For this year’s event, Chi Fan for Charity organised by Austen Morris Associates will be working with three charities with great missions. We have finished compiling all of this year’s charity organization applicants, and the selection pool of 16 candidates all have unique approaches in attempting to create a substantial and positive impact in our community here in Shanghai.
We are pleased to announce the opening of the voting process to select the three charities that will receive the donations from this year’s highly anticipated Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai event! For CFFC Shanghai 2014, we are leaving it up to the members of our community to collectively decide the beneficiaries. The link to the survey where you can cast your vote for your favorite organizations and missions can be found here. Feel free also to pass along this link to any and all supporters of these community service initiatives; we want everyone who would like to participate to have a say in which direction and for what cause the Chi Fan for Charity contributions should go to!
It is important to note that we plan to have the vote open for about two weeks, closing on Friday, June 27th, so be sure to spread the word immediately! We will also send a reminder newsletter before the voting deadline. We expect to officially announce the three Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai 2014 charity beneficiaries on June 30th!
The following charity organizations have applied to become a part of Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai 2014:
1.Caritas mission (www.caritas.org) is to help migrant children by encouraging them to look beyond the narrow confines of their migrant village. Through their teaching efforts, the children will learn and draw inspiration to further their own education.
2.CereCare (www.cerecare.org.cn) is a fully registered Chinese NGO that provides rehabilitation, education & board to children with cerebral palsy. The organization’s current overhead cost is about 3m RMB per year, and the bulk is spent on the human resource and related expenses.
3.Chi Heng Foundation (www.chfaidsorphans.com) focuses on providing comprehensive care and support to AIDS impacted children, focusing on education. *Previous Beneficiary
4. Educating Girls Of Rural China (EGRC) (www.egrc.ca) The goal is to sponsor 10-20 Muslim female students by providing the cost of their tuition, books and basic meals in the Anding region of Gansu Province which has 90% Muslim minority students.
5.Heart to Heart Shanghai (www.heart2heartshanghai.net) H2H provides support and financial assistance to Chinese children who require heart surgery, and to provide financial assistance to rural schools who require libraries and other essentials. *Previous Beneficiary
6.Heifer Foundation (www.hpichina.org) is an NGO working closely with farmers to achieve the mission of ending hunger and poverty while promoting environmentally sustainable farming practices
7.Home Sweet Home (www.homesweethome.org.cn) Equipping the needy to fulfill their full individual potential in the community by building their character in a loving home environment, developing their skills through education & training. *Previous Beneficiary
8.Morning Tears (www.morningtears.org) Bringing organizations together to improve the lives and draw attention to the rapidly growing number of children that have a parent in prison.
9.Mifan Mama (www.mifanmama.com) is a UK registered charity whose goal is to improve the lives of orphans and abandoned children in the Anhui region by assisting local government and private orphanages with basic food supplies, medical, and educational needs.
10.River of Hearts (http://communitycenter.cn/riverofhearts) provides expatriates in Shanghai the opportunity to graciously give new and used items they no longer need to those who are in need. They are looking for funds to help facilitate donating the items to some of the neediest areas of China.
11.Shanghai Riding for the Disabled’s goal is to improve the lives of children with physical, mental and emotional disabilities through horseback riding lessons. They want to expand their program to various rehabilitation centres and schools.
12.Shanghai Young Bakers (www.shanghaiyoungbakers.com) provide sponsored French bakery training to disadvantaged Chinese youth (aged 17-23), enabling them to find jobs and lead independent lives after graduation.
13.The Will Foundation (www.willfound.org) are a sustainable self-sufficient eco-learning center for disadvantaged Children. They host orphaned boys in Chongming Island and support them medically and emotionally.
14.Xinxing Aid for Street Kids (www.xinxingaid.org.cn) their aim is to ensure street children and disadvantaged youth in Baoji city to regain their fundamental rights to survival, development and education by providing them assistance and support.
15. Giving Tree (http://communitycenter.cn/givingtree) Through CCS they supports children of migrant workers in Shanghai and nearby provinces by matching them with donors who fill gift bags full of winter clothing and school supplies.
16. Stepping Stones (www.steppingstoneschina.net) The “I Care” project is helping to improve the vision of disadvantaged children in order to increase their chance of educational success, through the free provision of essential eye care equipment and services.