Charity Auction

See you next October!

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen
Shenzhen 4088 Yitian Rd, FuTian CBD, Futian Qu
Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518048
Ticket Price: RMB 900/person  (RMB 7,200/table of 8)
Early Bird Discount: RMB 750/person (RMB 6,000/table of 8)
(September 30th, 2018 last day to purchase discount ticket)
VIP Table: from RMB 12,500/table of 8 people.
Includes priority seating and table sign. All event sponsorship package details can be found here.

Reserve a Hotel Room: Special group rate of RMB 1,603.25 (inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% tax + breakfast for two and in-room WiFi) Book Now!


PHONE: +86 755 2667 4830

All proceeds from the event support the work of the CAPTIVATING and its China based partners.

You can also visit Captivating International’s website to learn more

Eat Drink and be Giving

Grilled Beef Tenderlion

Deep Sea Tuna Tartar with Petit Salad and Aioli Saffron & Smoked Duck Breast with Mango Salsa and Julienne Vegetable

Main Course
Grilled Australian Beef Tenderloin with Potato Fondant, Sautéed Wild Mushroom, Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Tomato

Ying & Yang
Black Sesame Mousse Cake & Lemon Mascarpone Cream Cheese Cake

 Seared Salmon

Deep Sea Tuna Tartar with Petit Salad and Aioli Saffron & Smoked Duck Breast with Mango Salsa and Julienne Vegetable

Main Course
Seared Salmon with Green Pea Puree, Warm Pickle Vegetable and Creamy Smoked Bacon Sauce

Ying & Yang
Black Sesame Mousse Cake & Lemon Mascarpone Cream Cheese Cake

Vegetarian Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna Menu

Petit Selection with Feta Cheese and Watermelon, Vegetable Rice Paper Wrapped, Semi-dried Cherry Tomato Bruschetta, Hummus, Flame Torch Avocado Sushi

Main Course
Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna with Creamy Herb Tomato Sauce, Brie Cheese, Walnut

Ying & Yang
Black Sesame Mousse Cake & Lemon Mascarpone Cream Cheese Cake

We can Change the World.


On October 13th, 2018, in collaboration with the SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION,
Captivating is holding our 10th Annual Captivating Charity Auction.

EVERY THREE HOURS a girl somewhere in China, Nepal or Africa has her life significantly and positively impacted by a Captivating supported program. Help us keep our China partners and programs progressing.

With your support, 1,000 girls in China and many of their families will see their lives transformed this year.

Our Mission
We believe within every child lives the potential for greatness – something of incredible value they can offer to their world. For some, much of this value is lost because of poverty or prejudice. Our mission is to see disadvantaged, impoverished, poorest-of-the-poor children soar – see them reach out for a better tomorrow.

BECOME a corporate sponsor at our October 13 event.
Please contact directly for more details.

Read online OR Download Simply Captivating Update 2018 below

Our Projects

Seng Girls Vocational Training School -QINGHAI

We continue our support of this program run by LOVEQTRA since 2009.  Captivating are the primary funders of this work, helping over 100 girls through elementary school and beyond. Girls come to this school either due to poverty or prejudice.  Most have missed most of their schooling before starting in this program. It is their dream come true.


Vocational School Scholarships – QINGHAI

230 girls (who had already dropped out of school) will have the opportunity to progress through a government subsidized 3 year vocational high-school program this year. The final year of this program will be an internship into (what is hopefully) their first job. Our team will mentor them through the program and into their first job. 60 girls started the program in 2016; were then joined by a further 70 girls in September 2017, and an additional 100 girls will join this program in September 2018 (subject to funding).


My First Job – Assistant Chef Training – QINGHAI

In remote locations, our registered partners come across many older girls sitting idle in their home village. Having missed MOST of their schooling, these girls are of working age yet largely illiterate. They need a lucky break. My First Job is a program where vocational experts and partner restaurants train girls to become Assistant Chefs. This year we will make dreams come true for 60 girls enabling them to start new careers in the food industry with fantastic upside for promotion. Once the training is complete, our team will track them for two years after helping them secure their first job.

GPA Greenhouses – QINGHAI

Materials, construction assistance/mentoring, as well as latest Greenhouse growing techniques and support will be provided to 100 needy families (mostly single moms). Success will mean children are more secure in school, are healthier, and parents have extra income.

Benefits 100 families and over 200 children.

Captivating/HEIFER China Village Development Program –YUNNAN

Now in the final phase of a 6 year development program in partnership with Heifer China, we are helping 150 impoverished families (and their 200+ children) address their poverty through animal husbandry and agricultural solutions.  450 families will be helped by this program at the conclusion.

Pigs for Poverty – QINGHAI

Two breeding piglets (sows) will be provided to qualifying families along with training on how to manage a profitable breeding program. We will help 100 families (mostly single moms), from multiple villages and in the process help stabilize the lives of over 200 children.



Healthy Village Program – QINGHAI

Since 2014 as a Captivating program, Nomadic herding families are being taught basic healthcare. Many live with chronic illness, higher than normal rates of infant mortality, and infectious diseases.  2018’s program will focus on Salar, Tibetan, Hui villagers, training on healthy living, STD’s/AIDS, childcare, hygiene etc.  Multiple “two-day-long” presentations will be made at each of 10 townships, and will train over 3,500 people.

1,500 women will receive a medical examination.  This is an important investment in the wellbeing of their next generation.

HOUSE OF LOVE – Guizhou Province. A program helping special needs children  – GUIZHOU

Since 2015 Captivating has been helping underwrite this program run by a wonderful Guizhou based Chinese registered charity. In partnership with a local Children’s Welfare Institution, an off-site “high-day” including lots of fun, love, games and the teaching of life skills is given to over 100 special needs children/adults every month.

More projects please visit

Our 2018 Sponsors

Want to be a sponsor and have priority seating at our Annual Charity Auction and Gala?
For more information please contact (English) or (English and Chinese)

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Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Event Partners

Want to be a sponsor and have priority seating at our Annual Charity Auction and Gala?

For more information please contact (English) or (English and Chinese)

See all details below in our Sponsor & Auction Donor Package 2018

Silent and live auction items will be available for preview on October 1st, 2018.

Silent auction online bidding will open the morning of the event (Saturday, October 13th, 2018), exact time to be announced.



18UNDER | ABNET | ABSV | Adele Arthur | Alexander’s 深圳亚历山达食品有限公司 | Allatore | Anhui COWAROBOT Co.,Ltd 安徽酷哇机器人有限公司 | Anna’s Lounge Beauty Aesthetics | ARgENTUM | Artisans | Ascott China 雅诗阁中国 | AZZURRO | 意大利私房菜 | Baia Academy | Baia Burger Concept | Baia da Marco | Baia Restaurant. Bar. Grill | Better Zs co., Ltd | BKT Group Limited | bobo Cell Natural Therapy Center | Bolun Nail’s | Braceria Pugliese | Bus Grill Turkish Steakhouse | CARINA花礼悟花艺工作室 | Carrie Bason Lhamo | Cecilia Designs | China Tea Leaves | Dental Bauhinia | Diana Lu Couture | Dockter China, LTD | dongchang Jewelry concept store | Dr. Steve Chiarello | Drinks99 International Trading Company | Eden Garden | Edwena Finn | Element Fresh | Evil Duck | First Code Academy | Florte | FOOD & WINE EXPORTS (ASIA) Pty Ltd | Frankie’s | FUSE home Ltd | Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, China | George & Dragon British Pub | GPA Global | Great Wall Hiking | Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen | HH Gourmet | Hilton Shekou | Hong Kong Food Tours Limited | Huanghe | Huanghe Tattoo | Huawei | Indian Spice | IndigoZ Fiber Studio | Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong | Kerry Hotel, Hong-Kong | KidKraft | Koralia | Latina | LA VACA FELIZ 喜牛 | Le Creuset (Shanghai) Co., Ltd | Li & Fung | Little Butterfly London | Little Mix Bakery | Little Papa | Lynn Velez | M.A.D Furniture Design | Maxima | MENG EN DENTAL 蒙恩齿科 | Mountain Escape Yangshuo | Morton’s | my cup of tea | Natalie Gau | NoGoGo | Nomad | Nora Molnar | OGGI | own your life | Paleolithic 五岩画 | Photogoleva | Prenetics | Purnima Gangam | Recognize International Academy / Cognition Services – Kate Rowan | Red T Group | Relax! | Residence G Shenzhen / GCP Hospitality | Ritz Cartlon | Salli Shenzhen | Savills Residence Daxin Shenzhen Bay 第一太平戴维斯赛嘉服务式公寓大新深圳港湾 | SCW Memorabilia | Seng girls | Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila | Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok | Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu | Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai | Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou | Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao | Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen | Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa | Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu | Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore | Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa | Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort & Spa, Hainan | Shark wine lounge & restaurant 深圳市大鲨鱼餐饮管理有限公司 | She and Flora 她和花 | Shenzhen Football Warriors | Shenzhen Kone Speed Co., Ltd | Simon Boddy | Slow Living | Sphero | Sterling Torquoise | Steve and Eileen Smith | Studio Dolce | SÙGO Italian Restaurant | Sylvester Xu & Associates | Taipei Language Institute (TLI) – Shenzhen | The First Swing Junior Golf Academy | The Langham, Shenzhen | The Kunlun Jing An | The Marco Polo | The Peninsula Hotels | The Reta Hotel | The Terrace | The Vessel Extreme Club, Ltd | The Westin | The Valesquez Family | The Wine People | Trafalgar | U-Dental | UnTour Food Tours | Urbanista | Vitantonio | Whalen / LF Products | WH·TE | WIK | X Rock | X-Ta-Sea Sports Bar & Restaurant | Wu Xiaoli | Zhang Lihua 张利华 | Zhu Shaodao | Zuru

New to this event? Check out some video highlights from previous years.

You may also watch on Youtube

Photo Gallery

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Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 Because you cared57 girls received a second chance at getting an education; Over 300 women received desperately needed medical exams and health and hygiene education for themselves and to share with their daughters; 100 new greenhouses were funded allowing families to feed themselves and earn enough money to keep their kids to school; 104 single mothers started their own pig breeding business after receiving expert training and two breeding sows. 100 girls at the Seng Girls Home continued in their education program. HUGE thanks to our Shenzhen community of supporters. 2017 was our best fundraising result EVER. See you next year.




Saturday, October 17, 2015 marked Captivating International’s 7th Annual Charity Gala & Auction once again at the glamorous Futian Shangri-La. Attended by a record breaking (and maximum capacity) 597 guests from Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the evening was awarded the ‘best event ever’ label by many long-term event attendees. Our thanks to an amazing auction committee and team for so many hours of dedicated work. The results were worth it, raising HK$1.6m (US$215k) to support the work in Nepal and Western China.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 once again saw guests filling the grand ballroom of the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen China, in support of the Annual Captivating Charity Auction. The event, now in its 8th year, was run in partnership with the Shenzhen Charity Federation – a fantastic partnership that will continue into the future. The evening was amazing. The results were worth it. Net revenue for the night after deducting event and venue expenses was an amazing RMB 1.08million. Through Captivating’s charity partners: The Shenzhen Charity Federation; SHAMTSE; and LOVEQTRA (The Seng Girls Home), funds raised from this year’s event were used to impact the lives of more than 1,000 girls and many of their families in remote locations of Western China. With a focus on solutions such as greenhouses, solar panels, animal husbandry, health education and vocational school scholarships, Captivating and their partners made dreams come true thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors.


Saturday, October 11, 2014 marked Captivating International’s 6th Annual Charity Gala & Auction at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, China. Attended by 530 guests largely from Shenzhen’s foreign community, the event started with an amazing high energy dance performance by students from local international schools, QSI & SIS, along with several girls from the Seng Girls Vocational School and Home program. This wonderful dance set the tone for the night to the theme, “We are full of Wonder” – testament to the fact that all children around the world have so much to offer, and yet many cannot do so because of poverty, injustice or prejudice. Thanks to amazing sponsors, donors and auction winners, RMB1.56 million was raised to support work in Western China through approved local charities.