Water is the source of life. But over a million children die every year because of unsafe water supplies. Today, the Rohingya people in Bangladesh refugee camps with unsanitary conditions are facing this problem, which puts their lives in danger. We are now fundraising to send out 660 ceramic water filters that will provide them safe drinking water. Please donate - help bring safe water to the Rohingya refugees.
We concern the needs of all females in the society, especially the human-trafficking victims. A beam of light brightens lives, A wheel of color enriches lives. Life is always possible! Each life is precious, unique and adorable. Every life needs light to walk through the darkness.
Diocesan Choral Society (DCS) has always been at the forefront of producing outstanding choral music. In July this year, we will be challenging ourselves and participating in the Tokyo International Choir Competition. We are delighted to be one of the 8 choirs selected from a pool of 46 choirs to compete in the final round in the contemporary music category. Through competing at an international competition, DCS not only wishes to attain new artistic heights, but also broaden our horizons and share our passion for choral music with people around the world. This will be preceded by our annual concert held in Hong Kong.
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.
The trio, namely Ghost, Shum and John, has been the only three Asians accepted into the Master of Arts programme at LCDS this year. They met each other in 2017 and quickly decided to collaborate and formed the crew, The Devisers Company. The crew has so far released three dance videos, performed in two official occasions and won a championship in Kangaroo Cup (Hong Kong) 2017 Lyrical/Contemporary. The company has been exploring and devising new methods and practice in dance to express and tell stories, in order to be free in dance and true to themselves. Now, the three are stepping into the next stage and expand their enthusiasm for dance to the field of professionals.
Do you want to help our research into the dangers posed to Chinese white dolphin from heavy marine traffic? Do you want to play a part in protecting their core habitat? We have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help us deploy nine hydrophones from April 2018. The underwater microphones will be placed around Tai O and nearby waters, one of the dolphins remaining core habitats, with the data gathered helping our work to lobby the government for more marine protected areas. There are only 47 Chinese white dolphins remaining in Hong Kong western waters. Habitat destruction from coastal reclamation and busy marine traffic are the top two threats. Make a difference for this iconic species today. *The same campaign has also been launched on a WWF-Hong Kong minisite.
"Don' t Qua" Charity Action is our annual featured event which will be held during July & August, the traditional Chinese "Summer Solstice” , to help reduce body heat and wipe away the tears and sorrow of distressed elderlies. “Dong Qua” is winter melon in Chinese. "Qua” is a Cantonese homonym of “Die", thus "Don't die". During the hottest period of the year, we will organise a flagship volunteer programme including home visits and serving “Don' t Qua Charity Luncheon” for old folks. The event not only aims to make the elderly feel loved and help them overcome feelings of despair, but also raise society's awareness of elderly suicide prevention. On average, one elderly person dies by suicide in Hong Kong every day. Over the past 23 years, SPS has been striving to serve emotionally distressed and suicidal elderlies. Your generous support will definitely allow SPS to sustain and develop better services for the needy. By donation of $300, you can sponsor an elderly to join the Don't Qua Charity Luncheon on 17 July!
To celebrate Baxter’s 35th anniversary, we are launching a #TakeYourToxins campaign - which will start on April 11th! Healthy kidneys filter and remove excess fluid and toxins from blood and turn it into urine. Kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease and happens when kidneys operates at less than 5-10% of normal function and dangerous toxins build up in the bloodstream. At this stage, the patient can only survive with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Yet every day, we take for granted that our kidneys are silently working to rid our body of toxins while patients with kidney failure do not enjoy the same freedom. This campaign aims to highlight the issue of kidney failure by comparing our daily trash disposal with the toxins that patients carry in their bodies until they undergo daily treatment at night. Before Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) treatments, many patients had to carry a solution bag and needed four or more dialysis exchanges a day. A group of Baxter employees will initiate the campaign and carry a small plastic bag to fill it with ALL the accumulated trash. Then they will upload to social media pages with #TakeYourToxins – to mark the start/end of the challenge. We’re making it fun and impactful by taking the waterproof plastic bag everywhere we go, including places where we wouldn’t normally bring a bag! The donation will end by June 14th. We aim to link this movement back to education and awareness around kidney illness and treatments – and of course, mobilizing our connections to raise money for a worthy cause. Be sure to share this with your friends and family and help donate to this page! Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) offers the patient the option of an effective home modality of renal replacement therapy, encourages self-autonomy, and supports optimal quality of life - designed for patients that refuse to let kidney diseases compromise their lives, careers, social life, travels, relationships, or most importantly stand in the way of achieving their dreams.