Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 – In a year where so many people are finding life challenging due to COVID, we have been once again so humbled by the generosity shown by our Shenzhen and wider community. Our goal for the night was to raise RMB 1.5 million and we were completely unsure what to expect coming into the night. Although an exact result is yet to be finalized, early indications indicate we have raised RMB1.26 million. WE ARE THRILLED. SHENZHEN, YOU ARE AMAZING!
On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you SO MUCH for being a part of our 12th year, Saturday, 17th October, 2020. And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.
Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.
Over these next 12 months (some starting within a matter of weeks):
- 125 single moms will start their own pig businesses and better support their 400 children and aging parents;
- 150 women with be trained as assistant chefs and professional tailors, then mentored into their first job. This will help them better support their 450 children and parents; and
- 100 teenage girls will get back to school by starting a career of their choosing at vocational school. They will be joining another 200 girls already enrolled in this program.
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 – As the dust settles on our 10th Annual Captivating Charity Auction, we are left with nothing but gratitude and praise for the amazing community we are lucky to be surrounded by. Shenzhen, you were amazing.
Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our 10th year in China. Saturday night, 13th October, will be remembered for a long time as a night of grace, emotion, laughter, excitement, astonishment and exceeding generosity. Together, you raised RMB1.4million, helping Captivating in partnership with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, Shamtse Charity and LOVEQTRA, to seal the deal on impacting the lives of close to 1,000 girls this calendar year. SHENZHEN, YOU DID IT.
Having set an aggressive aim of raising RMB1.5 millions, we only dreamed we could get this close. In the process, over the coming 12 months (some starting within a matter of weeks):
100 single moms will start with own pig business
100 families will own their own greenhouse
400 children will be more secure in their schooling
427 women will attend health training
46 girls will start vocational schooling
80 girls will continue to be supported at the Seng Girls Home.
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 like you.