Having been providing blood transfusion service in Hong Kong for more than half a century, Hong Kong Red Cross is facing a problem of insufficient facilities and equipment to meet the rising demand for blood transfusion services in recent years, and donor chairs are now in most urgent need of replacement. The aging of donor chairs has caused a reduction in the number of chairs. Though some of the foldable donor chairs of the mobile teams have been mobilized to fill gap, we are still facing difficulties in coping with the increasing demand in the long run. We hope to raise HK$200,000 and purchase 10 new model electronic donor chairs in the coming year. Please act now and help us replace our donor beds. Your generous support will help sustain our operation needs and encourage more successful blood donation!
Since December 2016, over one million people have crossed the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, fleeing violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Most of them are women and children and depends on humanitarian aid for survival entirely. We hope to raise HK$500,000 in order to provide life-saving assistance to the people affected by the violence. The Hong Kong Red Cross has deployed eight healthcare volunteers and one clinical psychologist to Bangladesh from September 2017 to January 2018. Please join hands with us to support people in Myanmar and Bangladesh through the rough patch!
Severe hunger is threatening the lives of millions across Africa and Middle East, over 50 million people are affected by the food crisis. The multiplier effects of drought, conflicts and chronic neglect of basic services as well as long-term economic insecurity led to large-scale food insecurity in the regions. At least four countries – Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria – will continue to face high risks of famine in the year of 2018 if there is no improvement of the situation. To help mitigate the risks of large-scale loss of life due to food crisis, your support is essential for us. Please help us to raise HK$500,000 to sustain our efforts in providing timely and multi-sectoral assistance, including emergency food, nutritional supplements for children, water & sanitation supplies, livelihoods support and health services in the affected countries.
Aiming to share love and care to the left-behind children in China, a group of Open University students are participating in the Hong Kong Red Cross’ "International Humanitarian Service Leadership Program (ISLP)" again this year and going on a volunteer teaching trip to Guangdong in late March. Through sharing humanitarian issues during lectures and carrying out home care visits, the ISLPers wish to gain a better understand on the needs of the left-behind children and their families. Please support the ISLP volunteer teaching trip to Guangdong and help us raise HK$40,000. Your donation can bring a fruitful learning experience to the left-behind children and offer the ISLPers an opportunity to understand the humanitarian issues behind China’s development.
To ensure the sick and temporarily disabled people can have access to mobility equipment, the Hong Kong Red Cross has been providing “Mobility Equipment Loan Service” since 1975 and offers a variety of mobility equipment, including wheelchairs to those in need at a low rate during their recovery period. In average, about 30 people are waiting in the queue each month. In view of the huge demand for wheelchair rental service due to the increasing population and aging population, we are hoping to raise HK$60,000 and purchase 50 wheelchairs in the year 2018-2019. The donation of HK$1,200 will be able to help us purchase an additional wheelchair and enable more patients in need to have access to the suitable mobility equipment during the recovery period.
Happy Chinese New Year! Lai See is a blessing given to others during Lunar New Year, an important part in Chinese culture. Are you willing to support the work of AFS Intercultural Exchanges and let more of our next generation have the opportunity to see the world and share cultures by donating the Lai See you received?
We lodge this campaign to crowd fund and gather the power and support of the people to support further investigation into CY Leung's UGL payment saga. Funds raised under this campaign will be used to support investigation into CY Leung's UGL payment saga in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Australia, including the engagement of legal and accounting services, professional advisory services, liaison with overseas stakeholders, and gathering of evidence. Funds raised under this campaign will be audited by an independent accountant annually. All income and expenses will be made public to ensure transparency and proper usage of funds.
In 2016, we, J-Dragon, raced in the 10th IDBF Club Crew World Championships (“CCWC”) held in Australia with the Senior Team winning a silver medal! This year, we target to shoot for the moon in Hungary. We will send more than 40 paddlers to race with top competitors from all over the world. We need your generous donations! Your support will be the greatest encouragement to this group of striving amateur athletes. Your action will nourish the dreams of a group of ordinary people and drive us to the world stage of dragon boat sport.
Grace as diagnosed with Colon Cancer phase 2 in March, 2017. After colon stoma and chemotherapy for 8 months, doctor said she had beaten cancer but we found another tumour again in her left ovary 3 months after. She does not have any insurance plan now, and we already used up all our savings last year. We need money for her treatments this time.