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Charitable Choice Awards 2020

Charitable Choice launched its inaugural Charitable Choice Awards 2020 to recognize and celebrate corporate and individual donors, who have used their digital charity giving platform during 2019 and 2020. Charitable Choice lets its users log in to their website and purchase gift cards, grant donations, and create unique fundraising campaigns to empower the underprivileged in Hong Kong. The awards recognize the donors who have contributed the most in the previous year.
2020 Awards Winners

Corporate Donor of the Year - Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 
Fund Raising Campaign of the Year - Valley RFC Sports Club
Charity Hero of the Year - Emmanuelle Zaki and Mariam Zaki 

Founder and CEO of Charitable Choice, Cheryl Wilson, has a clear focus on the mission of the award. "We are immensely grateful to all our corporate and individual donors for choosing our digital platform to make an impact on our society during the last ten years. We believe the launch of the Charitable Choice Awards is the best way for us to extend our gratitude and celebrate the efforts and commitment of those that have used the Charitable Choice platform to support various charities."

Our corporate winner, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) purchased corporate gift cards to support the community. "Charitable Choice gift cards are ideal corporate gifts for our loyal customers. Its solution fits well with our corporate social responsibility strategy, and feedback to this meaningful gift from our Chancellor Club members has been overwhelmingly positive." Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director at HML said.

Valley RFC Sports Club raised over HKD 200,000 to support both FeedingHK and Harmony House. They chose Charitable Choice to run their fundraising campaign for its unique ability to raise funds for multiple charities through one single transaction. "It was heartening to see Hong Kong people making generous donations to this campaign amidst the economic climate hit by the COVID-19 pandemic," Cheryl said.

The Charity Hero of the Year Award - is set up to encourage our next generation and teach them the importance of caring about our community. Emmanuelle Zaki (9 years) and Mariam Zaki (6 years), our young winners who are also siblings, raised over HKD 24,000 to support Clean Air Network, Po Leung Kuk, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The siblings asked their friends and family members to donate to their fundraising page instead of birthday gifts. 

"We hope these awards will inspire our existing users and encourage new users to join us in raising funds to help the underprivileged in our community. We look forward to welcoming and rewarding more partners with the Charitable Choice Awards 2021", Cheryl concluded.

To learn more about the award winners and to gain insight into learning more about supporting local charities, please visit the Charitable Choice website (

Did you know?

1 in 3

Elderly living in poverty
308,500 or approximately 30% of elderly persons over the age of 65 live in poverty.
Source: Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report 2015

1 in 7 women

Suffered from sexual violence
There were 71 rapes and 1,019 indecent assaults recorded in 2016.
Source: Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women