Last month, PathFinders welcomed volunteers from PVH, one of the world’s largest apparel companies, to prepare maternity supply packs for the mothers and babies that PathFinders helps.
The afternoon started with a short video and introduction to PathFinders services, giving PVH employees a chance to learn about the problems PathFinders’ clients face.
After the presentation, it was time to start preparing the supply packs. These packs are essential for new mothers the first few weeks after giving birth. Volunteers were given a check list of supplies to include and were tasked with presenting the pack as a gift.
To complete the supply packs PVH volunteers wrote caring, supportive personal messages congratulating the new mothers and wishing them and their new babies well.
A huge thank you to all the PVH volunteers for their enthusiasm and skilled packing techniques – we could tell they brought their fashion retailing skills with them! Thanks to their efforts, 20 new mothers and their babies will now have everything they need in the crucial first few weeks after birth.
If you are interested in helping to provide and prepare baby supplies boxes or are looking to hold a similar initiative at your office or school, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Please also visit our new volunteer site here to find out how else you can help and sign up to one of our volunteer opportunities.
PathFinders was at the Sedan Chair Race, a fun-filled family day of entertainment with racing teams who raised funds for small Hong Kong organisations.
We are delighted that Sedan Chair will fund our Building Lives Education programme to provide cricitcal information and knowledge to new mums!
Image source: Sedan Chair Race’s press release.
PathFinders’ Kay McArdle and Carmen Lam were in attendance at the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum!
We were pleased to join philanthropists, thought leaders and NGOs from around Asia to discuss the most vulnerable children born in Hong Kong – with a view to cultivating cross-sector collaboration and long-term engagement to create better cities for everyone.
With more humans on the move than ever in our history, no wonder that migration formed the key topic at last month’s UN Summit in New York.
Migration was also a hot economic topic in Hong Kong at the CLSA Investors’ Forum 2016, attended by 1,400 global investors and featuring over 60 speakers including academics Daniela Rus and Robert Gordon, Frank Luntz, actress Drew Barrymore and Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
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PathFinders were delighted to speak at the Kowloon North Rotary Club about the situation facing vulnerable babies, pregnant migrant women and mothers in Hong Kong! We thank the Club for their kind invitation and warm welcome.
Lindsay Ernst of the University of Hong Kong in action delivering ‘Street Law’ training with students, lawyers and civil society representatives.
Over the next few months, students will provide critical ‘Street Law’ education to vulnerable mothers and other communities in Hong Kong.
We are delighted to be partners in this collaborative community initiative of the Clinical Legal Education Programme at the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong.
On Sunday, 23rd October,Â we launched Migrants’ Health Matters 2016 at Yuen Long. Despite moody weather, the event was a great success with an audience of over 1,000!
We hosted 14 performances and distributed 500 goodies bags together with 13 NGO partners. Most importantly, the community could gather together to share information and resources to increase health awareness for migrant workers in our city.
PathFinders were delighted to be joined by Consul Generals of Indonesia and the Philippines.The event included beautiful dancing, singing, and instrumental performances plus a whole host of booth stalls distributing health information about their services.
We are seeking energetic and confident individuals to volunteer for our biggest annual fundraising event – PathFinders’ Anniversary Dinner.
WHAT: A lively event with more than 150 top business and civic leaders in attendance. Last year, it raised HK $2.6 million to enable PathFinders to transform lives.
WHEN: 19th November, 2016
WHY: A fun and rewarding volunteer experience, benefitting hundreds of the most vulnerable babies and children born in Hong Kong.
WHO: Ideally you will be comfortable in a client facing role and confident conversing in English.
Food,refreshments and travel reimbursement will be provided for volunteers.
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