Chi Fan For Charity (CFFC), the annual city-wide fundraising feast, is looking for table hosts and volunteers, as it begins to assemble its vast list of restaurants and participants for its 2014 event, scheduled for November 8.
With almost 60 restaurants participating in 2013, and at least that many likely for 2014, the organization is seeking community-minded people with a sense of fun and hospitality to take responsibility for individual tables, communicate with the designated restaurant, and if possible, invite friends to join while ensuring everyone has a good time.
CFFC is also seeking volunteers to assist with coordinating the event’s silent auction, which attracts numerous prizes that are usually gathered into high-value, experiential packages. All proceeds from the night’s dinners, the silent auction, and other activities all benefit the year’s designated charity recipients.
Founded in China in 1998, Morning Tears is an international non-profit organization who stands up for children of convicts through raising awareness of the issues surrounding such children and capacity building. Morning Tears is a non-political, non-profit and non-religious organization.
UFCH is an organization of caring people committed to doing our very best to improve access to healthcare for these children. UFCH state that "receiving the needed medical care not only saves that child’s life, but also gives her a real chance at a future," and they should know, having been in this field for nine years.
To date, Chi Fan For Charity has raised about RMB 3.2 million for various charity recipients, mostly through its eat, drink, and be merry events. In 2014, the model will again be extended to two other cities with Chi Fan For Charity events in Shanghai on November 15 and Hong Kong on November 22.
For more information on becoming a table host, volunteering, or donating to the silent auction, visit the CFFC website for Beijing here.
This post first appeared on thebeijinger.com on September 25, 2014.
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