PathFinders’ 9th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, 18th November, PathFinders hosted a special fundraising dinner to mark our 9th Anniversary, and celebrate having helped over 5,000 of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable women and children.

We raised an incredible HK$2.6 million to help sustain our programmes and empower our team to serve the humanitarian, social and welfare needs of hundreds more babies, children and women as we enter our 10th year of operations.
 
Thank you to our event sponsors and donors
 
A big thank you to our key event sponsors, The Peter Bennett Foundation, Morgan Stanley and Linklaters, and The Butchers Club Secret Kitchen for hosting us. 
 
We are immensely grateful to all those who contributed to the evening, namely our Auctioneer Ian McGinlay from Sotheby’s, Canopies Asia, Continental Club for the delicous rum cocktails, DJ Miles Slater, Grace Vineyard for the delectable wine, HK Photobox for the photobooth, photographer Karin Bremer, Singer Dixie Lynne, Pianist Thomas Vinton, The Helper Documentary by Joanna Bowers, and finally, Nurul and Leila for their touching appearance.
 
A big shout out to our amazing live auction donors Andara Villas and Resort, Lightfoot Travel, ShanXi Grace Vineyard, Soneva Fushi, Song Saa Private Island, The Peninsula Hong Kong and The Village Coconut Island! Congratulations to the winning bidders, and thank you to all those who bid.
 
 
On behalf of all of us at PathFinders, and on behalf of the babies, children and mothers we serve, a heartfelt thank you.
 
PHOTOS
 
Thank you to Karin Bremer Photography for capturing everyone looking dazzling in their finest Mardi Gras wears, and to HK Photobox for their fun photobooth during cocktail hour! You can view the HK Photobox photos using the case sensitive password: masquerade
 
 
Karin Bremer event photographs
 
Thank you once again to all those who donated on Saturday, we are overwhelmed with your generosity.
 
If you didn’t manage to make a pledge, there’s still time. Please click on the link below. Please also share this with anyone who was not able to join us at Saturday’s celebration, but who would like to support us. All amounts count!

Pledges

All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be issued for donations exceeding HK$100.

Safe Shelter:

$6,888 
provides 20 nights’ safe accommodation and supplies at PathFinders’ Shelter for a homeless pregnant woman or a mother and her baby 

Pledge for Safe Shelter

Safe Shelter

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PathFinders’ shelter provides a safe and nurturing environment for pregnant women, and new mothers and their babies whilst they are facing crisis. Residents’ immediate needs are provided for, including nutritious meals and essential supplies, allowing them to plan a sustainable and legal future for themselves and their children.

A Bright Future Going Home:

$10,888 
prepares and enables 2 mothers and their babies to return safely to mum’s home country and to plan a sustainable future 
 

A bright future

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Taking a mixed-race child back to a rural Indonesian village is a daunting prospect for a single, unemployed mother. PathFinders re-integration support services, from employment skills training to accessing local social services, ensure that mothers are physically and emotionally equipped to face the future and to make their journey home with confidence.

Every Child Protected:

$20,888 
protects 2 of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable children from abuse, neglect and abandonment
 

Every child protected

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Children born to ethnic minority, migrant women in Hong Kong are particularly vulnerable and at-risk. Some are born with developmental issues or severe medical conditions, while others suffer abuse, neglect or abandonment. PathFinders acts as the voice of the child and works to ensure they are placed in a safe, permanent and loving family as soon as possible.

 

First Steps

$25,888 provides a legal identity, including a birth certificate, for 5 babies, and empowers their mothers to protect and nurture their newborn baby

Help 8 babies 

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Obtaining a birth certificate is a critical step in protecting a child from trafficking and in accessing social services, but is often fraught with challenges. PathFinders helps new mothers overcome these barriers and gain access to public health and child development services, ensuring their children get the same good start in life as other children born in Hong Kong.

From Crisis to Hope

$30,888 allows PathFinders’ social workers to help 8 vulnerable, pregnant women who are homeless, penniless and without hope

help 8 pregnant women

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Many of the pregnant migrant women PathFinders supports are in a state of crisis and have no one who can or will help them. PathFinders’ social workers ensure their immediate safety, providing access to food, clothing, shelter and healthcare, and counselling about their pregnancy health, immigration and employment status to ensure they can make informed decisions about their future and that of their unborn baby.

Feeling inspired and generous?

$75,888 will empower and support PathFinders’ dedicated team of frontline social workers, healthcare and legal professionals, benefiting even more vulnerable women, babies and children as PathFinders enters its 10th year of operations. 

Pledge to Support PathFinders

Funds will be applied where they are most needed, at PathFinders’ discretion.

Can’t decide?

Every single $ makes a difference. Pledge an amount of your choice
and allow PathFinders to decide how best to spend it.

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Event Photos.. Check back after the event.  
Photos captured by the wonderful Karin Bremer at Karin Bremer Photography 
 

Alternative methods of payment:
You can also pledge your support by emailing us at events@pathfinders.com.hk and making payment by bank transfer or cheque.

Bank Transfer

Please make a direct deposit to:
PathFinders Limited
HSBC Account No. 808-597157-001
HSBC Ltd., 1 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong

Cheque

Please send a crossed cheque, payable to PathFinders Limited, along with your name and address to:
PathFinders Limited
Unit 11C, Worldwide Centre
123 Tung Chau Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For more details or questions please contact events@pathfinders.com.hk