Associates has made it a priority to embed this corporate social responsibly program into its sustainable business practice.
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We would like to announce to you the charity beneficiaries of this year’s Shanghai event: The Renewal Center started in 2008 and works to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness in Shanghai by offering bespoke services according to individual need and aim to move our program participants towards meaningful lives off the streets. Heart to Heart Shanghai is a Shanghai based non-profit community outreach organization. They are composed entirely of volunteers who donate time and support to children from extremely poor families who are undergoing heart surgery and who give financial assistance to rural Chinese schools who require libraries and other essentials. At Home Sweet Home, the homeless and disabled are given an opportunity to change their lives, with the aim of self acceptance, equipping to fulfill their full potential, independent living and employment.
To get involved is easy; there are various opportunities to make your contribution and get involved with this fantastic event!
Restaurant Sponsor: Reserve a table of 10 at your restaurant for November 9th, 2013 @ 7:30pm, and provide each guest with a 3 course meal with 2 drink pairings minimum. You can decide the set price per person for their meal (between 500 and 1500 RMB), 100% of which will go directly to our charities!
Restaurant Host: Reserve your own seat for the restaurant of your choice. If you would like to invite your own guests you have the option of booking up to all 10 seats for your table for them to join you for dinner and the after party. Then you are simply the host of that restaurant’s table, garnering support for Chi Fan for Charity leading up to the event!
After Party Venue Sponsor: Accommodate approximately 500-600 guests from 9:30pm to 1:00am on the evening of November 9th with full support from your staff.
After Party Beverage Sponsor: At our after party we like to feature alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, snacks, and other refreshments. Provide your beverage for up to 500-600 guests.
After Party Entertainment Sponsor: Lead the fun during Chi Fan for Charity after party on November 9th from 9:30pm to 1:00am with music and entertainment.
Media Sponsor: Provide pre-event and post-event coverage of Chi Fan for Charity with a minimum of 1 editorial and 1 advertisement.
Silent Auction/Raffle Sponsor: Donate any gift (minimum 100 RMB value) for our raffle, or “experience” for our silent auction, both of which are held during our after party.
Volunteer: Become a part of our Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai volunteer committee, meeting a few times a month to brainstorm ideas to make our event more successful than ever!
Feel free to contact Austen Morris Associate’s head organiser of Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved or for further information. We hope to have you become a part of one of the fastest growing and largest charity events amongst the international community here in Shanghai, and to ultimately play a huge part in giving back to our community! Follow and like us on Facebook, where we are updating our participating sponsors for Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai 2013 daily!
Learn more about Chi Fan for Charity!
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Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai 2012 – Results and Beneficiaries
Last year’s event event was a huge success and with the help of 55 resturants, 55 hosts, over 550 guests, over 100 sponsors, and Ello Amici’s, we were able to raise over 470,000 RMB for our three charities. Within the four years that Austen Morris Associates has been involved with Chi Fan, we have helped to raise over 1,870,000RMB for charities and community outreach programs. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and made a difference in peoples’ lives!
On behalf of Austen Morris Associates, we would once again like to thank and congratulate all of our sponsors, restaurants, hosts, the media, volunteers and the entire Shanghai community for their contribution to making a difference in peoples’ lives! We would like to share with you how these funds have benefited our community.
Heart to Heart Shanghai – Heart Surgeries for Children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)
On Tuesday, January 29th Austen Morris Associates visited Heart to Heart Shanghai’s Yodak Hospital located in Shanghai Puxi to meet the six sponsored children from the funds raised. CHD is a defect in structure of the heart vessels which is present at birth and a leading cause of birth defects associated with childhood illness and death. Many of these children suffered from shortness of breath, heart murmurs, and also faced the risk of underdeveloped limbs and muscles. To read the full press release and see the photo gallery of the visit to the sponsored children click here!
Baoji Xinxing – Street Children Care Center Sponsorship
In December and January a portion of the proceeds donated to Xinxing through Chi Fan for Charity have allowed Xinxing to work with nearly 100 underprivileged children. They have organised five outreach programs, which include: Medical Care, Psychological Support, Education and Leadership, Social Outings, Social Investigation, and Early Intervention. Xinxing’s mission is to help street children and disadvantaged youth in Baoji regain their fundamental rights for survival, development, and education by providing them with immediate assistance and support. The cases managed in ranged from children that suffered from epilepsy, to muscle atrophy to skin disease. The stories of these small brave souls illustrate that physical size has no correlation to courage. We will keep you updated with the results of the funds in the coming months. To read the full story of these courageous children and view more photos click here!
Beacon of Love – Heart Surgeries for Children to Strengthen their Family
On Saturday, March 23rd, Austen Morris Associates was invited to join Beacon of Love to take part in their Love Without Borders Luncheon. Members of the Foundation warmly greeted Austen Morris Associates and the 36 children and their families to a hearty dim sum meal. This allowed Austen Morris Associates employees to meet and personally connect with the families and children that benefited from the proceeds of Chi Fan for Charity. With kids running about in the background, each family took turns to express their gratitude for the donation of their child’s heart surgery and share their moving story. The closing remarks by a representative of Shanghai Children’s Health Foundation left us feeling grateful for our efforts: “By helping a child, you help a family. By helping a family, you help a society. By helping a society, you have helped mankind.” To view the photo gallery and read more about how the lives of these children have changed click here.
Mark your diaries for November 9th 2013 for Shanghai’s annual event and start spreading the word to get everyone involved! This is one event you won’t want to miss.
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Chi Fan for Charity organised by Austen Morris Associate Shanghai 2013 Update