Established in 2012, the mission of Branches of Hope (BOH), which has a Hong Kong IRD s88 charitable status, is to restore dignity, justice, and hope to the vulnerable and marginalized in Hong Kong. BOH runs two programs: ROAD serving refugees and asylum seekers; and STOP serving survivors of human trafficking and labor exploitation.
Since 1989, Children’s Cancer Foundation has provided caring services for young children with cancer and their families. CCF is committed to improving young cancer patients' and their families' quality of life in caring for their physical, psychological, and social well-being; and to helping doctors improve the survival rate of children with cancer through sponsorship of expensive drugs, childhood cancer research, and diagnostic tests. Receiving no subvention from the government, we solely rely on donations from the public to support our ongoing services. Let’s join hands to help children and families fighting childhood cancer!
CMHA aims to promote mental health wellbeing and continual whole life development among individuals, families, and community groups in Hong Kong. We direct our efforts especially toward unserved and disadvantaged groups. Our service focus on early identification and prevention in students, promoting citizen’s positive energy and resilience, collaborating with university in developing innovative and early intervention model, and promoting community strength through stakeholder empowerment. We have served more than 50,000 Hong Kong citizen since 2019. Half of the service users are primary and secondary school students. Others are teachers, social workers, parents, and other Hong Kong citizens.
Hong Kong Children & Youth Services is a multi-social service agency. The Agency provides social services including Integrated Family Services, Clinical Psychological Service, Community Care Services for the Elderly, Small Group Homes, Foster Care Service, Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre, After-School Care Service, Children and Youth Centre, School Social Work and Support Services, District Youth Outreaching Social Work Service, Overnight Outreaching Service, Counselling Centre for Psychotropic Substances Abusers, Cyber Youth Support Service, Children and Parents Services, Children’s Rehabilitation Services and other Special Projects.
Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres (HKFWC), founded in 1981, is a non-partisan and non-religious women's organization. We concern about the situation of grassroots women, and promote gender equality in Hong Kong through services, education and advocacy. Through our women centres, we develop volunteer networks, provide appropriate services for women, and develop their potential. HKFWC enables women to develop their Confidence, Independence and Competence. All donations will be used for supporting the childcare and after-school care service.
Upholding the motto ‘All for Children’, the Hong Kong Student Aid Society (HKSAS) is committed to providing residential care services to newborns and youths aged 0 to 21 who cannot live with their birth families due to various reasons. HKSAS also offers support to the residents who have left the hostels. Currently, HKSAS operates 7 small group homes, 2 boys’ homes, and 1 children’s home, along with providing foster care services. Additionally, HKSAS offers educational services, as well as social work services in kindergartens and primary schools to prevent family violence.
Founded in 2014 (and registered as a tax-exempt body under Section 88 in 2015), La Violet Charity Foundation is a charitable organization that plans and executes education, youth-related, and dream-chasing charity programs in Hong Kong, encouraging Hong Kong people to find their interests, stick to their ideas, challenge themselves, and develop their creativity and personal potentials.
Outward Bound Hong Kong (OBHK) is a leading outdoor experiential education provider in Hong Kong and a registered charity since 1970. We future-proof youth through outdoor experiential education to build a stronger Hong Kong.
In the past 50 years, OBHK programs have brought a tremendous impact on over 300,000 youth in Hong Kong in quipping their well being, enhancing social inclusion and fostering future skills.
The benefits of providing quality outdoor experiential education are well known and every Hong Kong youth deserves to benefit so that they can be part of Hong Kong's successful future. A recent report showed that every $1 invested in an Outward Bound experience returned $13 in social benefits during the participants' lifetime.
Enable youth to discover and develop their potential to care for themselves, others, and the world through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.
Resilient Individuals, Effective Communities, A Stronger Hong Kong
About Our Work
We run funded programs together with our community partners to help disadvantaged participants make positive changes in their lives, thereby creating a positive impact and strengthening Hong Kong.
Our tailor-made funded programs provide opportunities for a wide range of at-risk, special needs, and economically disadvantaged youth and adults. We focus on helping them to improve their self-esteem, understand the impact on others, and strengthen their ability to recover from setbacks through challenges, adventure in nature, and self-empowerment. Throughout the program, they are able to picture a positive vision of what they can aspire to be.
Established in 2013, Youth Global Network is a registered non-profit organisation in Hong Kong. Converging and networking different resources, we expand the horizon of youth with global perspectives. Through education, vocational training and mentoring, young people can gain skills and develop a stronger sense of identity and purpose to serve the local society.
CEDAR Fund is an independent Christian relief and development organisation founded in Hong Kong in 1991. We work ‘From Church, Through Church’. Together with local and overseas churches and organisations, we aim to build a just and compassionate world together, serving the needy in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity and religious background. We organise education programmes to promote public understanding of poverty, intercultural competency, and community integration, aiming to eliminate discrimination and misunderstanding.
Founded in 1987, Christian Concern for the Homeless Association (CCHA) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting individuals experiencing homelessness (including those living on the streets, at risk of homeless, or residing in inadequate living conditions). Our comprehensive range of services aims to address the diverse needs of this vulnerable population, including outreach visits, accommodation, activity centers, development projects, and other support services in order to improve their living environment and quality of life. Additionally, we collaborate with various community partners to help homeless individuals develop new skills and utilize their personal talents so to restore their sense of self-worth and independence. CCHA is also committed to working towards promoting public understanding and acceptance of homelessness among different segments of society, and striving to build an inclusive and cohesive community.
With unwavering dedication, CCHA continues to be a driving force in advocating for the rights and well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness. Together with our partners and the support of the community, we strive to create lasting solutions and build a society where everyone can thrive.
HELP for Domestic Workers is a charity that supports migrant domestic workers (MDWs) and their employers to prevent crises, respond to emergencies, and create long-term change. HELP’s mission is to empower MDWs to access their rights through education, advice, community and employer engagement.
Hong Kong Blind Union (HKBU) was established in 1964. It is the first self-help group organized and managed by people with visual impairment. It aims at promoting the spirit of self-help and mutual-help as well as striving for equality, opportunities and independence for visually impaired persons.
HKBU provides comprehensive services for the newly blind, life adjustment programmes, education, employment, audio description for sport programmes and advocacy for the visually impaired in Hong Kong.
Our mission is to facilitate equal participation of disabled persons in the community and promote an inclusive and altruistic culture in society. We encourage people with disabilities to take enthusiastic part in activities of sports rehabilitation, education and empowerment, arts and culture, as well as universal design and technology. We also advocate the collaboration between the Government, the business sector and the general public on creating an accessible environment so as to achieve our ultimate goal of making “Equal Contributions for an Inclusive Society”.
The Hong Kong Sports Wheelchairs Running Club's objects are, for the public benefit of the Hong Kong community：-
(a)for relief of the disabled, to advance and promote wheelchair users avareness of physical and sport activities to promote their social integration and improve their health, including, inter alia, by:-
(i)actively participating in local and overseas sports wheelchair running races and competitions;
(ii)organizing and promoting overseas wheelchair travel for wheelchair users, including both abled and disabled-bodiedpeople;
(iii)selecting suitable paths and/or waterfront promenades for regular training for sports wheelchair running; and,
(iv)setting up a sports wheelchair maintenance team to support wheelchair users; and,
(b) to advance and promote the physical and mental health of wheelchair users and enhance their resilience by promoting sports wheelchair running, including, inter alia, by:-
(i)actively participating in local and overseas sports wheelchair races and competitions;
(ii)organizing and promoting overseas wheelchair travel for wheelchair users, including both abled and disabled-bodied people; and,
(iii)selecting suitable paths and/or waterfront promenades for regular training for sports wheelchair running, and,
(c) for promotion of social inclusion, to encourage disabled and able-bodied people to participate in sports wheelchair running, including, inter alia, by:
(i)actively participating in local and overseas sports wheelchair races and competitions; and,
(ii)selecting suitable paths and/or waterfront promenades for regular training for sports wheelchair running.
The Association, previously named the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled, was established in 1972, with the aim of enabling local Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence. The Association develops and promotes 11 types of Para sports, including Para archery, Para athletics, Para badminton, boccia, Para lawn bowls, shooting Para sport, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para tenpin bowling, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing.
”Run Free” Solidarity Mentorship Program 2.0, sponsored by SCLF and Correctional Services Department Sports Association Charitable Fund, aims to assist rehabilitated individuals in the community.
The program slogan “Live Changes Lives” exhibits SCLF “Leading Sport Strivers” to inspire individuals suffered from life grieves and strive for positive changes and revive.
“Run Free Ambassadors” shares their unique life experience of loss of meaning of life and freedom, struggles, free and continues reviving. Aims for solidarity with students and youth to develop positive mindset, refuse harmful drugs and crimes.
“Youth Lead Runners” are trained among students to “seed and develop” striving energy, whom are continuously to lead peer students in congruence “Sports Change Life” spirit of sports, adopt changes, revive, and positive.
Bring in Change is a registered charitable organisation (S88 91/17427) established by a group of sports enthusiasts in 2012. Our vision is to promote the benefits and importance of physical, mental and social well-being, including but not limited to active and healthy lifestyles, for the purpose of relief of poverty and advancement of education primarily among the elderly, low income families and members of the public from disadvantaged backgrounds.
No matter our age, we are all ageing every day.
We should not stop moving as we get old, instead we get old once we stop moving. Keep moving and stay active is the key to prevent accidents and injuries. Sports can keep you healthy, happy, and bring you new friends. No matter how old you are, start exercising today!
Our project “Sports for Change – Active Ageing, Happy Ageing” aims to connect seniors with the community through sports. We serve seniors of different fitness levels: sedentary, lightly active and active seniors. We partner with experienced coaches, trainers and sports lovers who are passionate in serving the community. We organize different levels of exercise experiences and trainings, including home visit with exercise sessions, weekly elderly bootcamp, seniors running and yoga classes, all targeting to improve the seniors’ muscle strength, coordination, body balance and cardio in order to keep them healthy and avoid accidents and injuries.
Sports is not just for the body, it helps waking up inactive muscles, and thus reinforcing the brain-body connection. It trains up the bodies, as well as the brains. Once the seniors have acquired the skills, knowledge, habit and confidence to try different sports, they can achieve higher goals in races and in life.
We believe it is easier to build up a friendly long-term relationship with the elderly through sports and gradually improve their physical, mental and social well-beings. We encourage seniors who stay at home most of the time to step out of their door and join our weekly bootcamp at the park, and motivate those participating in the bootcamp training to take a step forward and start running.
We believe that the seniors can, through guided and safe trainings, set and achieve goals that once seemed far and impossible to them (for example take part in running events). Being fit, staying positive and connected to the community is the key to age gracefully.
Cancerinformation.com.hk Charity Foundation (CICF), is a local NGO that supports cancer patients and their families. We provide financial, psychological and social support to cancer patients and promote cancer awareness to the public. For example, we help qualified patients with financial assistance to cover medical and daily expenses, free nutritional supplements, free oncology consultation service and Kowloon Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic; organise activities and courses for cancer patients; and provide volunteering opportunities for cancer patients. We also provide information on cancer to the public through seminars and publications.
Children's Thalassaemia Foundation is a charitable organization established since 1993. We work to better thalassaemia care in Hong Kong, to prevent severe disease and to advance medical treatment through research. Through the marathon charity program, we aim to finance haploidentical haemopoietic stem cell transplantation to cure severe disease.
Families of SMA Foundation (Formerly known as Families of SMA Charitable Trust) (“FSMA”) was founded in 1998 by parents of a SMA severe type child, professionals from various business sectors and concerned parents of SMA children who understood so profoundly the sufferings and needs of SMA victims and their families. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of movement. This may lead to serious difficulties in feeding and breathing and can be life threatening. Our Mission is “To help in the relief of hardship and suffering of patients afflicted with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and their family members”.
Mind HK's vision is to ensure no one in Hong Kong has to face a mental health problem alone. Through open resources, training, outreach campaigns and direct service, it seeks to raise awareness of mental health, remove the associated stigma, and improve access to support.
Having established in 1962, Stewards has been committed to providing social welfare, education, and medical services to the society, and preaching the good news of Christ. Stewards operates 6 schools from kindergarten to secondary levels, 1 dental clinic, and 14 social service units, serving primarily the rehabilitation and children & youth groups. Stewards services covers vocational rehabilitation, community support for mental health, children & youth centres, life education, adventure-based programmes, counselling services, as well as self-financing projects such as social enterprises and campsite.
The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society (HKACS) is the longest-standing non-profit cancer-fighting organisation in Hong Kong, dedicated to raising public awareness of cancer prevention, treatment, and support over the past 60 years. Our charitable initiatives encompass medical assistance, charity bed services, and fulfilling the wishes of late-stage patients. When facing cancer, the HKACS is your companion, walking the path of cancer resistance together, united by hope.
Founded in 1920, the Hong Kong Medical Association (HKMA) aims to bring together Medical Practitioners in Hong Kong for advancing welfare of Medical Practitioners, advancing medical science, and safeguarding health of the people.
Since 1990, the HKMA has raised funds for charitable causes through public charity concerts of its Orchestra and Choir. In 2006, the HKMA established the Hong Kong Medical Association Charitable Foundation to consolidate fund-raising activities and to recognise the contribution of our supporters. The Foundation facilitates the HKMA’s over 13,000 doctor members in Hong Kong to work more closely with community and charity projects.
Over the years, the Foundation has served to support a range of beneficiaries, including patients with rare diseases, youths with mental health issues, elderly, persons with disabilities or special healthcare needs, families of deceased firemen dealing with emotional trauma, and survivors of natural disasters.
HOPE worldwide is an international Christian charity that brings people and communities together to deliver sustainable and high-impact education and health services to the poor and needy. HOPE worldwide established the affiliate in Hong Kong in 1993 to serve the poor in Hong Kong and China. Currently, our programs serve vulnerable elderly, underprivileged children and youth in Hong Kong, and also poor children in rural communities and urban areas in China. The concept of our 3 self-sustaining charitable dental clinics is to provide affordable, quality dental services to ALL while also helping needy elderly with their dental health needs. While we provide quality dental care at an affordable cost to the community, surpluses from the operations will be used to subsidize qualified needy people for treatment.
InspiringHK Sports Foundation is a local charity established in 2012, with a vision of developing better youths through sports. Our mission is to provide equal sports training opportunities for underprivileged children, youths, and those with special educational needs, at the same time promote gender equality, social inclusion and healthy lifestyle. We carry out our mission through district-based and territory-wide sports programmes and public education activities.
Founded by the Rt. Rev. Bishop R.O. Hall of the Anglican Church in 1949, St. James’ Settlement began as a club for boys and girls in a temple in Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai. It was then developed into a six-storey building on Kennedy Road in 1963 to provide diversified services, including children and youth services, elderly services and rehabilitation services. In 1987, the headquarters was opened in Stone Nullah Lane so that the scope of services could be further extended. Our first centre outside Wanchai (named Central and Western District Elderly Community Centre) was established in 1990. Since then, different service centres have been developed and most of them are located along the north coast of Hong Kong Island, from The Belcher’s in Western to Hing Wah Estate in Chai Wan. In recent years, in view of the society’s ever changing needs, we have opened service centres in Kowloon and the New Territories. To date, our 85 service points are in operation across Hong Kong. By the end of September 2022, we have over 1,800 staff members to provide a vast range of high quality services for people of different ages and needs. In the past year, around 1,200 volunteers have helped in different service units.
In 2021-2022, St. James’ Settlement served more than 2.5 million person-times, and our target beneficiaries include children, teenagers, families, the elderly and people with disabilities. We provide a broad spectrum of services ranging from community support to residential care.
At first, the major source of funding support came from donation and the Church. We are then supported by the social welfare subvention. Besides, part of our income resources comes from charity agencies, individual and corporate donors in Hong Kong and overseas. The operation expenditure for the year 2021-2022 is $1.2 billion.
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