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The Charitable Choice Chronicles - March 2020

Hope you are all staying healthy and safe.  In these challenging times it was certainly nice to receive some good news from Hong Kong's Financial Secretary on 26 February, 2020, announcing the HK$10,000 payment to Hong Kong Permanent Residents, as well as the profits tax waiver for businesses! Whilst we warmly welcome these alleviation measures, we'd also like to suggest that recipients consider donating some of this windfall to those less fortunate.  Often overlooked during troubled times, the underprivileged need our help. Many of our charity partners are appealing for donations - however small - to help them and their beneficiaries cope with this crisis.

Please consider making a donation via Charitable Choice to one or more charities of your choice, or make it more fun and gift your friends and family with eCards so they can then choose charities to support!  Every little bit helps.
Now hiring - Freelance Website Developer
Charitable Choice is keen to improve the functionality of our website and are looking to hire a Hong Kong-based freelance website developer for an intensive project for 3 months commencing May 2020.

If you believe you have what it takes to take our innovative charity to the next level, please contact us for more information about this role.
 
Skilled Volunteers for Charitable Choice
Charitable Choice continues to run skilled volunteer projects via Local Motion and the volunteers and outcomes have been fantastic. Alice developed a detailed LinkedIn implementation plan for Charitable Choice to better engage with our corporate audience. Paul delivered a deck to help us reach out to schools to promote charitable giving among the younger community. Naomi crafted content to help us promote our upcoming Charity Hero initiative for children.

Thank you Alice, Paul and Naomi for your valuable insights and to Local Motion for making this happen.

We are always looking for skilled volunteers to improve the way we do things at Charitable Choice so if you find yourself with some spare time (projects usually last no more than 30 hours over 4 weeks) please get in touch.

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