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Austen Morris Associates sponsored Xinxing Aid for Street Kids through the annual Chi Fan for Charity. Our donation through Chi Fan for Charity has allowed Xinxing to work with nearly 100 underprivileged children. They have organised five outreach programs, which include: Medical Care, Psychological Support, Education and Leading, Outings, Social Investigation, and Early Intervention.
The Charity Carnival, Beacon of Love
Formerly The Charity Carnival, Beacon of Love is dedicated to create public awareness on the plight of children suffering from congenital heart disease in China. Since 2002, by hosting their annual Charity Carnival event and in partnership with the Shanghai Children’s Health Foundation, they have helped finance the surgeries with their commitment to improve as many lives of children as they can, to also improve the lives of many families. They believe “We help one child, We help the whole family”, therefore, “The Gift of a Normal Life“ today continues to be their vision as they strive to raise funds to support the heart operations of needy children across China. Austen Morris Associates and Chi Fan For Charity helped to raise funds which donated life saving heart surgeries to Chinese children in the Shanghai area.
Jaiya’s Animal Rescue
Austen Morris Associates sponsored the first Annual Shanghai Dog Fair at O’Malleys which benefited Jaiya’s Animal Rescue. Jaiya’s Animal Rescue (JAR) is a not-for-profit rescue group that is totally dependant on donations. Rescuers and members are unpaid volunteers. All gifts are used locally and are greatly appreciated.
Chi Fan For Charity
Austen Morris Associates and Chi Fan For Charity helped to raise funds which donated a life saving heart surgeries to babies through Heart to Heart Shanghai. The organization is a volunteer based Community Outreach Group, which provides support and financial assistance to needy Chinese children who require heart surgery to repair their congenital heart defects. The three children that were are admitted for heart surgery at the Shanghai Yodak Cardio-Thoracic Hospital each survived the surgeries and have gone home to live a happy and healthier life. Heart to Heart Shanghai’s Mission is Life-saving, life-changing, and life-enhancing.
Austen Morris Associates individual staff, Associates and directors supported Community Center Shanghai’s Giving Tree project. The project began in 2003 providing a bag including a warm jacket, new shoes and a few small gifts for each child at a needy Chinese school. They have provided gifts to over 10,000 needy children in the local Shanghai area. This year because of Austen Morris exceptional support we were able to donate bags to two schools in the Shanghai area, Guang Zhong (广中街道) and Ou Yang (欧阳街道) schools. Click here to read more about Austen Morris Asscoiates involvement in The Giving Tree.
Chi Heng Foundation
Austen Morris Associates helped to raise 70,000 RMB to the Chi Heng Foundation’s efforts to create a harmonious, equal, and healthy society by funding and operating projects in education and care for children and adults impacted by AIDS, AIDS prevention and anti-discrimination. CHF primarily focuses on paying for the children’s education and living expenses, making sure all funds are delivered directly to schools and programs by our staff. CHF does not operate orphanages or foster homes. Instead, local relatives often take in the children, allowing them to continue to grow up in their native villages.
Compassion for Migrant Children (CMC)
Austen Morris Associates helped to raise 70,000 RMB for to Compassion for Migrant Children (CMC), a nonprofit organization committed to helping migrant children, their families, and their communities in Asia through social and educational programs. Our donation will go to Shanghai’s Xinan Community Center and enable migrant babies and pregnant mothers to participate in CMC’s Early Childhood Development program which is designed to help migrant parents provide the best possible start for their children and covers health education, literacy, socialization and learning through play activities. Our donation will also help migrant children aged 5-13 to receive academic assistance and an opportunity to participate in creative activities (such as music, arts & crafts, dance, sports, field trips) which are aimed at helping them develop healthy social and character skills)
For the second year in a row, Austen Morris Associates supported Morning Tears fundraising and awareness event by donating 10,000 RMB directly to the non-profit organization that brings organizations together that have as a goal to improve the lives of children whose parents are in prison. The morning tears alliance is created to propel a worldwide movement to address the rapidly growing number of children that have a parent in prison. In 2011 Austen Morris sponsored by making a direct donation the organization. To read more about Austen Morris involvement in Morning Tears click here.
Chi Fan For Charity Beijing
With the help and support of Austen Morris Associates, Chi Fan For Charity Beijing raised funds for New Hope Foundation. The foundation takes physically handicapped babies under six months old and provides them with a caring and secure environment. New Hope Foundation Limited strives to offer long-term care for these babies in a close-to-normal home environment. They also seek to find the very best medical solutions for each baby’s handicap and to facilitate that treatment. New Hope Foundation Limited will use the Chi Fan for Charity grant money to supply six months of milk powder for 71 babies they care for in their Shunyi home. Funding this project ensures that New Hope Foundation Limited will be helping orphaned babies who may not get medical treatment if left in the current system. For more information please visit www.hopefosterhome.com.
With the help and support of Austen Morris Associates, Chi Fan For Charity Beijing raised funds which will support a year worth of housing for 10 visually impared children through the Bethel Foundation’s “Home sweet home” program. They serve the blind and visually orphaned population throughout China by providing a sustainable solution for each sponsored child. The foundation provides life-changing resources, which are not offered elsewhere in the country. When the program receives a new child, they ensure the best medical treatment, top-level foster care (the children reside in family-style houses), and a combined Western and Eastern style school curriculum. “Home Sweet Home” aims to equip each child with the skills necessary so that they may pursue advanced education and professional careers while being comfortable with the realities of the world around them. For more information please visit www.bethelchina.org.
Japan Red Cross
Austen Morris Associates staffs, managers, and associates came together to make personal contributions to the Japan Red Cross relief efforts helping survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Today a check for $14,000 for the Red Cross Japan was presented to Senior Associate Mr. Jiro Tsukuba on behalf of the staff from Austen Morris Associates. The donation will be made directly to the Red Cross Japan offices in Tokyo. “The challenges facing Japan are beyond description and we each should make an effort to help,” said James Colclough, Austen Morris Associates Managing Senior Partner. “We hope this contribution will help families like Jiro’s and the many people who have been severely effected.”
Charity Link
Charity Link is organized by the Community Center Shanghai and Austen Morris is a CSR Member and on the Charity Link Advisory Board. They are Connecting On-the-Ground Charities and NGOs in China with People, Resources and Corporations. With the evolving Shanghai international community, there is a great need for up to date and accurate information about on-the-ground charities and NGO’s. The Community Center Shanghai (CCS) would like to be this hub of information. We seek to provide the LINK between resources and initiatives. We are the first stop for volunteers, funding resources and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to find out what is happening and which project they choose to support. This direct LINK between resources and on-the-ground initiatives can make the greatest impact for charities and NGO’s and target their needs most directly.
The morning tears alliance is a non-profit organization that brings organizations together that have as a goal to improve the lives of children whose parents are in prison. The morning tears alliance is created to propel a worldwide movement to address the rapidly growing number of children that have a parent in prison. In 2010 Austen Morris sponsored by hosting corporate tables at their fundraising dinner as well winning many of their silent auction prizes.
Charity Polo Club Day.
A pink themed event was held all day Sunday, June 28th, to celebrate Austen Morris Associates’ 15th Anniversary and the first annual Charity Polo Club Day. Over 150 guests, including more than 50 associates and staff, joined Senior Partners Greg Morris, James Colclough, and Stuart Baldwin to celebrate a wonderful day with a purpose. The firm dedicated its first Charity Day to supporting the Shanghai Breast Cancer Network, a prevention and support group founded and run by Susan Vassallo, wife of Austen Morris Associates Partner Alan Vassallo. Guests dressed in pink for the occasion and sported matching pink awareness ribbon pins as their ticket to the event. The event raised 10,500 RMB for Shanghai Breast Cancer Network.
Chi Fan For Charity
Chi Fan For Charity Beijing funds benefited The Dandelion School, a nonprofit educational institution, the first and only middle school built especially for children from low-income migrant families in Beijing.
Chi Fan For Charity Beijing funds benefited, Prevention through Education, a Beijing-based HIV/AIDS awareness organization providing Chinese youth with the facts about prevention, testing and treatments.
Chi Fan For Charity Beijing funds benefited Rural Women’s Charity promoting the social development of China’s rural women through literacy and practical skills training.
At the first Chi Fan For Charity in Beijing supported by Wade Dawson and Erwin Verschueren, RMB 100,000 was raised by Guests dining at over 15 resturants for The Dandelion School.

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